SF Masterwork of the Week: Dying Inside

We have already featured this week’s Masterwork of the Week, back in March last year, however as we’re determined to make the most of Robert Silverberg’s status as Author of the Month – as well as his imminent presence on these shores to attend LonCon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention – we hope you’ll forgive us this encore.


Imagine what it would be like if you could tell what the innermost thoughts and feelings of those around you were.

Imagine if, as you reached middle age, you lost that ability.

What would it do to you to be like everyone else?

Born with the extraordinary power to look deep within the human heart, David Selig recklessly misuses his gift in the pursuit of pleasure, until his power begins to die and he must come to terms with what it means to be truly human. This is a fascinating portrait. Never has the experience of telepathy been conveyed so vividly, so excitingly, so chillingly. And never has Silverberg created so moving a story, as he depicts the flux of dying and thrust towards rebirth.



Dying Inside is available as an SF Masterworks paperback and an SF Gateway eBook.  You can find more of Robert Silverberg’s work via his Author page on the SF Gateway website, and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.