[ Reading ] ➸ The Alien Years Author Robert Silverberg – E-inbusiness.co.uk . Home The Alien Years Robert Silverberg10 on The Alien Years 10 thoughts on “The Alien Years” One of the best sci fi novels I have read in some time Silverberg has always been one of my favorites in this genre and in my opinion, this is one of his best The novel details an alien invasion over a 50 year period using one family, the Carmichaels, as a focus The Carmichaels struggle for years through several ge Reply What can I say about Silverberg, except that he s the greatest sci fi writer since Asimov His use of language, his amazing longevity as a published writer over 50 years , and his inventiveness are all legendary THE ALIEN YEARS is about surviving under alien domination, and spans decades of life in the occupied USA The char Reply This is my first novel by Silverberg, and it doesn t make me want to grab another book by him In this novel, set in the near future, aliens of greatly superior force and inscrutable motives invade and occupy Earth The story mostly follows one family, the Carmichaels of Southern California, over five decades as they cope and resist Reply Well written and readable alien occupation novel.It is based on his earlier short story PARDONER S TALE.This is not the best of Robert Silverberg but is than good enough. Reply They came, They saw, They conquered, We survived How does a person come to terms with an enslaving force so omnipotent and omniscience that to use a clique resistance is futile Is it madness to have hope This book tackles that questi... Reply I really liked this one very much It is a return to of a pulpy fifties alien first contact story idea, but written in a modern style It is very character driven and entertaining It did not try to be over philosophical, or stylistically cre... Reply This book was Ok But it bogged down in the middle and I almost gave up on it I didn t think it had enough detail about post apocalype kinds of things It basically followed one family s survival and many of the details seemed very unrealistic. Reply I m a sucker for alien invasion stories and this is a pretty good one Silverberg is a master storyteller and he spins an interesting and different take on this sci fi sub genre. Reply Aliens invade Earth and conquer the human race They can probe human minds to get people to do their bidding They can shut off the entire planet s electricity at will When the humans try to retaliate with a satellite attack, the aliens release a plague upon the world that kills half the planet s population There are actually three distinct species of aliens the master species ar Reply This rating was a tough one, if able I probably would have given it 2 1 2 stars and it probably deserves 3 just based on how well written it is But the rating given is in a large part based on my subjective enjoyment of the book and it all came down to this nagging unhappiness that kept creeping up on me throughout the book and good grief it s almost 500 pages long but I finished it an Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.