A world where the Roman Empire not only didn't fall, be expanded and flourished.
Just when you're starting to care about the characters in the story, that story ends and they're never mentioned again.
I wouldn't recommend this book, although if you know what to expect going into it, you may enjoy it more then I did.
Because of the similar structure, I read this as a prequel to Majipoor Chronicles, set on another planet. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chaz
This seems like a world idea that could have been continued. I would like to see Mr. Silverberg write a book extending human expansion into the Galaxy under the Roman Empire.Published 13 months ago by Hugh Patrick
This is my first book from Silverberg. His name pops up in the science book The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutch in a topic about parallel universes. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Denis Leclerc
I really love it. I read it again every few months. If you like alternative history that reads like history, give this one a try.Published 16 months ago by Diogenes
Pro: Characterization was ok (Silverberg writes manic quite well), with one notable exception.
Characters did tend to be interesting.
Dialogue was good. Read more
This book seemed to have great promise. A world where the Roman Empire not only didn't fall, be expanded and flourished. Sounds great, what could go wrong? Everything. Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. Boland
I have read some good Robert Silverberg and I have read some great Alternative Histories as the genre is called. Sadly the two didn't meet in this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by TammyJo Eckhart
An interesting 10 short stories of the continuation of the Roman Empire not collapsing. I enjoyed how the author was able to blend a Realistic Rome into historical incidents that... Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Great Pyr