In his illustrious 45-year career as a novelist and author of short fiction, Robert Silverberg has belonged in the company of the best writers of the 20th century. In this extraordinary Nebula Award-winning story, Silverberg builds on a literary allusion from Yeats to create a complex science-fiction scenario of worlds lost and dreams fulfilled.
It is the 50th century on Earth, and ancient historical cities such as Byzantine Constantinople can now be created on a whim for visiting tourists. Charles Philip, a man from the 20th century struggling to find his way home, finds himself fascinated with this strange new world. But beneath the surface fantasies, things are not as they seem.
Winner of the Nebula Award in 1985 for Best Novella. An Entertainment Weekly "Must Read" if you like Westworld.