The Los Angeles Times has published an article about Robert Silverberg, marking the reissue of his novel Dying Inside by Tor:
Right about then, the Age of Aquarius seemed to be reaching an apocalyptic conclusion: Amid campus riots, a contentious war and political assassinations, it was hard not to feel fatalistic.
And Robert Silverberg, a New York writer who’d recently watched his home burn to the ground and now felt his marriage turning to ash as well, sat down to write one of the darkest books in American literature, as well as one of the most unjustly overlooked.
The reasons “Dying Inside,” published in 1972, is not as well known as “Portnoy’s Complaint” or “Rabbit, Run” are complex. But it didn’t help that this novel — set in a recognizable, crumbling 1970s New York — concerned a gifted, neurotic guy who is also a telepath.
This article, written by Scott Timberg, concludes with the notice that Timberg will moderate a “Science Fiction: The Grand Masters” panel with Silverberg, Harry Harrison and Joe Haldeman on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Ackerman Grand Ballroom at UCLA as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter and my mother (!) for the story.]