Book Reviews of Born With the Dead/ The Saliva Tree (Tor Double Novel #3)

Born With the Dead/ The Saliva Tree (Tor Double Novel #3)
Born With the Dead/ The Saliva Tree - Tor Double Novel #3
Author: Robert Silverberg
ISBN-13: 9780812559521
ISBN-10: 0812559525
Publication Date: 11/1988
Pages: 183
Rating:
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3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Born With the Dead/ The Saliva Tree (Tor Double Novel #3) on + 296 more book reviews
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This is a double novel, with Robert Silverberg's "Born With the Dead" on one side and "Brian W. Aldiss's "The Saliva Tree" on the other. Front of the Silverberg side says: "The dead walk...but only with each other." Front of the Aldiss work says: The aliens were hungry---and Earth was perfect farmland!"
The two books in one both start from one side and go to the middle, then you turn the book over and read the other one!! (Like the old "Ace Double Novels.")
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Two Nebula Award winning novellas in one book.

Silverberg's "Born With The Dead" is great. A look at the futility of obsessive, unrequitted love.

The Aldiss novella is a fun page turner. It's more of a sci/fi horror novel. Well written. And it has some excellent surprises, which I don't want to spoil for you. But it's not one of his 'serious message' works. It's just a quick fun, page turner.