Alpha 2 (Robert Silverberg anthology)

Alpha 2 is a science fiction anthology edited by Robert Silverberg, first published as a paperback original by Ballantine Books in November 1977. No further editions have been issued.[1] .

Alpha 2
Alpha 2 (Robert Silverberg anthology)
AuthorEdited by Robert Silverberg
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction short stories
PublisherBallantine Books
Publication date
November 1971
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages310 pp
Preceded byAlpha 1 
Followed byAlpha 3 


"Faith of Our Fathers" was nominated for the 1968 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[4]


Writing in The New York Times Book Review, Theodore Sturgeon praised the anthology, saying that "Robert Silverberg, who knows good story‐telling and good writing because that's what he does, uses these criteria in his selections for his Alpha series".[5] Sturgeon also praised Alpha 2 in Galaxy, describing it as "ten fine stories and a Best Buy".[6] Amazing Stories lauded Alpha 2 as "as strong an entry as its predecessor. . . . [T]he level of writing is high, the visions uncommonly clear, and the book, ultimately, entertaining".[7]


It placed sixth in the reprint anthology/collection category in the 1972 Locus Poll.[8]


  1. ^ "Title: Alpha Two".
  2. ^ "Contents Lists".
  3. ^ "Publication: Alpha Two".
  4. ^ "sfadb : Philip K. Dick Awards".
  5. ^ Theodore Sturgeon, "If . . .", The New York Times Book Review, May 14, 1972
  6. ^ Theodore Sturgeon, "Galaxy Bookshelf", Galaxy, July 1972, p.95
  7. ^ "The Future in Books", Amazing Stories, November 1972, p.122
  8. ^ "sfadb : Robert Silverberg Awards".

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Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, and a Grand Master of SF. He has attended every Hugo Awards ceremony since the inaugural event in 1953.

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