Universe 1 (Silverberg anthology)

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Universe 1
Universe 1-1990 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition
EditorsRobert Silverberg and Karen Haber
Cover artistRichard Kriegler
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherDoubleday Foundation
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pagesxiii, 449
Preceded byUniverse 17 
Followed byUniverse 2 

Universe 1 is an anthology of original science fiction short stories edited by American writers Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber, the first volume in a series of three, continuing an earlier series of the same name edited by Terry Carr. It was first published in hardcover and trade paperback by Doubleday Foundation in June 1990. A standard paperback edition was issued by Bantam Spectra in April 1991.[1]

The book collects twenty novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, together with an introduction by Silverberg.



The anthology placed fourth in the 1991 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology.

"The Shobies' Story" was nominated for the 1991 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and placed third in the 1991 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"The Shores of Bohemia" placed eleventh in the 1991 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.