When I was a youth and started reading SF, Robert Silverberg, just a few years older than I am, was starting his writing career. He might not overly fond of his early stories now, but at the time many of them resonated with me. I didn't know all the pen names he used, but I did know a couple. I followed his career with interest, and he's always been one of my touchstone SF writers. So I'm the target audience for the quite marvelous Traveller of Worlds, a series of wide-ranging interviews with Silverberg.
When I say wide-ranging, I mean it. Zinos-Amaro is a fine interviewer, and he knows Silverberg's life and work intimately. He covers everything: art, writing, travel, food, work habits, politics, reading -- you name it. Silverberg proves to be just what I always thought he was, a man of wide knowledge and a memory that never seems to fail. For anyone who's read and admired Silverberg's work, this is an essential book. For everyone else it's fascinating and absorbing. Highly recommended.