David Selig was born with an awesome power - the ability to look deep into the human heart, to probe the darkest truths hidden in the secret recesses of the soul. With reckless abandon, he used his talent in the pursuit of pleasure. Then, one day, ...
his power began to die... Dying Inside is a vivid, harrowing portrait of a man who squandered a remarkable gift, of a superman who had to learn what it was to be human.
Silverberg is an unusual SF author. Not like Asimov or Simmons where future and technological advances put the basis for the plot. For Silverberg SF is just a setting to explore in deep the human mind and soul. The former in particular regardingSilverberg is an unusual SF author. Not like Asimov or Simmons where future and technological advances put the basis for the plot. For Silverberg SF is just a setting to explore in deep the human mind and soul. The former in particular regarding this book. Here the mind of David Selig is analysed. The main character has the power of reading other people's mind; however his power is fading away. David is tormented, he never fully accepted his fate though he recognises the usefulness of his gift. He considers himself a voyeur and when he is emotionally involved with women he doesn't use his mind reading capability (for different reasons) because he fears that this will lead to problems. Nevertheless, as a curse and despite his efforts, it's exactly his power that causes the failure of the relationships. David is the metaphor of every one of us gifted with some kind of capability that is difficult to manage. It's the metaphor of getting old which means losing energy and compromise with abilities that gradually become memories....Continua Nascondi