cover image Tom O'Bedlam

Tom O'Bedlam

Robert Silverberg. Olmstead Press, $14.95 (260pp) ISBN 978-1-58754-116-2

Some bibliophiles might argue that a book written less than 20 years ago hasn't quite yet earned the title of ""classic,"" but Robert Silverberg's ""world in chaos"" novel Tom O'Bedlam is being touted as such, here reprinted and updated by the Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning author. It's the ""definitive text,"" Silverberg writes, minus its original editor's revisions, and it tells a haunting tale of wisdom masked as madness and the search for answers to life's great questions.