Classic Covers: More Roger Zelazny
May31

Classic Covers: More Roger Zelazny

Multiple-award-winning and best-selling author Roger Zelazny’s popularity wasn’t just confined to his native United States. Winner of France’s Prix Apollo, translated into dozens of languages, Zelazny’s reach was international and his appeal universal. While many of us will only ever appreciate him in one language, the multitude of artistic interpretations of his highly imaginative stories is something we can...

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No Darkness Without Light: Roger Zelazny’s Jack of Shadows
May20

No Darkness Without Light: Roger Zelazny’s Jack of Shadows

No Darkness Without Light: Roger Zelazny’s Jack of Shadows by Bill Ward “I am Jack of Shadows!” he cried out. “Lord of Shadow Guard! I am Shadowjack, the thief who walks in silence and in shadows! I was beheaded in Igles and rose again from the Dung Pits of Glyve. I drank the blood of a vampire and ate a stone. I am the breaker of the Compact. I am he who forged a name in the Red Book of Ells. I am the prisoner in the jewel. I...

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Classic Covers: Roger Zelazny
May17

Classic Covers: Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny’s explosion onto the speculative fiction scene was practically the horn blast announcing the coming of science fiction’s New Wave, at least in the United States. This fresh injection of modern literary techniques and counter-culture sensibilities into the genre of robots and rocket ships sparked a fertile period of experimentation that saw the genre develop a keen interest in the interior world of the human...

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Adventures in Fiction: Roger Zelazny
May12

Adventures in Fiction: Roger Zelazny

Adventures in Fiction: Roger Zelazny and the Chronicles of Amber by Steve Bean Our Adventures in Fiction series is meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. The idea of space gods seems somewhat commonplace today, but Roger Zelazny is the...

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Carpe Baculum: A Night in the Lonesome October
Oct29

Carpe Baculum: A Night in the Lonesome October

Carpe Baculum: A Night in the Lonesome October A Night in the Lonesome October (1993) by Roger Zelazny, illustrated by Gahan Wilson by Fletcher Vredenburgh I did not buy this book based on the cover. I did, however, buy it based on the illustration for the first chapter. I like Roger Zelazny well enough, but Gahan Wilson illustrations can get me to buy almost anything. Still, when I first bought A Night in the Lonesome October (taken...

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