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Encyclopedia > Roger Zelazny
Science fiction writer
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Roger Zelazny
Born: May 13, 1937
Euclid, Ohio
Died: June 14, 1995
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Occupation(s): Author
Nationality: American
Genre(s): Fantasy, science fiction
Literary movement: New Wave
Debut work(s): "The Dream Master" (1965)
Magnum opus: The Chronicles of Amber series
Influenced: Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin

Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937June 14, 1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. He won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times, including twice for novels: the novella ...And Call Me Conrad (1966; subsequently published as the novel This Immortal) and the novel Lord of Light (1968). Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This page lists a broad variety of science fiction novels (and novel series)--some old, some new; some famous, some obscure; some well-written, some ill-written--and so may be considered a representative slice of the field. ... Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate, or did not work in that genre. ... Poster for 2001: A Space Odyssey, an archetypal science fiction film Science fiction film is a film genre that uses speculative, science-based depictions of imaginary phenomena such as extra-terrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, and time travel, often along with technological elements such as futuristic spacecraft, robots, or other technologies. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Euclid is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: The City Different Location in the State of New Mexico Coordinates: Country United States State New Mexico County Santa Fe Founded 1607  - Mayor David Coss Area    - City  37. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... Smaug in his lair: an illustration for the fantasy The Hobbit Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... ... New Wave science fiction was characterised by a high degree of experimentation, both in form and in content, and a highbrow and self-consciously literary or artistic sensibility previously comparatively alien to the science fiction aesthetic. ... Nine Princes in Amber The Chronicles of Amber is a popular fantasy series by Roger Zelazny. ... Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. ... George R. R. Martin, circa 1986 George Raymond Richard Martin (born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy, and also a screenwriter and producer. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Smaug in his lair: an illustration for the fantasy The Hobbit Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is in need of attention. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The novella . ... For the song Lord of Light by Hawkwind, see Doremi Fasol Latido Lord of Light (1967) is an epic science fiction/fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. ...

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Biography

Zelazny was born in Euclid, Ohio, the only child of Polish immigrant Joseph Frank Zelazny (Żelazny, Polish for "iron" -adjective) and Irish-American Josephine Sweet. In high school, Roger Zelazny was the editor of the school newspaper and joined the Creative Writing Club. In the fall of 1955, he began attending Western Reserve University and graduated with a B.A. in English in 1959. He was accepted to Columbia University in New York and specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, graduating with a M.A. in 1962. Euclid is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. ... Irish Americans are citizens of the United States who can claim some ancestry originating in the west European island nation of Ireland. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, with some residence halls on the south end of campus located in Cleveland Heights. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... NY redirects here. ...


Zelazny had a rare gift for conceiving and portraying worlds with plausible magic systems, powers, and supernatural beings. His captivating descriptions of the nuts and bolts of magical workings in his imagined worlds set his fantasy writing apart from otherwise similar authors. His science fiction was highly influenced by mythology, poetry, including the French, British, and American classics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and by wisecracking detective fiction. His novels and short stories often involved characters from myth, depicted in the modern world. He was also apt to include modern elements, such as cigarettes and references to Marxism, in his fantasy worlds. Novels such as Jack of Shadows and Changeling revolve around a tension between two worlds, one based on magic and the other on technology. Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction that centers upon the investigation of a crime, usually murder, by a detective, either professional or amateur. ... Marxism takes its name from the praxis (the synthesis of philosophy and political action) of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. ... Written by Roger Zelazny and published in 1971, Jack of Shadows is a work of science fiction. ... Changeling is a 1981 fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. ...


Zelazny was considered one of the leading lights of the "New Wave" movement in science fiction, which changed the face of the genre in the 1960s. He incorporated elements from literary novels of the mainstream into his fiction, and experimented with allusion, lyricism, and mythic imagery. The mythological traditions his fiction borrowed from include: New Wave science fiction was characterised by a high degree of experimentation, both in form and in content, and a highbrow and self-consciously literary or artistic sensibility previously comparatively alien to the science fiction aesthetic. ...

Additionally, elements from Norse mythology, Japanese mythology and history, and numerous other traditions appear in works such as The Chronicles of Amber (a popular ten novel series) and "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai". The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... ...And Call Me Conrad (also known as This Immortal) is one of Roger Zelaznys earlier novels. ... Native American spirituality includes a number of stories and legends that are mythological. ... Cover of Eye of Cat, published by Sphere in 1988. ... Hindu mythology is a term used by modern scholarship for a large body of Indian literature that details the lives and times of legendary personalities, deities and divine incarnations on earth interspersed with often large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. ... For the song Lord of Light by Hawkwind, see Doremi Fasol Latido Lord of Light (1967) is an epic science fiction/fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. ... Egyptian mythology or Egyptian religion is the succession of tentative beliefs held by the people of Egypt for over three thousand years, prior to major exposure to Christianity and Islam. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Creatures of Light and Darkness is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1968, as well as a roman à clef about the Social Security Administration at Woodlawn, Maryland, where Zelazny worked. ... Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. ... Cthulhu and Rlyeh Cthulhu Mythos is the term coined by the writer August Derleth to describe the shared elements, characters, settings, and themes in the works of H. P. Lovecraft and associated horror fiction writers. ... A Night in the Lonesome October is a novel written by Roger Zelazny in 1993, near the end of his life. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Japanese mythology is a very complex system of beliefs that embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculture-based folk religion. ... Nine Princes in Amber The Chronicles of Amber is a popular fantasy series by Roger Zelazny. ... In the Hollow of a Wave off the Coast at Kanagawa, woodcut by Katsushika Hokusai 36 Views of Mount Fuji (Japanese: 富嶽三十六景; Fugaku Sanjū-Rokkei) is a series of woodblock prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), depicting Mount Fuji in differing seasons and weather conditions from...


A frequent theme is gods or people who become gods. Another recurrent theme is the "absent father" (or father-figure). This occurs most notably in the Amber novels: in the first Amber series, Corwin searches for his absent, god-like father Oberon; in the second series, it is Corwin himself who is the absent father. This theme recurs in Roadmarks and Doorways in the Sand (in the latter, the main character's parents are dead but his uncle fills the role of the "absent father"). Nine Princes in Amber The Chronicles of Amber is a popular fantasy series by Roger Zelazny. ... Roadmarks is a novel written by Roger Zelazny during the late 1970s (published 1979). ... Doorways in the Sand is a Novel by author Roger Zelazny Plot Fred Cassidy, perpetual student and expert building climber, finds himself hunted by gangs of criminals and government agents. ...


He was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a loose-knit group of Heroic Fantasy authors founded in the 1960s, some of whose works were anthologized in Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! anthologies. The Swordsmen and Sorcerers Guild of America (SAGA) is the name of a literary group of American fantasy authors active from the 1960s through the 1980s, noted for their contributions to the fantasy subgenre of heroic fantasy or Sword and Sorcery. ... Heroic fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy literature which chronicles the tales of heros and their conquests in imaginary lands. ... Linwood Vrooman Carter (June 9, 1930 - February 7, 1988) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. ... Flashing Swords #1 Contents: Introduction: Of Swordsmen and Sorcerers by Lin Carter A Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser story: The Sadness of the Executioner by Fritz Leiber A tale of The Dying Earth: Morreion by Jack Vance A fantasy of the Vikings: The Mermans Children by Poul Anderson An...


Zelazny died in 1995 of kidney failure due to lung cancer.[1]


Bibliographies

  • Levack, Daniel H. C. Amber Dreams: A Roger Zelazny Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller, 1983.
  • Lindskold, Jane M. Roger Zelazny. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993.
  • Sanders, Joseph. Roger Zelazny: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Boston: G. K. Hall and Co., 1980.
  • Stephensen-Payne, Phil. Roger Zelazny, Master of Amber: A Working Bibliography. San Bernardo: Borgo Press, 1991.[2]

Jane Lindskold is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ...

Experimental novels and unpublished sketches

Zelazny often experimented with form in his novels. The novel Doorways in the Sand practices a flashback technique in which most chapters open with a scene, typically involving peril, not implied by the end of the previous chapter. Once the scene is established, the narrator backtracks to the events leading up to it, then follows through to the end of the chapter, whereupon the next chapter jumps ahead to another dramatic non-sequitur.


In Roadmarks, a novel about a highway that links all times and possible histories, the chapters that feature the main character are all titled "One". Other chapters, titled "Two", feature secondary characters, including original characters, pulp heroes, and real people. The "One" storyline is fairly linear, but the "Two" storyline jumps around in time and sequence.


Creatures of Light and Darkness, featuring characters in the personae of Egyptian gods, uses a narrative voice entirely in the present tense. The present tense is the tense (form of a verb) that is often used to express: Action at the present time A state of being A habitual action An occurrence in the near future An action that occurred in the past and continues up to the present There are two...


He also tended to write a short fragment, not intended for publication, as a kind of backstory for a major character, as a way of giving that character a life independent of the particular novel being worked on. At least one "fragment" was published, the short story "Dismal Light", originally a backstory for Isle of the Dead's Francis Sandow. Sandow himself figures little in "Dismal Light", the main character being his son, who is delaying his escape from an unstable star system in order to force his distant father to come in and ask him personally. While Isle of the Dead has Sandow living a life of irresponsible luxury as an escape from his personal demons, "Dismal Light" anchors his character as one who will face up to his responsibilities, however reluctantly. Isle of the Dead is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1969. ...


Bibliography

Amber novels

Nine Princes in Amber

While his earlier works won greater critical acclaim, Zelazny is probably best known for the Amber novels. These fall into two distinct series of novels, together with a set of short stories. Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny This image is a book cover. ... Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny This image is a book cover. ... Nine Princes in Amber The Chronicles of Amber is a popular fantasy series by Roger Zelazny. ... Nine Princes in Amber The Chronicles of Amber is a popular fantasy series by Roger Zelazny. ...


The first five books describe the adventures of Prince Corwin of Amber: To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

The second series tells the story of Corwin's son Merlin (Merle), a wizard and computer expert. These volumes are: 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nine Princes in Amber Nine Princes in Amber is a fantasy novel and the first in the Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Guns of Avalon is the second book in the Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sign of the Unicorn is the third book in the Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... The Hand of Oberon, Avon paperback edition The Hand of Oberon is the fourth book in The Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Courts of Chaos is the fifth book in the Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny. ... The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo by Marie Spartali Stillman: a magician makes his garden bear fruit and flowers in winter A magician, or wizard or sorcerer or several other possible names (see Names and terminology), is someone who uses or practices magic. ... The NASA Columbia Supercomputer. ...

Zelazny also wrote several short stories set in the Amber multiverse. These include: Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Trumps of Doom is the first book in the Merlin series by Roger Zelazny. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Blood of Amber is the seventh book in the Amber saga by Roger Zelazny. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Sign of Chaos is the eighth book in the Amber saga by Roger Zelazny. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Knight of Shadows is the ninth book in the Amber saga by Roger Zelazny. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Prince of Chaos is the final book in the Amber series by Roger Zelazny. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ...

  • 1993 "Prologue to Trumps of Doom"
  • 1994 "The Salesman's Tale"
  • 1994 "The Shroudling and The Guisel"
  • 1995 "Coming to a Cord"
  • 1995 "Blue Horse, Dancing Mountains"
  • 1996 "Hall of Mirrors"

All except the first of these short stories form one tale, taking place after Prince of Chaos. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


All 10 novels have been published in a single omnibus form as The Great Book of Amber and all six short stories have been collected in Manna from Heaven. This article needs cleanup. ...


Zelazny also contributed to a spin-off work, The Visual Guide to Castle Amber (1988) which was a reference work detailing biographies of the Amber characters and a detailed guide to Castle Amber itself. Comic book artist Neil Randall illustrated the book.


John Betancourt has written a series of novels set in the Amber multiverse. Betancourt's series tells the story of Corwin's father Oberon, a wizard and shapeshifter. It is set several centuries before Nine Princes in Amber. That the Zelazny estate authorized the series has caused some controversy; see The Chronicles of Amber for more details. John Gregory Betancourt (b. ... The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo by Marie Spartali Stillman: a magician makes his garden bear fruit and flowers in winter A magician, or wizard or sorcerer or several other possible names (see Names and terminology), is someone who uses or practices magic. ... Shapeshifter was a program wich would allow you to edit and make your own themes for the mac computers but this is now out of date ... Nine Princes in Amber The Chronicles of Amber is a popular fantasy series by Roger Zelazny. ...


An interactive fiction computer game based on Nine Princes in Amber was released by Telarium in 1987. The Amber novels also inspired a role-playing game, Amber Diceless Roleplaying, published by Phage Press. The game shares characteristics with the productions of White Wolf Gaming in that it suggests that storytellers ignore or alter any rule as they see fit. Zork I is one of the first interactive fiction games, as well as being one of the first commercially sold. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... The Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game is a 1991 role-playing game set in the cosmology created by author Roger Zelazny for his Amber novels, the first of which was Nine Princes in Amber. ... The Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game is a role-playing game created and written by Erick Wujcik, set in the fictional universe created by author Roger Zelazny for his Chronicles of Amber. ... The logo of White Wolf Publishing, one of White Wolf, Inc. ...


Other novels

The Dream Master (1966), originally published as a novella titled He Who Shapes is a science-fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. ... ...And Call Me Conrad (also known as This Immortal) is one of Roger Zelaznys earlier novels. ... The novella . ... For the song Lord of Light by Hawkwind, see Doremi Fasol Latido Lord of Light (1967) is an epic science fiction/fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. ... Creatures of Light and Darkness is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1968, as well as a roman à clef about the Social Security Administration at Woodlawn, Maryland, where Zelazny worked. ... Isle of the Dead is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny published in 1969. ... Damnation Alley is a 1969 science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. ... Written by Roger Zelazny and published in 1971, Jack of Shadows is a work of science fiction. ... Today We Choose Faces is a science-fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Doorways in the Sand is a Novel by author Roger Zelazny Plot Fred Cassidy, perpetual student and expert building climber, finds himself hunted by gangs of criminals and government agents. ... Roadmarks is a novel written by Roger Zelazny during the late 1970s (published 1979). ... Changeling is a 1981 fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Changing Land by Roger Zelazny, Del Rey Books, 1981 The Changing Land is a fantasy novel written by Roger Zelazny, first published in 1981, a sequel to Dilvish, the Damned. ... Dilvish, the Damned by Roger Zelazny, Del Rey Books, 1982 Dilvish, the Damned is a fantasy novel written by Roger Zelazny, and first published in 1982. ... Cover of Eye of Cat, published by Sphere in 1988. ... It is a common misconception that the phrase here be dragons was widely used in maps to denote dangerous or unexplored territories. ... Vaughn Bodé (July 22, 1941 - July 18, 1975), was an influential artist involved in and inspirational to underground comics, graphic design, and graffiti. ... A Night in the Lonesome October is a novel written by Roger Zelazny in 1993, near the end of his life. ... Gahan Wilson (born February 18, 1930) is an author, cartoonist, and illustrator in the United States. ...

Collaborations

  • Deus Irae (1976) (with Philip K. Dick)
  • Wizard World sequence (with Fred Saberhagen):
    • Coils (1982)
    • The Black Throne (1990)
  • The Mask of Loki (1990) (with Thomas T. Thomas)
  • The Millennial Contest series (with Robert Sheckley):
    • Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming (1991)
    • If at Faust You Don't Succeed (1993)
    • A Farce to Be Reckoned With (1995)
  • Flare (1992) (with Thomas T. Thomas)
  • Wilderness (1994) (with Gerald Hausman)

Cover of Deus Irae, published by Doubleday in 1976. ... Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer, mostly known for his works of science fiction. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... It has been suggested that Loki and the dwarfs be merged into this article or section. ... Thomas Thurston Thomas, also writing as Thomas T. Thomas and Thomas Wren, is a science fiction author. ... Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 – December 9, 2005) was an American author. ... Flare is a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny and Thomas Timoux Thomas, published in 1992. ...

Posthumous collaborations

A doubly posthumous novel was published as a collaboration after Zelazny's death; it was written between himself and the late Alfred Bester. Zelazny had finished the novel that Bester had begun prior to Bester's own death: Alfred Bester (born December 18, 1913 in New York City, died September 30, 1987) was a science fiction author and the winner of the first Hugo Award in 1953 for his novel The Demolished Man. ...

Two books were published as collaborations with his companion, novelist Jane Lindskold, after Zelazny's death: Psychoshop is a science fiction novel by authors Alfred Bester and Roger Zelazny, published in 1998, a year after Zelaznys death, by Random House, ISBN 0-679-76782-7 http://www. ... Jane Lindskold is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ...

Also, the adventure game Chronomaster (developed by DreamForge Intertainment, published by IntraCorp in 1996) was designed by Zelazny and Jane Lindskold (who also finished it after his death). Donnerjack, a science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold, 1997. ... Lord Demon is vintage Zelazny: a scientific fantasy built on favorite themes (the necessity of knowing oneself, of taking risks, and of accepting the vulnerability that comes with feeling passionately), drawing on East Asian, Irish, and heros quest myths, and featuring his signature protagonist: erudite, smart-mouthed, detached, homicidal... Adventure is a genre of video games typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... Chronomaster is a computer DOS-based adventure game developed by DreamForge Entertainment and published by IntraCorp in 20 December 1995. ... IntraCorp was a Florida game publisher. ... Jane Lindskold is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ...


Collections

A collection of short stories by Roger Zelazny. ... My Name is Legion (ISBN 0-345-29522-6) is an anthology of three of Roger Zelaznys works, compiled in 1976. ... The Last Defender of Camelot is an anthology of short stories written by science fiction writer Roger Zelazny. ... This article is about the 2002 collection of short stories. ... Dilvish, the Damned by Roger Zelazny, Del Rey Books, 1982 Dilvish, the Damned is a fantasy novel written by Roger Zelazny, and first published in 1982. ... Unicorn Variations is a collection of stories by author Roger Zelazny. ... Frost & Fire is a 288-page collection of short stories and essays by Roger Zelazny. ... Walter Jon Williams (born 15 October 1953) is an American writer, primarily of science fiction. ... This article needs cleanup. ...

Poetry collections

  • Poems (1974)
  • When Pussywillows Last in the Catyard Bloomed (1980)
  • To Spin is Miracle Cat (1981)

Chapbooks

A collection of short stories by Roger Zelazny. ... Pulphouse Publishing, founded by science fiction writer Dean Wesley Smith and edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, was a small press publisher devoted to short fiction in many formats and genres. ... For a Breath I Tarry is a highly-regarded [1] 1966 post-apocalyptic short story by Roger Zelazny. ... The Last Defender of Camelot is a fantasy short story by Roger Zelazny. ... Cheap Street Press was a small publishing company started up and operated by the husband-wife duo, George and Jan ONale, in Newcastle, VA. Cheap Street concentrated on publishing forced-scarcity or artificially rare books - signed, numbered limited edition books of Science Fiction and Fantasy works. ...

Anthologies

Zelazny was also a contributor to the Wild Cards shared world anthology series, following the exploits of his character Croyd Crenson, the Sleeper. The cover of the first Wild Cards book, Wild Cards. ... A Shared universe is a literary technique in which several different authors share settings and characters which appear in their respective works of fiction, often referring to events taking place in the other writers stories. ...


Zelazny created and edited a shared world anthology called Forever After. The frame story uses preludes, written by Roger, to connect the stories. This shared world involved stories by Robert Asprin, David Drake, Jane Lindskold, and Michael A. Stackpole. Forever After was published by Baen Books posthumously. A Shared universe is a literary technique in which several different authors share settings and characters which appear in their respective works of fiction, often referring to events taking place in the other writers stories. ... A Shared universe is a literary technique in which several different authors share settings and characters which appear in their respective works of fiction, often referring to events taking place in the other writers stories. ... Robert Lynn Asprin (born St. ... David Drake (born September 24, 1945) is a successful author of science fiction and fantasy literature. ... Jane Lindskold is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ... Michael Stackpole (born 1957) is, among other things, a science-fiction author best known for his Star Wars and Battletech books. ... Baen Books logo Baen Books is an American publishing company established in 1983 by SF publishing industry long-timer Jim Baen (1943-2006). ...


Following Zelazny's death, a tribute anthology entitled Lord of the Fantastic was released. This featured stories inspired by Zelazny, and personal recollections by contributors such as Robert Silverberg, Fred Saberhagen, Jennifer Roberson, Walter Jon Williams, Gregory Benford and many others. Lord of the Fantastic is a festschrift, or an anthology that memorializes someones art, usually written by colleagues. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Robert Silverberg (January 15, 1935, Brooklyn, New York) is a prolific American author best known for writing science fiction, a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Jennifer Roberson is an author of fantasy and historical literature. ... Walter Jon Williams (born 15 October 1953) is an American writer, primarily of science fiction. ... Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American science fiction author and physicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. ...


Awards

Winner of 6 Hugo Awards, 3 Nebula Awards, 2 Locus Awards, 1 Prix Tour-Apollo Award, 2 Seiun Awards, and 2 Balrog Awards - very often Zelazny's works competed with each other for the same award.[3] The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction stories published in the United States during the two previous years. ... The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazines annual readers poll, which was established in the early 70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. ... The Prix Tour-Apollo was an annual French award given to the best science fiction novel published in French during the preceding year. ... The Seiun Award is a famous Japanese science fiction award. ...

  • ...And Call Me Conrad won the 1966 Hugo Award; it tied for novel, as the Hugo Award novella category did not then exist.
  • "The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth" won the 1966 Nebula Award (novelette).
  • "He Who Shapes" tied for the 1966 Nebula Award (novella)
  • Isle of the Dead won the 1972 Prix Tour-Apollo Award (novel).
  • This Immortal won the 1976 Seiun Award (foreign novel).
  • "The Last Defender of Camelot" won the 1980 Balrog Award (short fiction).
  • "Unicorn Variation" won the 1982 Hugo Award (novelette) and the 1984 Seiun Award (foreign short fiction).
  • Unicorn Variations won the 1984 Locus Award (collection) and the 1984 Balrog Award (collection/anthology).
  • "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai" won the 1986 Hugo Award (novella).
  • Trumps of Doom won the 1986 Locus Award (fantasy novel).
  • "Permafrost" won the 1987 Hugo Award (novelette).

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References

  1. ^ IMDB Biography [1]
  2. ^ Source of bibliographical information. Jane Lindskold via Roger Zelazny. 1993.
  3. ^ SF Awards Index [2]
  4. ^ Interview with Planescape: Torment lead designer Chris Avellone [3]

Jane Lindskold is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ...

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Zelazny was born in Euclid, Ohio, the only child of Polish immigrant Joseph Frank Zelazny (Żelazny) and Irish-American Josephine Sweet.
Zelazny was considered one of the leading lights of the "New Wave" movement in science fiction, which changed the face of the genre in the 1960s.
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Roger Zelazny was born on the southern shores of Lake Erie in a Depression choked Cleveland, Ohio, where he would recall gas stamps and food tokens, the death of FDR, and daily newspaper battle maps of WW II along with comic strips of Tarzan fighting Nazis.
Zelazny's popularity quickly rose along with his sales and at some point, Roger was encouraged to quit his day job and become a full time writer in 1969.
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