Roger Zelazny





Roger Zelazny

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born
in Euclid, Ohio, The United States
May 13, 1937

died
June 14, 1995

gender
male

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About this author

Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of sf; the most famous of these is 'A Rose for Ecclesiastes' in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing. Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career. Most of his novels deal, one way or another, with tricksters and mythology, often with rogues who become gods, like Sam in Lord of Light, who reinvents Buddhism as a vehicle for political subversion on a colony planet.

The fantasy sequence The Amber Chronicles, which started with Nine Princes in Amber, deals with the ruling family of a Platonic realm at the metaphysica
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Average rating: 4.06 · 419,980 ratings · 12,316 reviews · 406 distinct works · Similar authors
Nine Princes in Amber
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 29,860 ratings — published 1970 — 66 editions
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The Great Book of Amber (Th...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 16,819 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Lord of Light
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 16,954 ratings — published 1967 — 58 editions
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The Courts of Chaos
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 14,148 ratings — published 1978 — 39 editions
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The Guns of Avalon (Amber C...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 11,990 ratings — published 1972 — 52 editions
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The Hand of Oberon
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 10,292 ratings — published 1976 — 49 editions
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Sign of the Unicorn
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 10,198 ratings — published 1975 — 44 editions
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Trumps of Doom
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 9,481 ratings — published 1985 — 38 editions
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Blood of Amber
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 8,058 ratings — published 1986 — 34 editions
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The Chronicles of Amber (Th...
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 7,715 ratings — published 1978 — 27 editions
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More books by Roger Zelazny…
Nine Princes in Amber The Guns of Avalon Sign of the Unicorn The Hand of Oberon The Courts of Chaos Trumps of Doom Blood of Amber
The Chronicles of Amber (15 books)
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4.135597650392747 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 145,386 ratings

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Amber: The Corwin Cycle (5 books)
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4.170085399023672 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 84,193 ratings

Trumps of Doom Blood of Amber Sign of Chaos Knight of Shadows Prince of Chaos
Amber: The Merlin Cycle (5 books)
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4.008628795840478 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 36,158 ratings

Isle of the Dead To Die in Italbar To Die in Italbar/A Dark Tr... Unicorn Variations The Road to Amber
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3.8813218390804596 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 3,480 ratings

Bring Me the Head of Prince... If at Faust You Don't Succeed A Farce to Be Reckoned With
Millennial Contest (3 books)
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3.6799221357063403 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 3,596 ratings

More series by Roger Zelazny…
“I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.”
Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber

“I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.”
Roger Zelazny, Frost & Fire

“Nobody steals books but your friends.”
Roger Zelazny, The Guns of Avalon

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