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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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 against his fellow-crew members who, using transhumanist technology, have appointed themselves gods on a colony planet, where the social system is derived from classical H...more


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“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.”
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