Roger Zelazny

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Roger Zelazny


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

Died
June 14, 1995

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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 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 metaphysical
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Average rating: 4.05 · 443,321 ratings · 18,585 reviews · 701 distinct worksSimilar authors
Nine Princes in Amber (The ...

4.06 avg rating — 56,235 ratings — published 1970 — 127 editions
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Lord of Light

4.06 avg rating — 32,261 ratings — published 1967 — 110 editions
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The Great Book of Amber (Th...

4.31 avg rating — 25,697 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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The Guns of Avalon (The Chr...

4.14 avg rating — 23,564 ratings — published 1972 — 105 editions
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The Courts of Chaos (The Ch...

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4.18 avg rating — 22,733 ratings — published 1978 — 129 editions
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The Hand of Oberon (The Chr...

4.21 avg rating — 19,260 ratings — published 1976 — 85 editions
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Sign of the Unicorn (The Ch...

4.14 avg rating — 19,159 ratings — published 1975 — 85 editions
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Trumps of Doom (The Chronic...

4.06 avg rating — 15,450 ratings — published 1985 — 70 editions
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Blood of Amber (The Chronic...

4.04 avg rating — 13,237 ratings — published 1986 — 61 editions
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The Chronicles of Amber (Th...

4.37 avg rating — 10,975 ratings — published 1970 — 46 editions
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“I know, too, that death is the only god who comes when you call.”
Roger Zelazny, Frost & Fire

“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

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

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