Roger Zelazny


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

Died
June 14, 1995

Genre


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: 4.07 · 652,631 ratings · 22,991 reviews · 528 distinct worksSimilar authors
Nine Princes in Amber (The ...

4.08 avg rating — 48,814 ratings — published 1970 — 99 editions
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The Great Book of Amber (Th...

4.31 avg rating — 23,855 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Lord of Light

4.09 avg rating — 26,579 ratings — published 1967 — 78 editions
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The Courts of Chaos (The Ch...

4.19 avg rating — 20,303 ratings — published 1978 — 63 editions
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The Guns of Avalon (The Chr...

4.15 avg rating — 20,233 ratings — published 1972 — 75 editions
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The Hand of Oberon (The Chr...

4.21 avg rating — 16,807 ratings — published 1976 — 65 editions
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Sign of the Unicorn (The Ch...

4.15 avg rating — 16,457 ratings — published 1975 — 62 editions
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Trumps of Doom (The Chronic...

4.06 avg rating — 13,827 ratings — published 1985 — 53 editions
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Blood of Amber (The Chronic...

4.05 avg rating — 11,834 ratings — published 1986 — 45 editions
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The Chronicles of Amber (Th...

4.37 avg rating — 10,506 ratings — published 1978 — 16 editions
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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.”
Roger Zelazny, Frost & Fire

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

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