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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Nine Princes in Amber (The ...

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4.05 avg rating — 55,454 ratings — published 1970 — 103 editions
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Lord of Light

4.08 avg rating — 29,575 ratings — published 1967 — 82 editions
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The Great Book of Amber (Th...

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4.31 avg rating — 24,424 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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The Courts of Chaos (The Ch...

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4.19 avg rating — 21,121 ratings — published 1978 — 63 editions
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The Guns of Avalon (The Chr...

4.15 avg rating — 21,268 ratings — published 1972 — 26 editions
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The Hand of Oberon (The Chr...

4.21 avg rating — 17,574 ratings — published 1976 — 66 editions
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Sign of the Unicorn (The Ch...

4.14 avg rating — 17,306 ratings — published 1975 — 64 editions
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Trumps of Doom (The Chronic...

4.06 avg rating — 14,390 ratings — published 1985 — 54 editions
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Blood of Amber (The Chronic...

4.04 avg rating — 12,321 ratings — published 1986 — 46 editions
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The Chronicles of Amber (Th...

4.37 avg rating — 10,605 ratings — published 1978 — 35 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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