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Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 975 comments Power & Light by Roger Zelazny is the second of 6 books with all his short stories & poetry in it. Discuss it here.

Threshold 1 The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny is the first book. It was excellent. The explanations & notes by him & others really made a difference, even in stories that I've read several times.


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Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 975 comments From the publisher's web site:
http://www.nesfa.org/press/Books/Zela...

The second in a six-volume series, Volume 2: Power & Light covers the mid 1960s, Zelazny's most prolific period, where he continued to incorporate mainstream literary qualities and added a wealth of mythological elements into powerful stories such as "The Furies," "For a Breath I Tarry," "This Moment of the Storm," "Comes Now the Power," "Auto-Da-Fé," and the Hugo-winning novel ...And Call Me Conrad. The stories in this series are enriched by editors' notes and Zelazny's own words, taken from his many essays, describing why he wrote the stories and what he thought about them in retrospect.

Table of Contents

Intros

* 11 Lyricism and Warmth (by Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
* 15 A Singular Being (by Walter Jon Williams)

Stories

* 23 The Furies
* 65 Lucifer
* 71 The Salvation of Faust
* 75 The New Pleasure
* 79 The Monster and the Maiden
* 81 For a Breath I Tarry
* 117 Passage to Dilfar (series: Dilvish 1 of 11)
* 123 Thelinde's Song (series: Dilvish 2 of 11)
* 131 The Bells of Shoredan (series: Dilvish 3 of 11)
* 149 A Knight for Merytha (series: Dilvish 4 of 11)
* 159 The Injured
* 163 Devil Car(series: Jenny/Murdoch)
* 181 Of Time and the Yan
* 185 The Drawing
* 189 This Moment of the Storm
* 221 Comes Now the Power
* 229 Divine Madness
* 237 But Not the Herald
* 241 Late, Late Show
* 247 Love Is an Imaginary Number
* 255 The Keys to December
* 279 The House of the Hanged Man
* 283 Death and the Executioner
* 331 Auto-Da-Fé
* 339 The Juan's Thousandth
* 349 There Shall Be No Moon!
* 361 Through a Glass, Greenly
* 365 Time of Night in the 7th Room
* 371 ...And Call Me Conrad, Part One
* 435 Synopsis of Part One
* 439 ...And Call Me Conrad, Part Two

Articles

* 511 Guest of Honor Speech, Ozarkon2
* 521 On Writing and Stories
* 525 Shadows (speech)
* 531 "...And Call Me Roger": The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 2

Poetry

* 61 Thoughts of the Jupiterian Frantifier Fish
* 64 Holy Thursday
* 123 The Men of Westrim
* 148 Magic Fire
* 153 The Wind Doth Blow
* 178 Blondel de Nesle
* 180 Chou de Mal
* 184 The Thing That on the Highways
* 188 Indian Days in KY
* 228 Antode to Winter
* 244 "...Good Old Martian Soldier..."
* 246 Devices of Heraldry
* 254 Line Written Concerning theAcceptability of Alcohol
* 324 Brahman Trimurti, A Modern Hymn to theTrinity
* 326 Appendix B
* 330 Bodhisattva
* 338 Faust Before Twelve
* 348 Apocalypse of a Summer's Night
* 360 On My Giving Up of Regular Metrics
* 438 I Never Met a Traveller from an Antique Land


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Jim (jimmaclachlan) | 975 comments I read several short stories last night that were previously unpublished. It's hard to remember for sure - it's been a whole night after all!

* 339 The Juan's Thousandth
* 349 There Shall Be No Moon!
* 361 Through a Glass, Greenly
* 365 Time of Night in the 7th Room (might have been published)

They were all interesting, but certainly not his best. "The Juan's Thousandth" was a retake of the Don Juan legend in the future. "Through a Glass, Greenly" was a retake of Poe's "Cask of Amontillado".

I really liked "Time of Night in the 7th Room". Very surreal & interesting.

Next up is "And Call Me Conrad"! Hurray!!!

I also read "Death and the Executioner" which was the third chapter of "Lord of Light". Apparently Zelazny wrote it as a serial & wanted each chapter of about 13,000 words to stand on its own. The book makes more sense now. There is a lot of supporting material & several poems for the book, too. Interesting reading.


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