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Old 03-11-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Roger Zelazny

Everyone who likes sci-fi should read this author. He's really excellent. Damnation Alley, Lord of Light are especially good and his short stories are outstanding too.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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I've told this story several times on MR. My husband and I loved his Amber books. We listened to them on tapes from the library while we were dating, since we were too poor to do anything else. We would take the telescope to some dark field, look at the stars, eat a picnic dinner, and listen to the stories. Our 20th anniversary is coming up on April Fool's Day, so that will tell you how long his books have been in my life.
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Zelazny is brilliant. My favorite, A Night in the Lonesome October, no so much sci-fi, but a cracking read
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Yes, one of the great golden age sci-fi writers. His Hugo-award winning novella "24 Views of Mount Fuji" is also not to be missed.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #5
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:12 PM   #6
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I've only read Lord of Light, but it is certainly a favourite. I haven't got around to reading anything else.

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Old 03-12-2009, 03:18 AM   #7
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He has a twisted sense of reality...

I have his Amber book (all 10 in one volume, it's huge!) and "Bring me the head of Prince Charming" I love this writer and would love to see books of him in e-book format.
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My experience with the writer.

I absolutely loved The Great Book of Amber, all 10 books.
Disliked Lord of Light
Doorsways in the Sand was so-so.
A Night in the Lonesome October was very good and quite original.
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As I've re-read Lord of Light over the years I've gotten more out of it.
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