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It starts with an adaptation of the Grimm tale Godfather Death, which Zelazny also turned into a musical (never staged); the final Amber stories are here, but so also is some background writing about Amber which was not widely available in his lifetime; and there are some non-fiction pieces about his concept of his own craft, as well as emotional reminiscences about Zelazny the man and mentor, from friends and family. It’s a thoroughly satisfactory capstone to the five volumes that went before.… (lisätietoja)
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nwhyte | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 7, 2024 |
Wow! A great ending (save the bibliography) to a wonderful series. There is so much that just made this book.

Roger Zelazny by Jane Lindskold gives some insights into the man himself that can't be found elsewhere. As a fan, friend & then lover & co-author, Lindskold knew him as no other could have. The bit she shares is well done.

Remembering Roger by Gerald Hausman caused me to read [b:Wilderness|1838858|Wilderness|Roger Zelazny||60239], a book about Hugh Glass & John Colter they co-authored. My review is here:

There were a few 'new-to-me' stories, including "Lady of Steel" which was quite short, but excellent. And then there was a full Amber section. If you haven't managed track down all the stories, including the partial & only co-written short story, you'll find it here along with factual articles & speeches that Zelazny gave over the years. The record gets set straight on a few controversial items, such as Sheckley's work with Zelazny on the Millenial Trilogy.

But the crowning pieces were:
Sandow's Shadow (Outline) (series: Francis Sandow) &
Shadowland (Outline) (series: Shadowjack)

I loved Sandow in [b:Isle of the Dead|1124895|Isle of the Dead|Roger Zelazny||1877102]. He also appeared in a short story & made a cameo appearance in [b:To Die In Italbar|61988|To Die In Italbar|Roger Zelazny||1383224]. It made this fairly well fleshed outline (almost a short story) a real joy to read.

Shadowland is a prequel to [b:Jack of Shadows|61986|Jack of Shadows|Roger Zelazny||60241] & tells how the world came to be. Jack plays a significant part, although he isn't really the hero of the story, but it was still a lot of fun.

All 7 books are really worth buying. There is plenty of advice for a writer, all of his short stories for those who just like his work, plus explanations which were wonderful. I even found out something new about [b:A Night in the Lonesome October|62005|A Night in the Lonesome October|Roger Zelazny||890916], a book I've pretty much studied & have shared discussions with in 2 different groups. How cool is that?
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jimmaclachlan | 1 muu arvostelu | Aug 18, 2014 |


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