Search Results: "Roger Zelazny"


BOOK REVIEW

A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER by Roger Zelazny
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Sparkling, witty, delightful: Zelazny's best for ages, perhaps his best ever."
After years of unprepossessing folderol—the wearisome Nine Princes in Amber retreads are depressingly typical—Zelazny bursts forth with, well, ``Victorian light supernatural fantasy'' just about covers it. Read full book review >

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THE WILLIAMSON EFFECT by Roger Zelazny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"And Fred Saberhagen's own dread Berserkers clash with Williamson's Humanoids in a showdown that will have topped many a fan's wish list."
Fourteen original tales and several poems, with an Introduction by David Brin, in tribute to the influential, much- loved, well-respected and (fortunately) long-lived Jack Williamson (b. 1908), though it's ironic that both editor Zelazny and contributor John Brunner died during the book's gestation. Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF CHAOS by Roger Zelazny
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 19, 1991

"Even more depressing, Zelanzy seems to be clearing the way for yet more additions to this already absurdly and pointlessly overextended series."
Tenth book of the series that commenced in 1970 with Nine Princes in Amber and proceeded to Knight of Shadows (1989), wherein wizard Merle Corey remains central to the power struggle between the two opposing, sentient poles of magic, Amber's Pattern and the Courts of Chaos's Logrus. Read full book review >

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DONNERJACK by Roger Zelazny
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Zelaznyish ingenuity, mischief, and pizzazz."
Begun by Zelazny before his death in 1995, and completed by collaborator Lindskold: a novel combining virtual reality with Zelazny's abiding interest in gods and mythology within a science fiction setting (e.g., Lord of Light, 1967). Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1995

"Witty, sometimes, but, alas, not funny—a disappointing affair that gives the impression of muddled and rather desperate improvisation."
The third collaborative fantasy (If at Faust You Don't Succeed, 1993, etc.) to feature the cunning demon Azzie Elbub and his attempts to tip the balance away from Good and towards Bad. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS by Gerald Hausman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Manly, masterly feats described in a breathless manner certain to appeal to hunters, trappers, and would-be adventurers in the wild—but mindlessly tedious for everyone else."
Native American expert Hausman and science-fiction maestro Zelazny team up to deliver a heart-pounding pair of interlocking yarns—fictionalized tributes to the fortitude, skill, and luck of two early mountain men, John Colter and Hugh Glass. Read full book review >

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IF AT FAUST YOU DON'T SUCCEED by Roger Zelazny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Readers familiar with the Faust legend and medieval history in general will get an extra kick out of this one—and it's certainly the best novel-length work from either of the authors in well over a decade."
Zelazny and Sheckley return to the premise of Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming (1991): a millennial contest between Good and Evil for control of mankind's destiny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGER AILES by Zev Chafets
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"No matter where readers are on the political spectrum, this light biography is a tantalizing look into the life of a man who altered the TV-news landscape."
A chatty look into the life and motivations of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Read full book review >

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BRING ME THE HEAD OF PRINCE CHARMING by Roger Zelazny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"A pleasant diversion and some laughs, but this collaboration is not the equal of either author's best work."
On the face of it, this collaborative novel sounds perfect: Zelazny has always had one of the most inventive imaginations in the genre, and in his prime Sheckley was a brilliant humorist and one of sf's finest short-story writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With the blessing,' the next Jacky adventure will come along soon. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment—"and the Dear knows"—of Jacky Faber, now back in England and pressed into ship service despite being all girl and all of 15. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2000

"On the other hand, all but the most devoted theorists will catch a whiff, sooner or later, of a conference paper run amok."
Psychoanalyst Bayard takes a moment away from teaching French literature to reopen one of the most celebrated murder cases in fiction, with surprising results. Read full book review >