Here are strange, beautiful stories covering the full spectrum of the late Roger Zelazny's remarkable talents. In Doors of His Face, The Lamp of His Mouth, Zelazny's rare ability to mix the dream-like, disturbing imagery of fantasy with the real-life hardware of science fiction is on full display. His vivid imagination and fine prose made him one of the most highly acclaimed writers in his field.
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About the Author
Most famous for his science fiction series The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was a prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer. Zelazny’s books have won three Nebula Awards and six Hugo Awards. He frequently depicts mythic characters attempting to succeed in the modern world, and his stories often feature absent father figures.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Out of all the many, many science fiction short story collections I have read over the years, this one stands out as one of the very best. I enjoyed virtually every story in this collection, which offers a broad survey of Zelazny's early science fiction short stories, plus a few that are probably more accurately classified as fantasy. The title story and "A Rose for Ecclesiastes" are undoubtedly two of Zelazny's best known short works, and both are excellent. My other favorites were "The Keys to December," "This Moment of the Storm," and "Divine Madness." And Zelazny shows a nice sense of humor in "The Great Slow Kings" and "A Museum Piece," both of which are quite amusing. I recommend this collection very highly.