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
This book was titled "A Rose for Ecclesiastes" in the U.K. & both editions contain the same 4 stories.The title story (in the U.K.) is one of his most famous stories & rightfully so. It's another story set on a fictional Mars, with a dying Martian race & Earthmen to study them. It doesn't sound too appealing - more hackneyed than anything. It is nothing of the kind. It's touching - a romance mystery. 'Rose' also appears in his collection "The Lamps of His Mouth, The Doors of His Face" as well as in a couple of other anthologies.My favorite story in the collection is "The Furies". Imagine the Greek Furies in the far future when man is on many planets.Well worth reading.
This book contains four poetic and very memorable stories by Roger Zelazny: - "The Furies"- "The Graveyard Heart"- "The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth" - "A Rose for Ecclesiastes"