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Zelazny died from complications of cancer at the age of fifty-eight. Personal issues aside, he left behind him a legacy of science fiction stories and novels that broke all traditional molds and earned him the respect and recognition of science fiction readers, writers, and critics the world over. Photos of Roger Zelazny provided by Bill Testerman. One of the most interesting and individual stylists in the field, Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) was a full-time writer for more than three decades. He won six Hugo and three Nebula Awards for novels and shorter work; such creations as A Rose for Ecclesiastes, Lord of Lightand This Immortal stand as enduring classics in the field. Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, in both novel and short story format. He is best known for his Chronicles of Amber series. His novels tended to utilize various mythologies – anything from Greek mythos to Navajo and everything inbetween. For other people with this surname, see Zelazny (surname). Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber. He won the Nebula Award three times (out of 14 nominations) and the Hugo Award six times. Roger Zelazny's The Dawn of Amber: Book 1, by John Gregory Betancourt Second paragraph of third chapter: Without hesitation I unbuckled my swordbelt and slid into the seat across from her, balancing my weapon across my knees.

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Roger Zelazny (Roger Joseph Zelazny) was born on 13 May, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, is a Writer. Discover Roger Zelazny's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Roger Zelazny networth?

Popular AsRoger Joseph Zelazny
Age58 years old
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Born13 May 1937
Birthday13 May
BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA
Date of death14 June, 1995
Died PlaceSanta Fe, New Mexico, USA

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Zelazny appeared as a Guest at the 20th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (held in Dania, in south Florida, during March, 1994). Because Zelazny was known to be completing an unfinished Alfred Bester novel, 'Psychoshop,' and had brought the manuscript with him, Bester scholar Fiona Kelleghan tried to meet and chat with him. As this was his first (and last) attendance at the Conference, he was very busy meeting with old friends - a much beloved man. He was already ill with cancer and died in 1995.


Guest of honor at OctoCon IV science-fiction convention (Santa Rosa, CA, October 9-10, 1982).


With his wife Judy, Roger had 3 children: sons Devin (b. 1971) and Jonathan Trent (b. 1976, also an author), and daughter Shannon.


Although famous as a science fiction novelist, he posthumously published a mystery thriller titled The Dead Man's Brother. The novel was a lost manuscript, written circa 1970 or 1971, and was discovered by Zelazny's agent after his death.


His best works include novels 'Lord of Light' (1967), 'This Immortal' (1966), 'Creatures of Light and Darkness' (1969), and the Amber series of novels, as well as many excellent short stories and collections. Zelazny was considered the leader of the Science Fiction's 'New Wave' movement. Emphasising on the psychology of his characters, as well as on the elaborateness of ideas and literary settings, his writings won acclaim by both the literary critics and the readers. Zelazny's prose is often known to blur the distinction between Science Fiction and fantasy. Some of his best known novels were based on mythology of various cultures. His Lord of Light was based on the Hindu pantehon. Egyption gods and goddesses populated his Creatures of Light and Darkness, while his Eye of Cat featured elements of Navajo religion and folklore. He has won many awards for his work, including 6 Hugos, which are awarded by science fiction fans, and two Nebulas, awarded by Science Fiction Writers of America.


His first story was published in 1962, and he went on to publish more than 150 short stories and 50 books.


Born in 1937, Roger Zelazny left his strongest mark in the Science Fiction Literature of the '60s and '70s.

This is a partial bibliography of Americanscience fiction and fantasy author Roger Zelazny (missing several individual short stories published in collections).



The Chronicles of Amber comprise two distinct series of five novels and several short stories.

The first five books describe the adventures of Prince Corwin of Amber:

  • 1970 Nine Princes in Amber
  • 1972 The Guns of Avalon
  • 1975 Sign of the Unicorn
  • 1976 The Hand of Oberon
  • 1978 The Courts of Chaos

The second series tells the story of Corwin's son Merlin (Merle), a wizard and computer expert. These volumes are:

  • 1985 Trumps of Doom – Locus Fantasy Award winner, 1986[1]
  • 1986 Blood of Amber – Locus Fantasy Award nominee, 1987[2]
  • 1987 Sign of Chaos – Locus Fantasy Award nominee, 1988[3]
  • 1989 Knight of Shadows
  • 1991 Prince of Chaos

Zelazny also wrote seven short stories set in the Amber multiverse. Here they are listed in Zelazny's intended order,[4] with first publication dates.

  • 2005 'A Secret of Amber' [story fragment co-written with Ed Greenwood between 1977 and 1992,[4] published in Amberzine #12–15]
  • 1985 'Prolog to Trumps of Doom'
  • 1994 'The Salesman's Tale'
  • 1995 'Blue Horse, Dancing Mountains'
  • 1994 'The Shroudling and The Guisel'
  • 1995 'Coming to a Cord'
  • 1996 'Hall of Mirrors'

The latter five of these stories form one tale set after Prince of Chaos, the last novel, so they are latest in Amber history.

All 10 novels have been published in a single omnibus form as The Great Book of Amber and six of the seven short stories were collected in Manna from Heaven. A sex scene deleted from The Guns of Avalon has been published in Collected Stories, volume 3,[5] while the seven Amber short tales appear in volumes 6.

Zelazny collaborated on a companion book, The Visual Guide to Castle Amber (1988), by Zelazny and Neil Randall, illustrated by Todd Cameron Hamilton and James Clouse.[6] The Guide is a reference work providing biographical detail on the Amber characters and a walk-through guide to Castle Amber itself.

John Betancourt has written a series of novels set in the Amber multiverse set several centuries before Nine Princes in Amber. Betancourt's series tells the story of Corwin's father Oberon, a wizard and shapeshifter. That the Zelazny estate authorized the series has caused some controversy; see The Chronicles of Amber for more details.

An interactive fictioncomputer game based on Nine Princes in Amber was released by Telarium in 1987. The Amber novels also inspired a unique role-playing game, lacking any random element: Amber Diceless Roleplaying, published by Phage Press.

Other novels and short novels[edit]

  • This Immortal (1966) (initially serialized in abridged form in 1965 as ...And Call Me Conrad, the author's preferred title) – Hugo Award winner, 1966[7]
  • The Dream Master (1966) (an expansion of the novella 'He Who Shapes' [1965]); the film Dreamscape began from Zelazny's outline which he based on 'He Who Shapes'/The Dream Master, but he was not involved in the film after they bought the outline.)[8]
  • Lord of Light (1967) – Nebula Award nominee, 1967;[9] Hugo Award winner, 1968[10]
  • Creatures of Light and Darkness (1969)
  • Isle of the Dead (1969) – Nebula Award nominee, 1969[11]
  • Damnation Alley (1969) (on which a film of the same name was based)
  • Jack of Shadows (1971) – Hugo and Locus SF Awards nominee, 1972[12]
  • Today We Choose Faces (1973)
  • To Die in Italbar (1973) (cameo appearance by Francis Sandow from Isle of the Dead)
  • Doorways in the Sand (1976) – Nebula Award nominee, 1975;[13] Hugo Award nominee, 1976[14]
  • Bridge of Ashes (1976)
  • My Name is Legion (1976) (considered a fix-up novel in three parts, or a collection of 3 stories)
  • Roadmarks (1979)
  • Changeling (1980) – Locus Fantasy Award nominee, 1981[15]
  • Madwand (1981) (a sequel to Changeling)
  • The Changing Land (1981) – Locus Fantasy Award 1982[16]
  • Dilvish, the Damned (1982) (a 'fix-up' novel or short story collection that precedes events in The Changing Land)
  • Eye of Cat (1982)
  • A Dark Traveling (1987)
  • Wizard World (1989) (omnibus containing Changeling and Madwand)
  • Here There Be Dragons (1992) (written 1968/69 and illustrated by Vaughn Bodē; delayed publication until 1992)
  • Way Up High (1992) (written 1968/69 and illustrated by Vaughn Bodē; delayed publication until 1992)
  • A Night in the Lonesome October (1993) (illustrated by Gahan Wilson) – Nebula Award nominee, 1994[17]
  • The Dead Man's Brother (2009) (mystery/thriller novel completed in 1971, finally published in 2009)


  • Deus Irae (1976) (with Philip K. Dick)
  • Coils (1982) (with Fred Saberhagen)
  • The Black Throne (1990) (with Fred Saberhagen)
  • The Mask of Loki (1990) (with Thomas T. Thomas)
  • The Millennial Contest series (with Robert Sheckley):
    • Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming (1991)
    • If at Faust You Don't Succeed (1993)
    • A Farce to Be Reckoned With (1995)
  • Flare (1992) (with Thomas T. Thomas)
  • Wilderness (1994) (with Gerald Hausman)
  • Psychoshop (1998) with Alfred Bester (This novel was completed in 1995 by Zelazny. Bester's manuscript The Psycho Hockshop stopped mid-sentence on manuscript page 92 (approximately 30–40 pages of the final book), and several pages of manuscript prior to page 92 were also missing.)[4]

Posthumous collaborations[edit]

Two books begun by Zelazny were completed by companion and novelist Jane Lindskold after Zelazny's death:

  • Donnerjack (1997)
  • Lord Demon (1999)

The adventure gameChronomaster (developed by DreamForge Intertainment, published by IntraCorp in 1996) was designed by Zelazny and Jane Lindskold (who also finished it after his death).


  • Four for Tomorrow (1967) (later published in the UK as A Rose for Ecclesiastes)
  • The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, and Other Stories (1971)
  • The Illustrated Roger Zelazny (1978) (contents of hardcover and paperback differ)
  • The Last Defender of Camelot (1980, Pocket Books and SFBC)
  • The Last Defender of Camelot (1981, Underwood-Miller) (contains 4 stories not in the Pocket Books version)
  • Alternities #6 (1981) (Special issue devoted entirely to Zelazny, contains rare stories and poems)
  • Dilvish, the Damned (1982)
  • Unicorn Variations (1983)
  • Frost & Fire (1989)
  • The Graveyard Heart/Elegy for Angels and Dogs (1992) (with Walter Jon Williams, featuring a sequel to Zelazny's story by Williams)
  • Gone to Earth / Author's Choice Monthly #27 (Pulphouse, 1992)
  • The Last Defender of Camelot (ibooks, 2002) (Collection has the same name as earlier collection, but different contents.)
  • Manna from Heaven (2003)
  • The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, and Other Stories (ibooks, 2005) (adds two stories from Four for Tomorrow)
  • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny (NESFA Press, 2009) [18]
    • Volume 1: Threshold
    • Volume 2: Power & Light
    • Volume 3: This Mortal Mountain
    • Volume 4: Last Exit to Babylon
    • Volume 5: Nine Black Doves
    • Volume 6: The Road to Amber

Poetry collections[edit]

  • Poems (1974)
  • When Pussywillows Last in the Catyard Bloomed (1980)
  • To Spin is Miracle Cat (1981)
  • Hymn to the Sun: An Imitation (1996, assembled by Zelazny but released after his death)
  • Collected Stories[18] contains all of his known poetry including previously unpublished works.


  • Poems (1974)
  • The Bells of Shoredan (Underwood-Miller, 1979)
  • For a Breath I Tarry (Underwood-Miller, 1980)
  • A Rhapsody in Amber (Cheap Street, 1981)
  • The Last Defender of Camelot (Underwood-Miller, 1981) (just the story)
  • The Bands of Titan / A Freas Sampler / A Dream of Passion (Ad Astra, 1986)
  • The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth (Pulphouse, 1991) (just the story; paperback and hardcover editions)
  • And the Darkness is Harsh (Pretentious Press, 1994)
  • The Last Defender of Camelot (Subterranean, 2003) (Zelazny's story plus George R. R. Martin's teleplay for Twilight Zone)

Anthologies edited by Zelazny[edit]

  • Thurban 1, issue #3, 1953 (Zelazny was assistant editor; part one of Zelazny's short story 'Conditional Benefit' appeared here)
  • Senior Scandals (Euclid Senior High, 1955) (co-edited by Zelazny and Carl Yoke)
  • Nebula Award Stories Three (Doubleday, 1968)
  • Nozdrovia #1, 1968 (co-edited with Richard Patt)
  • Forever After (Baen, 1995)
  • Warriors of Blood and Dream (AvoNova, 1995)
  • Wheel of Fortune (AvoNova, 1995)
  • The Williamson Effect (Tor, 1996)

Zelazny was also a contributor to the Wild Cardsshared world anthology series (edited by George R. R. Martin), following the exploits of his character Croyd Crenson, the Sleeper.

Zelazny created the Alien Speedway series of novels (Clypsis by Jeffrey Carver, Pitfall and The Web by Thomas Wylde) which appeared between 1986–87. His own story 'Deadboy Donner and the Filstone Cup' appears to have been inspired by the outline that he wrote for Alien Speedway.

Zelazny created and edited a shared world anthology called Forever After. The frame story uses preludes, written by Roger, to connect the stories. This shared world involved stories by Robert Asprin, David Drake, Jane Lindskold, and Michael A. Stackpole. Forever After was published posthumously by Baen Books.

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Following Zelazny's death, a tribute anthology entitled Lord of the Fantastic was released in 1998. This featured stories inspired by Zelazny, and personal recollections by contributors such as Robert Silverberg, Fred Saberhagen, Jennifer Roberson, Walter Jon Williams, Gregory Benford and many others.

Roger Zelazny's The Dawn Of Amber PDF Free Download

In 2017, another tribute anthology entitled Shadows & Reflections: A Roger Zelazny Tribute Anthology was published. This was co-edited by Zelazny's son Trent Zelazny, included an afterword by his daughter Shannon Zelazny and a story by his partner and sometime coauthor Jane Lindskold, and featured a rarely seen story by Zelazny himself.[19]


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  1. ^'1986 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  2. ^'1987 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  3. ^'1988 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  4. ^ abc'...And Call Me Roger': The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 6, by Christopher S. Kovacs. In: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, Volume 6: The Road to Amber, NESFA Press, 2009.
  5. ^Collected Stories, Volume 3 overview and Table of Contents. Confirmed 2011-09-28.
  6. ^A Visual Guide to Castle Amber (Avon Books, 1988) by Neil Randall and Roger Zelazny, illustrated by Todd Cameron Hamilton and James Clouse. ISBN0-380-75566-1. Illustrators Campbell and Clouse also worked on the companion books published one year later for the Xanth series by Piers Anthony and the Pern series by Anne McCaffrey.
  7. ^'1966 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  8. ^'...And Call Me Roger': The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 4, by Christopher S. Kovacs. In: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, Volume 4: Last Exit to Babylon, NESFA Press, 2009.
  9. ^'1967 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  10. ^'1968 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  11. ^'1969 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  12. ^'1972 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  13. ^'1975 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  14. ^'1976 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  15. ^'1981 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  16. ^'1982 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  17. ^'1994 Award Winners & Nominees'. Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  18. ^ abThe Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny. Volumes 1 to 6. Boston: NESFA Press. 2009. Confirmed 2011-09-28.
    (This 6-volume retrospective includes all of his short stories, novelettes, novellas and poems, including previously unpublished and uncollected works. It also includes the Kovacs biography ['...And Call Me Roger': The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny], story notes by Zelazny ['A Word from Zelazny'], and annotations by the editors.)
  19. ^'Shadows & Reflections'. Amazon. Retrieved 1 June 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Roger Zelazny at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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