Roger Zelazny on the Web
Most of you who would visit here would already know that Roger passed away this
last summer ('95). What some of you may not know is about some of the things he
was preparing prior to this. A few of them, if not all, are out on the market. Amber
fans especially may want to note one of the following.
There are 6 things I am aware of that have been published since Roger's passing:
The first of which is a collection of stories entitled Warriors of Blood and
Dream which he edited and wrote the introduction for, alas there is no story from
him appearing therein. The second of which I was made aware is Fantastic Alice a collection of stories from modern fantasy authors of Wonderland. Edited by
Margaret Weis the story by Roger that appears is entitled "Epithalamium". Two of these I
encountered on the same day. They would be Forever After and
Wheel of Fortune. By the flip of the coin I have read the latter of these so far
and was pleased with the result. Wheel was edited by Roger and contains the
second to last Amber
short story entitled "Blue Horse, Dancing Mountains". Forever After: the idea was created by Roger and all the preludes
to the authors who participated were written by him. Jane Lindskold, another fine author, and
one of the participants in this collection, it seems was also instrumental in putting the
finishing touches for the publication. Jane, on the off chance you read this, please
mail me I would very much like to talk to you.
Castle Fantastic edited by John DeChanice and Martin Greenberg contains
the last known published Amber Short Story, "Hall of Mirrors". And although more information of the fifth item follows, this story would be the sixth in publication/release
The fifth project would be a computergame
>Chronomaster. I haven't finsihed the game, and the link URLs I have for it aren't working at
this moment so I'll leave them off for now.
Okay, so there it is, but you are confused. I mention the second and third and final Amber short
story and not the first. Well this was written and published while Roger was still part
of this Shadow. The story "The Salesman's Tale" to my knowledge was only printed
in Amberzine, Issue #6 by Phage Press. I hope that
some time in the future it will be reprinted in some collection more available to the
general public. Until then, use the above link to find out how to contact them.
One last thing, although it isn't exactly Roger Zelazny who did it, Theodore Krulik wrote a book
entitled The Complete Amber Sourcebook which takes all the people and places and gives
a brief synopsis and evaluation of them.
Here are some links that I have found to other Roger Zelazny resources on the Web!
- Here's the one I've been waiting to find for many moons. In Memorium of Roger Zelazny written and posted by his good friend George R. R. Martin on 14 June 1995.
- An opinions page about the Amber novels, not very much in the way
of reviews or information.
- A short biblio of works, a link to Amber timeline and an Amber parody. The timeline was a bit strange (as things of Amber tend to be) and was
very speculative in places. Didn't read the parody.
- Extremely non-comprehensive listing of works. More commentary on
at least this has some substance and isn't awful.
- List of reviews by SF authros. RZ's Lord of Light and
Flare coloboration. Not yet done in html (no text link).
[I leave this here without specific files so that when they are ready I
can more easily adjust for it. Thanks for your patience.]
- A more complete works list with polling... author of list can't verify
some of the titles.
- Somewaht detailed and comprehensive listing of works. Applauds!
- Same list as above, just an ftp link.
- A good link... reviews of some older RZ for newer readers... far
from comprehensive, but it isn't suposed to be.
- Not very large an entry but this essay-like entry discusses Roger Zelazny and Steven Brust in very broad
- This is a copy (reprinted without permission) of the Obituary from the Houston Chronicle.
- Here's a
fine link to
a Roger Zelazny page with all kinds of info!
- And yet another link
which I haven't been to since I found so I don't recall what's here.
- Here are a couple of humorous links based on quotes from two of RZ's works Beginning with the Agnostic's Prayer and Ending with this one from Merlin's Chronicles.
- And here's anRZ Interview by Garner Johnson.
I know this list of links is nowhere near complete. If you know of any
good links that I may add to this listing please mail me.
My thanks to all of you who visit regularly and have contributed. I have some things that I need
to put up here and will attempt to get to as soon as possible. Thanks again to all of you!
And for the record you are visitor number
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