Roger Zelazny bibliography

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This partial bibliography by American science fiction and fantasy author Roger Zelazny (missing several individual short stories published in collections).

Bibliography[edit]

Amber[edit]

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:

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

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 fiction computer 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]

Collaborations[edit]

Posthumous collaborations[edit]

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

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

Collections[edit]

Poetry collections[edit]

Chapbooks[edit]

Anthologies edited by Zelazny[edit]

Zelazny was also a contributor to the Wild Cards shared 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 by Baen Books posthumously.

Following Zelazny's death, a tribute anthology entitled Lord of the Fantastic was released. 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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b c "...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. ISBN 0-380-75566-1. 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. ^ Sean Kelly, ed. (1977). Heavy Metal 1977 September IND=36587. 1 No. 6. Valerie Marchant. Matty Simmons. Leonard Mogel. p. 2. 
  16. ^ "The last defender of Camelot (Book, 1988) [WorldCat.org]". Retrieved 14 May 2016. Passion play -- Horseman! -- The stainless steel leech -- A thing of terrible beauty -- He who shapes -- Comes now the power -- Auto-da-fé -- Damnation Alley -- For a breath I tarry -- The engine at Heartspring's center -- The game of blood and dust -- No award -- Is there a demon lover in the house? -- The last defender of Camelot -- Stand pat, Ruby Stone -- Halfjack. 
  17. ^ "1981 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  18. ^ "1982 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  19. ^ "1994 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  20. ^ a b The 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.)

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