The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, and Other Stories

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The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, and Other Stories
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Dust jacket from first edition
AuthorRoger Zelazny
Cover artistPeggy Barnett
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction
PublisherDoubleday
Publication date
1971
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages229 pp
ISBN0-385-08216-9

The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth is a collection of science fiction short stories by American writer Roger Zelazny, and the title of the first story in the collection. It was published in 1971 by Doubleday.

Contents[edit]

Stories in the original edition:

Stories added in later editions:

  • "The Furies"
  • "The Graveyard Heart"

Synopses[edit]

In 1965, the title story, about extreme sportsmen who fish for "sea monsters" in the oceans of Venus, won the first Nebula Award for Best Novelette.

"This Mortal Mountain" is also about future extreme sports, concerning mountain climbing on an asymmetric planet with a mountain tens of kilometers high, extending far beyond any breathable atmosphere.

"This Moment of the Storm" is about a constable on a distant colony planet, whose duties include the use of armed drone aircraft.

References[edit]

  • Levack, Daniel J. H. (1983). Amber Dreams: A Roger Zelazny Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. pp. 32–33. ISBN 0-934438-39-0.