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By Steven Brust

From the 1st appearances of Roger Zelasny's brief fiction within the early Sixties -- remarkably unique tales corresponding to the memorable A Rose for Ecclesiastes, a lot of that are now famous as classics -- it used to be transparent impressive new genius had burst into the sphere of speculative literature.

Over the eyars, that shining expertise burned brighter in novels similar to Lord of sunshine, The Dream grasp, and Creatures of sunshine and whose lyrical prose, masterful plotting and distinctive combination of undying fantasy with state of the art technological know-how gained Zelazny the acclaim of readers and critics alike -- in addition to six Hugos and 3 Nebulas. within the groundbreaking Amber books, he grew to become to fable, developing the most cherished sequence of all time.

Sadly, Roger Zelazny used to be taken from us too quickly. yet his genius blazes on -- not just in his personal enduring fiction, but in addition within the paintings of fellow authors inspired by way of his instance and touched via his friendship. Now twenty-five of these writers -- together with one of the most acclaimed names in SF and myth -- come jointly to pay tribute to Roger Zelazny with unique tales evoking the magic and sweetness of his personal most sensible paintings.

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