Menu Menu
NESFA Press

Hardcover

Published August 2013
Last Exit to Babylon Hardcover price: $29.00

Second edition, First printing
ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-79-5
ISBN-10: 1-886778-79-5
Page count: 576
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Last Exit to Babylon

Volume 4: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny

by Roger Zelazny

The fourth in a six-volume series, Volume 4: Last Exit to Babylon contains Zelazny’s short works from the late 1970s and early 1980s when Zelazny’s popularity opened new markets for his work. He continued to produce highly-crafted stories, such as the popular “The Last Defender of Camelot,” the Hugo-winning “Unicorn Variation,” and the Hugo and Nebula-winning “Home is the Hangman.” The stories in this series are enriched by editors’ notes and Zelazny’s own words, taken from his many essays, describing why he wrote the stories and what he thought about them in retrospect.

Table of Contents

Introductions

  • 11 The Prince of Amber (by Joe Haldeman)
  • 15 What I Didn’t Learn from Reading Roger Zelazny (by Steven Brust)

Stories

  • 21 My Name Is Legion: Précis
  • 25 The Eve of RUMOKO (series: My Name Is Legion)
  • 81 ‘Kjwalll’kje’k’koothaïilll’kje’k (series: My Name Is Legion)
  • 145 Home Is the Hangman (series: My Name Is Legion)
  • 213 Stand Pat, Ruby Stone
  • 225 Go Starless in the Night
  • 233 Halfjack
  • 241 The Last Defender of Camelot
  • 265 Fire and/or Ice
  • 269 Exeunt Omnes
  • 273 A Very Good Year…
  • 281 The Places of Aache (series: Dilvish 5 of 11)
  • 291 A City Divided (series: Dilvish 6 of 11)
  • 303 The White Beast (series: Dilvish 7 of 11)
  • 307 Tower of Ice (series: Dilvish 8 of 11)
  • 359 The George Business
  • 371 The Naked Matador
  • 379 Walpurgisnacht
  • 385 The Last of the Wild Ones (series: Jenny/Murdock)
  • 405 The Horses of Lir
  • 419 Recital
  • 427 And I Only Am Escaped to Tell Thee
  • 431 Shadowjack (series: Shadowjack)
  • 443 Shadowjack: Character Outline (series: Shadowjack)
  • 451 Unicorn Variation

Articles

  • 483 Some Science Fiction Parameters: A Biased View
  • 491 Black Is the Color and None Is the Number
  • 501 The Parts That Are Only Glimpsed: Three Reflexes
  • 505 Future Crime
  • 511 A Number of Princes in Amber
  • 515 Balance Art Commerce
  • 517 Amber and the Amberites
  • 523 “… And Call Me Roger”: The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 4

Poetry

  • 24 Diadoumenos of Polycletus
  • 209 Come, Let Us Pace the Sky-Aspiring Wave
  • 212 On the Death of a Manned Stellar Observation Satellite
  • 223 I, a Stranger and Revisited
  • 239 On the Return of the Mercurian Flamebird After Nesting
  • 278 There Is Always a Poem
  • 280 Doctrine of the Perfect Lie
  • 368 Pelias Waking, within the S.C.
  • 370 Torlin Dragonson
  • 384 Wriggle Under George Washington Bridge
  • 402 Lamentations of the Prematurely Old Satyr
  • 403 Moonsong
  • 404 Nuages
  • 418 Friend
  • 424 The Burning
  • 426 Dance
  • 431 Ye Who Would Wish to Live
  • 442 Shadows
  • 446 great cummings
  • 447 The Man Without a Shadow
  • 477 When Pussywillows Last in the Catyard Bloomed

Michael Whelan

Zelazny project art

Edited by David G. Grubbs, Christopher S. Kovacs and Ann Crimmins
Cover art by Michael Whelan
Cover design by Alice Lewis

Other NESFA Press titles by Roger Zelazny

The Road to AmberThe Road to Amber

Nine Black DovesNine Black Doves

This Mortal MountainThis Mortal Mountain

Power & LightPower & Light

ThresholdThreshold