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Published February 2016
Nine Black Doves Hardcover price: $29.00

Second edition, First printing
ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-80-1
ISBN-10: 1-886778-80-9
Page count: 576
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Nine Black Doves

Volume 5: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny

by Roger Zelazny

The fifth in a six-volume series, Volume 5: Nine Black Doves contains Zelazny’s short works from the 1980s, when Zelazny’s mature craft produced the Hugo-winning and Nebula-nominated stories, “24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai” and “Permafrost,” and other entertaining stories such as “Kalifriki of the Thread,” “Dilvish, the Damned,” and his first two Wild Cards stories about Croyd Crenson, “The Sleeper” and “Ashes to Ashes.”

Table of Contents

Introductions

  • 11 Considering Cows (by Melinda Snodgrass)
  • 15 The Two Rogers (by George R. R. Martin)

Stories

  • 25 Permafrost
  • 51 Itself Surprised (series: Fred Saberhagen’s Berserker universe)
  • 75 Mana from Heaven (series: Larry Niven’s The Magic Goes Away universe
  • 115 Devil and the Dancer (series: Dilvish 9 of 11)
  • 153 Garden of Blood (series: Dilvish 10 of 11)
  • 165 Dilvish, the Damned (series: Dilvish 11 of 11)
  • 189 LOKI 7281
  • 199 Dreadsong
  • 211 Dayblood
  • 217 The Bands of Titan
  • 225 Night Kings
  • 237 Quest’s End
  • 245 The Sleeper (series: Wild Cards)
  • 291 Ashes to Ashes (series: Wild Cards)
  • 321 Deadboy Donner and the Filstone Cup
  • 337 Kalifriki of the Thread (series: Kalifriki)
  • 359 The Deadliest Game
  • 361 24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai

Articles

  • 437 Constructing a Science Fiction Novel
  • 455 The Process of Composing
  • 457 Science Fiction Writing at Length
  • 461 Fantasy and Science Fiction: A Writer’s View
  • 467 Beyond the Idea
  • 473 “…And Call Me Roger”: The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 5

Curiosities

  • 523 Head Count
  • 527 Changeling (Film Outline)
  • 537 Coils (Outline)
  • 545 Alien Speedway (Outline)
  • 557 The Ahriman Factor (Outline)

Poetry

  • 49 The De-Synonymization of Winter
  • 109 Dreamscape
  • 112 Riptide
  • 187 555-1212
  • 197 I, the Crooked Rose’s Dream, Dumb-Sung Anatomie
  • 210 Hands
  • 222 To Spin Is Miracle Cat
  • 224 Evangel
  • 241 Song of the Ring
  • 243 Day of Doom
  • 288 Night of Fisting
  • 290 The Game’s Thirteenth Strike
  • 320 Locker Room
  • 335 Song
  • 360 Nameless Grave By a Nameless Sea, Probably Greek
  • 445 Appendix C
  • 445 Evil Chasing Prayer

Michael Whelan

Zelazny project art

Map of locations in “24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai”

This map shows the approximate locations of each stop in Mari’s journey through the Zelazny’s story “24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai.” She
followed the sequence in which the 24 images are shown in the book Hokusai’s Views of Mt. Fuji (Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1965). An oval inset
magnifies a smaller region. The map is based in part on a larger one contained within the reference book Hokusai and Hiroshige: Great
Japanese Prints from the James A. Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts
(Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1998). The sketch of Hokusai
is based on one of his self-portraits.

24 Views Hokusai Map

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

Last Exit to BabylonLast Exit to Babylon

This Mortal MountainThis Mortal Mountain

Power & LightPower & Light

ThresholdThreshold