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Published September 2013
The Road to Amber Hardcover price: $29.00

Second edition, First printing
ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-81-8
ISBN-10: 1-886778-81-7
Page count: 592
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

The Road to Amber

Volume 6: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny

by Roger Zelazny

The last in a six-volume series Volume 6: The Road To Amber, the last in the series, covers the final five years of Zelazny’s career in the early 1990s, when he reached for new ideas and continued familiar themes with stories such as “Godson” and “Godson: A Play in Three Acts,” two more Wild Cards stories (“Concerto for Siren and Serotonin” and “The Long Sleep”), and a linked sequence of five Amber stories leading to planned but unwritten Amber novels.

Table of Contents

Introductions

  • 11 Roger Zelazny (by Jane Lindskold)
  • 19 Remembering Roger (by Gerald Hausman)
  • 25 The Trickster (by Gardner Dozois)

Stories

  • 35 Godson
  • 59 Godson: A Play in Three Acts
  • 113 Come Back to the Killing Ground, Alice, My Love (series: Kalifriki)
  • 157 Prince of the Powers of This World
  • 165 The Long Crawl of Hugh Glass
  • 197 Tunnel Vision
  • 199 Epithalamium
  • 221 Forever After: Preludes and Postlude
  • 269 Lady of Steel
  • 271 The Three Descents of Jeremy Baker
  • 279 The Sleeper: Character Outline (series: Wild Cards)
  • 283 Concerto for Siren and Serotonin (series: Wild Cards)
  • 331 The Long Sleep(§ Wild Cards)

Amber

  • 364 Amber Map
  • 365 Prolog to Trumps of Doom
  • 369 The Road to Amber
  • 373 The Great Amber Questionnaire
  • 381 A Secret of Amber (with Ed Greenwood)
  • 385 The Salesman’s Tale
  • 399 Blue Horse, Dancing Mountains
  • 405 The Shroudling and the Guisel
  • 417 Coming to a Cord
  • 425 Hall of Mirrors

Articles

  • 445 On Writing Horror After Reading Clive Barker
  • 447 “When It Comes It’s Wonderful”: Art versus Craft in Writing
  • 461 Warriors and Dreams
  • 469 “…And Call Me Roger”: The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 6

Curiosities

  • 523 Sandow’s Shadow (Outline) (series: Francis Sandow)
  • 533 Shadowland (Outline) (series: Shadowjack)
  • 541 Dysonized Biologicals (Outline)
  • 545 Donnerjack, of Virtù: A Fable for the Machine Age (Outline)

Celebration

  • 555 A Zelazny Timeline
  • 563 Z-World (by Michael Whelan)
  • 575 The Quintessential Roger Zelazny
  • 579 Isle of Regret (by Trent Zelazny)
  • 583 In Memoriam: Roger Zelazny (by George R. R. Martin)

Songs (in “Godson: A Play in Three Acts”)

  • 60 My Given Name Is Death
  • 63 Why Do Little Boys Lie?
  • 68 It’s Rough Being a Bike
  • 72 Be a Doctor
  • 76 Why’s Good-bye So Easy for Him?
  • 77 Remembering
  • 78 Oh, How the Dying Goes On
  • 82 Oh, Wondrous Weed
  • 90 The Man Who Went Away
  • 93 Betrayed
  • 103 Let’s Do It
  • 107 Save That Quarterback

Poetry

  • 110 Our Own Piece of the Sky
  • 111 The Appetite and Rising Sun
  • 112 Cry of the Needy
  • 159 What Child Is This?
  • 164 Storm
  • 194 Walking, of Course
  • 196 Spinning the Day Through My Head
  • 218 Paranoid Game
  • 220 The God and Frustrate Shrine
  • 263 Ikhnaton’s Hymn to the Sun
  • 267 The Rational Gods
  • 329 Spring Morning: Missive

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

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