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Published May 2011
This Mortal Mountain Hardcover price: $29.00

Second edition, First printing
ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-78-8
ISBN-10: 1-886778-78-7
Page count: 576
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

This Mortal Mountain

Volume 3: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny

by Roger Zelazny

The third in a six-volume series, Volume 3: This Mortal Mountain contains Zelazny’s short works from the late 1960s and early 1970s, Zelazny’s breadth of interests developed into a variety of styles displayed in such rich stories as “This Mortal Mountain,” “The Steel General,” “Damnation Alley,” “The Man Who Loved the Faioli,” and the Hugo and Nebula-nominated “The Engine at Heartspring’s Center”. 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 Of Meetings and Partings (by Neil Gaiman)
  • 15 On Roger Zelazny (by David G. Hartwell)

Stories

  • 21 This Mortal Mountain
  • 61 The Man Who Loved the Faioli
  • 71 Angel, Dark Angel
  • 85 The Hounds of Sorrow
  • 93 The Window Washer
  • 105 Damnation Alley
  • 189 The Last Inn on the Road (with Dannie Plachta)
  • 195 A Hand Across the Galaxy
  • 199 The Insider (as by Philip H. Sexart)
  • 205 Heritage
  • 209 He That Moves
  • 221 Corrida
  • 227 Dismal Light (series: Francis Sandow)
  • 243 Song of the Blue Baboon
  • 249 Stowaway
  • 255 Here There Be Dragons
  • 273 Way Up High
  • 295 The Steel General
  • 341 Come to Me Not in Winter’s White (by Harlan Ellison™ and Roger Zelazny)
  • 355 The Year of the Good Seed (with Dannie Plachta)
  • 361 The Man at the Corner of Now and Forever
  • 371 My Lady of the Diodes
  • 397 Alas! Alas! This Woeful Fate
  • 403 Sun’s Trophy Stirring
  • 409 Add Infinite Item
  • 411 The Game of Blood and Dust
  • 417 The Force That Through the Circuit Drives the Current
  • 425 No Award
  • 439 Is There a Demon Lover in the House?
  • 445 The Engine at Heartspring’s Center

Articles

  • 457 Tomorrow Stuff
  • 463 Science Fiction and How It Got That Way
  • 469 Self-Interview
  • 473 The Genre: A Geological Survey
  • 477 A Burnt-Out Case?
  • 495 Ideas, Digressions and Daydreams: The Amazing Science Fiction Machine
  • 499 Musings on Lord of Light
  • 503 “…And Call Me Roger”: The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 3

Curiosities

  • 547 Family Tree from Creatures of Light and Darkness
  • 549 Guns of Avalon: deleted sex scene
  • 553 Bridge of Ashes (Outline)
  • 561 Doorways in the Sand (Summary)

Poetry

  • 60 Lover’s Valediction: Forbidding Day’s Sacrament
  • 70 Song (The Leaves are Gone)
  • 84 Fire, Snakes & the Moon
  • 102 Lobachevsky’s Eyes
  • 104 Beyond the River of the Blessed
  • 194 Chorus Mysticus
  • 203 Permanent Mood
  • 204 Maitreya
  • 208 Tryptych
  • 218 Avalanches
  • 219 Somewhere a Piece of Colored Light
  • 220 We Are the Legions of Hellwell
  • 224 Awakening
  • 226 Night Thoughts
  • 242 Paintpot
  • 248 Reflection from an Oriental Ashtray
  • 252 T. S. Eliot
  • 254 Wall
  • 270 Morning with Music
  • 272 I Walked Beyond the Mirror
  • 292 Museum Moods
  • 293 Sentiments with Numbers (second half of Museum Moods)
  • 294 Storm and Sunrise
  • 328 Oh, the Moon Comes on Like a Genie
  • 336 Between You & I
  • 336 Words
  • 337 Augury
  • 339 Pyramid
  • 354 Thundershoon
  • 360 What Is Left When the Soul is Sold
  • 370 LP Me Thee
  • 389 The Thing That Cries in the Night
  • 406 Dim
  • 408 Dark Horse Shadow
  • 410 Missolonghi Hillside
  • 416 Ducks
  • 423 Lamentations of the Venusian Pensioner
  • 435 reply
  • 444 Testament
  • 454 Sonnet, Anyone?
  • 492 Philip K. Dick

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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