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The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny 
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I'd like to balance my earlier, dyspeptic post on "The Prisoner" revision :twisted: ... with a glowing review of the NESFA's Zelazny series.

Each rather fat volume collects all Zelazny short stories in chronological order (as written, not necessarily as published). One surprising result: the first story in the first volume is the classic "Rose for Ecclesiastes," which was evidently written quite early, then shelved. Poetry is also included, as are excerpts from key novels, story introductions and essays written by Zelazny, end notes written by the editors explaining many of Zelazny's literary allusions, and a multi-part biography written by one of the series' editors.

The books themselves are handsomely produced, the best I've seen from NESFA. Michael Whelan has created a beautiful, evocative mural to act as the cover(s). The wrap-around mural is incremented for each volume, such that the mural is being recreated on the spines of the books. A nice touch!

I believe that the entire series is available now directly from NESFA. Four of the series' six volumes are available from Amazon, with the concluding 5th and 6th volumes available by the end of January '10.

IIRC, Zelazny has some fans on this site. This collection is for you.

Excuse me now, while I reacquaint myself with "This Moment of the Storm," a friend I haven't visited in several decades.


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As long as it contains "Divine Madness" and "Lucifer," it can only be perfect. Vertiginous viewpoint of madness, perfectly rendered, in each.

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JamesGifford wrote:
As long as it contains "Divine Madness" and "Lucifer,"

Yes, and yes.

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