Authors > Roger Zelazny

The author of more than 50 books and winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, the incomparable Roger Zelazny remains one of the most revered names in sf and fantasy.

Roger Zelazny was a science fiction and fantasy writer, a six time Hugo Award winner, and a three time Nebula Award Winner. He published more than forty novels in his lifetime. His first novel This Immortal, serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction under the title “...And Call Me Conrad,” won the Hugo Award for best novel. Lord of Light, his third novel, also won the Hugo award and was nominated for the Nebula award.

"Funny, wise, and infused with a sense of wonder and knowledge....Nobody else made myths real and valuable in the way Roger Zelazny could."--Neil Gaiman

"A storyteller without peer. He created worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen." --George R.R. Martin

"Roger Zelazny [was] the compleat New Wave author, so daring he could pen nothing without perturbing some creaky icon... so strong a writer, so moving in the sweep of his plots and imagery."-David Brin

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Creatures of Light and Darkness

Set on a faraway world, the seminal tale of a battle between Ancient Egyptian gods, Creatures of Light and Darkness is a grand display of the imagination, wit, and audacious genius that has placed Zelazny eternally alongside Heinlein, Asimov, Phillip K. Dick, and other legendary genre masters.

Year: 1969     Genre: Science Fiction

Lord of Light

His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god, but then he never claimed not to be a god. A holy war rages across the heavens and mankind’s fate hangs in the balance.

Year: 1967     Genre: Science Fiction

My Name is Legion

Since he was no one, he could be anyone. He’d been an important part of the team putting together the International Data Bank, which would track every single move made by every single human being. As the project neared completion he realized that no one would ever truly be free again. At the very last moment he blanked his file, changed his face, and created a back door into the system.

Year: 1976     Genre: Science Fiction

Nine Princes in Amber

Carl Corey wakes up in a secluded New York hospital with amnesia. He escapes and investigates, discovering the truth, piece by piece: he is really Prince Corwin, of Amber, the one true world of which our Earth is just a shadow. He is one of nine men who might rule Amber, if he can fight his way past the armies of his older brother Eric.

Year: 1970     Genre: Fantasy


The Road runs from the unimaginable past to the far future, and those who travel it have access to the turnoffs leading to all times and places—even to the alternate time-streams of histories that never happened. Why the Dragons of Bel'kwinith made the Road—or who they are-—no one knows.

Year: 1979     Genre: Fantasy

The Great Book of Amber

The Great Book of Amber is a collection of the complete Amber chronicles--featuring volumes one through ten--a treasure trove of the ingenious imagination and phenomenal storytelling that inspired a generation of fantasists, from Neil Gaiman to George R.R. Martin.

Year: 1991     Genre: Fantasy

This Immortal

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather not talk about. And, as Arts Commissioner, he's been given a job he'd rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes-especially when it is apparent that this places him at the center of high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself!

Year: 1966     Genre: Action & Adventure SF

May 13, 1937 -- Jun 14, 1995

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1966This ImmortalAction & Adventure SF
1967Lord of LightScience Fiction
1969Creatures of Light and DarknessScience Fiction
1970Nine Princes in AmberFantasy, Amber
1976My Name is LegionScience Fiction
1991The Great Book of Amber
The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10
Fantasy, Amber




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