This Mortal Mountain




      This Mortal Mountain
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. Read This Mortal Mountain – heartforum.co.uk

Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of sf the most famous of these is A Rose for Ecclesiastes in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career Most of his novels deal, one way or another, with tricksters and mythology, often with rogues who become gods, like Sam in Lord of Light, who reinvents Buddhism as a vehicle for political subversion on a colony planet.The fantasy sequence The Amber Chronicles, which started with Nine Princes in Amber, deals with the ruling family of a Platonic realm at the metaphysical heart of things, who can slide, trickster like through realities, and their wars with each other and the related ruling house of Chaos Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise who could but he and his work were much loved, and a potent influence on such younger writers as George R R Martin and Neil Gaiman.He won the Nebula award three times out of 14 nominations and the Hugo award six times out of 14 nominations His papers are housed at the Albin O Khun Library of the University of Maryland, Balti County UMBC.http en.wikipedia.org wiki Roger_Ze

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  • Hardcover
  • 576 pages
  • This Mortal Mountain
  • Roger Zelazny
  • English
  • 16 May 2019
  • 1886778787

10 thoughts on “ This Mortal Mountain

  1. Jim says:

    Another fantastic, well done continuation of the collected works the life of Roger Zelazny NESFA really did a fantastic job with this as they have with the others in the collection The amount of research documentation they did is staggering They collected comments old correspondence from Zelazny s friends peers The sheer number of authors that he interacted with is amazing A list of them reads like the Who s Who of the SF Fantasy community The insight into Another fantastic, well done continuation of the collected works the life of Roger Zelazny NESFA really did a fantastic job with this as they have with the others in the collection The amount of research documentation they did is staggering They collected comments old correspondence from Zelazny s friends peers The sheer number of authors that he interacted with is amazing A list of them reads like the Who s Who of the SF Fantasy community The insight into that community is wonderful.The stories were fantastic, as always They were also well documented, each with a summary explanation of the allusions made with related comments either by Zelazny, his editor or peers Exactly what I ve come to expect from the previous works More fantastic was the corrected conversati...

  2. Matt says:

    This impressive collection keeps going strong at Volume 3 If I have any complaint, it is that the immersion in so much Zelazny at a time can desensitize you to his creativity So many of these stories are worthy of their own review, but its hard to sit and digest when the next page beckons Damnation Alley stands out as the popular kid in this ragtag group and I had no idea this short story led to a full length novel which then led to a movie which then led to a disappointing Netflix search This impressive collection keeps going strong at Volume 3 If I have any c...

  3. Grimward says:

    Currently on Damnation Alley one of my top 5 Zelazny stories Enjoying the endnotes in this book as much as I did for the first two in the series.

  4. Metaphorosis says:

    reviews.metaphorosis.com 4 starsRoger Zelazny deserves every bit of his status as a legendary SFF author At his best which he often was see Lord of Light , his prose verged on poetry without ever losing its readability His short fiction gathered in several partial collections over the years was as good, if not better So, running across a complete collection of his short works is as exciting to an SF fan as finding that aaffordable version of the Jack Vance Integral Edition is reviews.metaphorosis.com 4 starsRoger Zelazny deserves every bit of his status as a legendary SFF author At his best which he often was ...

  5. Theresa says:

    This is one collection of Zelazny s short stories published in SF magazines from appx 1965 1975 The stories in this collection are fast paced, action oriented, and often have a surprise reveal ending that is characteristic of SF fiction from this period My favorites There Be Dragons Here and Way Up High, two stories apparently written for a YA a...

  6. Alazzar says:

    As I said in my recap of the first two volumes of this series, everything is awesome, especially the notes after each story that give some insight into Zelaznys writing Also, the biographical stuff and the speeches and essays at the end are great.With that out of the way, heres a list of all the stories in the book not including poetry articles whatever Ive bolded the ones I felt stood out This Mortal MountainThe Man Who Loved the FaioliAngel, Dark AngelThe Hounds of SorrowThe Window Washer As I said in my recap of the first two volumes of this series, everything is awesome, especially the notes after each story that give some insight into Zelazny s writing Also, the biographical stuff and the speeches and essays at the end are great.With that out of the way, here s a list of all the stories in the book not including poetry articles whatever I ve bolded the ones I felt stood out This Mortal MountainThe Man Who Loved the FaioliAngel, Dark AngelThe Hounds of SorrowThe Window WasherDamnation AlleyThe Last Inn on the Road with Dannie Plachta A Hand Across the GalaxyThe Insider as by Philip H Sexart HeritageHe T...

  7. Nicholas Whyte says:

    of the definitive NESFA six volume collection of Zelazny s short fiction, poetry and prose Most of the stories were ones I already knew from collections published in or shortly after Zelazny s lifetime, the most striking exceptions being the texts of two children s books, Here There Be Dragons and Way Up High, whose original publication was delayed for years because of a dispute with underground artist, Vaughn Bod , whose illustrations were part of the definitive NESFA six volume collection of Zelazny s short fiction, poetry and prose Most of the stories w...

  8. Magill says:

    Pretty much the same opinion as when I read Volume 1 Enjoyed Volume 4 the best so far.

  9. Ken says:

    An excellent collection of Zelazny s work, with annotations and commentary.

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