Here’s a chat with Warren Lapine to talk about his most recent book, Immer, Zlaz, which is a collection of Roger Zelazny’s many letters.
Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was an American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his Amber series of novels, as well as his standalone works such as “Lord of Light” and “This Immortal.”
Zelazny began writing in the 1960s, and quickly made a name for himself in the science fiction community with his unique blend of fantasy and science fiction elements. He was known for his complex, multi-layered plots and his poetic, evocative writing style.
One of Zelazny’s most famous and enduring works is the Amber series, which began with “Nine Princes in Amber” in 1970. The series tells the story of a group of immortal princes who struggle for control of the universe’s ultimate power source, the city of Amber. The series is notable for its blending of fantasy and science fiction elements, as well as its complex and intriguing characters.
Another notable work by Zelazny is “Lord of Light” (1967) which won the Hugo award for best novel, the story is set in a distant planet where a group of human settlers, who possess god-like powers, rule over the native population using the power of technology and their own god-like powers.
Zelazny’s writing was known for its wit, intelligence, and poetic style, and his influence can be seen in the work of many modern science fiction and fantasy authors. He was a master of blending science fiction and fantasy elements, and his work continues to be widely read and admired today.
Zelazny’s death in 1995 was a loss to the science fiction community, but his legacy lives on through his many works and the authors he influenced. He was a pioneering author who helped to shape the genre, and his contributions will be remembered for many years to come.