Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny – book cover, description, publication history. This new collection includes all five previously uncollected “Amber” stories, plus the prologue from the rare limited edition of “The Trumps of Doom,” and 16 other . This new collection includes all five previously uncollected “Amber” stories, plus the prologue from the rare limited edition of Trumps of Doom, and 16 other.
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Steven Brust Goodreads Author Introduction. Starhawk rated it really liked it Feb 18, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I have to admit that a few of the short pieces they range from a third of a page to 37 pages in length left me shaking my head, fromm back at various passages, and generally asking “wha’appen?
This story also introduces us to the Shroudlings, a race Zelazny had apparently planned to include in future novels.
Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny
Lists with This Book. Many of Zelazny’s stories, though–and the ones in this collection in particular–are purposely obtuse at the beginning ueaven it’s easier to just embrace the confusion and still enjoy the ride. Zelazny is the author of the Amber series, which I’ve read and reviewed here in the past.
The stories in Manna From Heaven are drawn from work he published between and posthumously Manna from Heaven The Chronicles of Amber And no, that’s not paradoxical, that’s just Zelazny.
I admire how even in stories where the characters are secondary to the point being made that they still have personalities and subtleties that aren’t at all necessary but without which the stories would feel overly didactic.
Mar 18, Ken rated it really liked it. Amir Qorbani rated it really liked it Dec 10, Having never read any of the five before, I found it bittersweet to see not only explanations to some of the more obvious heqven questions from the Amber novels, but also to see the clear manns for what could and likely would have become a new Amber series had Zelazny only lived to write it. This book was quite a beating heavdn get through. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Manna from Heaven
Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated hwaven 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.
Aerin rated it liked it Sep 25, The hsaven sequence The Amber Chronicleswhich started with Nine Princes in Amberdeals with the ruling family of a Platonic realm at the metaphysical heart yeaven things, who can slide, trickster-like through realities, and their wars with each other and the related ruling house of Chaos.
This new collection includes all five previously uncollected “Amber” stories, plus the prologue from the rare limited edition of “The Trumps of Doom,” and 16 other fantasy and science fiction stories including a collaboration with Harlan Ellison.
This was hard to get, and quite expensive. These stories, and others have also been published in The Road to Amber Volume 6: It concludes with five short pieces that take place in the Amber universe.
May 14, Christine rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Overall, it was very enjoyable. David rated it really liked it May 27, OK, I don’t feel quite like Zelazny was a genius, but I have immense respect for his talent, and I get what Brust is saying.
Books by Roger Zelazny. With all of the short stories in it, you would have thought that I would find something enjoyable but I can’t say that I enjoyed any of them. But I should have waited until it came out in paperback if it ever does. I think there are 3 of them, while there are 4 total. Highly recommended for all “Amber” and Zelazny.
It was interesting to realise that the same character pops up in “Kalifriki of the Thread” and “Come Back to the Killing Ground, Alice, My Love”; and the six short glimpses of Amber give some hope that a third series of books set in that universe would have been better than the second. I’ll give one of his Hugo award winning books a try and hope that his strength is in full-length books.
A collection of short stories by a master. Cover art by Bob Eggleton. His way of deftly turning expectations on their head and redefining the context of what one thinks one knows is in I don’t normally enjoy reading short stories because it generally takes me so long to grasp the setup that I’m only just getting comfortable with the voices or the settings when the stories end.
Other books in the series. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Published May 29th by Wildside Press first published January My personal favorites are “Coming to a Cord”, a story narrated by Merlin’s strangling cord, Frakir, and “The Shroudling and the Guisel” which provides background on Merlin’s first love, Rhanda.
It’s the journey, and Zelazny isn’t afraid to let his readers lose the path and try to find it again. May 27, Jan Heiman rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the stories here is “Mana from Heaven” but the extra “n” changes the meaning entirely. After receiving a B. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
He won the Nebula award three times out of 14 nominations and the Hugo award six times out of 14 nominations.