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Roger Zelazny

F. Brett Cox


This book surveys the life and career of Roger Zelazny (1937-1995), an American science fiction writer who quickly rose to prominence in the 1960s with works that offered new perspectives on traditional science fiction scenarios such as planetary exploration, alien encounter, and immortality as they audaciously remixed Western mythology and Eastern religion within a brilliant, allusive prose style. Although he continued to produce innovative and often formally experimental fiction, after 1970 Zelazny increasingly focused on more commercial work, in particular the extraordinarily popular fantas ... More

Keywords: Roger Zelazny, science fiction, fantasy, mythology, immortality, allusion, style

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043765
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. Brett Cox, author
Norwich University