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Journal of No. 118


September 11th, 2012

Last Defender of Camelot, by Roger Zelazny @ 04:39 pm

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This collection contains great diversity of Zelazny's short (and not so short) work. Unfortunately, some of that diversity includes stories that are both good and bad. I remember not liking "He Who Shapes" 30 years ago... and I still don't like it. It's too long already, but Zelazny later expanded it into The Dream Master, which Wikipedia informs me served as the basis for Dreamscape, which ain't all that good either. But on the plus side, there are some good short-shorts, and I still really like "For A Breath I Tarry". Somehow it takes a hokey premise with some mythology and the Book of Job thrown in, and it all just works.
 
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From:stevenkaye
Date:September 12th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
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Sometimes I imagine an anthology of female science fiction, fantasy and horror authors all responding to various famous Zelazny stories.
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From:johnny9fingers
Date:September 12th, 2012 07:27 am (UTC)
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But we'll always have "Lord of Light". Thank the gods.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:September 12th, 2012 01:36 pm (UTC)
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Incidentally, it looks like we will soon have Argo.

Journal of No. 118