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Journal of No. 118

September 11th, 2012

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


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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Date:September 12th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Sometimes I imagine an anthology of female science fiction, fantasy and horror authors all responding to various famous Zelazny stories.
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Date:September 12th, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
But we'll always have "Lord of Light". Thank the gods.
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Date:September 12th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
Incidentally, it looks like we will soon have Argo.

Journal of No. 118