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Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Author:
    Roger Zelazny
  • ISBN:
    0671443771
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671443771
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  • Publisher:
    Pocket Books (August 3, 1981)
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    Short Stories & Anthologies
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The Last Defender of Camelot is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy short stories a by American writer Roger Zelazny.

The Last Defender of Camelot is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy short stories a by American writer Roger Zelazny. The Stainless Steel Leech". A Thing of Terrible Beauty". Damnation Alley"(magazine version). For a Breath I Tarry".

Zelazny Roger On one such occasion, Stephen Donaldson asked me what book by someone else I wished I had written

Roger Zelazny The Last Defender Of Camelot INTRODUCTION Though it is contrary to my general practice to introduce my own works, I decided to say a few words to go before this collection and some before each story itself because I have put this one together out of materials drawn from the beginning, middle and recent sections of the eighteen-year period I have been writing. I have changed during that time, a conditio. On one such occasion, Stephen Donaldson asked me what book by someone else I wished I had written. I gave him a quick answer which seemed appropriate at the moment. I thought about it later, though, and changed my mind.

The Last Defender Of Camelot. Though it is contrary to my general practice to introduce my own works, I decided to say a few words to go before this collection and some before each story itself because I have put this one together out of materials drawn from the beginning, middle and recent sections of the eighteen-year period I have been writing. How wise the ancient masters were! When they knew they must destroy themselves in a combat too mystical and holy for us to understand, they left us these ceremonies, in commemoration of the Great Machine

Roger Zelazny was a science fiction and fantasy writer, a six time Hugo Award winner, and a three time Nebula Award Winner. He published more than forty novels in his lifetime.

Roger Zelazny was a science fiction and fantasy writer, a six time Hugo Award winner, and a three time Nebula Award Winner. His first novel 'This Immortal', serialized in 'The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction' under the title . nd Call Me Conrad', won the Hugo Award for best novel. Lord of Light', his third novel, also won the Hugo award and was nominated for the Nebula award. He died at age 58 from colon cancer. Zelazny was posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2010.

Roger Zelazny The Last Defender Of Camelot INTRODUCTION Though it is contrary to my general practice to introduce my own works, I decided to say a few words to gobefore this collection and some before each story itselfbecause I have put this one together out of materialsdrawn from the beginning, middle and recent sections ofthe eighteen-year period I have been writing. The Last Defender Of Camelot.

Not to mention the putty, piaster, cement and paint that keep it looking well io places. Even more than a book store, where I probably wouldn't get to read much anyway, I believe that I could have been fairly happy m a good general hardware shop, But then, I would probably open late and stay open late because I'm a night person- I prefer sunsets to sunrises. I pick up steam in the late hours. I've probably done most of my best writing after midnight. There is a group of writers living within about a 100mile diameter circle around here who get together once a month for lunch.

By definition he became the last defender of Camelot, a mysterious and legendary place. Collection of fantasy & science fiction short stories by Roger Zelazny, who was one of the cited literary influences on Gary Gygax and the original Dungeons and Dragons. I really enjoyed his writing style and am interested in reading some of his longer novels.

The Last Defender of Came. has been added to your Cart. His version of Launcelot is completely believable, his grasp of eastern thinking and religion shown poignantly in 24 pictures of Mt. Author: Roger Zelazny. The stainless steel LEECH5.

Even more than a book store, where I probably wouldn't get to read much anyway, I believe that I could have been fairly happy m a good general hardware shop, But then, I would probably open late and stay open late because I'm a night person- I prefer sunsets to sunrises.


Marilace
NB: This review refers to the Kindle version published by ibooks in March '14.

Yes, the stories are great - or they would be if they were complete. One story has the end entirely missing, and I've spotted a couple of other places where things seem to be missing just browsing through. Until and unless someone does some serious fixing, don't waste your money on the Kindle version of this book. I just wish I'd read the other review warning about this problem before purchase.
Damand
This used to be one of my favorite SF collections. Beautiful stories, very moving. Sadly, the Kindle version of "For A Breath I Tarry" is missing the last page of that story, and the first page of the next story. Extremely frustrating experience, to come to the resolution of a lovely story, and then have the last words missing. Here's a clue -- it doesn't end with "He laughed.". Don't people apply Quality Assurance to this sort of thing?
I sincerely hope this will be fixed, and fixed soon. I resent paying $7 for a Kindle edition which is incomplete, when for $1 or less I could have bought an old paperback having everything I remembered.
NiceOne
As others have noted this e-book is not a good version of the stories. Editing problems -- including missing sections of stories -- abound. These stories deserve better. Hopefully the publisher will issue a corrected edition. Until that time, I'm rating this two stars (and only that because the title story appears complete).
RUsich155
The stories are wonderful, but you should seek them out in a hard-copy. Several stories are missing entirely, and some of the ones that aren't are missing whole sections, including their endings. Whoever adapted this should be ashamed.
Winotterin
Mr. Zelazny shows hist mastery of language, his gripping power to wrap vibrant scenes around a reader, and transmit emotion through a careful weaving of dialogue, all within a story that takes just minutes to read. His version of Launcelot is completely believable, his grasp of eastern thinking and religion shown poignantly in 24 pictures of Mt. Fugitive. His diabolical Loki computer is comparable to Stephen King at his best. His ability to transport the reader to a fantastic or futuristic landscape completely is the mark of true genius. Without a doubt, one of the greatest authors of the 20th century. His books should be required reading.
Zainn
Zelazny is never an easy read, but his work is always worth the effort.
His short fiction exemplifies that, taking half the tale to figure what is happening before burying the reader in a powerful tale that lasts for years.

Read it.
JoJolar
I bought this for two stories, Damnation Alley and For A Breath I Tarry. They were my favorites in the paperback and I was looking forward to reading them again after all of these years.
Unfortunately Damnation Alley wasn't included even though it's in the copy I had years ago and the other story was missing its entire last page! Avoid this mess.
I like having science fiction stories to read when I travel, and these are real classics. The description doesn't make it completely clear that these are all Zelazny stories. They vary a lot in tone and style, but they're all good. I'd edit the Mt Fuji one a lot, but I can see why it won big prizes. I wish I knew of SF authors writing now with this much power and style. The kindle version was fine, and great for traveling.