Russian COURTS OF CHAOS are in session…


Roger Zelazny‘s fifth Chronicles of Amber novel, THE COURTS OF CHAOS is available in Russia! Published by Эксмо as ВЛАДЕНИЯ ХАОСА, here’s the synopsis…

Янтарное королевство вновь оказывается на краю гибели! Хаос наступает, и кажется, некому его остановить… И хотя король Оберон снова заполучил свой великий артефакт, Камень Правосудия, даже ему будет нелегко восстановить Лабиринт Амбера, а в случае его неудачи весь их мир погибнет. Перед мятежным принцем Корвином встает последний, нелегкий выбор…

Эксмо has already published the first four novels in the Chronicles of Amber, as well as a selection of Zelazny’s stand-alone novels. THE COURTS OF CHAOS was first published in 1978. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Amber, the one real world of which all others – including our own Earth – are but Shadows…

For untold millennia, the cosmic Pattern sustained order in Amber and all the known worlds. But now the forces of Chaos have succeeded in disrupting the Pattern, unleashing destructive forces beyond measure… forces meant to reshape the universe.

To save Amber, Corwin, prince of the blood, champion of the perfect realm, must undertake the most perilous journey of his life. A journey that will take him through all the terrors of Shadows to the enemy’s last stonghold. A journey beyond the very edge of existence… to the Courts of Chaos.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

More Polish CHRONICLES OF AMBER available in audiobook


Today, Polish publisher Storytel continues its publication of Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber in audiobook! Here’s what’s now available…

Here’s the synopsis for RĘKA OBERONA

Potomkowie Oberona wciąż nie mogą dojść do porozumienia i nieustannie knują spiski mające wykluczyć ewentualnego następcę tronu. W wędrówce poprzez światy-cienie książę Amberu, Corwin, trafił do miasta na niebie Tir-na Nog`th. Ujrzał tam niepokojący zbiór znaków i wróżb, a także zdobył od ducha brata, Benedykta, niezwykłą mechaniczną rękę. Odegra ona teraz ważną rolę w walce z Klejnotem i jego właścicielem. Czy rozgrywki rodzeństwa o władzę w Amberze zostaną rozstrzygnięte? I kto tym razem przejmie dominację nad Cieniem?

Here’s the English-language synopsis for THE HAND OF OBERON

Across the mysterious Black Road, demons swarm into Shadow. The ancient, secret source of the royal family’s power is revealed, & an unholy pact between a prince of the realm & the forces of Chaos threaten all the known worlds with absolute obliteration. The hour of battle is at hand. Now Corwin and the remaining princes of Amber must call upon all their superhuman powers to defeat their brother-turned-traitor before he can walk the magical Pattern that created Amber and remake the universe in his own image.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

NINE PRINCES IN Portugal…


Roger Zelazny‘s classic NINE PRINCES IN AMBER is out now in Portugal! Published by Saída de Emergência as NOVE PRINCÍPES DE ÂMBAR, it is the first novel in the Chronicles of Amber (As Crónicas de Âmbar) series. Here’s the synopsis…

Âmbar é o único mundo verdadeiramente real. Todos os outros mundos, incluindo a Terra, não passam de sombras que de certa forma o imitam.

Exilado na Terra desde há séculos, o príncipe Corwin acorda na cama de um hospital, sem memórias da sua existência passada. Gradualmente, descobre a verdade e é forçado a regressar ao mundo paralelo de Âmbar onde descobre que o rei Oberon, seu pai, é dado como desaparecido. Para ganhar o seu direito à sucessão do trono, Corwin terá de enfrentar realidades impossíveis forjadas por assassinos demoníacos, horrores inomináveis e os exércitos e fúria dos seus irmãos, os príncipes de Âmbar.

First published in 1970, here’s the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world. Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows.

Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

The Chronicles of Amber novels have been published widely in translation. For more details, please get in touch. Here are just a few of the NINE PRINCES IN AMBER international editions…

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Two New Roger Zelazny Audiobooks now available in Poland!


Today, Storytel releases the second and third novels in Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber series as audiobooks: KARABINY AVALONU (THE GUNS OF AVALON) and ZNAK JEDNOROŻCA (SIGN OF THE UNICORN). Here’s the synopsis for the second novel…

Corwin, prawowity władca Amberu, po ucieczce z więzienia postanawia podjąć walkę o tron. W tym celu musi udać się do Cienia po diamentowy proszek służący jako proch strzelniczy. W pełnej niebezpieczeństw wyprawie do Avalonu towarzyszy mu Ganelon – człowiek o niezbyt chlubnej przeszłości. Obaj docierają do czarnej drogi, którą przebywają do Amberu zastępy demonicznych morderców i potwory przywołane klątwą Corwina. Książę musi stoczyć walkę zarówno o ocalenie kraju przed zagładą, jak i o odzyskanie korony zagarniętej przez Eryka.

Here’s the English language synopsis for THE GUNS OF AVALON

Across the worlds of Shadow, Corwin, prince of blood royal, heir to the throne of Amber, gathers his forces for an assault that will yield up to him the crown that is rightfully his. But, a growing darkness of his own doing threatens his plans, an evil that stretches to the heart of the perfect kingdom itself where the demonic forces of Chaos mass to annihilate Amber and all who would rule there.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Chronicles of Amber eBooks now available in Italy!


The first five novels in Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber fantasy series are out now in Italy as eBooks! The novels are published by Fanucci Editore:

  1. NOVE PRINCIPI IN AMBRA (NINE PRINCES IN AMBER)
  2. LE ARMI DI AVALON (THE GUNS OF AVALON)
  3. IL SEGNO DELL’UNICORNO (SIGN OF THE UNICORN)
  4. LA MANO DI OBERON (THE HAND OF OBERON)
  5. LE CORTI DEL CAOS (THE COURTS OF CHAOS)

Here’s the synopsis for the first book…

Ambra è il mondo perfetto, l’universo dal quale tutti gli altri sono stati generati. Luogo celestiale e al contempo demoniaco, Ambra si trova adesso nel mezzo dello scontro tra le forze del bene e del male.

Pur coesistendo con tutti gli altri mondi, Ambra può divenire una mèta irraggiungibile, niente più che il ricordo di un sogno per chi ne è stato allontanato: Corwin, Signore d’Ambra, si risveglia in un ospedale della Terra, confuso e privo di certezze sulle proprie origini e sulla propria identità. Chi lo ha separato dalla sua casa, relegandolo in quel lontano esilio? Qual è la vera natura di Ambra? A cosa ambiscono i principi e le principesse che lottano per raggiungere il trono più desiderato tra quelli su cui si possa sedere negli universi conosciuti?

Mentre oscure forze del male avanzano, terribili armate al comando dei Principi delle Tenebre, Corwin inizierà un viaggio fantastico ed eroico, verso la riconquista del proprio mondo e della propria eredità.

Le sorti di Ambra non sono mai state così incerte e da esse può dipendere il destino di tutti gli universi.

NINE PRINCES IN AMBER was first published in 1970. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world. Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows.

Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER audiobook out now in Russia


Roger Zelazny‘s classic novel A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER has been released in audiobook in Russia! Published by ЛитРес as Ночь в одиноком октябре, here’s the synopsis…

“Ночь в одиноком октябре” – последний роман удивительного Роджера Желязны; считается одним из лучших в творчестве автора (номинирован на премию Nebula Award за лучший роман в 1994 году).

Сторожевой пес по кличке Снафф (англ. Snuff – Нюх) ведет свой дневник, где (не без юмора, рассудительно и временами с какой-то даже английской чопорностью) повествует о некоей Большой Игре, проходящей в Лондоне и его окрестностях, результатом которой должно стать открытие или закрытие Врат.

The novel is also published in print in Russia by Эксмо.

A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER was recently published in eBook in the UK by Farrago/Profile. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

All is not what it seems…

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut.

And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.

‘The last great novel by one of the giants of the genre.’George R.R. Martin

‘A madcap blend of horror tropes and fantasy… There aren’t many authors who would set out to write a novel in which the Wolfman and Jack the Ripper were the two heroes… And I’m not sure anyone else could have made it work.’Science Fiction Chronicle

‘Sparkling, witty, delightful. Zelazny’s best for ages, perhaps his best ever.’Kirkus

‘A cheerful, witty, well-crafted fantasy… Its deft, understated good humor and spare, poetic prose reaffirm Zelazny as one of fantasy’s most skilled practitioners.’ — Publishers Weekly

‘Jack the Ripper meets Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and a few other choice individuals in this romp through the annals of literary horror and mystery… Zelazny’s quirky humor and Wilson’s appropriately creepy drawings compliment each other in grand style.’ — Library Journal

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

The Chronicles of Amber continue in the Ukraine!


Bohdan Books have published the third and fourth novels in Roger Zelazny‘s classic, beloved Chronicles of Amber fantasy series: SIGN OF THE UNICORN and THE HAND OF OBERON.

Here’s the synopsis for book three, Знак Єдинорога

Захопити трон короля Амбера Корвіну стало так легко, але чи потрібен він йому тепер?

Вперше за багато років принци та принцеси Справжнього міста збираються разом, щоб боротись із темними силами, але серед них є зрадник… Та й чи один?

А водночас перед Корвіном з’являється Єдиноріг…

SIGN OF THE UNICORN was first published in 1975. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

He who rules Amber rules the one true world. He who thwarts Amber invites the wrath of Amber betrayed.

An unseen enemy of immense strength has seized a Prince of the Blood, and now threatens the perfect kingdom by striking at the very core of its power — the secret knowledge of Shadow.

When Corwin summons forces to defend the throne, he finds himself challenged by royal conspirators, hideous demons, supernatural patterns and the ominous unknown that suddenly transcends all he ever suspected about the true nature of Amber.

Here’s the synopsis for Рука Оберона

Великий Лабіринт Амбера пошкоджено, темні сили загрожують неминучою загибеллю усьому живому… Дворкін розповідає про створення Амбера та його долю.

Судний Камінь знову палахкотить, але хто тепер його володар? А в гру повертається той, кого вважали давно мертвим.

First published in 1976, here’s the English-language synopsis for THE HAND OF OBERON

Across the mysterious Black Road, demons swarm into Shadow. The ancient, secret source of the royal family’s power is revealed, & an unholy pact between a prince of the realm & the forces of Chaos threaten all the known worlds with absolute obliteration. The hour of battle is at hand.

Now Corwin and the remaining princes of Amber must call upon all their superhuman powers to defeat their brother-turned-traitor before he can walk the magical Pattern that created Amber and remake the universe in his own image.

Bohdan has also published the first two novels in the series: NINE PRINCES IN AMBER (Дев’ять принців Амбера) and THE GUNS OF AVALON (Рушниці Авалону).

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Second CHRONICLES OF AMBER Omnibus available in Serbia


Laguna recently published a second Chronicles of Amber omnibus, collecting books 3-5: SIGN OF THE UNICORN, THE HAND OF OBERON and THE COURTS OF CHAOS — originally published in 1975, 1976 and 1978, respectively.

Roger Zelazny‘s classic series is published as Hronike Ambera in Serbia. The three novels included in this collection are published as ZNAK JEDNOROGAOBERONOVA RUKADVOROVI HAOSA. You can read a sample, here. Here’s the synopsis…

Šestostruki dobitnik nagrade Hugo i trostruki dobitnik nagrade Nebula.

Serijal Hronike Ambera je klasik fantastike; sastoji se od deset delova, objavljivanih između 1970. i 1991. U ovom tomu sadržani su treći roman, Znak jednoroga, četvrti, Oberonova ruka, i peti, Dvorovi Haosa. Ovim se završava serijal o Korvinu.

Ko vlada Amberom, vlada jedinim stvarnim svetom.

Kralj Oberon je nestao, Erik je mrtav, a opasnosti s crnog puta i dalje ugrožavaju savršeno kraljevstvo Amber. Korvin, koji privremeno prihvata ulogu vođe, traga za uzrokom nedaća u Amberu i u isto vreme pokušava da reši zagonetku sopstvene automobilske nesreće na Zemlji u Senkama. Uprkos brojnim spletkama i zaverama koje izbijaju na videlo, članovi kraljevske porodice moraju da postignu bar nekakvu slogu ne bi li otkrili šta se događa i je li neko među njima izdajnik. U potrazi za rešenjima, na putu su da spoznaju istinsku prirodu Ambera i njegovih neprijatelja.

Here’s the English-language synopsis for SIGN OF THE UNICORN

He who rules Amber rules the one true world. He who thwarts Amber invites the wrath of Amber betrayed.

An unseen enemy of immense strength has seized a Prince of the Blood, and now threatens the perfect kingdom by striking at the very core of its power — the secret knowledge of Shadow.

When Corwin summons forces to defend the throne, he finds himself challenged by royal conspirators, hideous demons, supernatural patterns and the ominous unknown that suddenly transcends all he ever suspected about the true nature of Amber.

Laguna has also published the first two novels in an omnibus edition.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Roger Zelazny’s HAND OF OBERON out now in Russia


Roger Zelazny‘s THE HAND OF OBERON is out now in Russia! Published by Эксмо as РУКА ОБЕРОНА, here’s the synopsis…

Древний Хаос пробуждается! Тьма поглощает души отпрысков короля Янтарного королевства Оберона… Лабиринт Амбера поврежден, и лишь великий артефакт, Камень Правосудия, может восстановить его. Но чтобы заполучить Камень, принцу Корвину предстоит узнать многое о своем отце и о самом себе…

THE HAND OF OBERON is the fourth novel in Zelazny’s beloved, classic Chronicles of Amber fantasy series. First published in 1976, here’s the English-language synopsis…

Across the mysterious Black Road, demons swarm into Shadow. The ancient, secret source of the royal family’s power is revealed, & an unholy pact between a prince of the realm & the forces of Chaos threaten all the known worlds with absolute obliteration. The hour of battle is at hand. Now Corwin and the remaining princes of Amber must call upon all their superhuman powers to defeat their brother-turned-traitor before he can walk the magical Pattern that created Amber and remake the universe in his own image.

Эксмо has also published the first three novels in the series: Девять принцев Амбера (NINE PRINCES IN AMBER), Ружья Авалона (THE GUNS OF AVALON), Знак Единорога (SIGN OF THE UNICORN).

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

New Polish Audio editions of Chronicles of Amber!


Storytel has published the first Polish audio book in Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber series! NINE PRINCES IN AMBER is published in Poland as DZIEWIĘCIU KSIĄŻĄT AMBERU. Here’s the synopsis…

Zesłany do Cieni poprzez czas i przestrzeń bohater budzi się pewnego dnia w szpitalu na Ziemi. Nie pamięta własnej przeszłości, lecz wie, że grozi mu śmiertelne niebezpieczeństwo. Wysłannicy Amberu usiłują powstrzymać Corwina — prawowiernego spadkobiercę tronu — przed powrotem do prawdziwego świata, gdyż zgodnie z prawem musi on najpierw uporać się z niezwykłą rzeczywistością oraz pokonać demonicznych morderców. Największymi i najgroźniejszymi przeciwnikami okazują się jednak członkowie rodziny królewskiej. Mimo więzów krwi snują intrygi przeciw sobie i nie przebierają w środkach w walce o tron Amberu.

Storytel are due to publish the other nine books in the series as audiobooks, too: 2-4 in March, 5-6 in April, 7-8 in May, and 9-10 in June. (We will post reminders in each month). Here are all of the covers together…

NINE PRINCES IN AMBER was first published in 1970. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world. Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows.

Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome. Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Roger Zelazny’s DREAM MASTER available in Italy!


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In case you missed it, Roger Zelazny‘s classic novel DREAM MASTER is available in Italy in eBook! Published by Mondadori as IL SIGNORE DEI SOGNI, here’s the synopsis…

Una tecnologia elettronica capace di mettere in contatto gli stati psichici di due diversi sistemi nervosi: da questa invenzione emerge una nuova disciplina, la Formazione neuro-condivisa. Charles Render si è affermato da tempo come luminare nel settore ma continua a essere divorato dall’ambizione. Per questo non esita ad accettare lo strano incarico offertogli dalla psichiatra Eileen Shallot, cieca dalla nascita, che vuole imparare da lui l’arte della Formazione. Un proposito ambizioso come pochi, considerando che il lavoro dei neuroformatori consiste nel portare allo scoperto le nevrosi dei pazienti mediante il più immediato dei linguaggi di comunicazione: l’immagine. Il senso della sfida è il motore che spinge il Formatore ad accettare l’incarico, ma con il passare del tempo e con l’aumentare della bravura di Eileen nell’usare il nuovo canale, Render scoprirà a sue spese quanto rischiosa possa essere stata la sua decisione.

First published in 1965 as the Nebula Award-winning novella “He Who Shapes” (the first year that award was given), the story was re-issued as the novel DREAM MASTER a year later, published by Ace Books.

His name is Charles Render. He’s a psychoanalyst, a mechanic of dreams, a Shaper. In a warm womb of metal, his patients dream their neuroses, while Render, intricately connected to their brains, dreams with them, makes delicate adjustments, & ultimately explains & heals. Her name is Eileen Shallot, a resident in psychiatry. She wants desperately to become a Shaper, tho she’s been blind from birth. Together, they will explore the depths of the human mind & the terrors that lurk therein.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

A Lonesome Night in Russia…


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In October, we shared the news that Roger Zelazny‘s A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER had been released in the UK as an eBook. Today, we can share the cover for the Russian edition of the novel, which is out now! Published by ЭКСМО as НОЧЬ В ОДИНОКОМ ОКТЯБРЕ, here’s the synopsis…

Добро пожаловать в Лондон конца XIX века! Под покровом тумана этого промозглого октября сойдутся в Великой Игре известнейшие персоны своего времени, а также их питомцы-помощники. Наградой победителю станет возможность изменить весь существующий мир…

Великолепный роман-трибьют классикам английского детектива от Грандмастера фэнтези Роджера Желязны!

The UK edition was published by Farrago (a new print edition is forthcoming). Here’s the English-language synopsis…

All is not what it seems…

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut.

And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.

George R.R. Martin described A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER as ‘The last great novel by one of the giants of the genre’, and many others praised the novel when it was first released…

‘A cheerful, witty, well-crafted fantasy… Its deft, understated good humor and spare, poetic prose reaffirm Zelazny as one of fantasy’s most skilled practitioners.’ — Publishers Weekly

‘Jack the Ripper meets Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and a few other choice individuals in this romp through the annals of literary horror and mystery… Zelazny’s quirky humor and Wilson’s appropriately creepy drawings compliment each other in grand style.’ — Library Journal

‘Sparkling, witty, delightful. Zelazny’s best for ages, perhaps his best ever.’ — Kirkus Reviews

‘A madcap blend of horror tropes and fantasy… There aren’t many authors who would set out to write a novel in which the Wolfman and Jack the Ripper were the two heroes… And I’m not sure anyone else could have made it work.’Science Fiction Chronicle

‘Zelazny’s a charmer… a born storyteller… Gahan Wilson’s illustrations strike just the right tone of amusing ghastliness.’ — Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in the UK and Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

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New French Editions of Roger Zelazny’s CHRONICLES OF AMBER out now


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Roger Zelazny‘s classic Chronicles of Amber fantasy series is available in new French editions, collected into two volumes: LES PRINCES D’AMBRE Cycle 1Cycle 2. Published in France by Folio SF, here’s the synopsis for the first collection…

Il est amnésique.

Il est l’un des neuf princes d’Ambre, ce monde dont tous les autres ne sont que des reflets.

Son nom est Corwin et il compte bien vaincre ses frères pour monter sur le trône vacant.

This collection includes LES NEUF PRINCES D’AMBRE, LES FUSILS D’AVALON, LE SIGNE DE LA LICORNELA MAIN D’OBERON, and LES COURS DU CHAOS.

The second collection includes LES ATOUTS DE LA VENGEANCELE SANG D’AMBRELE SIGNE DU CHAOSCHEVALIER DES OMBRES, and PRINCE DU CHAOS. Here’s the synopsis…

Des neuf enfants d’Oberon, c’est à présent Random qui règne sur Ambre. Corwin a disparu, on le croit mort ou privé de raison. Son fils Merlin mène depuis huit ans une existence apparemment paisible sur l’ombre Terre. Mais chaque année, à date fixe, un mystérieux personnage tente de l’assassiner.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Roger Zelazny’s A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER Now Available in UK!


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‘The last great novel by one of the giants of the genre,’ is how George R.R. Martin described Roger Zelazny‘s A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER. Today, Farrago/Prelude Books reissues the novel as an eBook in the UK — the first time it’s been available for some time. Here’s the synopsis…

All is not what it seems…

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut.

And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.

A print edition of the novel is due to be published next year, also by Prelude Books. Here are a few of the reviews the novel has enjoyed…

‘A madcap blend of horror tropes and fantasy… There aren’t many authors who would set out to write a novel in which the Wolfman and Jack the Ripper were the two heroes… And I’m not sure anyone else could have made it work.’Science Fiction Chronicle

‘Sparkling, witty, delightful. Zelazny’s best for ages, perhaps his best ever.’ — Kirkus Reviews

‘Zelazny’s a charmer… a born storyteller… Gahan Wilson’s illustrations strike just the right tone of amusing ghastliness.’ — Minneapolis Star-Tribune

‘A cheerful, witty, well-crafted fantasy… Its deft, understated good humor and spare, poetic prose reaffirm Zelazny as one of fantasy’s most skilled practitioners.’ — Publishers Weekly

‘Jack the Ripper meets Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and a few other choice individuals in this romp through the annals of literary horror and mystery… Zelazny’s quirky humor and Wilson’s appropriately creepy drawings compliment each other in grand style.’ — Library Journal

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in the UK and Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

New Russian Editions of Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber 1-3!


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New Russian editions of Roger Zelazny‘s classic, beloved Chronicles of Amber series are now available! Published by ЭКСМО, ДЕВЯТЬ ПРИНЦЕВ АМБЕРА (NINE PRINCES IN AMBER), РУЖЬЯ АВАЛОНА (GUNS OF AVALON), ЗНАК ЕДИНОРОГА (SIGN OF THE UNICORN) are all available now. Here’s the synopsis for the first novel…

Девять братьев, девять принцев Амбера, девять претендентов на престол Вечного Города… И только один шанс вернуть память, выбраться из коварной ловушки Отражений и завоевать трон Янтарного королевства… Захватывающая история о принце Корвине, положившая начало легендарной саге “Хроники Амбера”!

Роджер Желязны – крупнейший американский писатель-фантаст, не нуждающийся в представлении. Автор более 50 великолепных книг, многие из которых награждены престижными премиями!

More Russian editions (for a wide range of Zelazny’s novels) are coming soon; as are a number of other translated editions of the series. We’ll share the details on the website as soon as we have them. In the meantime, in case you are somehow unaware of the series, here’s the English-language synopsis for book one (first published in 1970)…

Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne. From Arden to the blood-slippery Stairway into the Sea, the air is electrified with the powers of Eric, Random, Bleys, Caine, and all the princes of Amber whom Corwin must overcome.

Yet, his savage path is blocked and guarded by eerie structures beyond imagining; impossible realities forged by demonic assassins and staggering horrors to challenge the might of Corwin’s superhuman fury.’ to ‘Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world.

In related news (in case you missed it), the Chronicles of Amber was recently optioned for television, by the same team behind the AMC mega-hit The Walking Dead series.

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.