DIE CHRONIKEN VON AMBER Audiobook Out Now in Germany!


There’s a new Chronicles of Amber omnibus audiobook edition available in Germany! Published by DAV, it collects the first five novels in Roger Zelazny‘s classic, beloved fantasy series. The audiobook is narrated by Stefan Kaminski. Here’s the synopsis for DIE CHRONIKEN VON AMBER

In der Welt, die Roger Zelaznys Bestsellerreihe zugrunde liegt, herrscht Chaos. Den einzigen Fluchtpunkt der dunklen Unendlichkeit stellt Amber dar, eine mittelalterliche Stadt, die als »wirkliche Stadt« des Universums gilt. Um dieses Zentrum herum konstituieren sich Nachbildungen von Amber als Schattenwelten, die, je ferner von der wahren Stadt entfernt, frei von physikalischen Gesetzen sind. Nur der mächtigen Königsfamilie um Herrscher Oberon ist es möglich, die verschiedenen Realitäten der Schattenwelten zu manipulieren – zu denen auch die Erde gehört. »Die Chroniken von Amber« sind ein Meilenstein der Literaturgeschichte und machen Roger Zelazny zu einem der einflussreichsten Fantasy-Autoren des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Nach der erfolgreichen Neuauflage der Buchreihe, sind nun auch die Hörbücher zu den ersten fünf Bänden, dem »Corwin-Zyklus«, als ungekürzte Lesungen bei DAV erhältlich.

Band 1: »Die neun Prinzen«

Corwin erwacht in einer dubiosen Privatklinik und kann sich weder vergangener Ereignisse, noch seiner eigenen Identität entsinnen. Nach und nach findet er heraus: Sein Bruder Eric hat ihn in die Schattenwelt verbannt. Denn Corwin ist Teil der Königsfamilie von Amber – und damit in einen unerbittlichen Machtkampf um den Königsthron verstrickt.

Band 2: »Die Gewehre von Avalon«

Corwin bricht aus der Gefangenschaft seines Bruders aus und kehrt erneut zurück zur Erde. Dort lässt er Waffen fertigen und schart Truppen um sich, mit deren Hilfe er Eric endlich vom Thron stürzen will. Doch als er mit seiner Armee die Schattenwelten durchquert, muss er herausfinden, dass grausame Kreaturen ganz Amber zu vernichten drohen…

Band 3: »Im Zeichen des Einhorns«

Nach einem erfolgreichen Kampf ist Corwin Herrscher von Amber. Doch als sein Bruder Cain ermordet wird, weisen alle Zeichen auf Corwin als Täter – bis er kurz darauf selbst Opfer eines perfiden Anschlags wird. Wer steckt wirklich hinter den grausamen Verbrechen?

Band 4: »Die Hand Oberons«

»Das Muster« ist ein Labyrinth, das den Prinzen Ambers die Kraft verleiht, durch die Schattenwelten zu reisen. Wer es betritt, muss das Muster bis zu seinem Zentrum beschreiten – sonst droht ein grausamer Tod. Doch als die Prinzen diesmal dorthin zurückkehren, müssen sie feststellen, dass das Muster beschädigt ist. Corwins Bruder Brand steckt dahinter und will das Muster zerstören, aber das hätte fatale Folgen.

Band 5: »Die Burgen des Chaos«

Das Vernichten des Musters bedeutet das Ende von Amber – und mit ihm das Ende aller Schattenwelten, wie auch der Erde. Corwin will seinen Bruder aufhalten und eine Kopie des Labyrinths anfertigen – ein Vorhaben, das in einem finalen Kampf der beiden Brüder endet, welcher über das Schicksal Ambers entscheiden wird…

The first five novels are also available in print and digital, published by Die Hobbit Presse, an imprint of Klett-Cotta. The novels are also available in a Gold Edition collected eBook. The series was translated into Germany by Thomas Schlück.

The Chronicles of Amber series is available in the UK, published by Gollancz as part of their SF Masterworks series; the ten novels are collected into two omnibus editions. Here’s the English-language synopsis for the first collection (which also includes books 1-5)…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – Shadow worlds, that can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the Patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs.

In a hospital on the Shadow Earth, a young man is recovering from a freak car accident; amnesia has robbed him of all his memory, even the fact that he is Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber, rightful heir to the throne – and he is in deadly peril…

The five books, Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon and The Courts of Chaos, together make up The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny’s finest work of fantasy and an undisputed classic of the genre.

Roger Zelazny’s HERR DES LICHTS Out Now!


Roger Zelazny‘s LORD OF LIGHT is available in a new German edition! Published today by Piper Verlag, as HERR DES LICHTS, here’s the synopsis…

Roger Zelazny war einer der einflussreichsten Autoren der Science-Fiction, der viele bedeutende Autoren wie George R. R. Martin und Neil Gaiman geprägt hat. Für seine Werke gewann er zahlreiche Preise, darunter den Hugo Award für „Herr des Lichts“. Nun ist das Meisterwerk endlich wieder auf Deutsch verfügbar – in einer neu überarbeiteten, hochwertigen Ausgabe mit einem Nachwort von George R. R. Martin.

In diesem Roman ist die Erde schon lange verlassen. Auf einem Kolonieplaneten hat eine Gruppe Siedler eine Reinkarnationstechnologie erfunden, mit deren Hilfe sie als gottgleiche Wesen eine tyrannische Herrschaft aufgebaut haben. Als Vorbild dient ihnen das hinduistische Götterpantheon. Nur einer wagt es, sich ihnen entgegenzustellen: Mahasamatman, genannt „Sam“. Der Herr des Lichts.

The Hugo Award-winning novel is available in the UK, published as part of Gollancz‘s SF Masterworks series. George R.R. Martin has said that LORD OF LIGHT is ‘One of the five best SF novels ever written.’ Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Imagine a distant world where gods walk as men, but wield vast and hidden powers. Here they have made the stage on which they build a subtle pattern of alliance, love, and deadly enmity. Are they truly immortal? Who are these gods who rule the destiny of a teeming world?

Their names include Brahma, Kali, Krishna and also he who was called Buddha, the Lord of Light, but who now prefers to be known simply as Sam. The gradual unfolding of the story – how the colonization of another planet became a re-enactment of Eastern mythology – is one of the great imaginative feats of modern science fiction.

New Edition of Roger Zelazny’s HERR DES LICHTS Out Next Month!


A new German edition of Roger Zelazny‘s LORD OF LIGHT is due out in one month! To be published on August 31st by Piper Verlag, as HERR DES LICHTS, here’s the synopsis…

Roger Zelazny war einer der einflussreichsten Autoren der Science-Fiction, der viele bedeutende Autoren wie George R. R. Martin und Neil Gaiman geprägt hat. Für seine Werke gewann er zahlreiche Preise, darunter den Hugo Award für „Herr des Lichts“. Nun ist das Meisterwerk endlich wieder auf Deutsch verfügbar – in einer neu überarbeiteten, hochwertigen Ausgabe mit einem Nachwort von George R. R. Martin.

In diesem Roman ist die Erde schon lange verlassen. Auf einem Kolonieplaneten hat eine Gruppe Siedler eine Reinkarnationstechnologie erfunden, mit deren Hilfe sie als gottgleiche Wesen eine tyrannische Herrschaft aufgebaut haben. Als Vorbild dient ihnen das hinduistische Götterpantheon. Nur einer wagt es, sich ihnen entgegenzustellen: Mahasamatman, genannt „Sam“. Der Herr des Lichts.

The Hugo Award-winning novel is available in the UK, published as part of Gollancz‘s SF Masterworks series. George R.R. Martin has said that LORD OF LIGHT is ‘One of the five best SF novels ever written.’ Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Imagine a distant world where gods walk as men, but wield vast and hidden powers. Here they have made the stage on which they build a subtle pattern of alliance, love, and deadly enmity. Are they truly immortal? Who are these gods who rule the destiny of a teeming world?

Their names include Brahma, Kali, Krishna and also he who was called Buddha, the Lord of Light, but who now prefers to be known simply as Sam. The gradual unfolding of the story – how the colonization of another planet became a re-enactment of Eastern mythology – is one of the great imaginative feats of modern science fiction.

Roger Zelazny’s FOR A BREATH I TARRY Out Next Week in South Korea!


A new, Korean edition of Roger Zelazny‘s FOR A BREATH I TARRY is out next week! Due to be published by 데이원 (Day One Press) on July 7th, as 프로스트와 베타, it’s translated by 조호근 (Jo Ho-geun). Here’s the synopsis…

휴고상 여섯 번, 네뷸러상 세 번을 수상한 뉴웨이브 SF의 거장 로저 젤라즈니.

150편이 넘는 그의 단편 중 백미라 불리는 <프로스트와 베타>가 돌아왔다.

작가인 로저 젤라즈니가 가장 아끼는 작품 중 하나라고 언급한 <프로스트와 베타>는 1967년에 휴고상 최우수 소설상 후보에 올랐으며 출간 후 50년이 지난 현대에 이르러서도 꾸준히 사랑받고 있는 작품이다.

인간이 모두 자취를 감춘 황폐한 세상, 지구에는 인간이 만든 기계들이 남아 목적을 잃은 재건 작업을 끊임없이 수행하고 있다. 지구의 북반구를 관장하는 기묘한 피조물 프로스트는 우연한 계기로 인간이라는 존재에 흥미를 갖게 되며 자신이 노력하면 인간이 될 수 있을 거라고 믿는다. 그는 지구에서 가장 능률적이고 논리적인 존재이기에. 그러나 모르델이라는 또 다른 기계는 비인간이 인간이 되는 건 불가능하다고 주장한다. 이에 프로스트는 큰 대가를 걸고 모르델과 내기를 하게 되고, 인간으로 거듭나기 위한 지난한 탐구의 시간을 보낸다.

인간성이란 터득할 수 있는 특성일까? 무엇이 인간을 가장 인간답게 만드는 것일까? 인간과 인공지능의 경계가 희미해지고 있는 오늘날, 1960년대에 쓰인 이 아름다운 소설은 인간성에 대한 깊은 사유라는 과제를 우리에게 던진다.

First published in 1966, here’s the English-language synopsis…

Taking place long after the self-extinction of Man, “For a Breath I Tarry” recounts the tale of Frost, a sentient machine (“…a silver-blue box, 40x40x40 feet,… featured in whatever manner he chose.”) Though Man has disappeared, his robotic creations (and their creations in turn) continue to function.

Along the way, the story explores the differences between Man and Machine, the former experiencing the world qualitatively, while the latter do so quantitatively. “A machine is a Man turned inside-out, because it can describe all the details of a process, which a Man cannot, but it cannot experience that process itself as a Man can.”

Roger Zelazny’s THE DOORS OF HIS FACE, THE LAMPS OF HIS MOUTH Out Now in Estonia!


There’s a new Estonian edition of Roger Zelazny‘s short story collection THE DOORS OF HIS FACE, THE LAMPS OF HIS MOUTH! Published by Kirjastus Fantaasia as TEMA SILMNÄO VÄRAVAD, TEMA SUU PÕLEVAD TÕRVIKUD. Here’s the synopsis…

Roger Zelazny jutukogumik sisaldab viitteist lugu tema loomeperioodi algusest kuni aastani 1971. Siin on nii pikemaid, lühiromaani mõõdus lugusid (nagu näiteks 1965. aastal lühiromaani kategoorias Nebula võitnud nimilugu) kui napilt üle ühe lehekülje pikkuseid laaste. Autor on tuntud oma oskuste poolest töödelda müüte ja asetada need kuhugi tulevikku või määratlematu asukohaga maailma, lisada neile midagi uut ja jutustada oma lugu nii, et see ka tänapäeva inimesele korda läheb. Näiteks leviaatani söödaks sattunud mehe lugu, või maailma kõrgeima mäe tipu vallutuse lugu, kus mägi tundub elus olevat ja ronijaid millegipärast tappa püüab, ja see tipp ei asu Maal.

The Estonian edition is translated by Juhan Habicht, Andrus Igalaan, Sash Veelma, Piret Frey and Arvi Nikkarev. The cover is by Liis Roden.

The titular story won the 1966 Nebula Award, and was also nominated for the Hugo Award. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Here are strange, beautiful stories covering the full spectrum of the late Roger Zelazny’s remarkable talents. In Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, Zelazny’s rare ability to mix the dream-like, disturbing imagery of fantasy with the real-life hardware of science fiction is on full display. His vivid imagination and fine prose made him one of the most highly acclaimed writers in his field.
Contents:
· The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth · nv F&SF Mar ’65
· The Keys to December · nv New Worlds Aug ’66
· Devil Car [Sam Nurdock] · ss Galaxy Jun ’65
· A Rose for Ecclesiastes · nv F&SF Nov ’63
· The Monster and the Maiden · vi Galaxy Dec ’64
· Collector’s Fever · vi Galaxy Jun ’64
· This Mortal Mountain · nv If Mar ’67
· This Moment of the Storm · nv F&SF Jun ’66
· The Great Slow Kings · ss Worlds of Tomorrow Dec ’63
· A Museum Piece · ss Fantastic Jun ’63
· Divine Madness · ss Magazine of Horror Sum ’66
· Corrida · ss Anubis v1 #3 ’68
· Love Is an Imaginary Number · ss New Worlds Jan ’66
· The Man Who Loved the Faioli · ss Galaxy Jun ’67
· Lucifer · ss Worlds of Tomorrow Jun ’64

Kirjastus Fantaasia has also published Estonian editions of Zelazny’s and 24 VIEWS OF MT. FUJI, BY HOKUSAI and DOORWAYS IN THE SAND.

ICYMI: Roger Zelazny’s LORD OF LIGHT Available in UK eBook for the First Time!


We’re very happy to report that Roger Zelazny‘s classic, Hugo Award-winning LORD OF LIGHT is now available in the UK as an eBook — this is the first UK digital edition of the novel! Published by Gollancz, as part of their SF Masterworks series, here’s the synopsis…

Imagine a distant world where gods walk as men, but wield vast and hidden powers. Here they have made the stage on which they build a subtle pattern of alliance, love, and deadly enmity. Are they truly immortal? Who are these gods who rule the destiny of a teeming world?

Their names include Brahma, Kali, Krishna and also he who was called Buddha, the Lord of Light, but who now prefers to be known simply as Sam. The gradual unfolding of the story — how the colonization of another planet became a re-enactment of Eastern mythology — is one of the great imaginative feats of modern science fiction.

Gollancz has also published Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber series and ROADMARKS, also as part of their SF Masterworks series.

New Russian Edition of KNIGHT OF SHADOWS Out Now!


KNIGHT OF SHADOWS, the ninth novel in Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber, is now available in a new Russian edition. Рыцарь теней is published by Эксмо, and translated by Ekaterina Mikhailovna Dobrokhotova-Maikova. Here’s the synopsis…

Юный Мерлин — сын Корвина и Дары из Хаоса — продолжает разыскивать своего пропавшего отца, несмотря на то что кто-то пытается его убить. В этот раз юношу ждет еще более суровое испытание — он заточен в Хрустальном Гроте, где не может использовать магию…

Четвертый и предпоследний роман Пятикнижия Мерлина культового цикла «Хроники Амбера»!

First published in 1989, here’s the English-language synopsis…

Merlin pursues the mysterious disappearances of the two people dearest to him: Julia, once murdered and now reincarnated as his enemy; and his father, Corwin, who, never visible, leaves behind tantalizing signs of life.

But the powers of Order and Chaos intervene, attempting to force Merlin to choose once and for all where his allegiance lies: the Courts of Chaos, Amber, the Lorgus, or the Unicorn.

Deftly woven of suspense, intrigue, and imagery, Knight of Shadows is another colorful piece of the Amber puzzle, as well as a work of sophisticated fantasy by one of our leading word magicians.

The first eight novels in the Chronicles of Amber series are also available in Russian, as part of Эксмо’s Эксклюзивная фантастика (Exclusive Fiction) series.

Chronicles of Amber Available Now in New French eBook Editions!


All ten of Roger Zelazny‘s Chronicles of Amber novels are now available in France, in new eBook editions! Published by Denoël, here’s a run-down:

  1. NINE PRINCES IN AMBERLES NEUF PRINCES D’AMBRE, translated by Roland Delouya
  2. THE GUNS OF AVALONLES FUSILS D’AVALON, translated by Ronald Blunden
  3. SIGN OF THE UNICORNLE SIGNE DE LA LICORNE, translated by Bruno Martin
  4. THE HAND OF OBERONLA MAIN D’OBÉRON, translated by Philippe Hupp
  5. THE COURTS OF CHAOSLES COURS DU CHAOS, translated by Bruno Martin
  6. TRUMPS OF DOOMLES ATOUTS DE LA VENGEANCE, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
  7. BLOOD OF AMBERLE SANG D’AMBRE, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
  8. SIGN OF CHAOSLE SIGNE DU CHAOS, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
  9. KNIGHT OF SHADOWSCHEVALIER DES OMBRES, translated by Jean-Pierre Pugi
  10. PRINCE OF CHAOSPRINCE DU CHAOS, translated by Luc Carissimo

Here’s the synopsis for the first novel…

Un amnésique se sauve d’un hôpital psychiatrique après avoir appris le nom de la personne qui l’a fait interner : sa propre sœur. Celle-ci lui révèle qu’il s’appelle Corwin et qu’il est l’un des neuf frères qui se disputent le royaume d’Ambre, le seul monde réel (les autres n’étant que ses reflets).

The Chronicles of Amber were first published in English between 1970-91. Here’s the English-language synopsis for NINE PRINCES IN AMBER

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.

New Audiobook Edition of THIS IMMORTAL Out Now!


THIS IMMORTAL, Roger Zelazny‘s acclaimed first novel, is now available in a new audiobook edition! Published by Tantor Media, and read by Peter Berkrot, here’s the synopsis…

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he’d rather not talk about. And, as Arts Commissioner, he’s been given a job he’d rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes — especially when it is apparent that this places him at the center of high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself!

First published in 1966, THIS IMMORTAL went on to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Geffen Award for best SF Book, and also Japan’s Seiun Award for Best Foreign Novel.

A New Russian Edition of Roger Zelazny’s SIGN OF CHAOS Out Now!


A new Russian of edition of SIGN OF CHAOS is out now! Published in Russian as Знак Хаоса by Эксмо, as part of their Эксклюзивная фантастика range, it is the eighth novel in Roger Zelazny‘s classic, beloved Chronicles of Amber (Хроники Амбера) series, here’s the synopsis…

Он — Мерлин из Дворов Хаоса. Его опыт и магическая сила растут, и множество опасностей и неожиданных находок подстерегает его на избранном пути, но он неумолим в движении к намеченной цели — найти своего отца, принца Корвина из Амбера.

Третья книга Пятикнижия Мерлина культового цикла “Хроники Амбера”!

The novel was translated by Гутов Максим (Maxim Gutov).

First published in 1987, here’s the English-language synopsis…

Merlin finds himself in a marvelous bar drinking with Luke, the Cheshire Cat, and the Mad Hatter. He can’t help but feel that perhaps this isn’t… Normal. When the Jabberwock appears Merlin’s head clears just enough to realize that he’s caught in Luke’s LSD-inspired hallucination. When a Fire Angel, one of the most powerful, magical killing beasts in existence, arrives to kill him he realizes that he has to do something quick or both he and Luke are finished. The Jabberwock becomes an unlikely ally in his battle with the Fire Angel. And this is only the beginning of Merlin’s magical adventures in Sign of Chaos.

Эксмо has also published new editions of the other novels in the Chronicles of Amber (Хроники Амбера) series, as well as a handful of the author’s other classic fantasy and science fiction novels.

Roger Zelazny’s ROADMARKS Out Now in Korea!


We’re very happy to report that ROADMARKS by Roger Zelazny is now available in Korea! Published by 달다 (Aladdin), as 로드마크, and translated by 박은진, here’s the synopsis…

미국 SF 판타지 작가협회(SFWA)의 네뷸러상을 세 차례, 휴고상을 여섯 차례 수상한 뉴웨이브 SF, 판타지의 거장 로저 젤라즈니의 SF 판타지 소설이다. 시공간을 넘나드는 고속도로 ‘로드’를 배경으로, 맨 처음 통과했던 로드의 출입구를 찾아 헤매는 레드 도라킨과 그의 목숨을 노리는 이들의 이야기를 퍼즐을 맞춰가듯 읽어 나가는 소설이다.

원하는 시간대, 원하는 장소로 이동할 수 있지만 아무나 접근할 수는 없는 고속도로 ‘로드’. 끝도 없이 펼쳐진 로드를 이동하는 여행자들은 삶을 바꾸기 위해, 과거의 실수를 지우기 위해 로드의 출입구를 찾아 원하는 시간대로 이동하려 한다. 이러한 여행자들 가운데 한 사람, 레드 도라킨은 위험한 무기들을 픽업트럭에 실어 운반하는 일을 하며 맨 처음 통과했던 로드의 출입구를 찾아다닌다. 그러던 중 합법적인 살인 게임, 블랙 데케이드의 표적이 되어 열 번의 살인 위협을 받게 되는데…

ROADMARKS, which was first published in 1979, is due to be published in a new SF Masterworks edition in the UK in January 2023, by Gollancz. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

The Road can go Anywhere.

The Road can go Anywhen.

Almost.

Red Dorakeen has been on the Road for a very long time. For all of time, in fact. It stretches infinitely into the future and past, with exits that take him wherever, or whenever, he wants to go.

But he can’t find the place he wants to be.

He’s not the only one who can travel the Road, and as people join and leave, they can alter the past, or the future, to suit their whims. Exits close off, become overgrown, and working out what to change back to return to old timelines could take, well . . . forever.

Fortunately, Red has all the time he could ever need.

Roadmarks is a fantastically mind-bending novel from one of SFF’s most influential authors. It weaves together linear and non-linear narratives in a compelling tale full of mystery and magic.

Roger Zelazny’s THE DREAM MASTER Audiobook Edition Out Now!


Roger Zelazny‘s classic science fiction novel THE DREAM MASTER is out now in a new audiobook edition! Published by Tantor Media, and narrated by George Newbern, here’s the synopsis…

His name is Charles Render, and he is a psychoanalyst, and 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, and ultimately explains and heals. Her name is Eileen Shallot, a resident in psychiatry. She wants desperately to become a Shaper, though she has been blind from birth. Together, they will explore the depths of the human mind — and the terrors that lurk therein.

THE DREAM MASTER was first published in 1966. THE DREAM MASTER joins a number of other new Zelazny audiobooks that have been published over the last couple of years: ROADMARKS, CREATURES OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS, LORD OF LIGHT, and A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER.

New SF Masterworks Edition of Roger Zelazny’s ROADMARKS Out Next Year!


We’re very happy to report that another novel by Roger Zelazny will be added to the SF Masterworks range next year! This new edition of ROADMARKS is due to be published by Gollancz on January 19th, 2023. Here’s the synopsis…

The Road can go Anywhere.

The Road can go Anywhen.

Almost.

Red Dorakeen has been on the Road for a very long time. For all of time, in fact. It stretches infinitely into the future and past, with exits that take him wherever, or whenever, he wants to go.

But he can’t find the place he wants to be.

He’s not the only one who can travel the Road, and as people join and leave, they can alter the past, or the future, to suit their whims. Exits close off, become overgrown, and working out what to change back to return to old timelines could take, well . . . forever.

Fortunately, Red has all the time he could ever need.

Roadmarks is a fantastically mind-bending novel from one of SFF’s most influential authors. It weaves together linear and non-linear narratives in a compelling tale full of mystery and magic.

ROADMARKS joins LORD OF LIGHT and the Chronicles of Amber among the ranks of SF Masterworks.

We’ll have more information about other, new translated editions of ROADMARKS in the coming weeks.

New Ukrainian Edition of Roger Zelazny’s THIS IMMORTAL Out Now!


A new Ukrainian edition of Roger Zelazny‘s classic THIS IMMORTAL is out now! Published by Богдан as Цей безсмертний, and translated by Denys Dömin (Денис Дьомін), here’s the synopsis…

Уявіть-но малолюдну, богами забуту «планету розваг», куди прилітають гульнути й оглянути старожитності зарозумілі космічні чужинці. Таке-от майбутнє Землі після Триденного інциденту. Що не загидила радіація, пішло під курорти, де тубільці — прислуга. Більшість не проти, але дехто затявся: Земля — для людей. Це історія вічного (гадаєте, перебільшення?) революціонера, який відмовився був од тероризму, аж тут минуле знов ожило. Він мусить рушати в мандрівку, ще й по-жуль-вернівському екзотичну, на догоду одному прибульцеві — а той, виявляється, має таємне завдання. На користь воно Землі чи на шкоду? Питання життя або смерті… Захопливі пригоди, дотепна іронія, дещиця політичного детективу, епічна героїка в дусі грецьких легенд і теологічні загадки — ось яку мішанку містить ця книжка (перший роман видатного фантаста), заслужено поділивши премію «Г’юґо» не з чимось, а з «Дюною».

First published in 1966, THIS IMMORTAL won Hugo Award for Best Novel (1966), Geffen Award for Best Translated Science Fiction Book (2009), Seiun Award 星雲賞 for Best Foreign Novel of the Year (1976). Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he’d rather not talk about. And, as arts commissioner, he’s been given a job he’d rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes — especially since it is apparent that this places him at the center of high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself. But Conrad is a very special guy…

THIS IMMORTAL is also available in France (Helios), Russia (Эксмо), and Turkey (İthaki Yayınları).

New LORD OF LIGHT Audiobook Out in Three Weeks!


In three weeks, Recorded Books are due to publish another Roger Zelazny classic in a new audiobook edition! The Hugo Award-winning LORD OF LIGHT, narrated by Matt Godfrey, is due to be released in North America on May 24th. Here’s the synopsis…

Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons, Lord of Light.

A UK print edition of LORD OF LIGHT is available as part of Gollancz’s SF Masterworks series.

Recorded Books also publish two other Zelazny audiobooks in North America, both also narrated by Matt Godfrey: ROADMARKS and CREATURES OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS.

The audiobook edition of ROADMARKS is published in the UK by W. F. Howes.