A new Croatian edition of Roger Zelazny‘s acclaimed A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER is now available! Published by Zagrebačka naklada, as NOĆ U SAMOTNOM LISTOPADU, and translated by Domagoj Čavrak, here’s the synopsis…
Noć u samotnom listopadu roman je koji kombinira elemente fantastike i stvarnosti, poznatih i nepoznatih književnih likova, a pripovjedač je… nitko drugi nego pas zvan Njuško. Svita eklektičnih likova poput Drakule, Jacka Trbosjeka i Sherlocka Holmesa čini ovaj roman savršenim štivom za predstojeću Noć vještica. Još kad majstor ZF-a u sve to uklopi inteligentnu mačku, lukavu zmiju i šišmiša zvanog Iglić, začudnoj zabavi nema kraja.
The UK edition of the novel is published by Farrago Books. 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 novel has been published widely in translation (see Zelazny’s page for more information). Here are just a few of the great reviews the novel has received since it was first published, in 1993…
‘One of Zelazny’s most delightful books: Jack the Ripper’s dog Snuff narrates a mad game of teams to cause or prevent armageddon.’ — Neil Gaiman
‘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
Zagrebačka naklada also publishes the Croatian edition of Zelazny’s DAMNATION ALLEY; ALEJA PROKLETSTVA.