Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny – book cover, description, publication history. This new collection includes all five previously uncollected “Amber” stories, plus the prologue from the rare limited edition of “The Trumps of Doom,” and 16 other . This new collection includes all five previously uncollected “Amber” stories, plus the prologue from the rare limited edition of Trumps of Doom, and 16 other.
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Other books in the series. Mar 18, Ken rated it really liked it. Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise -who could? Sarah Sayre rated it liked it Jan 17, The concluding Amber pieces were a brief but melancholy last look into this universe sprung from Zelazny’s imagination.
His papers are housed at the Albin O. I don’t normally enjoy reading short stories because it generally takes me so long to grasp the setup that I’m only just getting comfortable with the voices or the settings when the stories end. Best of all, there are most of the stories that help fill in the Amber series. I have always felt that the ending to the second series is rushed and far too tidy, and these stories serve to muddy the waters in a very satisfying manner. It’s the journey, and Zelazny isn’t afraid to let his readers lose the path and try to find it again.
The book provides some background to the Chronicles of Amber. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A collection of short stories by a master. His way of deftly turning expectations on their head and redefining the context of what one thinks one knows is in I don’t normally enjoy reading short stories because it generally takes me so long to grasp the setup that I’m only just getting comfortable with the voices or the settings when the stories end.
I have to admit that a few of the short pieces they range from a third of a page to 37 pages in length left me shaking my head, glancing back at various passages, and generally asking “wha’appen?
Overall, it was very enjoyable. Many of Zelazny’s stories, though–and the ones in this collection in particular–are purposely obtuse at the beginning so it’s easier to just embrace the confusion and still enjoy the ride. And then there’s the piece de resistance, the collection of all five Amber short stories published in a single collection for the first time. Zelasny you like Roger Zelazny’s work, definitely add this book to your reading list.
This book was quite a beating to get through.
Starhawk rated it really liked it Feb 18, I admire how even in stories where the characters are secondary to the point being made that they still have personalities and subtleties that aren’t at all necessary but without which the stories would feel overly didactic.
In the introduction, writer Steven Brust glows and gushes about Zelazny’s genius, praising his ability to “simultaneously conf This book of short stories is a mixed bag, but well worth reading if you’ve enjoyed Zelazny’s other work.
After receiving a B. I know just what he means!
Xelazny what is the point of the title? The stories in Manna From Heaven are drawn from work he published between and posthumously There are some that are unique to this book, a few others are scattered about. No trivia or quizzes yet. This was hard to get, and quite expensive. Amir Qorbani rated it really liked it Dec 10, Zelazny is the author of the Amber series, which I’ve read and reviewed here in the past.
Each story was interesting and enjoyable, especially “Coming To A Cord,” which is told from the perspective of an intelligent, animate, uh, length of string.
Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny
This book of short stories is a mixed bag, but well worth reading if you’ve enjoyed Zelazny’s other work.
Preview — Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny. My personal favorites are “Coming to a Cord”, a story narrated by Merlin’s strangling cord, Frakir, and “The Shroudling and the Guisel” which provides background on Merlin’s first love, Rhanda. Aerin rated it liked it Sep 25, Roger Zelazny was born in Euclid, Ohio on May 13, User Review – Flag as inappropriate If you like Roger Zelazny’s work, definitely add this book to your reading list.
I found myself particularly drawn to Kalifriki of the Thread who shows up in two separate stories and regret that that he doesn’t exist in his own series of novels. Oct 04, Jason rated it really liked it Shelves: The Chronicles of Amber Maberan Potato rated it really liked it Oct 24, Highly recommended for all “Amber” and Zelazny.
Published May 29th by Wildside Press first published January Brandon rated it it was frlm Sep 26, Having never read any of the five before, I found it bittersweet to see not only explanations to some of the more obvious outstanding questions from the Amber novels, but also to see the clear foundations for what could and likely would have become a new Amber series had Zelazny only lived to write it.
Liam rated it liked drom Dec 29, It was clear that Zelazny had more to say about Amber and its counterpart world, Chaos, and there are hints here at new intrigues, twists and turns that the selazny would never have the chance to explore. And no, that’s not paradoxical, that’s just Zelazny. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Manna from Heaven
Previously uncollected stories by a true master of the genre. Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of rogeer the most famous of these is A Rose for Ecclesiastes in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is zelaany continuing.
It concludes with five short pieces that take place in the Amber universe. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Hardcoverpages.
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