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Roger Zelazny: Criticism and Reviews

The Internet Public Library has links to criticism about Roger Zelazny.

SciFi.com reviews Roger Zelazny's The Dawn of Amber.

III Publishing features a review by Bill Meyers of Donnerjack.

Lord of Light web site is devoted to this novel. On this page, there is a synopsis of the book and commentary on Zelazny's writing style.

The Green Man Review has reviews on a number of Zelazny's novels.

Books and Writers has a brief bio of Zelazny and a review of his works.

Additional criticism and review of Roger Zelazny's works can be found at your local public library.

The following reviews can be accessed online only by an individual who has a current library card through this address.

St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, edited by David Pringle, St. James Press, 1996.
Critic: Neil Jones.

"Zelazny's best-known fantasy work is his Amber series, which has currently reached ten volumes: the original set of five books and five in the more recent sequence…"

"Roger Zelazny: Overview."
Critic: Carl B. Yoke.
St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers, 4th ed., edited by Jay P. Pederson, St. James Press, 1996.

"A writer who constantly challenged himself, Roger Zelazny is difficult to categorize. He successfully wrote both fantasy and 'hardcore' science fiction; he created works of both…"

"Personality Metamorphosis in Roger Zelazny's The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth."
Critic: Carl B. Yoke.
Extrapolation Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer, 1980, pp. 106-21.

"Renewal is an abiding concern of Roger Zelazny's writing, especially his early work. In fact, this theme is so deeply engrained in his thinking that…"

"Of Things to Come: Doorways in the Sand."
Critic: Gerald Jonas.
The New York Times Book Review, May 23, 1976, p. 45.

"… And for the first time, it is possible to talk about a 'science fiction entertainment'… without being redundant. A good example is Roger Zelazny's Doorways in the Sand....

"Coffee Break for Sisyphus."
Critic: Michael Wood.
The New York Review of Books Vol. 22, No. 15, October 2, 1975, pp. 3-7.

"The inhabitants of Roger Zelazny's Sign of the Unicorn are not human beings at all but a race of aristocrats who live in another dimension and who can slip in and out of Earth, which they call Shadow, when they feel like it…"

"Roger Zelazny: Overview."
Critic: Susan Ang.
Contemporary Novelists, 6th ed., edited by Susan Windisch Brown, St. James Press, 1996.

"Roger Zelazny's achievements lie mainly in the field of science fiction (his work is associated with the New Wave movement), though the corpus of his work includes a good proportion of fantasy…"

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