The Doors Of His Face, The Lamps Of His Mouth

The Doors Of His Face The Lamps Of His Mouth Here are strange beautiful stories covering the full spectrum of the late Roger Zelazny s remarkable talents He had a rare ability to mix the dream like disturbing imagery of fantasy with the real l

  • Title: The Doors Of His Face, The Lamps Of His Mouth
  • Author: Roger Zelazny
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  • Page: 310
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  • Here are strange, beautiful stories covering the full spectrum of the late Roger Zelazny s remarkable talents He had a rare ability to mix the dream like, disturbing imagery of fantasy with the real life hardware of science fiction His vivid imagination and fine prose made him one of the most highly acclaimed writers in his field Three times he won the Nebula Award, andHere are strange, beautiful stories covering the full spectrum of the late Roger Zelazny s remarkable talents He had a rare ability to mix the dream like, disturbing imagery of fantasy with the real life hardware of science fiction His vivid imagination and fine prose made him one of the most highly acclaimed writers in his field Three times he won the Nebula Award, and six times the Hugo Award, for excellence in novels and short fiction Roger Zelazny possessed a unique, dazzling talent his visions of the future, of other worlds and of other realities are, by turns, enchanting and disturbing, and always memorable.Contents9 The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth 1965 novelette by Roger Zelazny59 The Keys to December 1966 novelette by Roger Zelazny97 Devil Car Sam Murdock 1965 shortstory by Roger Zelazny118 A Rose for Ecclesiastes 1963 novelette by Roger Zelazny177 The Monster and the Maiden 1964 shortstory by Roger Zelazny179 Collector s Fever 1964 shortstory by Roger Zelazny184 This Mortal Mountain 1967 novelette by Roger Zelazny243 This Moment of the Storm 1966 novelette by Roger Zelazny293 The Great Slow Kings 1963 shortstory by Roger Zelazny304 A Museum Piece 1963 shortstory by Roger Zelazny320 Divine Madness 1966 shortstory by Roger Zelazny333 Corrida 1968 shortstory by Roger Zelazny337 Love is an Imaginary Number 1966 shortstory by Roger Zelazny347 The Man Who Loved the Faioli 1967 shortstory by Roger Zelazny359 Lucifer 1964 shortstory by Roger Zelazny367 The Furies 1965 novelette by Roger Zelazny423 The Graveyard Heart 1964 novella by Roger Zelazny

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    1. 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 sf the most famous of these is A Rose for Ecclesiastes in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career Most of his novels deal, one way or another, with tricksters and mythology, often with rogues who become gods, like Sam in Lord of Light, who reinvents Buddhism as a vehicle for political subversion on a colony planet.The fantasy sequence The Amber Chronicles, which started with Nine Princes in Amber, deals with the ruling family of a Platonic realm at the metaphysical heart of things, who can slide, trickster like through realities, and their wars with each other and the related ruling house of Chaos Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise who could but he and his work were much loved, and a potent influence on such younger writers as George R R Martin and Neil Gaiman.He won the Nebula award three times out of 14 nominations and the Hugo award six times out of 14 nominations His papers are housed at the Albin O Khun Library of the University of Maryland, Balti County UMBC.enpedia wiki Roger_Ze

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    1. Zelazny was a master at the short, novelette and novella rather a pity, since his world building often leaves me wanting much and this collection almost consistently kicked my mental butt for his exploration of humanity and his creativity His use of language is impressive he can write concisely, clear cutting to a quiet moment in the middle of a hurricane, or he can weave together words to perfectly describe an alien sunrise There is tone of melancholy running through these stories, themes of t [...]


    2. An excellent collection of short stories from one of the greatest science fiction writers There are 17 of them and it would take a lot of space to give brief outlines for all I would like to give my thoughts on some The Keys to December Really good with very interesting and gripping plot Devil Car At the time the story was written the idea of sentient cars seemed pretty ridiculous Now with every car equipped with a computer and emergence of self driving cars that idea no longer look ridiculous o [...]


    3. I used to think I loved Roger Zelazny s writing After trying out a few of his books, I realized that it was THIS collection in particular that I loved Nothing else of his that I ve read has measured up, although I keep hoping I ll stumble on something I like just as much.The stores cover a lot of ground, with sentient cars, a hunt for a leviathan, aliens, and some misunderstandings The Keys to December ranks up there as one of my favorite short stories It s about a genetically engineered race o [...]


    4. I last looked at this collection 35 years ago and I can still remember at least half of them, so I conclude that it must be pretty good I think I liked the love stories most A Rose for Ecclesiastes , where the Earth poet visits the doomed Martian society and falls in love with their priestess, and The Man Who Loved The Faioli , in which Zelazny pulls off the near impossible feat of creating a moving romance between a vampire and a cyborg Really, I m not being ironic He was one of the brightest S [...]


    5. There are some stories I like less than others but the ones I loved than compensated for those It s a testament to how well conceived and well written the stories are that they don t feel dated despite being obvious false representations of what is now present day One note there are a LOT of typos in this edition Not any that prevent understanding, but a very noticeable amount nonetheless Otherwise the book is nicely laid out Highlights includeThe Keys To December Wherein a race of Catform peop [...]


    6. Few authors are as like themselves as Roger Zelazny, and as hard to explain why they are like themselves This collection encompasses the short fiction of the middle 1960s, when Zelazny was at the height of his power his two novel Hugos were awarded in this time The stories are lyrical meditations on great themes of life, death, change, and small moments of humanity in the face of the absolute powers of the universe The stories are all solid, but the clear standout is A Rose for Ecclesiastes , wh [...]


    7. Fisher, climber, cowboy romanticism, terraforming, a proto amber and other stories.My favourite story wasA Rose for EcclesiasteNo or for me wereThe Great Slow KingsCorrida Contents for The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth 1965 fisher story on Old Venus review 1 2 for The Keys to December 1966 terraforming for Cold Cats review for Devil Car 1965 Wild West romanticism with A.I cars review A Rose for Ecclesiastes 1963 fatalisms of Old Marsians review for The Monster and the Maiden 1964 two [...]


    8. This is the first work of Zelazny s I ve read I m not all that impressed by the inventiveness of the plots what stuck with me was the astonishing, highly poetic, sometimes almost biblical or prophetic language and imagery This is a writer.


    9. I m generally not a sci fi guy, but I m definitely a Zelazny guy And, of course, Zelazny managed to make me like sci fi with this book, because he s just that good.I could give a general review for the book, but I think I ll just go story by story instead mostly so I can remember what they re all about when the memories of reading this collection leave my mind in about 3 months.1 The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth One of my favorite stories in the book, if not my very favorite A tale [...]


    10. The Doors of His Face The Lamps of His Mouth by Roger Zelanzy, 1971 A very nice collection of short stories by Mr Zelanzy The Doors of His Face The Lamps of His Mouth A fishing tale told of Venus It is a bit confusing because the people seem to be talked of in the third person, then they appear to be the people talking, and there is a bit of a love storyu in here, too The Keys to December Humans have developed the ability to create life forms that can live in environments other than Earth Some o [...]


    11. This is a fairly comprehensive collection of Zelazny s early short fiction THE DOORS OF HIS FACE, THE LAMPS OF HIS MOUTH is another example of Zelazny presenting great action There s also some interesting relationship commentary that can be unpacked from under the action I suspect that in the pulp era that this story is responding to, the relationship would be reconciled by the culmination of the action, rather than the give and take of power THIS MORTAL MOUNTAIN seems to be a return to this sam [...]


    12. Lovely stuff, as always This is earlier Zelazny, prototypical and experimental, still in his development phases Most of these stories were published in the years prior to Lord of Light, and you can see the ingredients of that novel budding in shorts like Love Is An Imaginary Number, published in 1966, one year prior to Lord of Light I swear, Love and Lord are essentially the same basic story, spun in different directions.Likewise, some parallels between Devil Car and Damnation Alley, and the rep [...]


    13. It took me a while to finish this only because the copy I have is 40 something years old and that apparently did not agree with my allergies My opinion of this book did not lessen in the slightest because every time I got near it made me physically ill, in fact my opinion of it grew stronger If it had not hooked me in, then I probably would not have picked it up and would have put it into my occasional donate pile.I went in knowing nothing of the author s writing ability or anything about the sh [...]


    14. I got a little over halfway through this awesome collection of stories to Divine Madness before the overdue notices started assaulting me I took a while to get through the first story because I wasn t really familiar with Zelazny s style, but by A Rose For Ecclesiastes I was completely absorbed.Zeleazny s writing is spectacular I could list all the synonyms for spectacular , but instead of that I will just recommend that you read his descriptions of the storm, both brewing and happening, in This [...]


    15. I decided to give this collection a try after reading, and liking, Lord of Light In the short stories here, Zelazny maintains a brash, belligerent style, and a preference for smug, egocentric, cigarette smoke blowing narrators His language, though colorful and poetic, is hard to follow most of the time, and I ended up reading and rereading parts to get a grip on the going ons Well, not all stories are at the same level of density, but most of them rank pretty high up there It was infuriating at [...]


    16. I really liked this collection, but the treatment of women as plot devices rather than characters demoted this read to three stars Zelazny has some really interesting ideas and integrates them well with actual plots in his stories which is not always the case with classic sci fi His writing style also borders on poetry at times However, there was not one story where a female character existed in her own right she was always present to affect the main male character and many of these female chara [...]


    17. brainsmash and binding to this Otherwhen Gorgeous, expressionist stories written with a lot of love I m not all that used to expressionist sci fi yet, and this was a fantastic journey into some very experimental tales.




    18. My first full reading of a collection of works by Roger Zelazny, whose name gets thrown around as One of the Good Ones in 60s 70s sf As this is a short story collection, I ll give each one a rating out of 5 and then take a slightly weighted average for the whole book The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth Got a bunch of nominations for the Nebula and Hugo awards it won the 65 Nebula for Best Novelette Not sure I agree The setting waterworld Venus, an intentional diversion from science by [...]


    19. Ja, jag gillar nog Zelazny mer n r han skriver noveller n n r han skriver romaner Denna samling r han i h gform rakt igenom Fantastiska noveller med en l gstaniv h gre n vad jag tidigare varit med om, tror jag Det finns inte en enda som jag skulle kalla d lig N gra r korta och humoristiska mannen har ju en bevisligen knastertorr humor som r riktigt bra , n gra mer pulpiga, som titelnovellen, This Mortal Mountain och A Rose men i f rfattarens h nder s stiger de ver vad det antyder Om inte annat s [...]


    20. The Door of His Face, etc, is a collection of 15 stories by Roger Zelazny, most of them are spacey, a few aren t I avoid the term sci fi because they really aren t The plots are by and large retarded, covering hot topics like whaling on Venus, rebellious demon cars, and mountaineering in the age of faster than light travel The characters tend to be pulp hollywood archetypes with a few exceptions On the surface, then, the stories don t seem to have much to offer, were it not for the author s rema [...]


    21. I was a huge fan of Zelazny when I was younger After reading this again for the first time in than twenty years, I discovered that I still am Some of the tropes have worn better than others, but the stories here are all inventive, lyrical, twisty things that never take the easy path The standout story in the collection is probably A Rose For Ecclesiastes so it s rather fitting that a digital copy of the text now resides on Mars on a mini DVD carried by the Phoenix lander.


    22. 1 1 DNF 2 3.5 3 2.5 4 1 DNF 5 1 6 4.5 7 1 DNF 8 1 DNF 9 4.5 10 1 DNF 11 3 12 2.5 13 1 DNF 14 4.5 15 2 16 1 DNF 17 1 DNF if you ve read any of the authors other work, I would recommend this free ebook just for the couple storys that I really enjoyed, though they could of been better.


    23. A nice collection of various ideas, which I enjoyed quite a bit If anything, it gives an idea of the scope of Zelazny s intellect and literary prowess in tackling different themes with the same respect and elegance, ranging from the mundane to the most esoteric.



    24. Its a hard book to review, because there are so many different stories in there Some were really good, most were not that good and some were really bad I found it hard to finish this book.


    25. My second Zelazny anthology and I m still impressed The style is dated, leaning very heavily on first person exposition or dialogue exposition and talking plot points to the next beat, but even that is frequently charming given how outlandish his ideas get In The Keys to December, a race of terraforming ocelots plot genocide or horned natives In The Great Slow Kings, cosmological gods take months to talk back and forth on how best to raise a species of worshippers, tough work since they keep dyi [...]


    26. A very nice collection of short stories by Mr Zelanzy The Doors of His Face The Lamps of His Mouth A fishing tale told of Venus It is a bit confusing because the people seem to be talked of in the third person, then they appear to be the people talking, and there is a bit of a love storyu in here, too The Keys to December Humans have developed the ability to create life forms that can live in environments other than Earth Some of these were created for working on a planet for a mining company Th [...]


    27. It s difficult giving a star rating to a book of short stories, because there are invariably some that I like than others In general, this was a very good collection, and I was toying between three and four I marked it down for occasionally being a bit too of its time unfair, perhaps, but the treatment of female characters in the stories varied from tolerable to terrible The prose throughout had an intriguing style, clear and solid, with bursts of imagery that brought the stories to life Even t [...]


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