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Roger Zelazny

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F. Brett Cox, "Roger Zelazny" (U Illinois Press, 2021)

New Books in History

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) combined poetic prose with fearless literary ambition to become one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 1960s. Yet many critics found his later novels underachieving and his turn to fantasy a disappointment. In Roger Zelazny (University of Illinois Press, 2021), F. Brett Cox surveys the landscape of Zelazny's creative life and contradictions. Launched by the classic 1963 short story "A Rose for Ecclesiastes," Zelazny soon won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with …And Call Me Conrad and two years later won again for Lord of Light. Cox looks at the author's overnight success and follows Zelazny into a period of continued formal experimentation, the commercial triumph of the Amber sword and sorcery novels, and renewed acclaim for Hugo-winning novellas such as “Home Is the Hangman” and “24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai.” Throughout, Cox analyzes aspects of Zelazny's art, from his preference for poetically alienated protagonists to the ways his plots reflected his determined individualism.F. (Francis) Brett Cox is the Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Norwich University. In addition to his critical study of Roger Zelazny (recently awarded second place for nonfiction in the 2022 Locus Awards), he has published over thirty short stories, most of which appear in his collection The End of All Our Exploring: Stories (Fairwood Press, 2018). He has also co-edited the anthology Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004).Daniel Moran earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in History from Drew University. The author of Creating Flannery O’Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers, he teaches research and writing at Rutgers and co-hosts the podcast Fifteen-Minute Film Fanatics, found at https://fifteenminutefilm.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @15MinFilm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr 7mins

26 Jul 2022

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F. Brett Cox, "Roger Zelazny" (U Illinois Press, 2021)

New Books in Science Fiction

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) combined poetic prose with fearless literary ambition to become one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 1960s. Yet many critics found his later novels underachieving and his turn to fantasy a disappointment. In Roger Zelazny (University of Illinois Press, 2021), F. Brett Cox surveys the landscape of Zelazny's creative life and contradictions. Launched by the classic 1963 short story "A Rose for Ecclesiastes," Zelazny soon won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with …And Call Me Conrad and two years later won again for Lord of Light. Cox looks at the author's overnight success and follows Zelazny into a period of continued formal experimentation, the commercial triumph of the Amber sword and sorcery novels, and renewed acclaim for Hugo-winning novellas such as “Home Is the Hangman” and “24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai.” Throughout, Cox analyzes aspects of Zelazny's art, from his preference for poetically alienated protagonists to the ways his plots reflected his determined individualism.F. (Francis) Brett Cox is the Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Norwich University. In addition to his critical study of Roger Zelazny (recently awarded second place for nonfiction in the 2022 Locus Awards), he has published over thirty short stories, most of which appear in his collection The End of All Our Exploring: Stories (Fairwood Press, 2018). He has also co-edited the anthology Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004).Daniel Moran earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in History from Drew University. The author of Creating Flannery O’Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers, he teaches research and writing at Rutgers and co-hosts the podcast Fifteen-Minute Film Fanatics, found at https://fifteenminutefilm.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @15MinFilm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science-fiction

1hr 7mins

26 Jul 2022

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F. Brett Cox, "Roger Zelazny" (U Illinois Press, 2021)

New Books in Literary Studies

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) combined poetic prose with fearless literary ambition to become one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 1960s. Yet many critics found his later novels underachieving and his turn to fantasy a disappointment. In Roger Zelazny (University of Illinois Press, 2021), F. Brett Cox surveys the landscape of Zelazny's creative life and contradictions. Launched by the classic 1963 short story "A Rose for Ecclesiastes," Zelazny soon won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with …And Call Me Conrad and two years later won again for Lord of Light. Cox looks at the author's overnight success and follows Zelazny into a period of continued formal experimentation, the commercial triumph of the Amber sword and sorcery novels, and renewed acclaim for Hugo-winning novellas such as “Home Is the Hangman” and “24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai.” Throughout, Cox analyzes aspects of Zelazny's art, from his preference for poetically alienated protagonists to the ways his plots reflected his determined individualism.F. (Francis) Brett Cox is the Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Norwich University. In addition to his critical study of Roger Zelazny (recently awarded second place for nonfiction in the 2022 Locus Awards), he has published over thirty short stories, most of which appear in his collection The End of All Our Exploring: Stories (Fairwood Press, 2018). He has also co-edited the anthology Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004).Daniel Moran earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in History from Drew University. The author of Creating Flannery O’Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers, he teaches research and writing at Rutgers and co-hosts the podcast Fifteen-Minute Film Fanatics, found at https://fifteenminutefilm.podbean.com/ and on Twitter @15MinFilm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

1hr 7mins

26 Jul 2022

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Ep. 46: A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast

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23mins

26 May 2022

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HT#64: …And Call Me Conrad, by Roger Zelazny (feat. Paul Weimer)

Hugos There Podcast

Hugo-nominated Fan Writer Paul Weimer joins me for a discussion of …And Call Me Conrad, by Roger Zelazny, co-winner of the 1966 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Start – 10:26 Intro through “Why this book?” 10:27 – 22:59 Non-Spoiler discussion 23:00 – end Spoiler discussion Notes & Mentions: The Dying Earth, by Gene Wolfe Cage … Continue reading "HT#64: …And Call Me Conrad, by Roger Zelazny (feat. Paul Weimer)"

1hr 5mins

1 May 2022

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HT#64: …And Call Me Conrad, by Roger Zelazny (feat. Paul Weimer)

Hugos There Podcast

Hugo-nominated Fan Writer Paul Weimer joins me for a discussion of …And Call Me Conrad, by Roger Zelazny, co-winner of the 1966 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Start – 10:26 Intro through “Why this book?” 10:27 – 22:59 Non-Spoiler discussion 23:00 – end Spoiler discussion Notes & Mentions: The Dying Earth, by Gene Wolfe Cage … Continue reading "HT#64: …And Call Me Conrad, by Roger Zelazny (feat. Paul Weimer)"

1hr 5mins

1 May 2022

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Walpurgisnacht, Roger Zelazny

Charm the Water

Short Story reading with snickering--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aaron-david8/message

18mins

11 Sep 2021

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Ep. 89: The Furies by Roger Zelazny - Discussion

Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast

Vengeance is a dish best served cold. Thanks to the awesome Patreon supporter who nominated this episode! If you would like to purchase a nomination or a bonus episode of your own, email the show at ClaytempleMedia.@gmail.com. Support the show and gain access to over three dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough science-fiction and fantasy in your life? Join us on The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast! Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks! Neil Gaiman fan? Love comics? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Check out Glenn's medieval history podcast Agnus! Find out how you can commission a special bonus episode here. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Follow Claytemple Media on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter. Follow Glenn on Facebook and Twitter. Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast. Next time: The Dead and the Countess by Gertrude Atherton. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

45mins

24 Aug 2021

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Ep. 88: The Furies by Roger Zelazny - Recap

Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast

Vengeance is a dish best served cold. Thanks to the awesome Patreon supporter who nominated this episode! If you would like to purchase a nomination or a bonus episode of your own, email the show at ClaytempleMedia.@gmail.com. Support the show and gain access to over three dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough science-fiction and fantasy in your life? Join us on The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast! Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lower Decks! Neil Gaiman fan? Love comics? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Check out Glenn's medieval history podcast Agnus! Find out how you can commission a special bonus episode here. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Follow Claytemple Media on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter. Follow Glenn on Facebook and Twitter. Check out Glenn's weird fiction story "Goodbye to All That" on the Tales to Terrify Podcast. Next time: The Sunken Land by Fritz Leiber. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

56mins

10 Aug 2021

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Roger Zelazny y Las crónicas de Ámbar

Buenos Presagios

Charlamos sobre el autor norteamericano y su más popular saga de libros, no pudimos resistirnos y la comparamos con Sandman de Neil Gaiman.

16mins

26 Jun 2021

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