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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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Manna from Heaven

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Carly rated it liked it Aug 16, The concluding Amber pieces were a brief but melancholy last look into this universe sprung from Zelazny’s imagination. Martin and Neil Gaiman. May 14, Christine rated it really liked it. Published May 29th by Wildside Press first published January His papers are housed at the Albin O.

Other books in the series. Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise -who could? 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 manns work.

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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. David rated it really liked it May 27, Steven Brust Goodreads Author Introduction.


Lee Betonklotz rated it it was amazing May 26, I have always felt that the mannz to zelaznyy second series is rushed and far too tidy, and these stories serve to muddy the waters in a very satisfying manner. Hardcoverpages. Fromm, if you like fantasy short stories, I highly recommend this – if you can find it! As always, his characters feel real, even when only alive for the span of a few pages.

It was worth it, though– it contains short stories set in the Amber universe. Some of these stories actually took my breath away, I was so fromm in by the writing. The Chronicles of Amber 10 books. No trivia or quizzes yet.

It was interesting to realise that the same character pops up in “Kalifriki of the Thread” and “Come Back to the Killing Ground, Alice, My Love”; and the six short glimpses of Amber give some hope that a third series of books set in that universe would have been better than the second. Mar 18, Ken rated it really liked it.

To ask other readers questions about Manna from Heavenplease sign up. This was hard to get, and quite expensive. Jonathan Miller rated it liked it Jan 27, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Amber stories left me a bit melancholy, though. Most zelazmy his novels dea Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated heavwn how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the ehaven 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.


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? Maberan Potato rated it really liked it Oct 24, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lucasthegray rated it really liked it Mar 26, OK, I don’t feel quite like Zelazny was a genius, but I have immense respect for his talent, and I get what Brust is saying.

He died of kidney failure secondary to colorectal cancer on June 14, My library Help Yeaven Book Search. This new collection includes all five previously uncollected “Amber” stories, plus the prologue from the rare limited edition of Trumps of Doomand 16 other fantasy and science fiction stories including a collaboration with Harlan Ellison.

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Zelazny can say so much so quietly and quickly that it’s possible to underestimate how skillfully he’s creating fom world and leading one through it. The Chronicles of Amber Highly recommended if you can find it. Liam rated it liked it Dec 29,