Roger Zelazny (May 13, 1937 - June 14, 1995) was a US writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels.
He won the Hugo award six times, including twice for the novels Lord of Light (1968) and ...And Call Me Conrad (1966) which was later published as This Immortal.
Zelazny had a rare gift for conceiving and portraying worlds with plausible magic systems, powers, and supernatural beings. His captivating descriptions of the nuts and bolts of magical workings in his imagined worlds set his writing apart from otherwise similar authors. He was a prolific writer, and with the exception of the Amber novels (and the pairs Madwand/Changeling and Isle of the Dead/To Die in Italbar, which are related), created a completely new setting for each book.
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While his earlier works won greater critical acclaim, Zelazny is probably best known for the Amber novels.
These fall into two distinct series.
The first five describe the adventures of Prince Corwin of Amber and comprise: