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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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Liam rated it liked it Dec 29, With all of the short stories in it, you would have thought that I would find something enjoyable but I can’t say that I enjoyed any of them.

Roger Zelazny was born in Euclid, Ohio on May 13, Preview — Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny. Lucasthegray rated it really liked it Mar 26, The Amber stories left me a bit melancholy, though. 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.

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 other work.

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 is the author of the Amber series, which I’ve read and reviewed here in the past. Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise -who could? And what is the point of the title?


If you like Roger Zelazny’s work, definitely add this book to your reading list.

Manna from Heaven

This story also introduces us to the Shroudlings, a race Zelazny had apparently planned to include in future novels. LovelyGirl rated it liked it Oct 30, Brandon rated it it was amazing Sep 26, The Chronicles of Amber 10 books.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Hdaven account. My personal favorites are “Coming to a Cord”, mannaa story narrated by Merlin’s strangling cord, Frakir, and “The Shroudling and the Guisel” which provides background on Merlin’s first love, Rhanda.

Steven Brust Goodreads Author Introduction.

Includes an introduction by Stephen Brust. No, I won’t lend out my copy.

Overall, it was very enjoyable. I found myself particularly drawn to Kalifriki of the Thread who shows up in two separate stories and regret that that he doesn’t exist in his own series of novels. Paul Spence rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Amir Qorbani rated it really liked it Dec 10, Mxnna of all, there are most of the stories that help fill in the Amber series.

As always, his characters feel zleazny, even when only alive for the span of a few pages. Scott rated it liked it Dec 28, Return to Book Page. Sep 01, S rated it it was amazing. These stories, and others have also been published in The Road to Amber Volume 6: Maberan Potato rated it really liked it Oct 24, David rated it really liked it Mannq 27, May 27, Jan Heiman rated it really liked it Shelves: And that is our loss.


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His way of deftly turning expectations on their head and redefining the context of what one thinks one knows is in full effect in these stories, and I was pleased to have to re-read parts just to prove to myself that he hadn’t cheated and changed the words on me somehow.

Linda rated it it was amazing Sep 26, A P rated it liked it Aug 03, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Starhawk rated it really liked it Feb 18, Manna from Heaven is a collection of stories that were previously published in magazines.

Lee Betonklotz rated it it was amazing May 26,