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Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for his The Chronicles of Amber series.

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Did Zelazny give a reason for using the name “Amber”?

Did Roger Zelazny ever give a reason for using the name "Amber" in the Chronicles of Amber series? I'm looking for his out-of-universe thinking. If anyone can find the in-universe history of the ...
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“Lord of Light” by Zelazny - looking for the book timeline

I am listening to the audiobook of Lord of Light by Zelazny and I am totally lost to the order of stories presented. I have just finished the story when Yama confronts Sam (3rd story). I am totally ...
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Demystifying Zelazny's “Lord of Light”

I just finished reading Roger Zelazny's novel Lord of Light and although I enjoyed the book very much and liked its overall tone, I can't help feeling a little lost. I'd like to know a little bit ...
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Where can I find any recording of Roger Zelazny's voice on the Internet?

I'm a big fan of Roger Zelazny's work and, be it weird, I'd love to hear how he sounded. I've looked far and wide and was unable to find any resource though. Are there any freely-available-to-...
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In Amber, what makes a drawing magical that it becomes a trump?

In the Amber series, several characters had the ability to draw a picture that then would be a trump, and enable communications and even teleportation. What is it in the drawing that gives it such ...
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What did the Pattern of Amber look like?

In a comment on a Man at Arms: Reforged video I’ve learned that [Roger Zelazny] did draw [Corwin’s sword Grayswandir] for a fan that lives here in Maryland. He drew it as a saber with a ships sail ...
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In “The Courts of Chaos”, to whom is Corwin speaking when he addresses Carmen?

In the very last page of "The Courts of Chaos", after mentally addressing his family, Corwin says, and pardon my poor french, "Carmen, voulez vous avec moi?" To whom is he speaking, the reader? And ...
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How did Corwin recover his sword?

In the first book of the Amber series, when Random and Corwin travel to Amber, Random "adds" Corwin's sword when travelling through Shadow. The same thing happens in the second book, Guns of Avalon, ...
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Did the Pattern and the Logrus come from the same source?

I can't find my Amber books and I'm in a discussion about the relationship between the Pattern and the Logrus. I seem to remember the implication that both the Pattern and the Logrus both came from ...
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Time span in Lord of Light by Zelazny - age of Yama

Re-reading Lord of Light, I'm a bit confused by the timeline. To be exact, by this remark which ruins my previous idea of the colonization time span: Hear me, country cousin," said Jan. "Do you ...
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What happened to Corwin's Avalon?

Before his long period of amnesia on Earth, Corwin spent much of his time as lord of a shadow called Avalon. I think the first reference to this is in Nine Princes in Amber, when Bleys says: "It is ...
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Is the Archangel Corwin passage a reference?

In The Courts of Chaos, as Corwin hellrides through Shadow, he stops to rest in a cave. When he awakens, a man there asks him whether his name is Corwin, mentioning a holy book. The passage in ...
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How exactly do shadows work in The Chronicles of Amber?

I’m still reading the first book and what I don’t understand is how the shadows are created. Do they work like parallel universes, or are all of them created by the princes of Amber trying to get to a ...
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What is the name of the place where ghost/clone Corwin bested ghost/clone (chaos lord swordsmaster) Berel?

Merlin went to a place where he met something to which he said "you are me, with a lobotomy and orders to kill". In that place there was a "pattern ghost" Corwin who fought the logrus ghost Borel (...
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What was Jack's plan after acquiring the Hellflame?

Jack of Shadows has the habit of inviting his women to his castle, Shadow Guard. He invited Rosie: "Is there really a Shadow Guard?" she asked Him. "A castle of high, shadow-decked halls, ...
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Why not to simply take some guns from the Shadow Earth and kill Eric?

I’ve just read the first book from The Chronicles of Amber. I’m wondering, why didn’t Corwin or his brother Random take a machine gun, or just a gun, maybe some grenades, maybe some other weapons like ...
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What is the nature of the Keye?

In To Rule In Amber, one of Betancourt's prequels of Nine Princes in Amber, references are made to a third culture (different from Amber or the Chaos), namely the Feynims. They do not use the Logrus ...
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Time error in Roger Zelazny Amber Chronicles

I do not believe I'm first to notice this, but my google search returned no relevant links. It seems that there is a serious time related error in Chronicles of Amber. It has been said (in Chronicles ...