The Courts of Chaos is the fifth book in Roger Zelazny’s Amber series of fantasy novels (see here, here and here for write-ups on previous novels in the series). I’ve previously described these as grown-up fantasy without the usual cliches, and that continues to hold true for this volume.
I recently finished The Hand of Oberon by Roger Zelazny, the fourth in the series of Amber novels (see here and here for write-ups on previous novels in the series). Last month I also read the third book in the series, Sign of the Unicorn,… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: The Hand of Oberon”
Like the Dune series, the Amber series by Roger Zelazny is one I enjoyed greatly when I was younger and have decided to revisit. The first rather slim volume, Nine Princes in Amber, came out in 1970. I first read it in probably the… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Nine Princes in Amber”
Over the past couple years, I’ve been re-reading what at one time were my favorite books ever, Frank Herbert’s Dune series. In a previous post, I decided that my estimation of the series had fallen a few notches since high school, due largely to the… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: God Emperor of Dune”
Bohumil Hrabal was a Czech writer who wrote during the Communist period. His works were considered anti-revolutionary, I suppose. In any case, I Served the King of England, which Hrabal finished in 1971, circulated in underground editions in the 1970s and was not formally… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: I Served the King of England”
According to an obituary a few days ago in the Washington Post, science fiction author Frederick Pohl died on 2 September, aged 93. In junior high and high school, I read science fiction voraciously, and Frederick Pohl was one of my favorite authors (another… Continue Reading “Remembering Frederick Pohl”
When I was a teen-ager, I was a little obsessed with Frank Herbert’s Dune series. It’s a science fiction series with deep world-building and lots of political intrigue, and has become a cult favorite since the publication of the first book in the mid-1960s. Over… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Children of Dune”