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Created in an ancient war, implacable machines programmed to destroy all life, they seem invincible. But now humanity has come to a berserker base: Lars, a prisoner of war who will not surrender; the crew of ASTER'S HOPE, peaceful explorers who must now learn to fight; and Holt and Morgan, who will use the alien skills of the primitive 'Reen to face the planet killers.
This collaboration by two writers who lived in Baltimore concerns Edgar Allan Poe.
People feared, back in the Middle Ages that the world would end with the millennium. Nor were they incorrect. It does this every millennium, only nobody notices--except for the Forces of Good and Evil, who vie for control of the universe every thousand years. "Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming" concerns the efforts of one Azzie Elbub, demon, to win the Millennial Evil Deeds award for the year 1000, given to the being whose acts do the most toward reshaping the world. Azzic's proposal to the Powers of Dark is simple. He will create a Prince Charming and a Sleeping Beauty. In time-honored fairy-tale fashion, the prince will fight his way through numerous perils to reach the side of the spellbound princess--at which point Azzie's evil twist will ensure that the Powers of Dark will win the grand prize. But even with an unlimited satanic credit card to order up any evil he needs, Azzic's plan is in trouble from the beginning ...
Dilvish, astride Black, the great metal horse, plunged into the fog as the land behind them exploded into a volcano of mud. They raced a hedge of flames along a boiling river. Inhuman screams rent the air, as fountains of blood gushed and tiny points of light rose from the dark waters amid showers of sparks. A winged, monkey-faced thing flew at them, shrieking, talons outstretched. Black leaped as the ground split before them, revealing huge purple hands. Then Dilvish and Black entered a curtain of blue fires that turned their limbs cobalt colored and brittle. Finally they reached a saffron cloudbank and stopped, shuddering, within a protective circle Black raised. The metal horse scarred the ground with a cloven hoof. "So much for the easy part," he remarked.
Contains three books, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon, and The Courts of Chaos.
To the squares, this was Damnation Alley. To Hell Tanner, it was still a parking lot. As far as he was concerned, the Alley started in the place that was once called Colorado.
An artist searches for God so he can paint his portrait in Philip K. Dick's collaboration with Roger Zelazny. After World War III, the Servants of Wrath cult deified the mysterious Carlton Lufteufel, creator of the doomsday weapon that wiped out much of humanity. But to worship the man, they need an image of him as a god, and no one has ever seen him. So the high priests send a limbless master painter named Tibor McMasters into the wilderness on a mission to find Lufteufel and capture his likeness. Unfortunately for Tibor, the nation's remaining Christians do not want him to succeed and are willing to kill to ensure that the so-called Deus Irae remains hidden. This hallucinatory tale through a nuclear wasteland asks what price the artist must pay for art and tries to figure out just what makes a god.
Aliens have given a precious relic, the star-stone, to the people of Earth but the harmony of the galaxy is at stake when it goes missing.
[from the back cover] The last really unexplored frontier of knowledge may well prove to be the human mind. The Dream Master is the novel of that farther frontier, of a Twenty-first Century invention which enabled a psychology engineer to actually enter a man's mind, to experience thoughts, to live with him his dreams-and to redirect and control those soaring universe-creating visions which are the essence of all thinking. This novel of Render the Shaper, in its magazine serial version, has already won Roger Zelazny the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for the finest short novel of the year. Ace Books now proudly presents its final and complete full-length version.
Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber have earned their place as all-time classics of imaginative literature. Now here are all ten novels, together in one magnificent omnibus volume. Witness the titanic battle for supremacy waged on Earth, in the Courts of Chaos, and on a magical world of mystery, adventure, and romance.
In a world half of light, half of darkness, where science and magic strive for dominance, there dwells a magical being who is friendly with neither side. Jack, of the realm of shadows, is a thief who is unjustly punished. So he embarks on a vendetta. He wanders through strange realms, encountering witches, vampires, and, finally, his worst enemy: the Lord of Bats. He consults his friend Morningstar, a great dark angel. He is pursued by a monstrous creature called the Borshin. But to reveal any more would be to spoil some of the mindboggling surprises Jack of Shadows has in store. First published in 1971 and long out-of-print, Jack of Shadows is one of fantasy master Roger Zelazny's most profound and mysterious books.
In this Amber novel, Merlin pursues the disappearances of 2 people: Julia, murdered and reincarnated as his enemy, and his father Corwin.
Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rules their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons. Lord of Light.<P><P> Hugo Award winner.
"A mindbender of a book, and a treat for Zelazny fans. " ALA BOOKLIST. The Road runs from the unimaginable past to the far future, and those who travel it have access to the turnoffs leading to all times and places--even to the alternate time-streams of histories that never happened. Why the Dragons of Bel'kwinith made the Road--or who they are--no one knows. But the Road has always been there and for those who know how to find it, it always will be!
The Martian race was dying, until a six-foot-six poet from Earth brought them a rose without roots, a book of sorrow, and a message he didn't believe in himself...
This is the complete second chronicles containing: Trumps ofDoom; Blood of Amber; Sign of Chaos; Knight of Shadows; and Prince of Chaos.
Corwin accepts the responsibilities as a ruler to the world of Amber finding himself the target of sibling treachery. He seeks divine guidance in the land of visions to find a sinister prediction foretelling of his doom.
On a Shadow world called Earth, death stalks Merle Corey. He is also Merlin, the son of Amber's vanished hero Corwin.