"Men may begin and end in many ways. Some may start as machines and gain their humanity slowly. Others may end as machines, losing humanity by pieces as they live. That which is lost may always be regained. That which is gained may always be lost. —What are you, Wakim, a man or a machine?"

— Anubis, ‘Creatures of Light and Darkness' by Roger Zelazny (via hohlraumreich)

universitybookstore:

Some recently acquired hardcovers of Roger Zelazny. You may have noticed, we’re kinda fans of the old boy.

Read Changeling and Madwand. Have to find those others at sone library.

parnassusontheweb:

My Roger Zelazny shelf

parnassusontheweb:

My Roger Zelazny shelf

"There is no formula for a feeling. There is no conversion factor for an emotion."

— "For a Breath I Tarry" by Roger Zelazny (via noodlepoet)

"Why had no one ever come up with a way to change the basic nature of man? Even the erasure of all my memories and a new life in a new world had resulted in the same old Corwin. If I were not happy with what I was it could be a proposition worthy of dispair."

— Roger Zelazny, The Guns of Avalon (via xirdain)

stuffloanahasread:

10/10
"I walked among Shadows, and found a race of furry creatures, dark and clawed and fanged, reasonably man-like, and about as intelligent as a freshman in the high school of your choice — sorry, kids, but what I mean is they were loyal, devoted, honest, and too easily screwed by bastards like me and my brother. I felt like the dee-jay of your choice."

— Corwin — Nine Princes in Amber (via figmentsoutoffundamentals)

changterhune:

Cool!!!  Jack Kirby’s artwork for the movie “Lord of Light” from the Zelazny story.  Oh, it was also the artwork used in the CIA rescue operation in “Argo.” Check it out!

"The graveyards are filled with men who thought they could not be replaced"

From The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny (via hush-syrup)

"That’s life: Trust and you’re betrayed; don’t trust and you betray yourself. Like most moral paradoxes, it places you in an untenable position."

— Knight of Shadows, Roger Zelazny (via figmentsoutoffundamentals)

wtfbadfantasycovers:

How many miles per gallon do you get on a dragon?

Another good one and quick read

wtfbadfantasycovers:

How many miles per gallon do you get on a dragon?

Another good one and quick read

"I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them."

Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos  (via heresay)

(Source: quota-tions, via heresay)

foxmonkey:

I saw this in the thrift store yesterday, and purely on the strength of this bizarre, magnificent, over-wrought cover alone, bought it.  All sources I’ve Googled agree that while this isn’t the author’s best, it’s entertaining.  Huzzah!

Recently read.

foxmonkey:

I saw this in the thrift store yesterday, and purely on the strength of this bizarre, magnificent, over-wrought cover alone, bought it.  All sources I’ve Googled agree that while this isn’t the author’s best, it’s entertaining.  Huzzah!

Recently read.

yo-principe:

In the far future, an indestructible and massive canal more than 2,000 miles long spans the mid-continent of Earth. Nothing can mar it, move it, or affect it in any fashion. At its western end, where it meets the sea, is an equally indestructible structure comprising three levels of seemingly empty chambers.Scientists from three different civilizations, separated in time by hundreds of thousands of years, are investigating the canal. In the most distant of these civilizations, religious rebellion is brewing. A plot is hatched to overthrow the world government of the Vanir, using a weapon that can destroy anything-except the canal. If used at full power it might literally unravel the universe and destroy all life forever. The lives and fates of all three civilizations become intertwined as the forces behind the canal react to the threat, and all three teams of scientists find their lives changed beyond belief.
Lyra’s rating: 4.0/5 Recommended.

Just finished this. Slow start but good with interesting perspevtive on time and continuity.

yo-principe:

In the far future, an indestructible and massive canal more than 2,000 miles long spans the mid-continent of Earth. Nothing can mar it, move it, or affect it in any fashion. At its western end, where it meets the sea, is an equally indestructible structure comprising three levels of seemingly empty chambers.

Scientists from three different civilizations, separated in time by hundreds of thousands of years, are investigating the canal. In the most distant of these civilizations, religious rebellion is brewing. A plot is hatched to overthrow the world government of the Vanir, using a weapon that can destroy anything-except the canal. If used at full power it might literally unravel the universe and destroy all life forever. The lives and fates of all three civilizations become intertwined as the forces behind the canal react to the threat, and all three teams of scientists find their lives changed beyond belief.

Lyra’s rating: 4.0/5 Recommended.

Just finished this. Slow start but good with interesting perspevtive on time and continuity.

"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes."

— Sally Field (via onlinecounsellingcollege)