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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Overall, it was very enjoyable. Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career. 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 fantasy and science fiction stories including a collaboration with Harlan Ellison. Open Preview See a Problem? The description for Manna From Heaven is completely wrong.

This book let me see what else he is capable of, and I loved most of it.

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He won the Nebula award three times out of 14 nominations and the Hugo award six times out of 14 nominations. It was interesting rofer realise that the same character pops up in “Kalifriki of the Thread” and “Come Back to the Killing Ground, Alice, My Love”; and rger six short glimpses of Amber give some hope that a third series of books set in that universe would have been better than the second.

The concluding Amber pieces were a brief but melancholy last look zelazby this universe sprung from Zelazny’s imagination. Amir Qorbani rated it really liked it Dec 10, Zelazny is the author of the Amber series, which I’ve read and reviewed here in the past. Paul Spence rated it it was amazing Jul 01, No fron or quizzes yet. 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.


This was hard to get, and quite expensive.

Highly recommended if you can find it. It was worth it, though– it contains short stories set in the Amber universe. Most of his novels deal, one way or another, with tricksters and zelazn, often with rogues who become gods, like Sam in Lord of Lightwho reinvents Buddhism as a vehicle for political subversion on a colony planet.

This is a collection of short stories from the master of sci-fi, notable for having all of the last stories from Amber.

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Manna from Heaven is a collection of stories that were previously published in magazines. Dec 19, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Cover art by Bob Roer. I’ll give one of his Hugo award winning books a try and hope that his strength is in full-length books.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was clear that Zelazny had more to say about Amber and its counterpart world, Chaos, and there are hints here at new intrigues, twists and turns that the author would never have the chance to explore.


And no, that’s msnna paradoxical, that’s just Zelazny.

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. Steven Brust Goodreads Author Introduction. These stories, and others have also been published in The Road to Amber Volume 6: He died of kidney failure secondary to colorectal cancer on June 14, No, I won’t lend out my copy.

Refresh and try again. Best of all, there are most of the stories that help fill in the Amber series.

Manna from Heaven

To ask other readers questions about Manna from Heavenplease sign up. Liam rated it liked it Dec 29, The Chronicles of Amber Trivia About Manna from Heaven. Sarah Sayre rated it liked it Jan 17, It concludes with five short pieces that take place in the Amber universe.

I don’t normally enjoy reading short stories because it generally takes me so long to grasp the setup that I’m only just getting comfortable with the voices or the settings when the stories end.

Return to Book Page. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise -who could?

May 14, Christine rated it really liked it.