The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth

15 Dec

The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth

The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth

Roger Zelazny

Language: English

Pages: 178


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Here is a collection of strange, beautiful stories covering the full spectrum of the late Roger Zelazny's remarkable talents. He had a rare ability to mix the dream-like, disturbing imagery of fantasy with the real-life hardware of science fiction. His vivid imagination and fine prose made him one of the most highly acclaimed writers in his field.


• The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth (1965)
• The Keys to December (1966)
• Devil Car (1965)
• A Rose for Ecclesiastes (1963)
• The Monster and the Maiden (1964)
• Collector's Fever (1964)
• This Mortal Mountain (1967)
• This Moment of the Storm (1966)
• The Great Slow Kings (1963)
• A Museum Piece (1963)
• Divine Madness (1966)
• Corrida (1968)
• Love is an Imaginary Number (1966)
• The Man Who Loved the Faioli (1967)
• Lucifer (1964)
• The Furies (1965)
• The Graveyard Heart (1964)

Originally published in 1971 by Doubleday.


















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