Serial publication in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction under the title ...And Call Me Condrad in 1965. First book edition in 1966.
Hugo Award 1966.
"...and call me Conrad!" Such was the only comment that Conrad Nimikos
would make on his life-history, an enigma that faded out in lost
records and obscurity a few decades back. There were those who said he
had once had a different name, that of the liberator of Earth, the man
who had fought the star-empire of Vega to a standoff. And some even
said that he had had other names, stretching back through the centuries...
But Conrad wouldn't talk about his past. For the future was at stake now – the future of Earth and her peoples, as the Vegans returned on a mission which would decide for all time the place of Earth among the worlds of the stars.
Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. He won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times, including two Hugos for novels This Immortal (1965) and the novel Lord of Light (1967).
Zelazny was born in Ohio, the only child of Polish immigrant Joseph Zelazny and Irish-American Josephine Sweet. In high school, Roger Zelazny was the editor of the school newspaper and joined the Creative Writing Club. He was accepted to Columbia University in New York to study English and specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, graduating with an M.A. in 1962.
Between 1962 and 1969 Zelazny worked for the Social Security Administration in Cleveland and ... (more)