My Name Is Legionby Roger Zelazny
A collection of three stories. The stories feature a common protagonist.
- The Eve of RUMOKO (1969)
- 'Kjwalll'kje'k'koothaïlll'kje'k (1973)
- Home Is the Hangman (1975) – Hugo and Nebula Award winner
HIS NAMES WERE MANY –
HIS MISSIONS, IMPOSSIBLE!
As Albert Schweitzer, his first assignment was to find and destroy the power behind attempts to sabotage a top-secret nuclear project. The price of success was high – Schweitzer would have to kill himself in order to win through.
On the second mission they called him Madison when he joined the team at the Institute of Delphinological Studies. A gang of Dolphins were accused of murder and it was Madison's delicate job to clear them of all charges...
Finally, he took the name of Donne on the deadliest mission of all. A quasi-human telefactor called the Hangman had returned to Earth to wreak vengeance on its four human programmers. Donne had to eliminate the Hangman, whatever the cost, which was going to be difficult as telefactors never die...
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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.