Illustrated by Gaham Wilson.
Nebula Award nominee 1994.
Narrated by Snuff, loyal watch dog and companion of Jack, A Night in the Lonesome October details the sometimes poignant, sometimes macabre, and pervasively charming actions of an array of characters drawn from classic horror and folklore sources.
Snuff interacts with a witch, a druid, a werewolf, Sherlock Holmes, Count Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein and his gentle yet ungainly creation, and several others readily recognizable from a rich tradition of literature.
These Players in "the Game" collaborate and plot, make alliances and murder enemies, all with an eye on the final ritual to take place on Halloween night under the full moon, the combination which drew them to the appropriate area to engage in contest.
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)