Unicorn VariationsRoger Zelazny
science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, short stories
Locus Award 1984, Balrog Award 1984.
A collection of stories and essays.
- Unicorn Variation (1982)
- The Last of the Wild Ones (1981)
- Recital (1981)
- The Naked Matador (1981)
- The Parts That Are Only Glimpsed: Three Reflexes (1978)
- Dismal Light (1968)
- Go Starless in the Night (1979)
- But Not the Herald (1965)
- A Hand Across the Galaxy (1967)
- The Force That Through the Circuit Drives the Current (1976)
- Home is the Hangman (1975)
- Fire and/or Ice (1980)
- Exeunt Omnes (1980)
- A Very Good Year (1979)
- My Lady of the Diodes (1970)
- And I Only Am Escaped to Tell Thee (1981)
- The Horses of Lir (1981)
- The Night Has 999 Eyes (1964)
- Angel, Dark Angel (1967)
- Walpurgisnacht (1981)
- The George Business (1980)
- Some Science Fiction Parameters: A Biased View (1975)
"MORE BEER," quoth the griffin.
Man's reign on Earth is almost over. Waiting in the wings are the creatures of myth and legend that our reality has denied existence for too long: the boisterous griffin, the thoughtful sasquatch, and most dangerous of all, the charming, but devious, unicorn...
Deeply whimsical and delightfully disturbing, "Unicorn Variation" is one of the most acclaimed of Zelazny's recent works. Also included in this new collection are the Hugo-winning novella "Home Is the Hangman"; the rescued-from-oblivion "My Lady of the Diodes"; and speculative voyages both awesome and small, such as "A Hand Across the Galaxy," "The Horses of Lir," "Go Starless in the Night," "The Naked Matador," and much more from a modern master who has received over twenty Hugo and Nebula awards and nominations.
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 then