I think I … Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. It is currently out of print, and a reprint promised for the end of 2006 has not appeared. Not very easy to follow. [ Harper Voyager; Reissue Edition (April 13, 2010). Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I have read Zelazny's "Lord of Light" which is considered by most to be a better book, and perhaps maybe, his best book, yet I personally found "Creatures" to be a far more entertaining read, although both books have very similar ideas. So it’s coming, but slowly. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Will stay in my bookcase. Contains his famous (and funny) agnostic's prayer, which begins "To whom it may concern...", These words that are constructed in sentences which are contained within this book that I am reading yesterday cannot be framed in my mind. Three stars may not sound like a strong recommendation, but this book will be a four or five star book when read repeatedly. To the nameless servant’s surprise, the name Anubis gives him is not his former name, which would grant him access to his former self, but a new one, Wakim.His task? Meanwhile, Osiris, the Lord of the House of Life sends his son Horus to do the same thing. I stopped reading (and chatting for that matter) after it sunk in that he’d used ancient Egyptian culture and mythos as the basis for one of his novels. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. I remark especially upon his treatment of a duel fought about a moment in time, and upon his adoption of mythic figures to new purposes. Zelazney is his own genre. Another thing I really enjoyed about the book was Zelazny’s writing style. It also reminded me of the episode of Community where the Dean conspires with everyone to the point that all his conspiracies are useless — everyone in this novel changed allegiances at the drop of the hat, and conspired with anyone who would talk to them. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Back in print at long last is the master’s classic novel Creatures of Light and Darkness. In the year 2532, Amber is being tested to decide her future status and career. "Creatures of Light and Darkness" is his riff on Egyptian mythology, set in a "future" wherein the ancient conflicts of the various gods---Anubis, Osiris, Set, Thoth, Isis, and Typhon---are once more met in an ageless attempt to establish who's in charge. "Utterly alluring and remarkable! In terms of character development, there really is not much. A great Fantasy tale by a master of the genre. The Jackal-headed Anubis, ruler of the "House of Dead" and the bird-headed Orisis, ruler of the "House of Life," appear to be something of bad guys, but their background story is not fleshed out enough to really make them any more bad or evil than any of the other protagonists of the book. At the same time, from The House of Life, Osiris sends forth his son, Horus, on the same mission to destroy utterly & forever The … Creatures of Light and Darkness was already on it’s way. Next book: What We All Long For — Dionne Brand. His mix of techniques comes off very well, and produces a short and beatiful story. Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020, Zelazny was a word master, pioneering -good- writing in science fiction. Let me be one of the first to disagree. Not quite as good as I remembered, but still pretty darn good. There is a character made of pure emptiness and void that takes the shape of a horse that can change in size; a woman who is transformed into a computational machine that only gives output to questions based on the amount of sexual pleasure that can be given to her and a Millenia-old war-torn General whose human body has been entirely replaced by metal parts. I did receive this warning from a fellow chatter once I’d announced my excitement  to the group: @JamesWeber16 @scifichat Yes, in Creatures of Light and Darkness. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. So I decided the best way to read the beast without falling behind is to alternate between that and other books — i.e. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for Creatures of Light and Darkness, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This may be Zelazny's best book. I adore the psychedelic mash-up of mythology, cosmology, scifi, magick, sly humour, different writing styles jostled together, big ideas wrapped up in a fast-paced romping plot.

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