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Roger Zelazny
Birth: May 13, 1937
Death: Jun. 14, 1995

Author. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1954 he sold his short story "Mr. Fuller's Revolt" to Literary Cavalcade. During his tenure at Western Reserve University, he twice won the Finley Foster Poetry Prize before graduating in 1959. He then earned a graduate degree in Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama from Columbia in 1962. He was first recognized for his innovative writing in 1966 when he won the Hugo Award for his novella "...And Call Me Conrad." His novels "Creatures of Light and Darkness," for which he won a Hugo Award, and "Damnation Alley" were published in 1969. The following year he published the first of his most recognized series, "Nine Princes in Amber." Zelazny became one of the leaders of the so-called New Wave Science Fiction, which greatly altered the genre. His work blurred lines between science fiction and fantasy. Some of his best-known novels were based on the mythology of different world cultures. He completed the first Amber quintet in 1978 with "The Courts of Chaos," and began a sequel series in 1985 with "Trumps of Doom." That same year he won the Nebula Award for best novella with "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai." In 1990 he won the Western Reserve Alumni Association Creative Achievement Award. His second Amber quintet concluded in 1991 with the publication of "Prince of Chaos", and the same year his collaboration with Robert Sheckley, "Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming", appeared. After being diagnosed with colon cancer, he worked on his final collaborations: "Donnerjack" and "Lord Demon" with Jane Kindskold, and "Psychoshop" with Alfred Bester, which were published posthumously. When he died at 58, his friends and peers held a memorial party for him as per his wishes. His ashes were scattered in the mountains outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. (bio by: Iola) 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: ashes scattered in the mountains outside Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Originally Created by: Iola
Record added: Dec 14, 2006
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