Lost Zelazny novel published

Back in February 2008, I'd blogged about an unpublished novel by the late great Roger Zelazny that had been discovered in Roger's papers by his son, Trent, and was to be published by Hard Case Crime in the US. I'd forgotten all about until today, so I did a search to see if it had ever come out. Major woo hoo's!! It was published back in February to very positive reviews, and is available here. Try to ignore the trashy cover with the cute brunette, bare midriff, eyes locked on the hero's big blade (not too Freudian, eh?), and instead check out an excerpt from the first chapter.

It is just so cool to be reading "new" Zelazny prose again. This one is on my Christmas list, and when I finally have it in my hands, I'm going to follow Neil Gaiman's advice from that article: "I am reading this book really slowly. A chapter a month. Because when it’s done, there won’t be any classic period Zelazny novels I haven’t read ... And from what I have read so far, it is classic wonderful Roger Zelazny all the way." At least this is one more Zelazny novel than any of us could have expected. You are missed, Roger.

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