Doorways in the Sand
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 1st 1991
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Doorways in the Sand serves as a fine showcase for Zelazny's considerable writing talent; each chapter begins with the hero in jeopardy, then loops back to explain how he got that way. In a less-capable writer's hands such a device would feel gimmicky, but Zelazy handles it beautifully. As a result,...
Do you know those books that drop you in at the deepend, something major is happening right away but you don't know what's going on and the words are a meaningless jumble until you gradually start to make sense of what's happening? Well, this book's like that at the start of every single chapter.Eve...
You know, a part of me really wishes I could have pulled off the same trick the book's protagonist did for 13 years - remain a perpetual student supported by a cryogenically frozen uncle, free to expand my horizons, create Lobachevsky-worthy mathematical odes to beauty, and not ever having to gradua...
I had forgotten this gem until a question on a Zelazny recommendation sent me to my shelves to rediscover this blend of Bradbury and crime caper. Set in an Earth very similar to our own, aliens have made contact and invited us to join the galactic federation. As a token of sincerity, we're participa...
Humorous tale set in the contemporary world of academia but with some sci fi elements thrown into the mix. The main character was a perpetual student who kept finding ways to continue taking classes without ever completing a major. I may have internalized that a bit too much.