Roger Zelazny

1937 - 1995

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Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Zelazny has received more than 1,088,651 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Roger Zelazny is the 898th most popular writer (up from 928th in 2019), the 999th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,096th in 2019) and the 95th most popular American Writer.

Roger Zelazny is most famous for his science fiction and fantasy novels. He won the Hugo Award for best novel in 1967 for "Lord of Light" and in 1968 for "This Immortal". He won the Nebula Award for best novel in 1966 for "The Dream Master" and in 1970 for "Creatures of Light and Darkness".

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Notable Works

This Immortal
Damnation Alley
Lord of Light
To die in Italbar
Two classic novels by the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of "The Chronicles of Amber" are bound together in this one volume. Includes the title novel and "A Dark Travelling."
Nine Princes in Amber
The Dream Master


Among writers, Roger Zelazny ranks 898 out of 7,302Before him are Hans Fallada, Tukaram, Ben Jonson, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Eugène Scribe, and Daniel Goleman. After him are Nikolai Ostrovsky, Appius Claudius Caecus, Shoko Asahara, Sherwood Anderson, Etty Hillesum, and Bruce Chatwin.

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Among people born in 1937, Roger Zelazny ranks 48Before him are Claude Lelouch, Jacques Santer, Colleen McCullough, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Angelo Badalamenti, and Vladimir Ashkenazy. After him are Robert Huber, Andrei Konchalovsky, Thomas Pynchon, David Hockney, Fernando de la Rúa, and Vladimir Arnold. Among people deceased in 1995, Roger Zelazny ranks 37Before him are Fred Perry, John B. Calhoun, Hugo Pratt, Christian B. Anfinsen, Aziz Nesin, and Edda Mussolini. After him are Louis Malle, U Nu, Rory Gallagher, John Vincent Atanasoff, Pierre Schaeffer, and Alonzo Church.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roger Zelazny ranks 999 out of 20,380Before him are Dennis Tito (1940), Mel Ferrer (1917), Tori Amos (1963), Daniel Goleman (1946), Anton LaVey (1930), and Tony Bennett (1926). After him are Kary Mullis (1944), John Gotti (1940), Sherwood Anderson (1876), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), John Franklin Enders (1897), and Jerry Bruckheimer (1943).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Roger Zelazny ranks 95Before him are Ambrose Bierce (1842), Dashiell Hammett (1894), Joseph Campbell (1904), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Cormac McCarthy (1933), and Daniel Goleman (1946). After him are Sherwood Anderson (1876), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Walter Lippmann (1889), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Clifford D. Simak (1904), and Thomas Pynchon (1937).