Thursday, October 09, 2014

Roadmarks by Roger Zelazny

(pb; 1979)

From the back cover:

"The last exit to Babylon.

"The Road runs from an unimaginable past to the far future, and those who travel it have access to the turnoffs leading to all times and places - even to the alternate timestreams of histories that never happened.

"Why the Dragons of Bel'kwinith made the Road - or who they are - nobody knows.  But the Road has always been there, for those who know how to find it, and always will be!"


Roadmarks is a witty, quirky and entertaining novel about Red Dorakeen, a backroads rogue whose rough-and-tumble interactions with men, machines and creatures of myth make for a fast-moving, tightly-told and action-punctuated tale of past, present and future, as well as their variable versions. This is one of the more original science fiction novels I have read in a long while, one worth owning.

1 comment:

Evan said...

I remember getting this book from the bookmobile many years ago when I was in grade-school. This was the first science-fiction book I had ever read and I was thoroughly impressed enough that it lead to a lifelong love of the genre. This is a great book for anyone, and especially for younger readers.

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