Thursday, October 09, 2014
Roadmarks by Roger Zelazny
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.