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by Roger Zelazny

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  • ISBN 0722194242
  • ISBN13 978-0722194249
  • Language English
  • Author Roger Zelazny
  • Publisher Sphere; paperback / softback edition (1974)
  • Pages 157
  • Formats lit txt txt mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1857 kb
  • Size Fb2 1857 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 141

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Damnation Alley book. Roger Zelazny is the reincarnation of Geoffrey Chaucer. Mr. Zelazny was born in London in 1340, and served King Edward on secret missions in Flanders in 1376-7; he also lived under the name of Cyril Tourner for 20 years. He is married and now lives in Baltimore.

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Damnation Alley is a 1969 science fiction novel by American writer Roger Zelazny, based on a novella published in 1967. A film adaptation of the novel was released in 1977. The story opens in a post-apocalyptic Southern California, in a hellish world shattered by nuclear war decades before. Several police states have emerged in place of the former United States

I knew it! I knew it would come!""Why?""Malthus and Darwin said so. We're all going to die! War and disease take care of the population-food ratio.

I knew it! I knew it would come!""Why?""Malthus and Darwin said so. So it will keep up until the job is finished. "Nuts! They stopped the plague in . That's why we had the serum out there. "Then something else will come along. I don't care what happens to them," he said. You're one of them, though.

the basis for the classic science fiction film. Hell Tanner isn't the sort of guy you'd mistake for a hero: he's a fast-driving car thief, a smuggler, and a stone-cold killer. He's also expendable - at least in the eyes of the Secretary of Traffic for the Nation of California.

In Roger Zelazny's Amber universe, there is only one true world, of which all others are but Shadows. Here are 16 strange, beautiful stories spanning the full spectrum of Roger Zelazny's remarkable career. In the ten-book saga that he created, it is learned that Amber was not the first true world; rather, it was The Courts of Chaos. The saga chronicled the. To Die in Italbar. One of the most acclaimed writers in the field, Zelazny's rare ability to mix fantastical dream imagery with the real-life hardware of science fiction. Roger Zelazny's To Rule in Amber (The Dawn of Amber, by John Gregory Betancourt · Roger Zelazny.

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This isn't a great book but it is a good one if you like the type - & I do. It is the world many years after a nuclear holocaust & life is still very precarious. The protagonist is not particularly likable & the character development is practically non-existant. The descriptions are very good & do not drag on & on until the last few pages. I also noticed that part of the description show this book to be 180 pages & the book I have read is 240 or so. I saw the movie many many years ago & all I remember is Jan Michael Vincent playing Hell Tanner. It wasn't a memorable movie & it is not a memorable book. However it held my interest for the short while to took to read & I think I will look at more Zelazny books since one review mentioned that this is not his best book.
This is not Roger Zelazny's best novel by any means, which means it's still better than a lot of other SF novels you'll find out there, past or present.

It takes place some time after a nuclear war has decimated the planet and left Earth's environment -- especially the weather -- in upheaval. Our anti-hero (who to this reader's eye was nothing like the George Peppard portrayal in the movie version) is tasked with driving a serum from California to Boston in order to help the Bostonians stem a plague. To do this, he must drive across the mostly unpopulated continent with his co-driver and 2 other vehicles. Many challenges are encountered, both natural and unnatural as well as of human origin.

"Damnation Alley" does not have the grand scale of the Amber books or the social commentary of "Lord of Light," but it is an enjoyable read that makes effective use of Zelazny's power to evoke intense images without spending an inordinate number of words. It has aged pretty well for a book written over forty years ago, and all in all a quite enjoyable read for me.
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There's not nearly enough Zelazny available on Kindle yet, but I'm glad this one is. When I first read it back in the 70's, it was a movie tie-in edition, and an instant favorite. Now, over thirty years later, it is a gem that reveals facets I overlooked with that first reading. Hell Tanner, on the surface, is a misanthrope and a sociopath, and only a master storyteller like Zelazny could make him likeable, even heroic. Tanner's character arc, from fleeing felon to hellbent hero, is believable because his motives aren't altruistic, but narcissistic, his drive to survive the Alley more a need to satisfy his own ego than to save a plague-torn populace. Zelazny's narrative voice moves the action fluidly, and when he pauses now and then for descriptive flourishes, the imagery is startlingly vivid and cinematic. While Zelazny is best-known for his High Fantasy and Speculative Fiction, this book remains a much-underrated example of his work. Highly and unreservedly recommended.
Straight forward adventure book - too simplistic for adults but good for young adults. Best thing about this book is that it spawned a terrible movie from which a really good kid's series was made - Ark 3 (or is it 2?) - available on DVD.
One of my favorite Zelazny stories. It holds your attention throughout. Set in an America physically divided by the devastation of nuclear war. The protagonist, Hell Tanner, is hired to traverse that no-man's-land from California to Boston on a California government mission. To understand the degree of difference between the movie and the original story the Movie "Tanner" is an Air Force officer with an attitude. The book "Tanner" is the sole surviving Hell's Angel lucky enough to be in prison for murder when a government pogrom wiped out the motorcycle gangs. The only consistent aspect between the two media is the unique all-terrain vehicles necesary for the transit. If you enjoy the genre this book is worth a look.
Great book nothing like the movie but an awesome read anyway. Classic science fiction at its best. I totally recommend it!
Excellent sci-fi novel. I really think that Damnation Alley is overlooked by a lot of readers. It's classic sci-fi by a great writer, and every sci-fi fan should read it at least once in their life.
Overall an entertaining read. Dated but classic science fiction. Made me buy more books by this author. Gland to have it on kindle.