Book Review: Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny
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Jack of Shadows
Rediscovered Classics Series
Paperback | Kindle
By Roger Zelazny
Foreword by Joe Haldeman
Chicago Review Press
Release date: May 1, 2016

Originally published in 1971, Roger Zelazny‘s long out-of-print sci-fi/fantasy novel Jack of Shadows is a hidden gem amongst the author’s works. Chicago Review Press has exhumed the novel from its publishing grave for its Rediscovered Classics Series, adding to it a Foreword by Joe Haldeman (The Forever War) and a redesigned cover that more accurately depicts the world described within.

Zelazny, who passed away in 1995, is best known for his 10-book The Chronicles of Amber saga, and thanks to the movie Argo, his novel Lord Of Light has gotten more attention in recent years. But Jack of Shadows stands out not only for its intriguing tale, but for the fact that the author wrote the story in only one draft, and it’s a good one.

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Ridley Scott Is Feeling Nostalgic With ‘Forever War’
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Not long after we learned that Ridley Scott would be doing a take on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, we now learn that first he’ll be doing a movie called The Forever War, based on a book by Joe Haldeman that he’s been trying to get the rights to for 25 years.

Once upon a time, Ridley Scott was the man behind most great Sci-Fi movies. Since then, he’s moved on to make a whole lot of [mostly] great movies from different genres. He’s even gone so far as to say Sci-Fi was “as dead as westerns” as a genre; but now, after the Western has showed a little life, it looks as if Scott is ready to help bring Sci-Fi back as well! This could be good with another big name in older sci-fi, James Cameron, working on the highly, highly discussed and anticipate Avatar.

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