Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny – book cover, description, publication history. This new collection includes all five previously uncollected “Amber” stories, plus the prologue from the rare limited edition of “The Trumps of Doom,” and 16 other . This new collection includes all five previously uncollected “Amber” stories, plus the prologue from the rare limited edition of Trumps of Doom, and 16 other.

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Highly recommended for all “Amber” and Zelazny. Lucasthegray rated it really liked it Mar 26, Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise -who could?

Some of these stories actually took my breath away, I was so drawn in by the writing. Includes an introduction by Stephen Brust.

Manna from Heaven by Roger Zelazny

May 14, Christine rated it really liked it. Jan 12, Ron rated it did not like it. I don’t normally enjoy reading short stories because it generally takes zelazng so long to grasp the setup that I’m only just getting comfortable with the voices or the settings when the stories end.

It concludes with five short pieces that take place in the Amber universe. It’s the journey, and Zelazny isn’t afraid to let his readers lose the path and try to find it again.


Cover art by Bob Eggleton. And what is the point of the title?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I have always felt that the ending to the second series is rushed and far too tidy, and these stories serve to muddy the waters in a very satisfying manner.

Manna from Heaven

Zelazny was one of my favourite authors, but all the good stories here were ones I had read before. Rofer always, his characters feel real, even when only alive for the span of a few pages.

A P rated it liked it Aug 03, The concluding Mamna pieces were a brief but melancholy last look into this universe sprung from Zelazny’s imagination. Lists with This Book. Many of Zelazny’s stories, though–and the ones in this collection in particular–are purposely obtuse at the beginning so it’s easier to just embrace the confusion and still enjoy the ride.

Trivia About Manna from Heaven. Liam rated it liked it Dec 29, It was clear that Zelazny had more to say about Amber and its counterpart world, Chaos, and there are heavn here at new intrigues, twists and turns that the author would never have the chance to explore.

Sep 01, S rated it it was amazing. One of the stories here is “Mana from Heaven” but the extra “n” changes the meaning entirely. Michael Kranjcevich rated it it was amazing Mar 01, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Publication: Manna from Heaven

Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of sf; the most famous of these is A Rose for Ecclesiastes rroger which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing.


The stories in Manna From Heaven are drawn from work he published between and posthumously Amir Qorbani rated it really liked it Dec 10, Martin and Neil Gaiman. Starhawk rated it really liked it Feb 18, And then there’s the piece de resistance, the collection of all five Amber short stories published zelazng a single collection for the first time.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published Selazny 29th by Wildside Press first published January And that is our loss. Refresh and try again. Scott rated it manan it Dec 28, Linda rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

I admire how even in stories where the characters are secondary to the point being made that they still have personalities and subtleties that aren’t at all necessary but without which the stories would feel overly didactic.