Threshold: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny (Volume 1)

Today I’m discussing Threshold, the first volume of the Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny. This is mainly about the three famous stories it contains: "A Rose for Ecclesiastes", "The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth", and "He Who Shapes".

Two things I don’t really address in the video: Who IS Roger Zelazny? And where should you start with his works? He was a hugely prolific, highly-acclaimed SFF writer from the 1960s to the 1990s. If you’re new to his work, I wouldn’t start with this collection. Instead I’d recommend the Chronicles of Amber (the first five books are the best, IMO, though overall maybe not the best impression of his writing skills), This Immortal (my personal favorite, also known as "…And Call Me Conrad"), or Lord of Light (for something really based on mythology).

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