--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "salyavin808" <fintlewoodlewix@...> wrote: > > Didn't know he wrote fiction though, but I never liked fantasy > novels anyway, if I even get a sniff of a wizard I'm off - It's > sci-fi for me if I'm feeling speculative.
Just as a question, did you ever read any of Roger Zelazny's Chronicles Of Amber series? That's got Woo, and the existence of wizards of a sort, but it's also got a lot of phwam! in my opinion. The series started as an act of will. Roger had caught a bad case of writer's block, and couldn't get a damned thing to come out. So, being a martial artists and a warrior type himself, he set himself a task to help him snap out of it. He would write a whole novel in one month. (It usually took him six months to a year.) The novel was to be a throw-away. He didn't plan to do anything with it. He was using it to inspire him to write more serious books. The result was "Nine Princes In Amber," a novel that went on to be the first of a series of ten novels that, collectively, are Zelazny's biggest sellers. Go figure.