Unicorn Variations


Unicorn Variations

infobox Book |
name = Unicorn Variations
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image_caption = Dust-jacket from the first edition
author = Roger Zelazny
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country = United States
language = English
series =
genre = Science fiction and Fantasy short stories, essays
publisher = Timescape Books
release_date = 1983
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 213 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-7434-3510-9
preceded_by =
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"Unicorn Variations" is a collection of stories and essays by author Roger Zelazny.

Contents

*"Unicorn Variation"
*"The Last of the Wild Ones"
*:(A follow up short story to the earlier story "Devil Car")
*"Recital"
*"The Naked Matador"
*"The Parts That Are Only Glimpsed: Three Reflexes" (essay)
*"Dismal Light"
*:(A follow up short story to the novel "Isle of the Dead")
*"Go Starless in the Night"
*"But Not the Herald"
*"A Hand Across the Galaxy"
*"The Force That Through the Circuit Drives the Current"
*:(A short story that plays with themes developed in the novella "Home is the Hangman")
*"Home is the Hangman"
*:(Initially published in the collection My Name is Legion)
*"Fire and /or Ice"
*"Exeunt Omnes"
*"A Very Good Year"
*"My Lady of the Diodes"
*"And I Only Am Escaped to Tell Thee"
*"The Horses of Lir"
*"The Night Has 999 Eyes"
*"Angel, Dark Angel"
*"Walpurgisnacht"
*"The George Business"
*"Some Science Fiction Parameters: A Biased View" (essay)

Trivia

A plot element from "The George Business," in which a knight and dragon form a lucrative partnership, was echoed in the 1996 film Dragonheart. [noted on the page [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116136/literature literature for Dragonheart] on the Internet movie database, accessed July 17 2007] The reference is uncredited, but speculation in the science fiction community indicates that the screenwriter might have drawn inspiration from Zelazny's work.

References

*cite web
title = The Locus Index to Science Fiction
url=http://www.locusmag.com/index/
accessdate = 2007-03-12

* [http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?DRGNSOL1980 Entry in ISFDB]


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