Wow...who knew Roger was so prolific? I'm in the camp of "prejudiced reader", since I've got a huge liking for good science fiction, and Roger Zelazny surpassed anything that was written during his time, both in quality of writing and genre-bending. His ability to render a character that was indelible in one's mind, and seemed to take on a life of it's own was simply thrilling. I remember attending an early science-fiction convention where Roger was a guest and he quietly, tersely read a passage from his 'new' book, concerning a planet where myth had become reality, and a death match between the true Buddha and the God of Death took place...you could have heard a pin drop. True literature, not just good science fiction. This collected volume has many gems, some quite hard to come by, and is terrific way to enjoy Roger and his many creations in small bites. I highly recommend it, as both an avid reader of science fiction, and a lover of good literature. And screw the definitions, maybe someone will benefit from them, so why not? Roger was a lover of all things arcane, including fencing (he nearly punctured my sternum once), The Cthulu Mythos (we did try to raise a demon in Baltimore, but it turned out to be just Jack Chalker, bringing snacks in from the kitchen), and I still miss him to this day.