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Clypsis (Roger Zelazny's Alien Speedway #1) Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1987


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Spectra (September 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553265369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553265361
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,165,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A nice coming of age tale.  Carver's got the energy of the track, the obsession that makes people attempt the impossible down cold. This is a good book." 
 
--Chuq Von Rospach, Otherrealms

The greatest racers and the fastest vehicles...come together for the most exciting races ever run. Carver and his successors may make fusion race groupies out of us yet. --Dan Chow, Locus --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

More About the Author

Kindle readers: Would you like a glimpse behind the scenes of my writing of The Chaos Chronicles? The ebook versions of Neptune Crossing, Strange Attractors, and The Infinite Sea now include all-new Afterwords--my reflections on the evolution of the series and my experience in writing each book. I've kept the prices low on these editions to encourage you to give them a try if you're new to my work. I hope you enjoy them!

Here's a little about me:

A Midwesterner by birth and upbringing (I grew up in Huron, Ohio), I've lived in New England ever since attending college at Brown University, in Rhode Island. Now I live outside Boston with my wife and daughters, and also with a border collie mix named Captain Jack and a cat named Moonlight.

I've loved science fiction since I first began to read, and from the time I began writing, I always knew my first love was going to be SF. I'm not sure where you'd place me as a writer: I love astronomy and cosmology and hard SF concepts, and yet the characters are the most important thing to me in any story, whether it's a story I'm reading or a story I'm writing. It's the people, and the sense of wonder, that have always made science fiction--and science!--so awe-inspiring to me. Basically, I have always tried to write stories that I would want to read myself.

Some years ago, I developed and hosted on the air an educational TV series fo r middle-school classrooms, called Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy--teaching kids the basics of how to turn ideas into stories. That later turned into a computer-based course called, oddly enough, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. In 2005, I decided it was about time to put the information online as a public service, available for free to any aspiring writer. It's online now, and you can use it anytime you like, just by going to http://www.writesf.com.

I also invite you to stop by and read my regular blog, at http://starrigger.blogspot.com, or my web site at http://www.starrigger.net.

Thanks for visiting! And please take a look at the video trailer for my novel Sunborn. If you'd like to view it in full-screen for full effect, you can do that at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K03RMcSeiY4.

--Jeffrey A. Carver

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MICHAEL J LEDBETTER on July 22, 2013
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I had never read the first book in this series before, it was not the best sci-fi there is but a very good read if you like the Alien Speedway series as it tells how mike got where he was and sets up the story line. i enjoyed it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This great book by Roger Zelazny focuses on a teenager fugitive from earth trying to earn a name for himself in Clypsis: an entire system devoted to histories most exciting sport, racing in the stars! Alright that sounds dumb, I admit, but it really is a killer book.
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By Sean R. Tice on February 26, 2013
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As always, the master shines. Most everything he has written has an independent feel from all of his books, yet they are all his style.
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By David Grantham on February 17, 2013
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Would have given 3.5 but no way to do that. Now I just need to find the books on this series.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Read this when I was kid and loved it, Now decades later revisiting this three book series on Kindle, Please release the last book on Kindle!
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