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Speculative Book Club: "A Night in the Lonesome October" by Roger Zelazny

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The Speculative Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 1st at 7:30pm to discuss A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny! For questions about this meeting, email us at unabridgedbookstore@gmail.com.

Loyally accompanying a mysterious knife-wielding gentleman named Jack on his midnight rounds through the murky streets of London, good dog Snuff is busy helping his master collect the grisly ingredients needed for an unearthly rite that will take place not long after the death of the moon. But Snuff and his master are not alone. All manner of participants, both human and not, are gathering with their ancient tools and their animal familiars in preparation for the dread night. It is brave, devoted Snuff who must calculate the patterns of the Game and keep track of the Players--the witch, the mad monk, the vengeful vicar, the Count who sleeps by day, the Good Doctor and the hulking Experiment Man he fashioned from human body parts, and a wild-card American named Larry Talbot--all the while keeping Things at bay and staying a leap ahead of the Great Detective, who knows quite a bit more than he lets on.

Boldly original and wildly entertaining, A Night in the Lonesome October is a darkly sparkling gem, an amalgam of horror, humor, mystery, and fantasy. First published in 1993, it was Zelazny's last book prior to his untimely death. Many consider it the best of the fantasy master's novels. It has inspired many fans to read it every year in October, a chapter a day, and served as inspiration for Neil Gaiman's brilliant story "Only the End of the World Again."

Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) is best known as the author of the critically acclaimed Chronicles of Amber series. He wrote more than 40 novels and won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times.
 
Gahan Wilson is an award-winning author and cartoonist whose artwork has appeared in numerous publications, including National Lampoon, the New Yorker, and Playboy.

 

 

A Night in the Lonesome October (Rediscovered Classics #20) By Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781556525605
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Chicago Review Press - October 1st, 2014

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 7:30pm

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Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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