Roger Zelazny has long been one of my very favorite writers, ever since I read "Devil Car" back in 1965. I think his best work is at shorter lengths, but some of his novels are pretty great, too.
My favorite Zelazny novel is, and has always been, Jack of Shadows. When Warren Lapine and Trent Zelazny invited me to write a story for their Roger Zelazny tribute anthology, Shadows and Reflections, I knew immediately that I wanted to write something in Jack's world.
And it didn't take long to decide what, either. An important part of the story is Jack's meeting with his former lover, Rosie, who has become a Wise Woman guarding the marches of the Baron of Drekkheim's realm. I wanted to know how she got there.
So I wrote that.
As of this writing the anthology isn't out yet -- it seems to be delayed, though I don't know why -- but I hope it will appear soon.
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