Doorways in the Sand

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Harper & Row, Jan 1, 1976 - Fiction - 185 pages
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Fred Cassidy, thirteen years an undergraduate and an acrophiliac, joins Professor Paul Byler in a search for their laboratory replica of an alien artifact of interest to more than one interstellar community

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Zelazny's writing is truly inspired. - Goodreads
... and the writing was just not very good. - Goodreads
The plot isn't what drew me to the book, though. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Keith Michael - Goodreads

stymied again by the Hugo and Nebula Committee! I was at Goodwill today, looking for something pulpy to read, and I came across this book. An award-winning sci-fi book, at that. Right here! In MY ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

I reread this every few years, and I can't really explain why. This is old-school sci-fi, but it is very readable. It is exactly how I imagine alien first-contact would play out if it had happened in ... Read full review


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After receiving his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and his M.A. from Columbia University, Zelazny began publishing science fiction stories in 1962. His reputation has gone through ups and downs, but he was given a Nebula award in 1966 for And Call Me Coward (1965), in a tie with Dune by Frank Herbert. A prolific writer, Zelazny's works focus on the relationship between illusion and reality. He always pays close attention to his craft, and his stories are intelligent, occasionally sentimental, often romantic and, to his many fans, very satisfying.

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