Sunday, April 5, 2015

Roger Zelazny Poetry Month 2015: Day 5

Move over Conan.
There's a new pulp hero in
town. Dilvish the Damned.

I've been thinking about Dilvish lately, and I've come to the conclusion that Zelazny's style, as much as I love it, isn't a good fit for pulp heroes like Dilvish. I mentioned something similar with my Damnation Alley piece. To me, the sword and sorcery genre is defined by its crazy manic energy, and Zelazny's writing is very poetic and deliberate, and consequently, Dilvish is a bit of a square peg.

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