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    Roger Zelazny
Red Dorakeen, accompanied by his book-shaped artificial intelligence, Flowers of Evil, drives endlessly along the highway of Time, engaged in various kinds of shady business. Very few people are as conversant with Time's many byways as is Red, but he still cannot find the exit that holds the key to his forgotten, long-distant past. His quest is interrupted by--and yet strangely linked to--a feud with his old rival Chadwick, who sends ten assassins after Red. Meanwhile, Red's son Randy Carthage comes across Red's discarded AI, Leaves of Grass, and begins driving along the highway himself, in search of the father he has never known. ROADMARKS is typical of Roger Zelazny's New Wave oeuvre, featuring as it does an experimental story structure. The chapters that follow Red's story are all headed with the numeral 1, and are interleaved with Randy's chapters, which are headed by the numeral 2. The structure of the book reflects what Zelazny is positing about the structure of Time: if Time is a highway, and we can choose where we travel on it, then in essence everything that occurs happens simultaneously.  
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  • PDF | 185 pages
  • Roger Zelazny
  • Del Rey
  • Unknown
  • 9
  • Science Fiction Fantasy
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