"A mindbender of a book, and a treat for Zelazny fans."--ALA BOOKLIST. The Road runs from the unimaginable past to the far future, and those who travel it have access to the turnoffs leading to all times and places-even to the alternate time-streams of histories that never happened. Why the Dragons of Bel'kwinith made the Road--or who they are--no one knows. But the Road has always been there and for those who know how to find it, it always will be!… (more)
To Ron Bounds, Bobbie Armbruster, Gary & Uschi Klüpfel, with happy memories of Oktoberfest
"Pull over!" cried Leila.
Frazier combed his hair with his fingers, patted it into place, leaned over to glance at himself in the rear view mirror, sighed. “ I haven’t run the Road that much myself. Mainly between Cleveland in the 1950’s and Cleveland in the 1980’s.” “What do you do?” “Tend bar, mostly. Also I buy stuff in the fifties and sell it in the eighties.” “Makes sense.” “Makes money too. –you ever have trouble with hijackers?” “None to speak of.” You must have some really fancy armaments on this thing.” “Nothing special.” “I’d think you’d need them.” “Shows how wrong you can be.” “What do you do if you’re suddenly up against it?” Red relit his cigar. “Maybe die,” he replied.
He delivered the news from Marathon before he died.