Fractal Despondency

You can now also watch a trailer for Fractal Despondency HERE!

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Be sure to check out the trailer for Shadowboxer HERE!

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The oh so lovely Erin over at Underwords just posted a oh so lovely review of Fractal Despondency. You can read it HERE.

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Want to win a signed paperback of The Day the Leash Gave Way? Would you like to enjoy a hot beverage (coffee, tea, cocoa, etc.) in a new mug while reading it? Well, simply write a review of Trent Zelazny’s latest novella Fractal Despondency and post it on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, or any other viable alternative. Post the link on Trent Zelazny – The Writer in Ward Eleven. Everyone who posts will be entered to win a signed copy of The Day the Leash Gave Way AND a Fractal Despondency coffee mug! There will be two winners picked at random on July 31st.

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Independence Day

Happy 4th, Happy Hamsters! Just wanted to say that, however briefly it may be, Fractal Despondency has reached #16 on Amazon’s Mystery Bestseller list. Let’s see if we can make it even better than that!

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Paperback Writer

Hola and howdy. So, Fractal Despondency is now available in paperback. This means the old school folks (myself included) can now get their hands on an actual tangible object with my name on it and my words in it. It is dedicated to my late fiance, Angelyn, who, as many of you know, passed away in April 2010. This novella is semi autobiographical but I won’t tell you which parts.

Reviews so far have been very good. In my humble opinion, this means you should buy it, which you can do, currently, at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. All the cool kids are buying it. Don’t you wanna be cool?

Here’s what a few have said:

“Powerful and poignant; frightening and moving. A gut-wrenching allegory of self-destruction that progresses with storm force intensity from beginning to end.” —Made in DNA

“Trent Zelazny is a skilled weaver of the written word. He guides you down a path of darkness and you follow willingly. His stories haunt you long after you close the book—and you always want more!” —Sarah L. Covert, She Never Slept – News and Reviews

“Obtain Trent Zelazny’s Fractal Despondency. It’s your only hope of escape. Break out! Read the book!” —John Shirley

Why are you still here? Order it. Order it now!

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Fractal Despondency

Hey, Cats and Kittens. With Fractal Despondency only a few days away from release, Black Curtain is currently offering this “Gut-wrenching allegory of self-destruction that progresses with storm force intensity from beginning to end” (Made in DNA) in Kindle through June 26th for only a measly .99. Pretty good deal, I think. So what you waiting for?



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What’s that? Yes, it has been an awful long time since this site was updated. And it will be a little longer, too. Don’t worry, you, you and, uh…you. There will be plenty coming soon. Stay tuned.


In the meantime, you can read this nice review for The Day the Leash Gave Way


Read a review of my new novella Fractal Despondency.

You can also now read occasional thoughts and whatnot on my Bloggety Blog.

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Destination Unknown

The very awesome Darrell Schweitzer recently interviewed me for Realms of Fantasy. Check it out here.

My first novel, Destination Unknown, from Brick Tower Press, has been pushed back to September 2010 (sigh).

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The Day the Leash Gave Way

I did an interview with Gabrielle Faust for the Austin Literary Examiner. You can read it by clicking Here.

“Trent Zelazny is off and running. I have someone new to admire.” –Joe R. Lansdale

“Passion. Power! Fear! Zelazny is a force of wonder…and darkness!” –Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

“His stories haunt you long after you close the book–and you always want more!” –Sarah L. Covert, She Never Slept News and Reviews

Also make sure to check out my collection The Day the Leash Gave Way and Other Stories, out now.

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