Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather t talk about and a job he would rather t do. Escorting an alien grandee on a tour around a shattered post-nuclear war Earth is t something he relishes, especially when he becomes central to an intrigue determining Earth's future.
Roger Zelazny was the bestselling author of the ten-volume Chronicles of Amber series of fantasy novels, as well as the novels Lord of Light and Psychoshop (written with Alfred Bester). Zelazny's novel Damnation Alley served as the basis for the 1972 cult film of the same name, starring Jan Michael Vincent and George Peppard. Roger Zelazny was a three-time Nebula Award and six-time Hugo Award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy classics, including the short stories 24 Views of Mount Fuji, by Hokusai , Permafrost and Home is the Hangman .