Speaking in a statement, the author said –
“My career in television started in 1985 when I adapted Roger Zelazny’s Last Defender of Camelot for The Twilight Zone,”
“Roger was a friend, a mentor, and one of the greatest science fiction writers who ever lived. It was an honor to be able to bring his work to television. That is why I am so thrilled to be a part of adapting Roger’s novel Roadmarks for HBO. We have a great book, a great screenwriter in Kalinda Vasquez, and the makings of a wonderful, original show. I look forward to a long and thrilling journey.”
The book was written by novelist Zelazny and it focuses on a road that travels through time with spots at various years where only a few special people can get on or off the road.
Once on the path, those individuals can change things that happened in the past that have a knock-on effect on the future.
The synopsis for the novel reads –
“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!”
Zelazny, who passed away in 1995, was a three-time Nebula winner and a six-time Hugo winner; in 1966, his sci-fi tale …And Call Me Conrad, also known as This Immortal, tied for the Hugo Award for Best Novel with Frank Herbert’s Dune.
His other works include The Chronicles Of Amber fantasy series and A Night In The Lonesome October.