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Isle of the Dead is a classic science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. This book never really took off for me. It kept reminding me of I. Bank’s. Isle of the Dead [Roger Zelazny] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Centuries in the future, Francis Sandow is the only man alive who was. Roger Zelazny’s Isle of the Dead takes me back to my golden age of 15 when psychedelic rock and science fiction both blew young minds.

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There’s a problem loading this o right now. I like it a lot too, and I didn’t mean to come across as reluctantly liking it, but I see how I would give that impression.

The book is fast paced, and ultimately leads Francis zelaznh one of the planets of his own creations, where th has to face the demons of his past, without his money to protect him after all this time. Sandow has one last trick – a laser weapon surgically implanted in his middle finger. Dec 18, Katarzyna rated it liked it. And Belion has no doubt whatever of his own powers Sandow is jolted from his wealthy, indolent lifestyle by a series of messages, each accompanied by a picture of one of a number of people once important to him, and all dead for many years.

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Their noses are flat upon their faces–wrinkles parenthesizing nostrils the size of quarters. To ask other readers questions about Isle of the Deadplease sign up. A halfhearted variation on the theme of transhumanism explored more fully and more interestingly in Lord of Light.

A retired hunter of alien zoo specimens, William Blackhorse Singer, the last Najavo on a future Earth, is called upon by the World Government to aid in protecting an alien diplomat from a powerful and hostile member of his own species.

I don’t do the darker nitty-gritty stuff since I figure I get enough of a challenge keeping 4 kids alive and reading is my escape mechanism so when my brother was telling me that I HAD to read Zelazny, I put it on my wishlist and out of my mind until we were both at our dad’s house and this book was on the shelf that my dad I admit, I’m not a bit sci-fi fan tending to stick more to the fantasy side of that genre and even then, I like things with dragons and wolves and elves and things like that.

Could’ve been cool, but not sustained or clear enough for me Refresh and try again.

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And Call Me Roger””: Maybe it is too dated for xead for a sci-fi. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This book never really took off for me. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Fredrik Rantakyro rated it liked it Sep 08, Most of his novels deal, one way or another, with tricksters and mythology, often with rogues who become gods, like Sam in Lord of Lightwho reinvents Buddhism as a vehicle for political subversion on a colony planet. The story’s setting is foreshadowed by Zelazny’s dedication to Zekazny Hillerman and his heroes, Chee and Leaphorn. And I’ll definitely be reading more Zelazny.


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Centuries in the future, Francis Sandow is the only man alive who was born as long ago as the 20th century. Hell if I know, either. Deas sees all the worlds he has made, and realizes that as long as he can create life, casting worlds like “jewels in the darkness”, he has a purpose.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. If you do something foolish or painful today, you get irritated if somebody mentions it, today. Learn more about Amazon Prime. After the funeral, Sandow sets out for Illyria, the world he zelazmy which has the Isle of the Dead.

LeGuin, Phil Dick — they were all there. Perhaps they didn’t realize the size of the interstellar community at og time, or perhaps they didn’t care. The subtle craftsmanship Zelazny puts into the sci-fi genre is refreshing and quite exceptional.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I read that too, but Isle stayed in the top position. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Preview — Isle of the Dead by Roger Zelazny.