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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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A zealzny poignant book about a filthy rich man in the future who has lived over a thousand years, and suddenly gets pictures of long dead friends and lovers from his past, and he must investigate to find out wh This was a farily obscure book by Zelazny I hadn’t dea heard of before, but found in a used book store. With a lot of the writers that fleshed out scifi periodicals throughout the 50’s through the 70’s, you can tell they were using the tech blather to fill out their wordcount.

Isle of the Dead

It has been out of print for decades, and I only found it at my old college library in the ‘s. Feb 08, Todd Martin rated it it was ok Shelves: He 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. Aug 27, Joel Flank rated it it was amazing. Set up a giveaway. However being filthy stinking rich he still found some ways to bring moments of joy into his very predictable life.


Isle of the Dead (Francis Sandow, book 1) by Roger Zelazny

You scared of me, Frank? I interacted with RZ several times over the years. His attempt at a spiritual quest is interrupted by a corps of diplomats visiting Earth who solicit him, along with a team of psychics, to protect an ambassador and to capture an assassin. Philip rated it really liked it Apr 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Francis Sandow was also pretty iele, though I would have liked to understand his back story a bit better. In the midst of investigating, his alien teacher requests his assistance in administering the terraformers’ death rituals. Showing of 29 reviews.

And this is why, Mother Earth, I wept inwardly for thee at that moment of the immense parade called Time: Book published by Ace Books in His stories often involved characters from myth, depicted in the modern world. Oct 10, carol. Trivia About Isle of the Dead.

I had hurled something into the pit. The only other Zelazny I’ve read is A Night in the Lonesome October, which I loved, and accordingly I expected something delightful and philosophical and clever out of a book with a title like Isle of the Dead. The only character that comes alive is Frank Sandow. Isle of the Dead by Roger Zelazny Release date: Sandow soon learns that somebody has been stealing the memory records and tissue samples of people who died on Earth.

The orbits of the two worlds intersected, and now it is a place where broken rocks ring a red sun.

Isle of the Dead, a book by Roger Zelazny | Book review

daed I could not visualize this. Here Francis Sandow, the main character does not seek power nor regrets his humanity. This book is followed by “To Die in Italbar”. Nine Princes in Amber: All in all, “Eye of Cat” wasn’t quite what I expected but was nevertheless an enjoyable journey through native American mythology and some finely-judged exposition of backstory for humanity as a whole at that time.


All the forces on the planet will be allied with Sandow; he is the world’s God.

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The second story deserves strong 4 stars in rating and this is also the final rating for the whole book: I think it may have just been that the book felt like it started a little slow to me. Whatever the Bay claimed, I had made some replacements, to thumb my nose at it.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. However, whenever he sits for a time in a Strantri shrine, the icon of Shimbo always lights up, and this happens simultaneously in every shrine in the galaxy.

Zelazny was married twice, in in Catches his past friends and foes. Subject aliens consider vendetta to be an art form, build their vengeance for centuries in order to show victim “that his entire life has been but a preface to this irony”