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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Isle of the Dead by Roger Zelazny – Risingshadow

See all Editorial Reviews. A very long-living Native American Navajo to be exact guy was a famous hunter of alien zoo sp The book consists of two novels.

Sandow’s reflections on his religion’s death rites touched me, as someone aelazny also creates her own worlds and hopes to leave some form of legacy. Dec 23, Scott Jr. Nov 28, Charles Chlipala rated it liked it. Amazing writers were everywhere! This is a short novel, so it reads pretty quickly and, Roger Zelazny being one of my favorite authors, I already read this book several times.

While initially seeming quite distinct in style and plot, both are interpretations of the theme of reflecting on an unusually long life veiled in the conflict of the chase. I will re-buy them all the day they are made available. Sandow bitterly islr her cries and goes on. Want to Read Currently Deadd Read.


The story’s setting is foreshadowed by Zelazny’s dedication to Tony Hillerman and his heroes, Chee and Leaphorn. Paperback, pages. He apparently felt bad rhe about it to stay drunk for a whole week. The man himself is a rather pedestrian character, and his dull first-person narration, mostly about money, business rivalry and revenge, entirely deprives him of any quality of the numinous.

Unlike most of the Pei’an deities, who tend to be chimeras like Egyptian gods, Shimbo is also unmistakably human, showing that the Pei’ans had deadd Earth in the distant past.

Isle of the Dead

I don’t really see the virtues. Jun 17, Gabriel J. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Shortly thereafter, they developed interstellar travel. In the science fiction field, that period also heralded the arrival of the New Wave. Zelazny may not have been my favorite writer that was PKD zelxzny, but he was in the top five!

Under this tutelage, Sandow eventually became a telepath and “worldscaper”.

The gods, like all good gods, have to fight other gods. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Copyright Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Details Isle of the Dead Author: More of a two-star read for me.

I learn afterward that he has books with princes and unicorns and all that pretty stuff but nooooo, this is the one I end up with. Zelazny explored this in many ways through his novels and short stories.

Isle of the Dead (Zelazny novel) – Wikipedia

If it happened yesterday, though, you can nod or chuckle, as the case may be. How does bearing a Name work? He won the Nebula award three o out of 14 nominations and the Hugo award six times out of 14 nominations. A fetish for obscure variant spellings?


He has persuaded the god Belion to abandon Gringrin and go to him. I enjoyed very much both Eye of Cat and Isle of the Dead. Yes, here I am talking about a guy who knew how to tell an excellent story in minimum number of pf. Moreover, I actually preferred the latter story, though both have their merits. If it happened yesterday, though, you can nod or chuckle, as the case may be.

Back Isld Topics Search. His body is kept young and in perfect health by advanced scientific methods; he has amassed such a fortune that he can own entire planets; and he has become a god. Their noses are flat upon their faces–wrinkles parenthesizing nostrils the size of quarters.

Please try again later. Then kf marries her boss. To make a long story short what Zelazny did for Hindu myths in his excellent Lord of Light and for Egyptian myths in Creatures of Light and Darkness, here he did it for Native American myths. He was also the last of his tribe: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Sandow has one last trick – a laser weapon surgically implanted in his middle finger. Under this tutelage, Sandow eventually became a telepath and “worldscaper”. Endorsement of Malthusian population iele, apparently I am not qualified