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 was a problem filtering reviews right now. I know some of them. I read that too, but Isle stayed in the top position. However being filthy stinking rich he still found some ways to bring moments of joy into his very predictable life. I could not visualize this.

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The Guns of Avalon: It has a feel very similar to the Amber books for me, especially with the world-shaping, and Francis is very similar to Corwin. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Hess rated it liked it Sep 24, Z likes immortal protagonists who get into bizarre intrigues. An interesting look in how power is handled. There is a place. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The only character that comes alive is Frank Sandow. Anonymous July 19, at 9: You won’t be disappointed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Francis Sandow is the last surviving human born in the 20th century. Online 42 visitors Newest member: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.


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Suddenly he was begged to take on a last and very unusual for him assignment. Gringrin wants to flee, but Sandow is determined to rescue as many of his friends as possible. Floods and fires are what you get for the rottenness of your ways.

There are only twenty-seven existing worldscapers; Sandow, bound to Shimbo of Darktree, Shrugger of Thunders, is the only non-Pei’an among them. Human got god like powers from alien race. Zelazny never entirely fulfilled his early promise -who could?

Isle of the Dead is a classic science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. A few moments but they never last. May 8, Sold by: They did all the covers for the original Ace Specials and were are? This book is followed by “To Die in Italbar”. It kept reminding me of I. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Nine Princes in Amber: Also deserves a re-read.

Still the final part could be shortened.

Forgotten Book: Isle of the Dead by Roger Zelazny (1969)

In the end, I wonder if we really care about him or were even meant to. Indian hunter frees alien prey to help alien murderer. A jewel in the English language, by a real master. The story as a whole is something of a mood piece which starts out with straight-up science fiction intrigue, becomes a high-stakes chase, and then morphs into a lengthy battle between the protagonist isls his own past.


Really imaginative, well writen and very atractive to read. Refresh and try again.

Ben rated it really liked it May 03, Jan 29, Malwae rated it liked it Recommends it for: From the Big Tree theory of economics to the Tokyo Bay of Time, we may excuse Francis this little quirk; between cryogenic stasis and modern read: The protaganist, Sandow, is not a likable character. The feeling that had filled me with the creation of each of them came over me then. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Primitive man was really on his way when he learned to kindle the one and had enough of the other nearby to put it out.

After all, it gave this blog its name.

The six missing sets are of the people whose photos Sandow received. Eye of Cat 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.