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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Along the way, he shares his thoughts on the human condition, as well deals with forces beyond the science he believes controls his abilities to shape and create whole worlds.

The book consists of two novels. The time comes, however, when Francis Sandow must use these powers against the most dangerous antagonist in the universe: Teleri rated it really liked it Feb 29, Jul 15, Fietspomp rated it liked it.

I was never sure if this book was science fiction trying to be a little bit fantasy or vice versa. Francis Sandow was will be? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

One of the recalled persons is Mike Shandon, a con man who is also a telepath, and a rhe enemy of Sandow’s. And I’ll definitely be reading more Zelazny. Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career. One person found this helpful. Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career.

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

The protaganist, Sandow, is not a likable character. The man himself is a rather pedestrian character, and his dull first-person narration, mostly abou A halfhearted variation on the theme of transhumanism explored more fully and more interestingly in Lord of Light. Goodreads helps you keep zelzny of books you want to read.


Nov 28, Charles Chlipala rated it liked it. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Many of them are telepaths, and some have other unusual abilities. Their philosophies are complex. I derived a Samhain ritual from this one. In Isle of the Dead, Zelazny create’s a character who has absolutely everything a man could dream of, and then decide’s to put it all at risk Showing of 29 reviews. Several centuries ago, we discovered a race of arthropod-like creatures called Whilles, with whom we could not deal.

It is a place where broken rocks ring a red sun. Written in and supposedly one of Zelazny’s top five favorites according to the Wikipedia who knows all. When the Whilles realized what was happening, they tried to destroy it.

He won the Nebula award three times out of 14 nominations and the Hugo award six times out of 14 nominations. Fritz Leiber reinvented himself. Written in and supposedly one of Zelazny’s top five favorites according to the Wikipedia who knows all In this edition, two Zelazny novels are paired together.

First-rank Zelazny on my shelf. With a lot of the writers that fleshed out scifi periodicals throughout the 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.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The six missing sets are of the people whose photos Sandow received. But by the end, the book hadn’t deliveRed. Zelaznj rated it liked it Apr 23, 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.


Other than this, they are bilaterally symmetrical and possess two arms and two legs, five digits per. So I just found the book by accident really. Yet he doesn’t believe that his personality has merged with the ancient consciousness of Shimbo, that he really can call down the skies upon his enemies.

So much for back story. Martin and Neil Gaiman. I purchased a used copy of Isle of the Dead here at Amazon, and received the single copy, not the double-story edition mentioned in other reviews.

May 12, spikeINflorida rated it it was ok. I didn’t care much about any zelaany the characters, and the main character was a bit annoying.

Isle of the Dead

I met him at conventions and got many books and magazines signed. If you enjoy the site please consider a small donation towards the cost of the upkeep and development of SFBook.

In high school, Roger Zelazny was the editor of the school newspaper and joined the Creative Writing Club. This is a Zelazny creation. Extraterrestrials at issue have written an encyclopedia about themselves, now complete, “in 14, volumes, they may have decided that there’s no reason to continue any further” I’ll take your money and your wife and go away. Anonymous July 20, at Cat accepts, with one condition: Notify me of new posts by email.