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by Roger Zelazny

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ISBN: 0743497848
Author: Roger Zelazny
Language: English
Publisher: I Books (November 30, 2004)
Pages: 176
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 512
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I just re-read this classic by Roger Zelazny and I was very impressed.

I just re-read this classic by Roger Zelazny and I was very impressed. Not quite as good as Lord of Light (then again how many books are), but still a smart, well written and original science fiction story combining elements of post-apocalyptic science fiction, alien travelogue and mythic fiction.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather not talk about and a job he'd rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a tour around a shattered post-nuclear war Earth is not something he relishes.

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Author's dedication: To Ben Jason. Day was starting to lever its way into the world. The breeze was intermittent, was damp, goosepimpled us beneath the black hulk of our sweaters, skimmed the steam off the top of the coffee

Author's dedication: To Ben Jason. The breeze was intermittent, was damp, goosepimpled us beneath the black hulk of our sweaters, skimmed the steam off the top of the coffee. 'Rodos dactylos Auror. " she said, pointing. Yeah," I said, nodding, "real rosy-fingered and nice.

I closed the door and moved back up the corridor. As I went, I heard another thunk, and it sounded much closer than the first ones had. It echoed all around me, there in the hallway. It echoed all around me, there in the hallway kimmers fled across the oceans toward Egypt I turned my thoughts first to Kos and Cassandra and then dragged them back with some difficulty and sent them on ahead to the land of sand, the Nile, mutated crocs, and some dead Pharoahs whom one of my most current projects was then disturbing. "Death comes on swift wings to he who defiles.

All those men volunteered for the job, at token salaries-and Actors' Equity won't let us use the whips, even though the men argued in favor of it. All we're allowed to do is crack them in the air near them.

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather not talk about. And, as Arts Commissioner, he's been given a job he'd rather not do.

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In Roger Zelazny's Amber universe, there is only one true world, of which all others are but Shadows. Our friend and enemy the dragon, as portrayed by Anne McCaffrey, Ursula K. Le Guin, Roger Zelazny, Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card, Dean Koontz, and many others. In the ten-book saga that he created, it is learned that Amber was not the first true world; rather, it was The Courts of Chaos. The saga chronicled the. To Die in Italbar. by Roger Zelazny · Scott Zrubeck · Steven Brust.

Before any of his groundbreaking works, there was This Immortal, Roger Zelazny's first published novel-and now ibooks is proud to present it to a new generation of readers...

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather not talk about. And, as Arts Commissioner, he's been given a job he'd rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes-especially when it is apparent that this places him at the center of high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself!

Comments:

roternow
5 stars for the book, 0 stars for the Kindle Edition. The Kindle edition is chock-full of typos, missing text, missing punctuation, incorrect words or all of the above.

DO NOT BUY BOOKS by this publisher. They do a deeply shoddy job and seem not to proof read. Just a couple of recent examples:

"Tour friend will become a killer" Vs."Your friend will become a killer"
"Take care, Konstantin have been dreaming bad dreams" Vs. "Take care, Konstantin. I have been dreaming bad dreams"

The are representative, and the book is littered with them. It makes reading an unpleasant chore.
Qudanilyr
A classic work of love, violence, hope, loss, and possibilities that blends science and fantasies into a legend of what will be.
Unfortunately, it reads like someone machine scanned a print copy and offered it for sale. Typos, nonsense, and repetitive issues tell me that the current vendor cares nothing about the reader or the damage done to the legacy and reputation of one of the greatest authors of the late twentieth century.

Story: amazeballs. Read it now.
This version: Junk. Buy it elsewhere.
Watikalate
This is a unique novel. I have never read anything quite like this. A dying, post-apocalyptic Earth, receding back into the primordial myths of antiquity. Which sounds like high-concept sci-fi. But it's just the backdrop for interplanetary political intrigue, which frankly I never quite got my mind around. And then toward the end, it abruptly turns very pulpy with action and battle sequences.

The narrator is the "immortal" of the title. He only gives bits and pieces of his background. He comes across as jaded and lackadaisical, as one might be after a couple of hundred years, and yet fiery and determined when the situation demands it - traits that might be required for one to survive a couple of hundred years.

The ending does seem a little bit pat, like the author reached his page quota and decided to just wrap things up. Also the Kindle translation has numerous errors, frequently of the variety where "rn" gets rendered as "m", so "burn" becomes "bum" and so forth. There are enough of these errors that they become mildly obtrusive when reading.
Wafi
This is frustrating. The book is a classic...tied with Dune for the 1966 Hugo for best novel. However, my enjoyment of reading is diminished by the incredibly crappy work done to scan it into an ebook. Every 3 or 4 pages there are mistakes, such as 'hole' instead of 'hold', as in 'hole the sky up'...or 'bum' instead of 'burn'...how can you have people pay $8 for an ebook published in the 60s and yet take so little care in the book presentation? How do we complain?
betelgeuze
I've read this book several times before. There are books like that and this is one of them. I had a collection of classic sci fi books and this was definitely part of it. It is beautifully written with undertones of Greek mythology and mysticism. The hero is real and unforgettable, pretty invincible, great sense of humor and totally someone you would like to have as a friend. The author makes a very different future, vry different dangers seem real. One can easily slip into the universe of Conrad - Kharagiosis, or whatever his name actually is, the one who was born on Christmas Day a long time ago. I'd read it again.
Iarim
This is vintage Roger Zelazny. This Immortal is not just a great book, it is a superb book. I'm so glad to see some of his work on Kindle. From the moment you meet Conrad til the end of the story you'll be caught up in the unique culture that has become earth after the atomic war. The story doesn't disappoint, it just leaves you wa nting more. I highly recommend this book. You won't be sorry, you'll just want more.
Legionstatic
Classic SF and always a treat to read. Konstantin is a hero in the mold of Odysseus, and that is both good and bad. Also, there is an excellent dog. If you've never read it, you are in for a treat. Yeah, the cover is awful, but it has never had a good cover. One of the best .95 I ever spent was buying this novel (back in the stone age, you understand).
I first read this book in the late 60s and this was about my dozenth re-read. I found it new and refreshing nevertheless.

The story is classic Zelazny, a fictional autobiographic slice of the life of an intelligent but grumpy and deformed bureaucrat. The protagonist is a country boy from the hills who has grown up to be a functionary in a backwater agency on a future earth. His main purpose in life is to salvage what culture and history remains after civilization destroyed itself. He is called to entertain a nosy travel writer from a wealthy and successful planet which just happens to be the world which is buying up our radioactive jungle grown planet. Thrown in a beautiful young wife, an assassin, a few legends from the dark centuries, a PG rated but decidedly odd interspecies triangular affair, an anthropologist turned cannibal, lots of mutants and a giant armor plated dog and its a great tale.

Needless to say the ending has numerous twists.

No I won't put in a spoiler. Read the damned book.

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