This Immortal (Gollancz SF collectors' editions) Paperback – 15 Jun 2000
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The brilliant first novel of one of the most influential and important figures of the New Wave writers of the 1960s.
About the Author
Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) studied Elizabethan and Jacobean drama at Columbia University before bursting on to the science fiction scene while still in his mid-twenties. Among his many books are Four for Tomorrow, The Dream Master, A Rose for Ecclesiastes and the many titles in the Chronicle of Amber.
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Conrad's initially indifferent involvement with the ensemble cast (including one 'Hasan the assassin') intensifies while he acts as loyal tour guide to a wealthy off-world alien who the local earth terrorists want to bump-off. In the midst of this, a personal bereavement and his own longevity play on certainties that were concrete at the start of the journey.
All this in about 174 pages of a first novel. The ending may be a bit trite, but I've no hesitation in recommending this - any other author would have jealously eked out the trove of characters and ideas over a series.
Zelazny is a classic of sci-fi. Do yourself a favour and buy a different copy.
Others have described the plot but it's not easy to portray Zelazny's style,he has a pace that few can match yet the stories are never rushed.
If you like this then you have a treat in store as there are many more waiting for you.The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)Lord Of Light (S.F. MASTERWORKS)Creatures of Light and DarknessIsle of the Deadetc
However, the book as an object is disgracefully amateurish junk and doesn't even deserve 1 star. The typeface is horrible, the page layout is a disaster, the format is wrong, the paper is inferior... The cover is bad in every way. For starters, it is not the cover shown. The cover that you get is butt ugly and technically of very, very poor quality.
Do not buy this edition! Go look for a nice second hand edition from the days when publishers still knew how to make books. It's worth the trouble.
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