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Centuries in the future, Francis Sandow is the only man alive who was born as long ago as the 20th century. 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.

No, not a god of Earth, but one of the panetheon of the alien Pei’ans: 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. The time comes, however, when Francis Sandow must use these powers against the most dangerous antagonist in the universe: And Belion has no doubt whatever of his own powers Roger Zelazny — was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels.


He won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times, including two Hugos for novels This Immortal and the novel Lord of Light In high school, Roger Zelazny was the editor of the school newspaper and joined the Creative Writing Club. He deliberately progressed from short-shorts to novelettes to novellas and finally to novel-length works by On he quit to become a full-time writer, and thereafter concentrated on writing novels in order to maintain his income.

He incorporated elements from literary novels of the mainstream into his fiction, and experimented with allusion, lyricism, and mythic imagery. His stories often involved characters from myth, depicted in the modern world.

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Zelazny’s fiction was also highly influenced by wisecracking detective fiction. He was also apt to include modern elements, such as cigarettes, in his fantasy worlds.

A frequent theme is gods or people who become gods. Back News Back Fandom Risingshadow.


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Back Recent Topics Search. Isle of the Dead by Roger Zelazny Release date: That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.

Nebula Award nominee Zelazny was married twice, in in Other books you might like. Online 42 visitors Newest member: