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by Roger Zelazny

  • Author: Roger Zelazny
  • ISBN: 0879972033
  • ISBN13: 978-0879972035
  • ePub: 1333 kb | FB2: 1677 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: DAW (September 1, 1974)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 590
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To Die in Italbar ePub download

To Janie and Dan Armel, with pleasant memories.

To Janie and Dan Armel, with pleasant memories.

After reading it, I’m not sure why he made that claim

After reading it, I’m not sure why he made that claim.

To Die in Italbar (1973) is a science fiction novel by American writer Roger Zelazny. To Die in Italbar follows Mr. H, a man who needs only to touch someone to heal or hurt them, during a deadly galactic pandemic. The novel contains a cameo by Francis Sandow, the protagonist of Isle of the Dead, but it is not a sequel. Zelazny originally wrote this book hastily to fulfill a contract when he became a full-time writer in May 1969, and the publisher declined to publish it then

To Die in Italbar Zelazny Roger Simon & Schuster 9780743445368 Желязны Роджер: In To. .Поставляется из: США Описание: In To Die in Italbar, the galaxy is in chaos, with people falling prey to an unidentifiable disease

To Die in Italbar Zelazny Roger Simon & Schuster 9780743445368 Желязны Роджер: In To Die in Italbar, the galaxy is in chaos, with people falling prey to an unidentifiable disease. Поставляется из: США Описание: In To Die in Italbar, the galaxy is in chaos, with people falling prey to an unidentifiable disease. Only one man has the ability to help - a man who can heal or kill with a touch. Known only as Mr. H, he is being sought after by everyone, but for vastly different reasons. Heidel von Hymack, on the way to Italbar, watched his companions die. There had been nine of them-volunteers all-who had set out to accompany him through the rain forest of Cleech to the mountain town Italbar where he was needed; Italbar, a thousand miles distant from the space port. He had taken an air car to reach it. Forced down, he had told his story to the villagers by the River Bart, who had come upon him walking westward.

Roger Zelazny once said that he thought "To Die In Italbar" was a disappointment- that he'd been in too much of a hurry when he wrote it, and that it lacked the subtlety and nuance of "Isle of the Dead.

Roger Zelazny once said that he thought "To Die In Italbar" was a disappointment- that he'd been in too much of a hurry when he wrote it, and that it lacked the subtlety and nuance of "Isle of the Dead

ISBN: 0-385-02020-1 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 72-96269 Printed in the United States of America To Janie and Dan Armel, with pleasant memories of crustacea craft, artillery practice, slushes, bicycles, lots of Crocketts, roads that went nowhere and never on Sunday

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. 1. Pelos Olhos de Maisie.

New York : Daw Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

First paperback edition. There were three printings of this edition. The galaxy is in chaos, with people falling prey to an unidentifiable disease. Only one man has the ability to help -- a man who can heal or kill with a touch. Known only as Mr. H, he is being sought after by everyone, but for vastly different reasons.
Nikok
I'm not very happy with the packaging of this book. It's Roger Zelazny's "To Die in Italbar" coupled with his "A Dark Traveling." The two stories are fine, but they should never have been published together. They're not related in any way.

The first story ("To Die in Italbar") is set in Zelazny's Pei'an universe and features a cameo role for Francis Sandow (his protagonist in "Isle of the Dead"). Interestingly, according to the Wikipedia entry for the story, Zelazny said:

"If I could kill off one book it would be To Die in Italbar. I wrote that in a hurry to make some money after I quit my job."

It's interesting because I think it's a pretty darn good story. Oh, it's a bit short, the characterizations are fairly shallow, and Sandow's role is practically non-existent. But, the writing is all Zelazny, it's decently paced, and it's interesting.

I was really surprised by the second story ("A Dark Traveling"). First, it's a Young Adult (YA) story (apparently, his only such). Second, I actually enjoyed it. Usually, in these two-story compendiums, one story is good and the other is bad. And, since this one is YA, I really expected something not-that-good. But, from my point of view, both are good in this one. It's an interesting book in that the characters remind me a lot of those in Heinlein's YA material. Yet, again, the story has Zelazny all over it. I've got only two complaints about this one: first, the ending is a bit abrupt; and second, the characters are a couple of years too young for their behavior (even for Heinlein).

It's surprising since these two stories are so far apart in just about every respect. But, we've got two equally good stories packaged in one book here. So, happy to rate it at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.
Contancia
Zelazny isn't nearly as forgotten as some people think. His writing is still clear, crisp, unaffected and brilliant. To Die in Italbar is one of his classics and, like Isle of the Dead, Creatures of Light and Darkness, and Lord of Light, among others, deals with the contradictions of godhood, and the goodness of the gods. If you have never read Zelazny, start with Isle of the Dead, to which To Die in Italbar is the sequel. This is simply great writing, like we have too little of in this era of science fiction.
Qusserel
This book is the sequel to the excellent Zelazny novel, Isle of the Dead, and I consider it a worthy sequel. This book does not actually feature Francis Sandow until half-way through the book, and the Pei-ans play only a very minor role, but the book does a great job of building to the climactic final battle. The prominent characters, Cmdr. Malacar Miles, the last Man on Earth, Dr. Pels, the walking undead and Shind the psychic alien all fill out a great cast of characters all bent on finding one man, simply called "H". H is the sole survivor of a plague, but is reborn with the ability to cure or kill with any disease. In the novel, he gradually goes mad and goes on a rampage, leading to an exciting finish.

While Isle of the Dead was more psychological and philosophical, this book is decidedly more action-packed, but still retains that dark, brooding mood I enjoyed so much in the first book.

This book is somewhat hard to find, but don't hesitate to pick it up if you enjoyed Isle of the Dead. Enjoy!
Gldasiy
Zelazny is one of the great, and underappreciated, storytellers of imaginative fiction or any fiction. A sprawling tale of interstellar conflict centers on a lone man who could be a godsend — literally — or a weapon.
Jorad
Another great story from a true master of sci fi and fantasy
NI_Rak
Loved this book and the carry over of the main character from his book "The Isle of the Dead"
Syleazahad
Another excellent story by Roger Zelazny. He does it so much better than the ones who write in his name. Full of humour and unusual plots.
Unfortunately the script has been edited (not sure if it has) by a person whose first language is not English. For instance the word burned is printed as bummed several times. There are other mistakes in the same vein.
Notwithstanding that, it was a pleasure rereading this book.
These books are two of Robert Zelazny's lesser-known works, "To Die In Italbar" and "A Dark Travelling." "Travelling" is a sort of YA novella, a little frothier than usual Zelazny books, and "To Die" is a deeper, darker, more horrifying story.
"To Die In Italbar" brings us to a future where one man, Heidal (known as H), is given strange, mysterious powers -- he can be afflicted and then cured of any disease, no matter how hideous or incurable. (Thanks to a disease/healing goddess who visits him in his dreams) When he accidently infects and is attacked by the people of Italbar, he becomes a walking plague machine. Malacar, the one man still living on Earth with his telepathic alien translator, wants to find Heidel with the help of a vengeance-loving girl from a brothel. But Heidal is becoming more and more dangerous with the goddess's help...
"A Dark Travelling" has a family that makes yours look downright normal. Jim is a teen werewolf. His sister is a witch. His brother is an assassin who lives in a castle. His father travels dimensions, or "bands." But one night his father mysteriously vanishes, and Jim goes on a desperate, magical search for him. And it leads him to sorcerers and rebels on one of the "darkbands," where his father has been taken captive for a shocking reason.
These books aren't the most prominent ones that Zelazny wrote, but they're enjoyable reads. "Dark Travelling" has a sort of frothier edge to it -- the plot almost never stops going until the end, with a small cast of characters (several of whom remain a bit underdeveloped) and no philosophical musings. "Italbar," on the other hand, is much deeper and darker, with a lot of dream conversations and telepathic linking. A lot more action is going on inside the characters' heads.
On a quality front, these ibook reprints have good smooth paper and good bindings. Teens as well as adults will probably enjoy these -- there is a tiny amount of ...content in "Italbar" (Jackara works at a brothel) but nothing major. Fans of Robert Zelazny and thoughtful SF/F should definitely check these books out.
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