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Isle of the dead ; Eye of Cat
Zelazny, Roger.
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Publication Information:
New York : ibooks, [2001]

Physical Description:
448 pages ; 21 cm
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X Adult Fiction Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy

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Author Notes

Roger Zelazny was born in Euclid, Ohio on May 13, 1937. After receiving a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and a M.A. from Columbia University, he began publishing science fiction stories in 1962. He received six Hugo awards, three Nebula awards including one in 1966 for And Call Me Conrad and 2 Locus awards. He died of kidney failure secondary to colorectal cancer on June 14, 1995.

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Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Isle of the Dead/Eye of Cat, the posthumously released volume of two earlier novels by Roger Zelazny, the Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of the Chronicles of Amber series, pairs the witty 1969 Isle with the elegant 1982 Cat. The first is a tale of a supernatural battle of good vs. evil centuries into the future, while in the second, a former alien hunter, in exchange for the help of an alien he long ago captured, must agree to a new hunt with the roles reversed. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

This is the fourth title in iBooks' reprint series of Zelazny's works. Isle of the Dead (1969) features Francis Shadow, a centuries-old man kept young through science. His advanced age has allowed him to accumulate enough wealth to own a planet, where he is considered a god by the world's natives, who believe he has absorbed the powers of their ancient ancestors. His abilities does he really have any? are tested when another planet-owning ruler challenges his dominance. Eye of the Cat (1982) takes a twist on the hunter turned hunted. William Blackhorse Singer is hired to protect an alien diplomat, then enlists the assistance of a shape-shifter he captured years earlier. The creature will only help on the condition that it gets a chance to try to trap Singer once the mission is completed. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.