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Author: Roger Zelazny
ISBN13: 978-0743445368
Title: To Die in Italbar/A Dark Travelling
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Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Publisher: I Books (January 7, 2002)
Pages: 320

To Die in Italbar/A Dark Travelling by Roger Zelazny



Start by marking To Die in Italbar/A Dark Travelling as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Unfortunately, this particular book doesn't really hold up. It begins with a fascinating premise - a man known as H is caught in a perpetual cycle of health and illness, giving him miraculous healing powers at times and making him dangerously contagious at other times. Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of sf; the most famous of these is A Rose for Ecclesiastes in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing.

TO DIE IN ITALBAR By Roger Zelazny 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.

I find most of his work to be consistently incredible, and "Italbar" is no exception. On the other hand, "A Dark Traveling" has always seemed to me to be substandard Zelazny. It's almost like he started to write what could have been a great story, then stopped after he jotted down some ideas and cleaned up a rough draft. The ending is definitely rushed. 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.

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To Die In Italbar ~~ Roger Zelazny. 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 In the bonus novel 'A Dark Travelling', James Wiley is an 'ordinary' 14-year-old who has lost his scientist father to a parallel world in the darkbands.

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

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ru - TO DIE IN ITALBAR By Roger Zelazny In To Die in Italbar, the galaxy is in chaos, with people falling prey to an unidentifiable disease.

He studied the small face, dark eyes beneath dark bangs, freckles sprinkled everywhere. There was more color to it than there had been a day and a half earlier when she had received the treatment. Her breathing was no longer labored. She was now able to sit up, propped with pillows, and could speak for fairly lengthy periods of time. Her fever was down and her blood pressure was almost normal. She was displaying curiosity and recovering the animation one would expect in a child her age. He considered the treatment a success. He no longer thought of the nine graves in the forest, or the others.

TO DIE IN ITALBAR By Roger Zelazny 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. Even Francis Sandow is seeking him, and may be the only one with a clue as to who H really is ... In the bonus novel A Dark Travelling, James Wiley is an "ordinary" 14-year-old who has lost his scientist father to a parallel world in the darkbands. With the help of Becky, his sister with magical powers, Barry the exchange student and Uncle George, the werewolf, James goes in search of his parent. But he must take care: for if there just happens to be a full moon at the wrong moment, James's itchy palms might lead him into trouble... • To Die in Italbar is the sequel to Zelazny's novel Isle of the Dead, published last year by ibooks in a compilation volume with Eye of Cat. • Roger Zelazny was a three-time Nebula Award and six-time Hugo Award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy classics. • Zelazny was the bestselling author of the ten-volume Chronicles of Amber series of fantasy novels, as well as Psychoshop (written by Alfred Bester).
Reviews: 7
Twentyfirstfinger
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.
Nahelm
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.
generation of new
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!
Survivors
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.
Gamba
Another great story from a true master of sci fi and fantasy
Xmatarryto
Loved this book and the carry over of the main character from his book "The Isle of the Dead"
Groll
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.