A DARK TRAVELING
"I'm normal fourteen-year-old boy, my name is James Wiley, and I live in a large building in a south-western state capital in the United States. My sister Becky is a witch, my older brother Dave lives in a castle, and our exchange student Barry is a trained assassin. I also have an uncle named George who is a werewolf. And my own palms get itchy whenever there's a full moon, so I guess I have the same genes. It must be the genes. I try to be scientific about these matters, because I'm going to be a scientist one of these days.
"Unfortunately, there was a full moon for a while earlier that evening. That's when the trouble began. . ."
An 'ordinary' fourteen year-old, James Wiley has lost his scientist father to a parallel world in the darkbands. With the help of Becky, his sister with magic 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. . .
The Millennium books are novels for older readers from the very best science fiction and fantasy writers. Also published in the series are the following titles:
CHESS WITH A DRAGON by David Gerrold
THE LEGACY OF LEHR by Katherine Kurtz
PROJECT PENDULUM by Robert Silverberg
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).
LEBBEUS WOODS is an internationally acclaimed visionary architect. After working on the design of the noted Ford Foundation building in New York, he established his own firm, where he won a Progressive Architecture citation for applied research in design. A collection of his architectural drawings, Origins, was published in 1986.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||11 Years|
About the Author
Most famous for his science fiction series The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was a prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer. Zelazny’s books have won three Nebula Awards and six Hugo Awards. He frequently depicts mythic characters attempting to succeed in the modern world, and his stories often feature absent father figures.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love Zelazny and everything but this really sucked. I've got it in this beautiful illustrated hardcover (millennium) edition but really there had to be 25 other Zelazny novellas that deserved this treatment more than this piece of crap. At a very stretched out 143 pages, the action starts at about page 120. There's the werewolf angle that goes nowhere and seems to be included for no reason other than possibly to increase page count. The dues ex machina. The main evil bad dude that shows up for about 3 pages toward the end. And then an interesting paragraph or two at the end that talks about multiple realities. Not recommended - even for hardcore Zelazny fans
On the first read, I was disappointed. It's a thin book, more of a novella & it begs for follow-up, which we'll never get since the master is dead. This is another of his SF/Fantasy blends & is reminiscent of "A Wrinkle In Time". On a second read, I picked up on a lot of subtle references that made it much more enjoyable.There are endless dimensions, the result of different decisions in the past. In some of these, the Dark has won & in others, the Light, so it's a classic good vs. evil tale. Not everyone can travel the dimensions, but there are families who do have the technology to do so. The boy telling the story is a member of one. He's also a werewolf. Where is the line between science & magic? Again, Zelazny blurs it in a fun way.