This Immortal Author:roger Zelazny This Immortal (also titled ...And Call Me Conrad, which is a much better title) takes place after a nuclear war and the discovery of Earth by an alien species. There are only a few tens of thousands of people left on Earth, mostly in the islands since the continents got the worst of the radioactivity. Most of Earth's inhabitants live elsewhere, ... more »on alien planets, happy to be their servants and trade away their rights to what's left of Earth.
Into this background comes an alien reporter who wants to tour the planet, and Conrad, as the Minister of Culture, Arts, and Monuments, is assigned to guide him around. The story becomes a combination of a detective puzzle and an adventure story, as Conrad fights off mythical monsters created by radioactivity, worries about assassins, and tries to figure out what the alien wants and what it means for the future of his planet.
Don't expect anything that deep here, but recommended as a light-hearted romp.« less