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Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
  

Lord of Light

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Lord of Light confirmed Roger Zelazny as one of the brightest stars of SF. His dazzling use of myth and his thrilling sense of language have ensured that he has remained a vital and seminal figure in the genre ever since.

If you like Roger Zelazny you might also like to read books by Gene Wolfe, Steven Brust and James Blish.

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Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

Imagine a distant world where gods walk as men, but wield vast and hidden powers. Here they have made the stage on which they build a subtle pattern of alliance, love, and deadly enmity. Are they truly immortal? Who are these gods who rule the destiny of a teeming world?

Their names include Brahma, Kali, Krishna and also he who was called Buddha, the Lord of Light, but who now prefers to be known simply as Sam. The gradual unfolding of the story -- how the colonization of another planet became a re-enactment of Eastern mythology -- is one of the great imaginative feats of modern science fiction.

Reviews

'One of the five best SF novels ever written' George R.R. Martin

'An authentic, and rare work of the SF imagination' Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) studied Elizabethan and Jacobean drama at Columbia University before bursting on to the science fiction scene while still in his mid-twenties. Among his many books are Four for Tomorrow, The Dream Master, A Rose for Ecclesiastes and the many titles in the Chronicle of Amber.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2006

Author

Roger Zelazny

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Science Fiction


ISBN

9780575079014

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