Lord of Light

Lord of Light

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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.

Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1968.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 182 x 198 x 24mm | 263g
  • Gateway
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575094214
  • 9780575094215
  • 74,834

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

Zelazny's most sustained tale, richly conceived and plotted, exhilarating throughout. - John Clute, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

An authentic and rare work of the SF imagination. - Sunday Telegraph.
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About Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995)

A multi-award-winning author, Roger Zelazny spent his life involved in literature. After studying English to Masters' level, he wrote swathes of short stories, novels and poems. He numbers three Nebula awards, six Hugo awards and two Locus awards among his prizes, and his work has inspired numerous other writers. He died at the age of 58, but his legacy lives on.
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31,481 ratings
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5 42% (13,358)
4 32% (10,143)
3 18% (5,519)
2 5% (1,700)
1 2% (761)
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