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Lord of Light (#7 SF Masterworks)

Roger Zelazny



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01 May 2010
Science fiction; Future Society; GALAXY Special Event 1; Hugo Award
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 colonisation of another planet became a re-enactment of Eastern mythology - is one of the great imaginative feats of modern science fiction.
By:   Roger Zelazny
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 182mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   282g
ISBN:   9780575094215
ISBN 10:   0575094214
Series:   SF Masterworks
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 May 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995) was born in Ohio, but lived and worked primarily in New Mexico. He had an extraordinary impact on SF, as each of his first three novels won a major SF award. During his career he was awarded a total of six HUGO AWARDS and three NEBULA AWARDS.

Reviews for Lord of Light (#7 SF Masterworks)

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.

  • Short-listed for Nebula Award 1968 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for SFWA Nebula Award Novelette Category 1968.

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