Lord of Light

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HarperCollins, 1967 - Fiction - 304 pages
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“Funny, wise, and infused with a sense of wonder and knowledge….Nobody else made myths real and valuable in the way Roger Zelazny could.”
—Neil Gaiman

 

Lord of Light is a classic tale of the far future from the incomparable Roger Zelazny. Winner of the Hugo Award—one of six Zelazny received over the course of his legendary career, as well as three Nebula Awards and numerous other honors—Lord of Light stands with Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War and Frank Herbert’s Dune as one of the seminal novels that changed the way readers looked at science fiction. Experience it and you will understand why New York Times bestselling sf author Greg Bear says, “Reading Zelazny is like dropping into a Mozart string quartet as played by Thelonius Monk.”

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Not Amber, but better

User Review  - Fandyllic - Borders

1968 Hugo Award winner for for Best Novel. Lord of Light (1967) is one of my favorite books and I try to recommend it to most of my friends. It was my first introduction to south asian gods and ... Read full review

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Sam, known to many as Siddhartha is revived to overthrow the tyranny of self-proclaimed Hindu gods. The often humorous juxtaposition of common terminology with words and concepts as understood by the characters adds more to the setting than one would imagine.
If a reader has the patience to read carefully every line they are rewarded with a vivid, poetic story leaving you satiated and strangely wiser that when you began.
 

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Roger Zelazny burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career. He died on June 14, 1995.

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