Kalki: a novel

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Random House, 1978 - Fiction - 254 pages
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Teddy Ottinger, journalist and the world's foremost woman pilot, journey's to Katmandu to investigate the claims of an ex-G.I. named Kelly who has presented himself as the Hindu god Kalki and announced the destruction of mankind

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User Review  - Mike Maxwell - Goodreads

This is the only Gore Vidal novel I have read. Years ago I read this simply because of the title. I still remember it as the book with the most heartbreaking ending ever, one which I did not expect ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Rubin - Goodreads

So, is this science fiction? Science fantasy? Social futurism? Social commentary? It's a bit of all of these together. It's not the kind of book that jumps to your mind when you think of Gore Vidal ... Read full review


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Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Two of his American chronicle novels, Lincoln and 1876, were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, respectively. In 1993, a collection of his criticism, United States: Essays 1952-1992, won the National Book Award. He divides his time between Ravello, Italy, and Los Angeles.