Lord of Light
Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rules their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons. Lord of Light.
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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
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.