Lord of Light

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HarperCollins, 1967 - Fiction - 304 pages
19 Reviews

“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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User Review  - Teijo Aflecht - Goodreads

The premise is fascinating, but the finished product a mixed bag at best. Putting together sci-fi and the (in the West) usually less explored religions of Hinduism and Buddhism could be a recipe for a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Catelli - Goodreads

A classic of the SF genre. It's told in an interesting point of view. Omniscient, but sometimes piecing together what might have been from various accounts and legends, and sometimes giving a tight ... Read full review

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About the author (1967)

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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