Lord of Light
In a distinguished career which produced many bold, award-winning works, this towering tale of invention and adventure may be Roger Zelazny's single most brilliant achievement. Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal,... show more
In a distinguished career which produced many bold, award-winning works, this towering tale of invention and adventure may be Roger Zelazny's single most brilliant achievement. Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule 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.
Publish date: January 1st 2001
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
I have to say that at first I thought this was a pretty weird story. All I knew when I started reading it was that it was considered a classic and I am a big Zelazny fan, particular the Amber series. The story was hard to get in to at first and the speaking style of the characters took some getting ...
People left the dying Earth and found a habitable planet. Thanks to their advanced technology they conquered or subdued local life forms and established themselves as dominant race. The highly advanced technology allowed some of them literally play gods using Hindu mythology as the basis. We all kno...
Another fine novel by Roger Zelazny, and one that more than makes up for the lowest points of the Amber series. This has been touted as a science fiction classic, but it actually reads like epic fantasy. I was fairly impressed that despite the rather modern-sounding dialogue, Zelazny was able to kee...
Amazing story that was only partially spoiled by my previous devourment of Dan Simmon's Ilium, which seems to have stolen some of Zelazny's thunder. I believe Simmon's effort is far more engaging and comprehensive, but Zelazny's book came out almost 40 years earlier. Well done.
On page one of Lord of Light, Zelazny drops the reader smack into the middle of an epic and eternal struggle, taking place on a distant planet in the distant future. It's an incredibly disorienting way to enter a story, especially one as bizarre and complicated as this one is. The structure of the n...