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
“Lord of Light” takes place maybe 100 or 200 years after the landing of humans on the planet where it takes place. A bottle of wine brought from Earth is still drinkable (though to be sure a precious relic); there is one survivor-in-the-flesh of the native entities who resisted human incursion. Also...
The hope of a prosperous future of human colonists on an alien world who for generations have believed they were looked out for and ruled over by the gods, is one named—among other things—Sam. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny follows the struggle of one individual to throw off the tyrannical rulers o...
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 ...
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.