Lord of Light by ROGER ZELAZNYLord of Light by ROGER ZELAZNY

Lord of Light


Paperback | March 30, 2010

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“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<_o3a_p>


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.”<_o3a_p>

Roger Zelaznyburst 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 forLord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popularAmberseries,Nine Princes in Amber.In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over ...
Title:Lord of LightFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:March 30, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060567236

ISBN - 13:9780060567231


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good I enjoyed reading this book, although it was not as sci-fi as expected. Nevertheless, a very creative idea and lots of fun to read.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mythology meets sci-fi in the best way possible. This might be one of the most unique books I've ever read. It's the sort of idea where if someone described it to you you'd think they're insane and advise them not to write a book like that. And yet it works so damn well.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hugo winner If in the description of the book it didn't mention that this book was set on a colonized planet with people using advanced technology to become god-like, you would think this was a fantasy-tale of Hindu mythology. In one way, it was a success for Zelazny to seamlessly combine a science fiction and fantasy book (he was aiming for that). But, on the other hand, it created false expectations in my mind. As I was reading I was looking for the science fiction explanation in everything. On its own, this book was the story of Sam fighting the established hierarchy to benefit the common people. Sam, taking the appearance of many people, does this through cunning and wit rather than the force and power of the rest of the Hindu pantheon.
Date published: 2017-04-12

Editorial Reviews

“Lord of Light is funny, wise, and infused with a sense of wonder and knowledge. It tells of people who become gods but still remain, for all that, people.It is tricky and brilliant and heartfelt and dangerous. It’s the kind of book that makes you want to be a writer. Nobody else made myths real and valuable in the way Roger Zelazny could. I’m delighted that Lord of Light is being reissued in trade paperback for a new generation.” (Neil Gaiman)