Lord of Light: Zelazny, Roger

Lord of Light

Zelazny, Roger

Published by Garden City: Doubleday, 1967
From Carpe Librum (Williamstown, MA, U.S.A.)

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257 p.; 22 cm. A fine, unread copy in a fine dustwrapper, with only a hint of shelfwear to the heel of the spine. A brilliant, rollicking novel by the great fabulist, populated by cigarette-smoking, shit-kicking, smack-talking, brawling, punning space travelers who set themselves up as Hindu deities when their spaceship crash-landed eons ago. The famous opening paragraph gives a taste: "His followers called him Mahasamamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circumstances being what they were, neither admission could be of any benefit." The book was awarded the 1968 Hugo award for best novel. A planned movie version with sets to be designed by Jack Kirby fell through; but the CIA used it as a pretext for saving diplomatic staff during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981. For futher details, see the movie ARGO. This copy bears the bookplate of a noted science fiction editor. A beautiful copy of a brilliant classic. Bookseller Inventory # 11645

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Title: Lord of Light

Publisher: Garden City: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1967

Edition: First Edition.

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