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Roger Zelazny


Lord of Light
Year 1967
Publisher Millennium  (Orion Publishing)
ISBN 1857988205



A distant world where gods walk as men, but wield vast and hidden powers.  Are they truly immortal?  Who are these gods who rule the destiny of a teeming world?  Their names include Brahma, Kali, Krishna and also he who was called Buddha, the Lord of Light, but who now prefers to be known simply as Sam.  How has the colonization of another planet become a re-enactment of Eastern religion and mythology?



Winner of the Hugo Award

'No outline gives more than a slight idea of the brilliance of Lord of Light, of the mimicked Hindu culture which is both splendidly described and splendidly explained in the purest science fiction terms'
Joanna Russ

'Roger Zelazny's most sustained single tale, richly conceived and plotted, exhilarating throughout its considerable length'
John Clute, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction



The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter lifts off fromCape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:43 a.m. EDT on Aug. 12, 2005.



Credit: NASA

MRO Lift Off
With the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, an Atlas V launch vehicle, 19 stories tall, with a two-ton Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on top, roars away from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:43 a.m. EDT on Aug. 12, 2005.

NASA Image of the day archive





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