Lord of LightRoger Zelazny
Hugo Award 1968, Nebula Award nominee 1967.
SAM NEVER CLAIMED TO BE A GOD. BUT THEN, HE NEVER CLAIMED NOT TO BE...
The time: long after the death of Earth. A band of men on a colony planet have gained control of technology. With it, they have given themselves immortality and godlike powers. And they rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Kali, Goddess of Destruction; Yama, Lord of Death; Krishna, God of Lust - all are opposed by he who was Siddartha, and is now Mahasamatman, Binder of Demons, Lord of Light...
"One of the five best SF novels ever written" – George R. R. Martin
Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. He won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times, including two Hugos for novels This Immortal (1965) and the novel Lord of Light (1967).
Zelazny was born in Ohio, the only child of Polish immigrant Joseph Zelazny and Irish-American Josephine Sweet. In high school, Roger Zelazny was the editor of the school newspaper and joined the Creative Writing Club. He was accepted to Columbia University in New York to study English and specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, graduating with an M.A. in 1962.
Between 1962 and 1969 Zelazny worked for the Social Security Administration in Cleveland and then