Octavo, full bound original dark blue boards with silver gilt stamped lettering. First edition, First Printing of Lord of Light, the paramount Hugo Award-winning novel by Roger Zelazny-"a storyteller without peer" George R. Presenting in its original full bound dark blue cloth boards with silver gilt stamped lettering. The works of Zelazny, winner of numerous Hugo and Nebula awards, signaled a "milestone" in science fiction.
He was a leading and representative figure of the U. New Wave, writing stories whose emphasis had shifted from the external world of the hard sciences. " In the 1960s Zelazny, a giant of the era, was swiftly "established as a major science fiction writer. He remains so today (Clareson, Voices for the Future II:180). "A steady stream of brilliant and experimental stories and novels.Led to his apotheosis by Harlan Ellison in the pages of Dangerous Visions as early as 1967, " the year Lord of Light was published (Barron & Reginal, Science Fiction and Fantasy, 16). Awarded the 1968 Hugo for Best Novel, Lord of Light is "his most sustained single tale, richly conceived and plotted, exhilarating throughout" (Clute & Nichols, 1366-67). "It was written at the height of Zelazny's powers and is considered to be among his finest books" (Geraci, Virtually Sacred). At Zelazny's death, George R. Martin wrote: He was a storyteller without peer. He created worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen.
Lord of Light was the first Zelazny book I ever read. I'd never heard of this Zelazny guy. But when I read those words for the first time, a chill went through me, and I sensed that SF would never be the same. Like only a few before him, Roger left his mark on the genre.
He left his mark on my life as well (In Memoriam). Presents in original full bound dark blue cloth boards.
Tape remnants to bottom front and bottom/top of rear boards. Bright, unfaded spine with silver gilt stamped lettering. Biding tight with slight slant.
Some shelf wear to edges and spine head/foot. Internally clean and unmarked but for prior owners name on first free page and library embossment on title page. A nice example of this very rare title.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "labb1279" and is located in this country: US.
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