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). Binding tight with moderate slant. Original full-bound cloth boards present about clean and unmarked with only a couple faint diagonal lines across front and spots to top of rear. Moderate rubbing to corners and head and foot of spine. Light shelf-wear to top edge and fore-edge, more moderate to bottom edge with bump to rear.Fair internally with ex-library markings and evidence of removal of cardholder at rear endpaper. A few pages with light spotting. Dust Jacket presents very well. Moderate chipping and wear to corners, hinges, and head and foot of spine. Panels bright and clean with only some faint creasing to bottom front. Rear panel and flaps lightly age-toned. A classic work considered by many to be amongst the best, including The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, The Assistant by Bernard Malamud, At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, Call It Sleep by Henry Roth, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, The Catcher in the Rye by J. Salinger, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell, The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather, A Death in the Family by James Agee, The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen, Deliverance by James Dickey, Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone, Falconer by John Cheever, The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles, The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, and The Great Gatsby by F. Others include titles such as, A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene, Herzog by Saul Bellow, Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, A House for Mr. Naipaul, I, Claudius by Robert Graves, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Light in August by William Faulkner, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. Lewis, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, The Lord of the Rings by J.
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