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by Roger Zelazny

Free eBook Creatures of Light and Darkness download ISBN: 0571095542
Author: Roger Zelazny
Publisher: Faber & Faber; aFirst Edition First Printing. edition (1970)
Language: English
Pages: 187
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
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Creatures of Light and Darkness is a 1969 science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. Long out of print, it was reissued in April 2010. The novel is set in the far future, with humans on many worlds

Creatures of Light and Darkness is a 1969 science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny. The novel is set in the far future, with humans on many worlds. Some have god-like powers, or perhaps are gods-the names and aspects of various Egyptian gods are used. Elements of horror and technology are mixed, and it has points in common with cyberpunk.

To Chip Delany, Just Because When the man reaches a certain place within the darkness, he mounts seven steps to a stone dais and raps three times upon it with the staff. Then there is light, dim and orange and crowded into corners. It shows the edges of the enormous, unfilled room. He reverses the staff and screws it into a socket in the stone.

Start by marking Creatures of Light and Darkness as Want to Read . With the above caution, this is a book that I highly recommend to fans of Zelazny or anyone looking for something a little different

Start by marking Creatures of Light and Darkness as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. As Zelazny did with the Hindu pantheon in the legendary, groundbreaking classic Lord of Light, the master storyteller here breathes new life into the Egyptian gods with another dazzling tale of mythology and imagination. With the above caution, this is a book that I highly recommend to fans of Zelazny or anyone looking for something a little different. Feel free to skip it if you don’t think it would be helpful

I’ve the shoes, says Wakim. You may have them for my name. I’ve the glove, says Madrak and turns away his face. And I’ve the wand, says Horus, and it falls from his hand.

I’ve the shoes, says Wakim. And I’ve the wand, says Horus, and it falls from his hand not pass through me, says the Prince, because it is not formed of matter, nor any other thing over which you may exercise control. And the mind of the Prince is closed to the inner eye of Horus.

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Roger Zelazny, he died in 1995, was one of the greatest and most inventive SF/fantasy writers of the 20th century

Roger Zelazny, he died in 1995, was one of the greatest and most inventive SF/fantasy writers of the 20th century. Zelazny had won the Hugo Award for his masterpiece 'Lord of Light', which still is one of the best SF books ever. 8 people found this helpful.

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Delirium
This isn't your every-day sci-fi/fantasy novel.

Roger Zelazny was arguably the greatest fantasy/sf writer of his era, and this was his first published novel -- his "Masterpiece" in the archaic sense of "his first work as a professional." He wrote it while he was still working at the Social Security Administration, and it's a *wildly* experimental book. The superficial plot is one of assassination and revenge -- a dead man is reincarnated by one calling himself Anubis, for a mission of assassination -- but that's almost no more than a framework Zelazny uses to display the novel's various experiments.

Different chapters are written in different narrative styles -- one chapter's a play, one's a lyric poem, one's a call-and-response poem. Some chapters mimic the style of the King James bible. Some chapters are hilarious; some are nonsensical and cryptic. Some are only a paragraph or two long. It's probably best known today for containing the "Possibly Proper Death Litany," popularly known as the "Agnostic's Prayer" ("Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters . . ."), but that's just one wild verbal fling in a book of continuous bizarreries.

If you're looking for something like Zelazny's The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber) -- high-quality, well-executed, popular fiction -- this is *not* that: this is something closer to a verbal experiment than a popular novel, something Zelazny wrote to help himself find his voice as a writer by experimenting extravagantly with voice, narrative, genre, and form.

If you're a fan of Zelazny's more esoteric, experimental works -- things like A Night in the Lonesome October, say -- you owe it to yourself to read this, as it has some of his most interesting and bizarre visions, some of his wildest experiments with form and genre; conversely, though, if you haven't read much other Zelazny, this isn't the place to start. Pick up Lord of Light or Isle of the Dead  instead.
Gaua
Well I gat the book have not read it yet but where I see it enough for me to understand :D. I hope I like it and not like them most fan fantasies you have seen around.
Tar
This may be Zelazny's best book. Lyrical passages, subtle humor, complex and compelling characters, and a powerful story line. Based, perhaps loosely, on characters from Egyptian mythology, it is a universe spanning exploration of what it means to be a hero and a god.
Beydar
If you are a fan of Zelazny's early work this is for you
Wizard
Amazing. Complex. I like it best of all Zelazny's work - and I've read nearly all of his large body of works.
Braned
I again praise the poet and visionary that was Roger Zelazny. I remark especially upon his treatment of a duel fought about a moment in time, and upon his adoption of mythic figures to new purposes.
Doktilar
great story and take on gods and the internal struggles they can face.
A great Fantasy tale by a master of the genre. This purchase is a re-read for me and hopefully will thrill someone else when I am done.