Roger Zelazny‘s classic novels LORD OF LIGHT and CREATURES OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS are now available in Russia, collected in a new omnibus edition! Published by Fanzon/Эксмо, as КНЯЗЬ СВЕТА and ПОРОЖДЕНИЯ СВЕТА И ТЬМЬI, here’s the synopsis…

Роджер Желязны в своем мастерском повествовании вдыхает новую жизнь в мифологию Индии и Египта, оживляя своим воображением древних богов и демонов.

Два знаменитых романа Роджера Желязны. Шедевры «новой волны» научной фантастики, полные поэзии и глубокого уважения к мифологии.

«Князь света»

Возможно, это случилось после гибели Земли. На далекой планете-колонии у власти оказалась группа людей, которые, используя достижения науки, достигли бессмертия и стали править своим миром под личинами богов индуистского пантеона. И лишь один человек осмеливается противостоять им – тот, кто когда-то был Князем Света.

«Порождения Света и Тьмы»

Далекое будущее или далекое прошлое. Боги Древнего Египта правят освоенным человечеством космосом. Анубис, Повелитель Мертвых, и Осирис из Дома Жизни забывают свою извечную вражду, когда появляется угроза не только мирам, но и их собственному существованию.

LORD OF LIGHT, first published in 1967, is available in the UK, published by Gollancz as part of their SF Masterworks series. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1968, and was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Imagine a distant world where gods walk as men, but wield vast and hidden powers. Here they have made the stage on which they build a subtle pattern of alliance, love, and deadly enmity. 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. The gradual unfolding of the story – how the colonization of another planet became a re-enactment of Eastern mythology – is one of the great imaginative feats of modern science fiction.

The highly-acclaimed CREATURES OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS was originally published in 1969. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

In the House of the Dead he has been given a name. That name is Wakim, but Wakim knows that this name is not his true name not the name that he carried with him in life. Wakim has been commanded by his master Anubus to find and destroy The Prince Who Was A Thousand. Wakim leaves the House of the Dead intent on carrying out his mission to destroy The Prince Who Was A Thousand, but he has a second, personal mission…to find his true name. And if he does Wakim cannot even imagine how that will change everything…

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