Lord of Light Author:Roger Zelazny His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and -atman however, and call himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be... — It is 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 i... more »mmortality 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 him who was Siddhartha, who is now Mahasamatman, Binder of Demons, Lord of Light.« less
I had to read this book for a class in sci-fi literature I took in college. I didn't much like it, but I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi. This book is considered a classic of sci-fi and I'm sure someone who enjoys that genre will really enjoy it.