Quantcast Lord of Light: Roger Zelazny's inter-dimensional writing style spanned universes, Jack Kirby's powerhouse creativity and kick-ass illustrative style, Barry Ira Geller's vision to bring it all to the screen.

"Colonists from another planet conquer Earth and become the historic Hindu Gods until they turn against each other for control of the world. From this heralds the return of the Buddha, magic, spirituality, unification of all forces, and a new generation of mankind"

The international best-selling Hugo Award winning novel of science fantasy by:

Roger Zelazny

 

  L ord of Light is.....

A metaphysical action adventure love story where the crew of a space ship colonize an ancient planet, their passengers become the populace, and they use their technology to turn themselves into powerful gods and goddesses. One man stands alone to fight his old colleagues and free mankind. The planet is called Earth....

Far into the future. Long after the Destruction of their home planet Urath...

On an earthlike planet, what remains of humankind's descendants are now subjugated by the First Colonists, the crew of the starship that brought them to their new home 1000 years before. They have taken control of ancient technologies and enhanced themselves with godlike psychic powers and virtual immortality. Adopting the panoply of the venerable Hindu religion - they live lives as its Gods, surrounded by super-electronic weaponry within the trappings of a primitive civilization. A story of the classic drama of power, love, honor, pride, and fantasy - erupting in an epic war of the Gods -- and ultimate transcendence.

Our hero Sam, unready to battle the tyrannical forces of the Celestial City allied with his former wife, now the rapturous Kali: Goddess of Destruction. With her is her new love Yama, The Red Lord of Death. Behind them stands Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, and the vast Pantheon of gods and demigods of the City of Heaven. . . .  . . .

Sam is the dreamer and master schemer. He is the strategist and cosmic trickster who becomes Siddhartha and then the Buddha to ward off the iron grasp of Heaven. Sam is the ancient renegade god Kalkin whose powers become ever-more revealed to him as he fights to change the course of an entire civilization --- and upon whose shoulders rests the future of the entire world.

In the end he will be recognized by history as the true leader, the Binder of Destiny,

The Lord of Light . . 

The Novel: Synopsis & Commentary

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 Lord of Light Novel

On Oct,5, 2013 Barry Ira Geller gave a panel at San Diego Comic Fest, about working with Jack Kirby, how Jack and others of the Science Fiction Land Team changed the world -- and answering questions about how Argo -- the true story -- actually happened, including a sneak preview of the upcoming documentary.

Find out The Real Truth behind the film, ARGO:

Hear Tony Mendez tell the Story of how Jack Kirby's Lord of Light Production Drawings and Barry Ira Geller's Screenplay was used by the CIA (him, that is) to Make the Real Argo Caper possible!

I am honored that my Lord of Light Screenplay, Jack Kirby's incredible Lord of Light Production drawings, and my dream to build a mega-Disney sized Science Fiction City and Theme Park called Science Fiction Land is now being recognized by international media as a key factor inherent in the mission that saved the American's lives -- and whose real story is now being told. The project would not have begun soaring without the involvement of the brilliant men who were my collaborators: Jack Kirby, John Chambers, Maurice Stein, Buckminster Fuller, Ray Bradbury, Paolo Soleri, and Don Broadbent, Holography Scientist. Watch for our story to be revealed in the forthcoming feature documentary, SCIENCE FICTION LAND. (Thank You!)

"When Argo Was Called Lord of Light -- How Barry Ira Geller learned the CIA stole his screenplay Lord of Light to help free U.S. hostages in Iran -- the story that became Argo. Plus, read the first 20 pages of the script that was shown to the Iranian government." -- By Jeff Goldsmith, Publisher, Sundance Issue (#4), Backstory Magazine, only found at iTunes/Apps/Backstory. Go to iTunes for the full magazine


Lord Agni And Now, from the May, 2007 issue of Wired Magazine, comes the true story (mostly) regarding how Barry Ira Geller's 'Lord of Light' screenplay and Jack Kirby's drawings were stolen by the CIA to free 6 Americans from Iran in 1979.

The "fake film" in Argo is based upon my awesome 1979 Disneyland-sized dream, my screenplay based upon the novel, Lord of Light -- and a SciFi themepark Called Science Fiction Land.

Featured 2013 Articles on Lord of Light - How Lord of Light became Argo:

2/22/13 - Wow! Fabulous article! Daily Mail-UK

3/4/2013 GeekTwins and Film Sktcher mags Exclusive Interview

3/4/2013 Vice.com Exclusive Interview

2/14/13 - Slashfilm.com Magazine - When Argo was called Lord of Light

Entertainment Weekly Argo Print Issue (10/28/12)

 

Author: Roger Zelazny

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The NEW 2014 First Edition of Jack Kirby's Lord of Light Drawings -- see them now:

Jack Kirby's
Lord of Light Production
Artwork - read how each drawing was concieved!

In 2010 brilliant young artist Jacob Atienza created a study of the GODS OF THE WORLD OF LORD OF LIGHT

The forthcoming Documentary film Science Fiction Land, from Flatbush Pictures, was an instant hit and completed its Kickstarter funding campaign, tripling its funding in two days completing with 700+ Crowdfunders from around the planet on Nov. 3, 2012!.

Get a preview of the upcoming feature-length documentary of true, behind-the- scenes story of the film Argo, the entire story of the Lord of Light project & SciFi Themepark called .... ScienceFictionLand!

The Lord of Light project and the Doc are featured in : Entertainment Weekly.com, Boing Boing Magazine Hollywood Reporter (click on the Kirby drawing on bottom left), Slate, International Business Times, io9, Syfy's Blastr, Film School Rejects, Documentary Channel, Death+Taxes Magazine, Movies.com, Film Pulse, & Kickstarter's Newsletter & Blog.




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