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In the days of darkness Man's only ray of hope was the Lord of Light...
   


    Lord of Light is.....

A metaphysical action adventure love story where the space ship crew colonize an ancient planet, tyranize the populace, and use 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....

Story Breakdown
By Barry Ira Geller

The Earth has been destroyed.....
Its survivors are the crew of an old spaceship, the caretakers of civilization’s technologies chosen for their special psychic powers. Their starship carries a few thousand inhabitants destined to become the armies the crew conscripts to fight the creature inhabitants of their new home on an alien planet. When the wars are over, withholding their home planet’s technology from men, the crew turns themselves into Gods…..

They are real people but larger than life, caught in a classic struggle of power, corruption, love, honor, irony, pride, fantasy, war, and ultimate transcendence. The story is a combination of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf,” “The Lion in Winter,” and "Dune," set in the ancient Indian Pantheon of Hindu Gods.

Our story opens on an earthlike planet in a city resembling ancient India. The crew who once called themselves First Colonists have used technology to enhanced themselves with godlike psychic powers and have enjoyed technical immortality for the past 1000 years. Mankind’s descendants live in primitive squalor subjugated by the rule of those who now call themselves the Gods. Who are they? What kind of powers do that really have?

Originally many of them were archeologists, engineers, scientists. Our hero, Sam was the head of the hydroponics gardens on the starship. But when they reached the new planet all were turned into warriors, where Sam and Kali became champions. With the weaponry which enhanced their individual psychic powers, the First Colonists carved out a new civilization with new rules. They built a computer-controlled utopian city named Heaven, designed by Vishnu, who’s old job was Director of Information Technology. Now he was known as The Preserver. The Starship Commander became Brahma and his chief henchman Shiva.

After being together with Kali for hundreds of years Sam decided to leave Heaven – and Kali—and live on Earth as Prince Siddhartha, ruler of his own country. Kali was more interested in gaining “heavenly” power and was promoted to chief Goddess of Destruction. The new gods used the structure of the ancient Hindu Pantheon, clothed their advanced weaponry in primitive trappings and set up a religion similar to Earth’s ancient Hinduism to control the populace.

Unwilling to have anything to do with them at first, Sam finds himself implacably drawn into battling the tyrannical forces of the Celestial City to free an enslaved world. Now he and his forces are arrayed against his former love Kali, the Goddess who would still want him to fight by her side, and Yama, Lord of Death, and the entire Pantheon of Heaven. . . .

Sam is the dreamer, master strategist and schemer. He is the trickster, the liar; he becomes Manjusri, the Buddha,
Lord Kalkin, and the Binder of the Rakasha Demons, all to oppose Kali, Brahma, Shiva, and all the forces of Heaven. He is the renegade god who fights to change the course of an entire civilization, and upon whose shoulders rests the future of the entire world.

After a major battle he is killed but brought back to life by Yama who aligns with him after being spurned by Kali himself. The final arena awaits as Sam gathers all the creatures of an ancient planet to fight the armies of Heaven one last time...

Sam has to become the synthesis of all that he once was unwilling to be. In the end he will be recognized by all as the true leader, the Redeemer, the

Lord of Light . . .


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