Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Link to: How Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light transformed into the CIA's Argo covert op

This is probably old news to the people here, but Boing Boing has a piece on how Lord of Light was used in a ruse to scout the Iranian Embassy hostage crisis back in 1979.

I touched on it briefly in the first part of my Lord of Light commentary, but this goes into much greater detail.


  1. Here's a detailed insider account from the guy who ran the operation:

    And here's a clip of the same guy describing it:

  2. Wow, you're really on top of this. Did you have those on hand or did you come across them since I made this post?

  3. I'd like to say that this is just another example of my dazzling research skills, but actually all the info is in The Collected Stories of RZ, Vol. 4, pp. 550-551 ("Lord of Light Meets the CIA") and p. 569, refs. 78-81. So it's just another example of Chris Kovacs' dazzling research skills.

  4. Thanks for the acknowledgment!