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Kalki (1978) [Novel]
by Gore Vidal Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Who is Kalki and why is he planning to destroy the world—and everyone in it?

Why is the beautiful Teddy Ottinger flying to the top of the world to meet Kalki and his cultists in Katmandu?

Why are the CIA, the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, and several thousand devoted disciples in pursuit of Kalki?

And if Kalki is a mystical legend, if he is a reincarnated spirit, if he does hold truths and powers unknown—then why does his ultimate world include only a select few chosen to breed a new human race?

Kalki holds the key!

Original title: Kalki
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionReligionMessianic
FictionScience FictionBleak FuturesNuclear Holocaust/Post-Apocalypse
FictionScience FictionSocial Criticism
FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire


  • Dedication: "For Kukrit Pramoj who first told me of Kalki"

Edition #1: Kalki

Kalki (1978)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Diabolically clever!... Combines feminism, homosexuality, mysticism, science fiction, fiction science, the second law of thermodynamics, the first law of survival, high fashion and low animal cunning... An apocalyptical extravaganza!" Time
  • "A tour de force!... Inventiveness of the thriller sort and page-to-page suspense... the book has bestseller written all over it." Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • "Vidal is a master... You wouldn't want to miss Kalki. It's a tale that will outrage you... but it will also make you think and laugh." New York Daily News
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Kalki (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141180374

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