Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, giving themselves immortality and godlike powers. They now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Kali, Goddess of Destruction. Yama, Lord of Death. Krishna, God of Lust… Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons, Lord of Light. His followers said he was a god. He preferred to drop the maha – and – atman, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be…Cover art by Ron Walotsky.