The Rod of Light
|Author||Barrington J. Bayley|
|Cover artist||Terry Oakes|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Soul of the Robot|
The Rod of Light is the thirteenth science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley and his only sequel (to 1974's The Soul of the Robot). The book continues the story of Jasperodus, who is now in conflict with Gargan, a ruthless robot attempting to make his own soul.
Literary significance and reception
Rhys Hughes described the Jasperodus series as slighter than average for Bayley, covering ground more thoroughly explored in John Sladek's Roderick series. Similar opinions were expressed by John Clute in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
- "Annihilation Factotum: The work of Barrington J. Bayley". The Council for the Literature of the Fantastic. Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "Bayley, Barrington J." SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "The Rod of Light", Fantasy Review 88, February 1986