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Book Title: The Delta|
The author of the book: Colin Wilson
Edition: Hampton Roads Publishing Company
The size of the: 31.55 MB
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Date of issue: September 28th 2001
ISBN 13: 9781571742735
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In the twenty-fifth century, spiders are lords of the earth. Humans live as their slaves (or food) or as servants to the spiders' allies, the beetles. Challenging the spiders' deadly rule are a young man named Niall and his allies. In the first volume, Spider World: The Tower, Niall forced the seemingly invincible Spider Lord to an uneasy standoff.
In this volume, Niall leads an expedition to the mysterious and deadly Delta, the purported source of the Spider Lord's powers. To read their destination the insurgents must brave stormy seas, transverse treacherous beaches, and escape the jaws of flesh-eating trees and other dangers of a sinister jungle.
Spider World: The Delta chronicles Niall's epic struggle to free humanity from domination.
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Read information about the authorColin Henry Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K. He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time. When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider (1956) which examines the role of the social 'outsider' in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William James, T. E. Lawrence, Vaslav Nijinsky and Vincent Van Gogh and Wilson discusses his perception of Social alienation in their work. The book was a best seller and helped popularize existentialism in Britain. Critical praise though, was short-lived and Wilson was soon widely criticized.
Wilson's works after The Outsider focused on positive aspects of human psychology, such as peak experiences and the narrowness of consciousness. He admired the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow and corresponded with him. Wilson wrote The War Against Sleep: The Philosophy of Gurdjieff on the life, work and philosophy of G. I. Gurdjieff and an accessible introduction to the Greek-Armenian mystic in 1980. He argues throughout his work that the existentialist focus on defeat or nausea is only a partial representation of reality and that there is no particular reason for accepting it. Wilson views normal, everyday consciousness buffeted by the moment, as "blinkered" and argues that it should not be accepted as showing us the truth about reality. This blinkering has some evolutionary advantages in that it stops us from being completely immersed in wonder, or in the huge stream of events, and hence unable to act. However, to live properly we need to access more than this everyday consciousness. Wilson believes that our peak experiences of joy and meaningfulness are as real as our experiences of angst and, since we are more fully alive at these moments, they are more real. These experiences can be cultivated through concentration, paying attention, relaxation and certain types of work.
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