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Spider World: The Tower
     

Spider World: The Tower

by Colin Wilson
 

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Among the multitude of tiny life forms who share our planet, there is one that inspires fear by its mere existence. Imagine a world where such creatures are no longer small where the few remaining humans must spend their lives in hiding or become servants of that which they most fear � creatures who use their terror-inspiring abilities t paralyze the minds of those

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Among the multitude of tiny life forms who share our planet, there is one that inspires fear by its mere existence. Imagine a world where such creatures are no longer small where the few remaining humans must spend their lives in hiding or become servants of that which they most fear � creatures who use their terror-inspiring abilities t paralyze the minds of those who might oppose them. But one boy has the gift of seeing into the minds of other living things, disclosing them for what they are; and suddenly it is �the masters� who are afraid�

  • From the author of more than eighty works of fiction and nonfiction including The Outsiders (in print since 1956)
  • A classic on par with great visionary epics of the twentieth century � destined to be reborn in the emerging Visionary Fiction genre
  • Compelling, disturbing, and wonderfully imaginative � Colin Wilson at his best
  • Allows us to explore extraordinary possibilities and strange new worlds from the comfort of home
  • Amazon.com customer reviews consistently ask for Wilson�s novels to be returned to print

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441778119
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Series:
Spider World Series , #1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Our world ruled by insects?

Once the Earth was ruled by humans, and insects were very small, with even the largest no bigger than a man�s fist. But now, in the 25th century, humans serve giant beetles and spiders as slaves and often as food.

Slaves all, or servants except for those who live in the desert, spending most of their time underground. For Niall and his family, life is hard, but together they eke out an existence until the day Niall does what was said to be impossible.

He kills a spider.

This powerful act brings Niall to the attention and seat of the Spider Lord. But as he finds himself deep within the hostile city of the spiders, Niall also meets allies: Odina, a spider servant born and bred, and Bill, no mere man but an honorary beetle.

Niall�s special gift makes him useful to the spiders, who want access to their city�s greatest mystery: an impenetrable white tower. But Niall alone can enter, and what he finds inside are the very facts of our planet�s history and humanity�s last chance for freedom and a future.

Armed with the secrets of the white tower, the humans mount an epic struggle for power against the vast and brutal forces of the tyrannical Spider Lord.

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