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A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS (AN INTERSTELLAR JOURNEY)
     

A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS (AN INTERSTELLAR JOURNEY)

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by David Lindsay
 

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A NOVEL THAT COMBINES FANTASY, PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE FICTION IN AN EXPLORATION OF THE NATURE OF GOOD AND EVIL AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH EXISTENCE!

The novel is not really science fiction in the technological sense. An interstellar voyage is mostly a perfunctory background framework to a narrative of a journey through fantastic landscapes.
Maskull, a

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A NOVEL THAT COMBINES FANTASY, PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE FICTION IN AN EXPLORATION OF THE NATURE OF GOOD AND EVIL AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH EXISTENCE!

The novel is not really science fiction in the technological sense. An interstellar voyage is mostly a perfunctory background framework to a narrative of a journey through fantastic landscapes.
Maskull, a man longing for adventures, accepts an invitation from Krag, an acquaintance of his friend Nightspore, to travel to Tormance after a seance. The three set off in a crystal ship from an abandoned observatory in Scotland but Maskull awakens to find himself alone on Tormance. In every land he passes through he usually meets only one or two persons; these meetings often (though not always) end in the death of those he meets, either at his own hand or by that of another. He learns of his own impending death, meets Krag again, and dies shortly after learning that he is in fact Nightspore himself. The book concludes with a final revelation from Krag (who claims to be known on Earth as "Pain") to Nightspore about the origin of the Universe.
All of the characters and lands are types used to convey the author's critique of several philosophical systems.

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940012294142
Publisher:
TLC BOOKS
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
325
File size:
755 KB

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A Voyage To Arcturus 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most fascinating story I've ever read, but a good visual imagination is required. Without giving too much away (I hope), I keep thinking of what the Joker said to Batman. 'Did you ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight?'
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you want a different or a orginal sci-fi, this is the book for you. how come this book never became a movie?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
perhaps the best fantasy ever written. someone should give this to Speilberg.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is enjoyable so far, like one long mushroom trip. Or dream. Or a dream on mushrooms. I'm only a quarter thru it but i just wanted to put that thought out there. Hopefully it goes somewhere and does not end with no conclusion, like waking from an unfinished dream. TBC...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not get past the first chapter of the sample. Read like a lot of Victorian nonsense fantasy. Terrible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its crazy