The Delta

The Delta 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 na

  • Title: The Delta
  • Author: Colin Wilson
  • ISBN: 9781571742735
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 vo 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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    About “Colin Wilson”

    1. Colin Wilson

      Colin 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 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 fully alive at these moments, they are real These experiences can be cultivated through concentration, paying attention, relaxation and certain types of work.

    847 thoughts on “The Delta”

    1. I really enjoyed this one. I've read the preceding Spider World novels and like the way the story has progressed from book to book. I think Colin Wilson one of thoe authors who is so easy to read and it a real pleasure to relax with his books.In this novel, Niall and several of his friends travel to a region called The Delta (hence the title) where there has been prolific growth of vegetation and fauna. Their aim is to rid the world of the spiders that rule the world. I don't want to give away a [...]


    2. رائعة ومشوقة لمن يستهويه ادب الخيال العلمي والمستقبل , ولو ان النهاية كانت مفتوحة كان الكاتب اراد اضافة جزء ثالت للسلسلة



    3. الحياة برمتها ماهي سوى خطأ مأساوي، والقوى الخفية، التي تسيطر على مصيرنا، تنظر إلينا بنوع من الازدراء. فالبشر يعيشون في عالم من الأوهام الحسية، إلا أن عقولهم قادرة، في الوقت ذاته، على التغلغل إلى الواقع الموضوعي الكامن وراء هذه الأوهام.ومع هذا كله نجد أن الحضارة الإنسانية وص [...]


    4. The fourth, in the old counting of the series, Spider World book. Somewhere along the line they merged The Fortress into this - which was probably a good idea, even though at around 250 pages The Delta was gargantuan compared to the others in the series.I have fond memories of reading this, but now it all seems so silly. I never read past this one because the first four were what I'd been given and even back then I didn't care enough to seek the next ones out through the library system.


    5. if you made it through 'the tower' then you really should read this for closure if not I wouldn't bother with this. the Delta mentioned in the title is an interesting and deadly place. the hippy ideology from the first book continues and Wilson tries to root it in to some kind of scientific basis but fails. I am not convinced the proposed solution actually changes anything. easy to read but poor story line and a bit preachy.


    6. While I was not that impressed with the first 3 novels in the spider world series, this is where things finally started to get interesting. The Delta is a deadly and fascinating place and the main character finally starts to do something with his gifts.



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