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By Colin Wilson

'An very important literary achievement.' - Library Journal

'Colin Wilson has a story kind which may make the pursuit of any proposal look like intriguing detective work.' - The Times

'Colin Wilson's top novel to date.' - The Spectator

Howard Lester, a tender scientist, turns into captivated with the matter of loss of life and starts off a chain of unconventional experiments geared toward expanding human toughness. during their learn, Lester and his buddy Sir Henry Littleway make a startling discovery: an easy and risk free operation at the brain's prefrontal cortex leads to enormously improved realization and psychological powers. After present process the approach themselves, Lester and Littleway boost outstanding skills, together with 'time vision', a method of seeing backwards into time. they start via the really fresh past-the eighteenth century and Shakespeare's England. yet they quickly locate they could see a lot additional again, to the times of Stonehenge and the Mayans, or even prior. . . . yet as they catch up with to uncovering the beginnings of human lifestyles, they make a terrifying discovery: whatever historical and immensely strong, lengthy asleep, has been woke up via their actions, and is set to forestall them in any respect bills. . . .

In The energy to Dream (1962), Colin Wilson had criticized the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the yank author of peculiar stories, which resulted in Lovecraft's writer August Derleth bold Wilson to write down one larger. This novel, The Philosopher's Stone (1969), used to be the outcome, a desirable combination of technology fiction, horror, and philosophy, instructed in the framework of Lovecraft's mythos. This version is newly typeset from the 1st British variation and contours a brand new advent via Wilson pupil and bibliographer Colin Stanley.

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