Cover of A Voyage To Arcturus

A Voyage To Arcturus

Auhtor: David Lindsay

Language: english
Published: 1920

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction
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Review by Beth Cholette, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Voyage To Arcturus':

A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by the Scottish writer David Lindsay. First published in 1920 it combines fantasy philosophy and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. It has been described by the critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the greatest novel of the twentieth century and was a central influence on C. S. Lewiss The Space Trilogy. It was made widely available in paperback form when published as one of the precursor volumes to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in 1968 featuring a cover by illustrator Bob Pepper.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Voyage To Arcturus':


... the sky to appear like a vast scroll of hieroglyphic symbols. Maskull felt oddly excited he had a sense that something extraordinary was about to ...
... two hundred yards farther north, a square tower of granite masonry, seventy feet in height. The house and the shop were separated by an open yard, ...
... your shirt down. it won't bleed any more. He then turned his attention to Nightspore, who endured his operation with grim indifference. Krag threw ...
... of either of the men. Her slight, draped form - dipping, bending, rising, swaying, twisting, upon the surface of the dark water - this was a picture ...
... We walked and talked together for a month, and by that time we found that we loved each other too well to part. Panawe stopped speaking. That ...
... shore opposite their island rock. Its vast bulk lay there extended, awaiting her pleasure. They immediately crossed the water. Maskull viewed the shrowk ...
... Oceaxe, but of course all things are possible. I think very likely there is life, he returned thoughtfully. Her ironical laugh sounded out of the ...
... your world. There you call them spirits, apparitions, phantoms. They are in reality living wills, deprived of material bodies, always longing to act and ...
... in his appearance - his form looked extraordinarily distinct, solid, and real. If there's danger, he ought to be warned, said Maskull. He who ...
... heard what sounded like the distant sighing of innumerable treetops. In the rapidly darkening twilight, they came abruptly on a man. He was standing ...
... slightest impression of a dream, or an illusion, or anything of that sort. I know it's really here at this moment, and it's exactly as we're seeing ...
... to make your farewells, Gleameil. He then clasped Polecrab by the hand. Adieu, fisherman! You have repaid me well for my answers, said the old ...
... bitter and terrible. If I had not anticipated its being original, I would not have come here, said Maskull. Still, explain - why can't harsh ...
... With his own eyes he saw the gorge as before, with its rocks, brook, plant - animals, sunshine, and shadows. But with his acquired eyes he saw differently. ...
... must have been luminous, for though it was as light as full moon on Earth, neither he nor Leehallfae cast a shadow. Another peculiarity of the light ...
... at, but much to feel. The motion of the boat, which was due to the never-ending struggle between the male stones and the force of gravitation, resembled ...
... by a black, shapeless, supernatural being, who was trying to clasp him. He was filled with horror, trembled violently, yet could not move a limb. ...
... for themselves. It is given to some to discover, and to others to preserve and perfect. You cannot condemn me for wishing Maskull well. No, ...
... up many thousands of feet higher still, guarded the end of it like a lonely Colossus. In front of them, starting from where they stood, ...
... Alpha Centauri and back seemed to take only six weeks to men on a spaceship. When they returned, their friends and relatives had aged enormously in comparison, ...