By Colin Wilson
'An very important literary achievement.' - Library Journal
'Colin Wilson has a story variety that could make the pursuit of any notion appear like fascinating detective work.' - The Times
'Colin Wilson's most sensible novel to date.' - The Spectator
Howard Lester, a tender scientist, turns into enthusiastic about the matter of dying and starts a sequence of unconventional experiments geared toward expanding human durability. during their study, Lester and his buddy Sir Henry Littleway make a startling discovery: an easy and innocuous operation at the brain's prefrontal cortex leads to enormously increased awareness and psychological powers. After present process the approach themselves, Lester and Littleway improve outstanding talents, together with 'time vision', a way of seeing backwards into time. they start by means of taking a look at the quite contemporary 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 past. . . . yet as they catch up with to uncovering the beginnings of human lifestyles, they make a terrifying discovery: anything historical and immensely strong, lengthy asleep, has been woke up by way of their actions, and is decided to prevent them in any respect expenses. . . .
In The power to Dream (1962), Colin Wilson had criticized the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the yankee author of peculiar stories, which resulted in Lovecraft's writer August Derleth bold Wilson to jot down one larger. This novel, The Philosopher's Stone (1969), was once the outcome, a desirable combination of technology fiction, horror, and philosophy, advised in the framework of Lovecraft's mythos. This variation is newly typeset from the 1st British version and contours a brand new creation by means of Wilson pupil and bibliographer Colin Stanley.