The Book of Skulls

How far will four friends go for immortality? This novel is Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author “Robert Silverberg at his very best” (George R. R. Martin).

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504051351

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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How far will four friends go for immortality? This novel is Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author “Robert Silverberg at his very best” (George R. R. Martin). After Eli, a scholarly college student, finds and translates an ancient manuscript called The Book of Skulls, he and his friends embark on a cross-country trip to Arizona in search of a legendary monastery where they hope to find the secret of immortality. On the journey with Eli, there’s Timothy, an upper-class WASP with a trust fund and a solid sense of entitlement; Ned, a cynical poet and alienated gay man; and Oliver, a Kansas farm boy who escaped his rural origins and now wants to escape death. If they can find the House of Skulls where immortal monks allegedly reside, they’ll undergo a rigorous initiation. But do those eight grinning skulls mean the joke will be on them? For a sacrifice will be required. Two must die so that two may live forever . . . Stretching the boundary between science fiction and horror, Robert Silverberg masterfully probes deeper existential questions of morality, brotherhood, and self-determined destiny in what Harlan Ellison refers to as “one of my favorite nightmare novels.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Book of Skulls

From Black Sabbath to Cypress Hill, skater punk graffiti to Gothic tattoos, from high-couture to Hello Kitty and Dali to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and iconic skull motifs.

Author: Faye Dowling

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697002

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 957

The skull is one of the most recognizable symbols of today's contemporary visual culture. Since its 1970's renaissance in the iconic album designs of bands such as the Grateful Dead, the skull has found its way into the visual vocabulary of urban life, adorning T-Shirts, badges and rock memorabilia as the ultimate symbol of anarchy and rebellion. Repurposed and recast by artists, illustrators and designers, it has become one of the most iconic cultural symbols of our time. In response to this cultural phenomenon, The Book of Skulls presents a cool visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become today's ultimate anti-establishment icon. From Black Sabbath to Cypress Hill, skater punk graffiti to Gothic tattoos, from high-couture to Hello Kitty and Dali to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and iconic skull motifs. Drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of today's most iconic cultural symbols.

The Mammoth Book Of Skulls

Skulls have always captured the human imagination. This extraordinary collection of the most engaging and intriguing images of the skull from pop culture around the world, presents a visual feast of the ultimate doom-laden image.

Author: ILYA

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472115325

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 940

Skulls have always captured the human imagination. This extraordinary collection of the most engaging and intriguing images of the skull from pop culture around the world, presents a visual feast of the ultimate doom-laden image. Here you will find the skull in graphic novels, manga, graphic design, art, costume, make-up, vintage advertising and popular culture, along with the just plain weird. Page after page of stunning photographs reveal an incredible diversity of interpretations of the iconic image.

Skulls Coloring Book for Adults

If you love well drawn, detailed imaginative skull based imagery, this is the book for you!Over 25 unique illustrations to color!High quality pages with crisp black lines!Perfect for Christmas gifts!Free Downloads Inside!Printed on single ...

Author: Nr Grate Press

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Page: 54

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Squidoodle's Book of Skulls!Over 25 hand-drawn detailed illustrations for the macabre and the mysterious to color in. Includes sugar skulls, floral skulls, dinosaur skulls, a unicorn skull and so much more!Skulldoodles is an adult coloring book with a difference - all the illustrations are taken from hand-drawn pictures by best selling coloring book artist and tattoo designer Steve "Squidoodle" Turner. If you love well drawn, detailed imaginative skull based imagery, this is the book for you!Over 25 unique illustrations to color!High quality pages with crisp black lines!Perfect for Christmas gifts!Free Downloads Inside!Printed on single sided pages so you don't bleed through to the next drawing!

Tower of Skulls A History of the Asia Pacific War Volume I July 1937 May 1942

In this first volume of a trilogy, award-winning historian Richard B. Frank draws on rich archival research and recently discovered documentary evidence to tell an epic story that gave birth to the world we live in now.

Author: Richard B. Frank

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324002115

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 791

An eye-opening, pathbreaking account of the onset of the Asia-Pacific War, by the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal. In 1937, the swath of the globe east from India to the Pacific Ocean enclosed half the world’s population, all save a fraction enduring under some form of colonialism. Japan’s onslaught into China that year unleashed a tidal wave of events that fundamentally transformed this region and killed about twenty-five million people. From just two nation states with real sovereignty, Thailand and Japan, and two with compromised sovereignty, China and Mongolia, the region today encompasses at least nineteen major sovereign nations. This extraordinary World War II narrative vividly describes in exquisite detail the battles across this entire region and links those struggles on many levels with their profound twenty-first-century legacies. Beginning with China’s long-neglected years of heroic, costly resistance, Tower of Skulls explodes outward to campaigns including Singapore, the Philippines, the Netherlands East Indies, India, and Burma, as well as across the Pacific to Pearl Harbor. These pages cast penetrating light on how struggles in Europe and Asia merged into a tightly entwined global war. They feature not just battles, but also the sweeping political, economic, and social effects of the war, and are graced with a rich tapestry of individual characters from top-tier political and military figures down to ordinary servicemen, as well as the accounts of civilians of all races and ages. In this first volume of a trilogy, award-winning historian Richard B. Frank draws on rich archival research and recently discovered documentary evidence to tell an epic story that gave birth to the world we live in now.

A Necklace of Skulls

A Necklace of Skulls contains all the verse Eunice de Souza has published during her illustrious career, as also unpublished new and early poems. This is a profoundly intimate and intensely personal collection.

Author: Eunice de Souza

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9386057409

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 132

View: 134

Eunice de Souza, one of India’s leading English language poets , has been writing poetry for more than three decades. Her poems in collections such as Fix (1979), Women in Dutch Painting (1988) and Ways of Belonging (1990) have been critically acclaimed and reflect a strong sense of individuality and feminism. Compelling and succinct, they dwell on the themes of love, relationships and family. Through her poetry Eunice explores the dependency of lovers and the fraught relationships between parents and their children. She also examines the Roman Catholic community she grew up in, exposing it for its hypocrisy and conservatism. Relying on sound and rhythm, her well-chosen, hard-hitting words bring out her sharp, clear imagery. A Necklace of Skulls contains all the verse Eunice de Souza has published during her illustrious career, as also unpublished new and early poems. This is a profoundly intimate and intensely personal collection.

Skulls 2020 Coloring Book for Adult

Exercise your brain while having more fun with a variety of skulls.The Amazing Book of Skulls features 100 fun and an incredible collection of varying skulls.This is a great way for relaxing, stress relief and having fun.

Author: Coloring FOR ADULT

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Page: 101

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Exercise your brain while having more fun with a variety of skulls.The Amazing Book of Skulls features 100 fun and an incredible collection of varying skulls.This is a great way for relaxing, stress relief and having fun. If you are going on a long trip or you have some spare time every day, this is a great book for you.It is also a great gift for skulls coloring lovers! Do not hesitate, buy it now and watch your loved ones enjoy it for a long time.Sugar Skull Coloring Book is packed with over 100 awesome designs. Each unique illustration is ready to be filled with spectacular color.If you love well drawn, detailed imaginative skull-based imagery, this is the book for you!Every design you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away.Why this book is for you: ★Relaxing Coloring Pages ★Single-sided Pages ★High-quality paper ★Variety of designs to ensure there is something for every skill level ★Premium glossy-finished cover design ★Large print 8.5" x 11" format

Harvest of Skulls

In this multidimensional novel, Abdourahman A. Waberi claims, "Language remains inadequate in accounting for the world and all its turpitudes, words can never be more than unstable crutches, staggering along . . .

Author: Abdourahman A. Waberi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253024412

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

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In 1994, the akazu, Rwandan's political elite, planned the genocidal mass slaughter of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and Hutu who lived in the country. Given the failure of the international community to acknowledge the genocide, in 1998, ten African authors visited Rwanda in a writing initiative that was an attempt to make partial amends. In this multidimensional novel, Abdourahman A. Waberi claims, "Language remains inadequate in accounting for the world and all its turpitudes, words can never be more than unstable crutches, staggering along . . . And yet, if we want to hold on to a glimmer of hope in the world, the only miraculous weapons we have at our disposal are these same clumsy supports." Shaped by the author's own experiences in Rwanda and by the stories shared by survivors, Harvest of Skulls stands twenty years after the genocide as an indisputable resource for discussions on testimony and witnessing, the complex relationship between victims and perpetrators, the power of the moral imagination, and how survivors can rebuild a society haunted by the ghost of its history.

The Book of Nature and the Book of Man

27 typical skulls characteristics as follows : In the Caucasian a wellproportioned
oval skull , cheek - bones or zygoma of moderate height , and the chin well
developed . The Negro form of skull is termed " prognathous , " on account of the
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Author: Charles Ottley Groom Napier

Publisher:

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Category: Human beings

Page: 479

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The Ace of Skulls

All good things come to an end. And this is it: the last stand of the Ketty Jay and her intrepid crew. They've been shot down, set up, double-crossed and ripped off.

Author: Chris Wooding

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575098139

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 454

All good things come to an end. And this is it: the last stand of the Ketty Jay and her intrepid crew. They've been shot down, set up, double-crossed and ripped off. They've stolen priceless treasures, destroyed a ten-thousand-year-old Azryx city and sort-of-accidentally blew up the son of the Archduke. Now they've gone and started a civil war. This time, they're really in trouble. As Vardia descends into chaos, Captain Frey is doing his best to keep his crew out of it. He's got his mind on other things, not least the fate of Trinica Dracken. But wars have a way of dragging people in, and sooner or later they're going to have to pick a side. It's a choice they'll be staking their lives on. Cities fall and daemons rise. Old secrets are uncovered and new threats revealed. When the smoke clears, who will be left standing?

Science Fiction Voices 2

The book itself promises to excite not only science fiction enthusiasts, but
mainstream readers as well. ... The Book of Skulls, To Live Again, Hawksbill
Station, Nightwings, A Time of Changes, and a myriad of other books and short
stories.

Author: Jeffrey M. Elliot

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0893702374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 63

View: 590

Jeffrey M. Elliot interviews five writers of science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, A. E. van Vogt, Poul Anderson, and Robert Silverberg. With an introduction by Richard A. Lupoff.

The Book of Blood and Shadow

Curtains of leg bones swaying in a chill breeze, finger bones and vertebrae
ribbing a vaulted ceiling, four pyramidal pillars of skulls, each with a stout white
candle lodged in its jaw, dull yellow light flickering in its hollow eye sockets.
Bones ...

Author: Robin Wasserman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 110

It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and a boyfriend she adored. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands. Chris was dead. Adriane couldn't speak. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also-according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone-a murderer. Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora's determined to follow the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. But Chris's murder is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.

Circle of Skulls

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Author: James P. Davis

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786957573

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 295

Journey to the dark side of the City of Splendors. Jinn is an angel trapped in mortal flesh, sent down from the heavens to fight, die, and be reincarnated endlessly in the war against evil. But over the years, revenge supplanted justice, and now he lives only to wreck vengeance—whatever the cost—on the dark angel of Asmodeus who killed his lover. A series of brutal occult murders, left like breadcrumbs for him to follow, lead Jinn straight to the dark angel—an invitation to a final battle for the soul of Waterdeep. But will he still be able to choose the path of justice when he is so close to his enemy, after lifetimes of failure? Circle of Skulls is a dark fantasy of fallen angels, desperate rituals, and a mysterious series of occult murders. Set in the classic City of Splendors and presented by Forgotten Realms® campaign setting creator and celebrated author Ed Greenwood, you don’t want to miss out on this exciting glimpse into what the latest edition of the Realms has to offer. From the Paperback edition.

The Road to Castle Mount

Silverberg treats the effect of these desires in an impressive novel , The Book of
Skulls ( 1972 ) , and in the three novellas in Born with the Dead , which contain
some of his finest writing . In The Book of Skulls , the longing for immortality
serves ...

Author: Edgar L. Chapman

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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One of the most prolific, honored, and widely read science fiction writers, Robert Silverberg has forged a professional career that began in the 1950s and has flourished in succeeding decades. After first gaining fame for his magazine fiction, Silverberg embraced the ideals and methods of literary science fiction in the late 1960s and crafted a number of novels marked by symbolism and irony. After a period of silence in the 1970s, he resumed his career. Despite the appeal of his novels, Silverberg's achievement still eludes easy assessment. This book offers a broad study of Silverberg's growth as a writer, following his career from his early apprenticeship period to his later, fully mature books. Examining not only his work but also the literary contexts that shaped him, Chapman captures well Silverberg's development as a writer.

Supermen

... and during the first half of the seventies, the so-called "New Silverberg" would
produce a large and remarkable body of work: the brilliant Dying Inside, easily
one of the best books of the seventies, Downward to the Earth, The Book of
Skulls, ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429957182

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Mind-expanding explorations of the future of the human form Our bodies and minds are malleable, and only the imagination is the limit to the possible improvements. From genetics to artificial enhancements, humanity will alter the course of its own evolution. Included here are more than twenty stories from the most imaginative writers in the field, including: Poul Anderson * James Blish * Eric Brown * Ted Chiang * Tony Daniel * Samuel R. Delany * Greg Egan * Joe Haldeman * Geoffrey A. Landis * Paul McAuley * Ian MacLeod * David Marusek * Tom Purdom * Robert Reed * Joanna Russ * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Liz Williams * Gene Wolfe * Roger Zelazny

The Moon of Skulls

Kane goes to Africa on the trail of an English girl named Marylin Taferal, kidnapped from her home by Barbary pirates! In his quest he finds the hidden city of Negari…

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612107060

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Kane goes to Africa on the trail of an English girl named Marylin Taferal, kidnapped from her home by Barbary pirates! In his quest he finds the hidden city of Negari…

The Complete Critical Assembly

Compare his amazing fantasy The Book of Skulls. An even better historical novel
has gone unnoticed, author and publisher being obscure: The Arabian
Nightmare by Robert Irwin (Dedalus Books - Lang- ford Lodge, St.Judith's Lane,
Sawtry, ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587153300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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The Year s Best Science Fiction Second Annual Collection

Silverberg's other books include The Book of Skulls, Downward to the Earth,
Tower of Glass, The World Inside, Born with the Dead, Shadrach in the Furnace,
Lord of Darkness (a historical novel), and Valentine Pontifex, the sequel to Lord ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466807318

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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This collection is the second installment in the popular and long-running "The Year's Best Science Fiction" series: Fantastic Science Fiction! The Year's Best -- And Biggest Collection Here's the cream of the crop: short stories, novelettes, novellas by science fiction writers already famous and awarded for their high-quality work in science fiction. Writers like: Robert Silverberg Lucius Shepard Jack McDevitt Octavia E. Butler Connie Willis Richard Cowper John Varley Gene Wolfe

Charlie Small Forest of Skulls

The boy couldn't believe his luck and tookthe book back to his guesthouse to
read. Then, realizing it was a very important discovery heposted it straight off tous
. There must be other notebooks to find, so keep your eyes peeled. If you do
come ...

Author: Charlie Small

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448195055

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 807

Whisked away by his old adversaries, the Perfumed Pirates of Perfidy, Charlie is put to work aboard their new galleon. Held captive and forced to raid an unsuspecting ship with the bloodthirsty crew, Charlie is sure things can't get much worse... Until the pirates spot an enormous blunt-headed, sharp-toothed whale. A terrible battle ensues as the pirates try to harpoon the beast and Charlie tries his best to stop them. Will Charlie and the whale escape from the evil pirate crew's clutches? And, more importantly, will Charlie Small EVER find his way home?

Downward To The Earth

His books and stories have been translated into forty languages. Among his best
known titles are Nightwings, Dying Inside, The Book Of Skulls, and the three
volumes of the Majipoor Cycle: Lord Valentine's Castle, Majipoor Chronicles and
 ...

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575106158

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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One man must make a journey across a once colonised alien planet. Abandoned by man when it was discovered that the species there were actually sentient, the planet is now a place of mystery. A mystery that obsesses the lone traveller Gundersen and takes him on a long trek to attempt to share the religious rebirthing of the aliens. A journey that offers redemption from guilt and sin. This is one of Robert Silverberg's most intense novels and draws heavily on Conrad's Heart of Darkness. It puts the reader at the heart of the experience and forces them to ask what they would do in the circumstances. First published in 1970