The Book Of Skulls
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The Book Of Skulls

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Description

Four students discover a manuscript, The Book of Skulls, which reveals the existence of a sect, now living in the Arizona desert, whose members can offer immortality to those who can complete its initiation rite.To their surprise, they discover that the sect exists, and is willing to accept them as acolytes. But for each group of four who enter the rite, two must die in order for the others to succeed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 299.37g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour 32
  • 1857989147
  • 9781857989144
  • 145,506

About Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg (1935 - ) Robert Silverberg has been a professional writer since 1955, widely known for his science fiction and fantasy stories. He is a many-time winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, was named to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2004 was designated as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. 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 Valentine Pontifex. His collected short stories, covering nearly sixty years of work, are being published in nine volumes by SF Gateway and Subterranean Press. His most recent book is Tales Of Majipoor (2013), a new collection of stories set on the giant world made famous in Lord Valentine's Castle. He and his wife Karen and an assorted population of cats, live in the San Francisco Bay Area in a sprawling house surrounded by exotic plants.show more

Rating details

2,362 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 24% (567)
4 36% (841)
3 28% (666)
2 9% (205)
1 4% (83)

Our customer reviews

Why is this novel considered science fiction? This is contemporary fantasy, there's nothing remotely scientific about the not-so-fantastic Four contacting some supposedly immortal monks in the desert.Who wants to live forever in a hole in the desert? Moreover, I resent the human sacrifice motif.show more
by Angelo Ventura
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