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Book Reaction: Star Maker

I have to admit, it was hard to get into this book. I have tried to read it twice before and ended up skimming both times. 238 more words


The awesome power of science fiction's megastructures

The imaginary constructions of science fiction fill us with awe at their alien vastness. Which have you explored, and what was the most overwhelming?

Sci-fi fans call it “sensawunda”, that awe and amazement that the best science fiction stories can inspire in us. 68 more words

Weird Things

Despised of men

Olaf Stapledon
Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord
Introduction by Graham Sleight
Gollancz 2011 (1944)

In the 1920s Cambridge scientist Thomas Trelone attempts to increase the capabilities of the human mind by experimenting first with dogs. 824 more words


How To Convert A Txt File To An Ebook

Anyone with a modern computer can make an ebook.

You may wish to self-publish a novel, share a family history, or post a collection of essays on your website, or compile the text on your social media profiles in one etext to form a confusing biography. 437 more words


Nothing No. 38

But when he is done he will not be nothing.

from Last and First Men (1930) by Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950)


Stapledon's God and the Reason for Suffering

If you’re a fan of science fiction and a voracious reader, as I am, you may have heard of Olaf Stapledon. You can locate his books on… 580 more words