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Olaf Stapledon's Future Histories: Last and First Men (1930) and Star Maker (1937)

It’s unfair of me to combine reviews of Olaf Stapledon’s fraternal twin opuses, Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future… 1,208 more words

Science Fiction

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

Books

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

Review

Nothing No. 38

But when he is done he will not be nothing.

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

Nothing

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

Faith