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Science Fiction Speculations

In contemplating the future, few authors attempt such a long-range view as the great Olaf Stapledon:

“To romance of the future may seem to be indulgence in ungoverned speculation for the sake of the marvelous. 1,116 more words

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3 Days 3 Quotes | Day 1

Hello all. I’ve been nominated for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challange by the wonderful Fatma at https://aminfatma.wordpress.com/ I highly recommend you visit her blog, where I can guarantee you’ll find something of interest for everyone. 94 more words

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Neal Stephenson: Seveneves

It’s a strange novel in some ways: for starters, the two main sections are separated by a period of five thousand years. Shakespeare takes us past sixteen years with a little awkwardness in The Winter’s Tale, but five millennia? 571 more words

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Last and First Men

Olaf Stapledon’s Last and First Men isn’t such a well-known book in 2016. There probably isn’t anything really close to a modern equivalent to compare it to. 482 more words

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LAST AND FIRST MEN - Olaf Stapledon (1930)

Reviewing fiction as old as this is always hard: how to judge a book that was written for an audience that is generally dead already? In a way, this book is alien itself. 3,687 more words

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Three Books

Their Familyby Warren Fine. 1972 first edition hardback from Knopf. Cover illustration by James Grashow; cover design by R.D. Scudellari. I’ll admit I had to have this because of the cover alone, although its subject matter–an American frontier journey–is also a point of interest… 141 more words

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