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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


Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest (1935) by Olaf Stapledon

I warned visitors in my last monthly post that my prescribed TBR as of late has wandered into more modern, mainstream fare (in other words, blah). 545 more words

Science Fiction

Book review - Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon


Imagine sitting in your garden one evening, looking up into the stars, generally disillusioned with life, the universe and everything. Picture your soul then travelling beyond the confines of your body, floating in space, moved by your intention and not muscular control. 797 more words


365 FRAMES 2015: Day 128 - Sirius

“Stapledon is taking a step back from the vast scale of some of his other works and ideas and really just… coming to terms with the everyday actions or essence or contemplations of what it is to be a human being or a creature that has been encouraged to think and feel like a human being, but ultimately struggles with that, there is a conflict within that person.” 17 more words

365 Project

Xavier de Maistre's Voyage autour de ma chambre and Expédition nocturne autour de ma chambre

Back in the mists of time, around a decade ago, there was a plan for an ever-expanding online collection of short critical essays on key works of the fantastic. 1,079 more words


Reprint: The Golden Transcendence

Given the furore about the latest Hugo list, I thought I would post here my one and only review of a book by John C. Wright. 1,044 more words