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Per Aspera Ad Astra: Conflicts and Challenges of Spirit in Sirius by Olaf Stapledon

The British science fiction writer Olaf Stapledon influenced many later authors, such as Arthur C. Clarke and Stanisław Lem. However, his work has not yet been subject to much critical attention. 403 more words

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Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitons No. CLXX (Leiber + Lafferty + Stapledon + Soviet SF Anthology)

1) Lafferty collections are notoriously hard to find and tend to be on the expensive side—at least for 60s/70s paperbacks. I’ve already read two or three stories in the one below in different anthologies over the years—I remember  728 more words

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Moral judgments may conflict with one another. Two conflicting moral judgments cannot both be right. This does not mean that the moral intuition itself is subject to error, but merely that we may fail to disentangle the intuition itself from irrelevances, or may unconsciously pretend to have an intuition when we actually have it not.

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Book Review: Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon

I read Stapledon’s Star Maker several years ago and I was unimpressed. This is the equivalent of walking to up the outside of the Sistine Chapel and saying, “Okay?” Stapledon is put on something of a pedestal within the literary science fiction canon. 606 more words

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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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