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Return to Book Page. Preview — Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. Star Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in The book describes a history of life in the universe, dwarfing staoledon scale Stapledon’s previous book, Last and First Mena history of the human species over two billion years.
Star Maker tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of hacwdor, decay and death, and the relationship b Star Maker esrrellas a esstrellas fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in Star Maker tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the relationship between creation and creator. A pervading theme is that of progressive unity within and between different civilizations. Some of the elements and hacedog briefly discussed prefigure later fiction concerning genetic engineering and alien life forms.
Clarke considered Star Maker to be one of the finest works of science fiction ever written. PaperbackSF Masterworkspages.
Published November 11th by Millennium Paperbacks first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Star Makerplease sign up. I’m hesitant to get this book as I am concerned that it might feel somewhat dated.
Ann Star Maker is a stapedon — I first read it only 3 or 4 years ago and was awestruck by it. I feel you won’t at all estrellss disappointed that it feels dated. On the contrary I have been impressed by Stapledon’s prescience in a number of places in his oeuvre. The cosmology in the book was estrelas on known science at the time and parts may have been superseded by current theories but remember this is speculative fiction.
Here and there a turn of phrase is quaint and not commonly in contemporary use, but it also speaks to Stapledon’s beautiful and rich writing. This book is a rare joy. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of reading one of the greatest books of modern times, in my humble opinion. Should I read Last olxf First Men before this, or does it make no difference what order you read them in? Daniel Lloyd I found Last and First Men to be a much tougher read than this and others I’ve recommended these books to have found the same.
That said they’re both …more I found Last and First Men to be a much tougher read than this and others I’ve recommended these books esttrellas have found the same. That said they’re both incredible books in scope and well worth getting through. I would advise starting with Last and First Men but if you struggle with it don’t be put off reading Star Maker. In my opinion it’s one of the most important Sci-Fi books of all time less. See all 3 questions about Star Maker….
Lists with This Book. Apr 30, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: This novel disproves the general assumption that golden age SF is either hokey or unscientific. In fact, it starts out like a strong hard-SF exploration novel touching on many possible alien races, mindsets, and physiologies, but it dives right down the rabbit hole into vast combined telepathic minds, galactic societies that actually are GALACTIC in scale, telepathic communication with multiple galaxies, and even to the discovery the rich stellar intelligence.
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And an ever further exploration follows. This is a short novel that spans 5 billion years! Let me be clear on this.
This novel is just as valid and fun today as it must have been back in More than that, it’s probably something that would be appreciated more NOW than way back then. The Star Maker estreellas the creation of God from Man. And even better, it even flies right into Manichean heresies! It’s fast as hell and fun as HELL! Olaf Stapledon is easily one of the most brilliant and imaginative writers to have ever decided to use hard-SF as a furious vehicle of massive speculative philosophy in sociology, biology, physics, and cosmology.
Was he a brilliant man?
What do you think? I can’t get my jaw to stop dropping. I’m not even giving it special props for coming out of It’s as good as any of the most vast-spanning hard-SF of today.
Come blow your mind! View all 35 comments. Jun 28, H. Ada rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Plant people, composite minds, intelligent stars – and an exploration into some of life’s biggest questions.
This book is a history of the universe, told by an Englishman who mysteriously floats into the sky one night while contemplating its immensity. It does not contain many of the traditional elements of a novel. For example, there are not many hzcedor in the traditional sense.
But what it does have is a beautifully crafted series of interwoven alien histories, sci-fi-type hypotheses, and spiritual and philosophical musings. One thing that surprised me is how specific some of the answers to these big sl get toward the end.
It’s not just some vague notion of the “unified spirit,” it’s much more detailed than that. I suspect estrel,as not all readers will like these answers, but I found them to be compelling and fascinating possibilities.
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I also think this is a must read for any sci-fi fan. It was first published inat the dawn of sci-fi’s Golden Age, making the ideas expressed all the more impressive and important. The final pages of the book tie its themes back to what was happening in Europe when it was written, which I found brilliant and poignant at the same time.
This was not a problem for me once I got used to it, but if that sort of thing bothers you, you might want to get the paperback. View all 19 comments. Dec 13, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: There’s a theory that, no matter what the author appears to be writing about, really he’s writing about himself. Star Maker is an interesting test case. In an earlier book, Last and First Menthe author described the billion-year future history of the human race.
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Now, he has expanded the scope into a history of the entire universe. The human race There’s a theory that, no matter what the author appears to be writing about, really he’s writing about himself. The human race just appears for an incidental sentence or two; we aren’t important in this larger scheme of things. The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons View all 5 comments.
Jun 07, George rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is not an easy read, but incredibly important one. The author takes us on a journey of ideas and concepts and in process completely alters our sense of scale, both spacial and temporal. Stapeldon was truly a pioneer of SF for bringing us truly big ideas. View all 3 rl. Apr 05, Stuart rated it it was amazing Shelves: The grandest vision of the universe Posted at Fantasy Literature Star Maker is perhaps the grandest and most awe-inspiring vision of the universe ever penned by a SF author, before the estrellaa even existed, in by the pioneering English writer Olaf Stapledon.
Clarke, with its fountain of ideas about galaxies, nebulae, cosmological minds, artificial habitats, super-heavy gravity environments, an infinite variety of alien species, and telepathic communications among stars. A nameless narrator sits on a hill contemplating the stars, when without warning his consciousness is transported into space, and he starts rushing towards the nearest stars.
He discovers he can control his speed and direction, and proceeds to search for stars with intelligent life. Initially his search is fruitless, and the oppressive loneliness of space discourages him. Eventually he discovers other intelligent minds, and joins in a collective mind with them.
We are then treated to a mind-blowing series of encounters with ever greater and stranger life forms, as the scale expands o,af increasing series of magnitudes, until individual galaxies and universes have formed united spirits and proceed to seek the ultimate creator of the universe. To give you an idea of his writing style, below is a brief passage. The entire book is written like this, so estrllas may not be your cup of tea if you like quirky characters, intricate plots, or pithy dialogue.
When at last our galaxy was able to make a full telepathic exploration hacecor the cosmos of galaxies it haecdor that the state of life in the cosmos was precarious. Very few of the galaxies were in their youth; most were already far past their prime.
Throughout the cosmos the dead and lightless stars far outnumbered the living and luminous. In many galaxies the strife of stars and worlds had been even more disastrous than in our own. Peace had been secured only after both sides had degenerated past hope of recovery.