Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

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by Olaf Stapledon
     
 

Star Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in 1937. The book describes a history of life in the universe, dwarfing in scale Stapledon's previous book, Last and First Men (1930), a history of the human species over two billion years. Star Maker tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the… See more details below

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Star Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in 1937. The book describes a history of life in the universe, dwarfing in scale Stapledon's previous book, Last and First Men (1930), a history of the human species over two billion years. 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 themes briefly discussed prefigure later fiction concerning genetic engineering and alien life forms. Arthur C. Clarke considered Star Maker to be one of the finest works of science fiction ever written.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014662253
Publisher:
Rex Press (www.Rex-Press.com)
Publication date:
07/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
991,362
File size:
0 MB

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