Star Maker

Star Maker

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by Olaf Stapledon
     
 

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Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work. The story details the mental journey of an unnamed narrator who is transported not only to other worlds but also other galaxies and parallel universes, until he eventually becomes part of the "cosmic mind." First published in 1937, Olaf Stapledon's… See more details below

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Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work. The story details the mental journey of an unnamed narrator who is transported not only to other worlds but also other galaxies and parallel universes, until he eventually becomes part of the "cosmic mind." First published in 1937, Olaf Stapledon's descriptions of alien life are a political commentary on human life in the turbulent inter-war years. The book challenges preconceived notions of intelligence and awareness, and ultimately argues for a broadened perspective that would free us from culturally ingrained thought and our inevitable anthropomorphism. This is the first scholarly edition of a book that influenced such writers as C.S. Lewis and Arthur C. Clarke and which Jorge Luis Borges called "a prodigious novel."

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Publishers Weekly
The Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction presents the first scholarly edition of Olaf Stapledon's 1937 masterpiece, Star Maker, edited by Patrick A. McCarthy. Physicist Freeman Dyson provides a foreword. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"A buried treasure of 20th century literature reemerges in this splendid and practical edition. McCarthy's revealing introduction and notes display the genius of Star Maker to a new century."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780575128613
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
11/14/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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Robert Shelton
“Star Maker is a masterpiece in the field of science fiction, a bursting to the brim compendium of ideas for later science fiction writers.”
Robert Crossley
“A buried treasure of 20th century literature reemerges in this splendid and practical edition. McCarthy’s revealing introduction and notes display the genius of Star Maker to a new century.”

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