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|III||The other earth||27|
|IV||I travel again||60|
|VI||Intimations of the star maker||94|
|VIII||Concerning the explorers||131|
|IX||The community of worlds||137|
|X||A vision of the galaxy||177|
|XI||Stars and vermin||187|
|XII||A stunted cosmical spirit||210|
|XIII||The beginning and the end||213|
|XIV||The myth of creation||232|
|XV||The maker and his works||236|
|XVI||Epilogue : back to earth||258|
|A note on magnitude||265|
Posted June 18, 2004
Through an unexplained mechanism, the writer finds himself travelling through space exploring the wonders of the universe. No review can do the book justice - suffice it to say that very few books in any genre generate the degree of wonder that 'Starmaker' has. Should feature on the top ten list of any well-read SF fan.
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Posted February 15, 2013
Most of the time, I don't even read the prefaces to books... This one was different, however. It's 24 pages long, and Olaf Stapledon's use of the english laguage is phenominal. I was hooked on the very first page... So much, in fact, that I then read parts of the preface to several of my friends. I had never before, in my 68 years, done that before. For a book written in 1937, Stapledon was way ahead of his time, and I'm sure, an inspiration to many modern day Scifi authors. Give it a try, I'm certain any scifi fan will love it....
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Posted February 2, 2015
This was Arthur C Clark's favorite sci-fi novel. Also conatins the inspiration for such mind blowing ideas as Dyson spheres and billion year old civilizations.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 27, 2014
Outstanding and timely, even though it was written in 1937. A good read as well as an excellent book for those who like to think about alien minds and the nature of consciousness. Even God makes an appearance in this book.
Posted February 1, 2009
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