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PDF â BOOK Star Maker FREE Í OLAF STAPLEDON ó 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 philosophicalVilizations 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 writt I really wanted to like this book especially given its glowing reviews and being hailed as early sci fi with lots of great ideas etc etc It does contain some really cool ideas about extraterrestrial species and some somewhat less accessiblerelevantpersuasive ideas about the organization of the universe but it reads like a textbook There is no real characternarrator just a frame story about mental interstellar travel that allows the text to move around from planet to planet There is no real plot There are no actual stories that happen on these planets just summaries Did Stapledon miss the show don't tell guideline My attention waned and in the end I only made it halfway through I did however discover the best way to get acuainted with the innovative ideas buried in the book have your fellow book club members who actually did finish the book recap the cool bits and save you the reading time

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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 Wow Just wow This novel disproves the general assumption that golden age SF is either hokey or unscientificIn 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 That's right Intelligent sunsAnd an ever further exploration follows This is a short novel that spans 5 billion years It may be fast glorious imaginative and deeply philosophical but than that it's SUBVERSIVELet me be clear on this This novel is just as valid and fun today as it must have been back in 1937 More than that it's probably something that would be appreciated NOW than way back thenWhy The Star Maker is the creation of God from Man And even better it even flies right into Manichean heresies As HARD SF 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 thinkI can't get my jaw to stop dropping I'm not even giving it special props for coming out of 1937 It's as good as any of the most vast spanning hard SF of today Come blow your mind

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Star MakerBillion 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 ci 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