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Star Maker

free read Star Maker Olaf Stapledon ✓ 3 free download summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ 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. There s a theory that no matter what the author appears to be writing about really he s writing about himself I find this theory uite appealing and even though I don t believe it 100% I think it s often a good way to try and understand why you like a book Star Maker is an interesting test case In an earlier book Last and First Men the author described the billion year future history of the human race Now he has expanded the scope into a history of the entire universe The human race just appears for an incidental sentence or two we aren t important in this larger scheme of thingsThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons

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free read Star Maker Olaf Stapledon ✓ 3 free download summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Olaf Stapledon Vilizations 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. This is a SF novel from 1937 it shows a way the genre could have gone It is like a dinosaur it is great in some aspects and modern animal can go green with envy for their advantages but ultimately it was unfit so the evolution done its deedThe story follows the narrator s journey through the space and time of the universe It can be split into five major partsPart one the physical universe The narrator soul goes from the Earth and travels across the galaxy He sees different stars and their life cycle found out that there are rarely any planets around Planets in the goldilocks zone are even rarer Ones with life are rarer still for many planets lose their atmosphere or fall prey to celestial calamities And a sentient life is rarest of allPart two the first encounter with aliens After despairing to find any our narrator discovers new people throughout the novel all species are essentially people even if they are hive minds or trees who are similar to humans but with worse hearing and better olfactory There follows their physical and social descriptions the later ones clearly a response to current day 1930s politics For example When its civilization had reached a stage and character much like our own a stage in which the ideals of the masses are without the guidance of any well established tradition and in which natural science is enslaved to individualistic industry biologists discovered the techniue of artificial insemination Now at this time there happened to be a wide spread cult of irrationalism of instinct of ruthlessness and of the divine primitive brute man This figure was particularly admired when he combined brutishness with the power of the mob controller Several countries were subjected to tyrants of this type and in the so called democratic states the same type was much favored by popular tasteIn both kinds of country women craved brute men as lovers and as fathers for their children Since in the democratic countries women had attained great economic independence their demand for fertilization by brute men caused the whole matter to be commercialized Males of the desirable type were taken up by syndicates and graded in five ranks of desirability At a moderate charge fixed in relation to the grade of the father any woman could obtain brute man fertilization So cheap was the fifth grade that only the most abject paupers were debarred from its services The charge for actual copulation with even the lowest grade of selected male was of course much higher since perforce the supply was limitedIn the non democratic countries events took a different turn In each of these regions a tyrant of the fashionable type gathered upon his own person the adoration of the whole population He was the god sent hero He was himself p divine Every woman longed passionately to have him if not as a lover at least as father of her children In some lands artificial insemination from the Master was permitted only as a supreme distinction for women of perfect type Ordinary women of every class however were entitled to insemination from the authorized aristocratic stud of brute men In other countries the Master himself condescended to be the father of the whole future population Part three follows the description of multitude of sentient races the wealth for dozens of books not only similar to us but symbiotic people composite ie hive mind people including birds and insects giant sentient living ships tree humans sea star people etcPart four describes galactic civilizations for this is hard SF and no faster than light travel exists but there is instantaneous communications of the mind and most civilizations reach world mind superorganism level at some point Rise and fall of galactic empires brute force overcome by pacifism Even stars themselves get sentientPart five is the most bizarre Star maker is the demiurge who created our universe but for him sheitthey it is not a cherished creation but a finished picture he doesn t care about it and he thinks about his new works He cares even less for something fickle and evanescent as life which is so rare and fast compared with the universe This is the only religious philosophical text I ve met that says god exist but you don t exist for him for you re too insignificant All this stuff is great However only selected few will read through the whole book for the writing is extremely dull It is page after page of descriptions akin to old academic books almost unreadable and clearly not enjoyable

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free read Star Maker Olaf Stapledon ✓ 3 free download summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Olaf Stapledon 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 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


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    free read Star Maker Olaf Stapledon ✓ 3 free download summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Olaf Stapledon 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

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    free read Star Maker summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Olaf Stapledon Olaf Stapledon ✓ 3 free download to discover what part life and mind were actually playing among the stars I absolutely loved this Plant people composite min

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    Olaf Stapledon ✓ 3 free download summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Olaf Stapledon free read Star Maker There's a theory that no matter what the author appears to be writing about really he's writing about himself I find this theory uite appealing and even though I don't believe it 100% I think it's often a good way to try and understand why you like a book Star Maker is an interesting test case In an earlier book Last and First Men the author described the billion year future history of the human race Now he has expanded the scop

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    Olaf Stapledon ✓ 3 free download summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Olaf Stapledon free read Star Maker 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 ou

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    (PDF KINDLE) Star Maker BY Olaf Stapledon Star Maker The grandest vision of the universePosted at Fantasy LiteratureStar Maker is perhaps the grandest and most awe inspiring vision of the universe ever penned by a SF author before the term even existed in 1937 by the pioneering English writer Olaf Stapledon Although some readers might think that this book was only outstanding for its time I would say it remains an amazing tour de force today and has

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    (PDF KINDLE) Star Maker BY Olaf Stapledon This is a novel is it a novel? If it is a novel it has no plot and no developed characters The time scale is so huge as to be unimaginable Stapledon's imagination is also unimaginable The narrator starts as 'I' then turns into 'we' sometimes 'human' then a cosmic consciousness; and at one point something like but not exactly a demi god Oh weird this is so weird This might be the weirdest book I have ever readHow is it compelling with no plo

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    (PDF KINDLE) Star Maker BY Olaf Stapledon 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

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    summary ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Olaf Stapledon Olaf Stapledon ✓ 3 free download free read Star Maker This is a SF novel from 1937 it shows a way the genre could have gone It is like a dinosaur it is great in some aspects and modern animal can go green with envy for their advantages but ultimately it was unfit so the evolution done its deedThe story follows the narrator’s journey through the space and time of the universe It can be split into five major partsPart one the physical universe The narrator soul? goes fro

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    (PDF KINDLE) Star Maker BY Olaf Stapledon It might be best for me to try and write a review as I go along This is the first of 25 books in a list I've drawn up for myself of works of

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    (PDF KINDLE) Star Maker BY Olaf Stapledon All hail the master Stapledon With his no plot no struggle no conflict textbookshual novels hahaha It stands on its own as a gorgeous and inventive investigation of humanity but I also can't help but see this as an allegory of pre and inter war year tensions with alien depictions reflecting early 20th assertions

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