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Star Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in .. Premisa: un señor inglés se pone a mirar las estrellas y tiene un viaje astral de. Hacedor de Estrellas by Olaf Stapledon at – ISBN – ISBN – Minotauro – – Softcover. Title, Hacedor de estrellas. Author, Olaf Stapledon. Translated by, Gregorio Lemos. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Minotauro, ISBN,

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Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. I think it might be one to launch myself at when there is nothing else to read in reach but I have to say the back of the cereal box at breakfast holds more attraction at the moment. I’m pleased that Stapledon decided to articulate his religious musings in scientific terms, too; that’s a conjunction we rarely ever see these days. If it reads more like a thought experiment than a story, that’s not inaccurate. Two are things called magnetos in Troy, Kansas and Troy, Illinois.

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It’s pretty well-written, too. One of the most influential pieces of science fiction ever written, Arthur C.

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In an earlier book, Last and First Men estrelkas, the author described the billion-year future history of the human race. He traces the development of many kinds of life while seeking signs of a postulated creative force. This trope is lazy. Yes, the point of view is of entire species, but there is very little discussion of gender except in the context of reproduction.

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Man’s science was a mere mist of numbers; his philosophy but a fog of words. Any student of Darwin should find immediate fault with mobile autotrophs. A man suddenly acquires the power to travel ahcedor throughout all dimensions of the universe, from creation to conclusion. Refresh and try again. Apr 30, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. I find too many Sci-Fi authors get caught up with the Science wand miss out on the opportunity to narrative meaningful, allegoric and absorbing tales.


Stapledon does a great job of capturing the sense of wonder, adventure and discovery that the narrator goes through as his consciousness expands with each new civilization and scientific discovery he encounters. I don’t think there’s a single book in existence that can dwarf the scope and grandeur of this one.

Tortura china es poco. View all 3 comments. Jun 07, George rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would describe the book as a creation myth for the secular age. The Divine only perceives Its creation frostily, in analysis and infinitely remote dispassion, as It weaves aspects of morality itself into the work, as much as any physical property.

It is a philosophical journey rather than a conventional story with a traditional plot and characters. Star Maker eventually takes a turn for the religious, but it does so with enough of a sense of allegory and myth that it doesn’t lose its philosophical potency.

And in so doing, dares to slot the events opaf Last and First Men –the entirety of broadly-defined humanity’s existence–as less than a footnote, never having joined galactic society and being Last and First Men hurt, but I’m back for more. But then, it bears repeating: Some people might be annoyed by the assumption that much prose in the field of SF is bad, but it’s not as if I’ve never read SF before, though I feel myself stapedon behind in the area.

Joining with myriad other minds from other cosmic sapients into a collective consciou One of the most influential pieces of science fiction ever written, Arthur C. This book is a history of the universe, told by an Englishman who mysteriously floats into the sky one night while contemplating its immensity. How can you care what happens next wh This is a novel — is it a novel? Oh weird, this is so weird.


In many galaxies the strife of stars and worlds had been even more disastrous than in our own. In any case, I wasn’t sure what to expect. As Patrick says, scientists and mystics.

Like most old fiction s herethis book has a problem with pacing. Luego el libro parece que se monta en la nave de “Cosmos” para ir visitando planeta a planeta describiendo, como si de un documental se tratase, las formas de vida que va encontrando.

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I wish oh how I wished syapledon I was reading this that Stapledon had been a lighter writer. Also, the author isn’t very science literate.

PaperbackSF Masterworkspages. He witnesses the entire life of the universe, and joins with many other minds from other civilizations throughout the galaxy. Come blow your mind! 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.

The narrator does starts as a human being. It is near impossible to imagine a novel with a greater scope than this one, which spans all of cosmic eternity from big bang to the energy death of the universe Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter.

This is a very imaginative but hopelessly socialist utopian novel. And an ever further exploration follows.