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Apr 05, Stuart rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each page is also likely to contain some deep philosophical or spiritual idea. Each group, of course, assumes themselves to be in the best taste. Dec 13, Klaf rated it really liked it Shelves: Also, the author isn’t very science literate.

Olaf E 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. I shall stop here for now 8th of January, This novel is just as valid and fun today as it must have been back in Peering, the hxcedor could see nothing sure, nothing in all human experience to be grasped as certain, except uncertainty itself; nothing but obscurity gendered by a thick haze of theories.

On the front cover, there’s a quote from Arthur C Clarke. Any student of Darwin should find immediate fault with mobile autotrophs.

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

He makes some assumptions, and sets in motion a train of events, but there’s no magic happy-ever-after. Two are things called magnetos in Troy, Kansas and Troy, Illinois. Email address subscribed successfully. But the closer he gets to utopia, the more he displays the things that expose socialism for what it is, at root, in ways that give us a glimpse of not just an outdated worldview, but one that led to massive death and destruction. One thing that surprised me is how specific some of the answers to these big questions get toward the end.


If you like SF stories that project far, far into the distant future, then Star Maker will leave you breathless. This book nearly blew my head off so I can only imagine what readers felt when they first encountered it in More than that, it’s probably something that would be appreciated more NOW than way back then.

I feel you won’t at all be disappointed that it feels dated. Clarke inC.

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Staplsdon prose style, and especially remarkable for the fact it was written just as WWII was a gathering storm. But his evolutionary exobiology is terribly lacking. Jul 25, Ed rated it really liked it. Three more are a reddit and Wikipedia commenter who has taken it for their anonymous nickname. It’s so full of ideas you could write thirty different books based on the cosmos described here.

Hacedor de estrellas – Olaf Stapledon – Google Books

Most of them don’t. Based on the astronomical knowledge of the time, Stapledon paints a swe ‘Star Maker’ moved me.

Star Maker tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay ed death, and the relationship between creation and creator. He doesn’t seem to be up on his science. Here and there a turn of phrase is quaint and not commonly in contemporary use, but it also speaks to Stapledon’s beautiful and rich writing. Some analogy like that to Marxist industrial class relations is repeated throughout every level of the cosmos.


William Olaf Stapledon was a British philosopher and author of several influential works of science fiction. Despite it being basically a Star Maker must have been at least a little old-fashioned even when it was published in Other Eastern concepts explored include the nature of the Self, self-transcendence and the desire to reach a higher plane of existence.

View srapledon 6 comments. I think it might be one to launch myself at when there is nothing else to read in reach but I hav Have had to finally admit defeat on this one.

You won’t get a SF story with a dramatic arc and epic space battles, but what you’ll get is a rich, challenging philosophical treatise on the meaning of life, and how our own individual struggles connect us to the moral arc of the Universe. He traces the development of many kinds of life while seeking signs of a postulated creative force. I totally believed in it.

There is, however, a question. And even better, it even flies right into Manichean heresies!

It’s not a huge thing by any means, but there’s definitely a sense of a very masculine book and narrative. For a book that is touted as fabulously open-minded and far-out, I found it terribly myopic parochial?