Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon Olaf Stapledon‘s vision of mankind’s entire future history until the end is profound, beautiful, and affecting, and was written way back in 1930. It is unfortunate that Last and First Men has not found a wider audience, though it had a deep impact on many of science fiction’s luminaries, […]Read More
SFF Author: Olaf Stapledon
Odd John by Olaf Stapledon Just recently, I had some words to say regarding Olaf Stapledon’s superlative novel entitled Sirius (1944), which featured as its protagonist a German shepherd/border collie mix who, thanks to his owner’s experiments in genetic engineering and hormonal supplements, winds up a canine with the mentality of a human genius. It […]Read More
Sandy Ferber´s rating: 5 | Olaf Stapledon | Stand-Alone | SFF Reviews | | 8 comments |
Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon Star Maker is perhaps the grandest and most awe-inspiring vision of the universe ever penned by a science fiction author, before the term even existed, in 1937 by the pioneering Englishman Olaf Stapledon. Although some readers might think that Star Maker was only outstanding for its time, it remains an […]Read More
Stuart Starosta´s rating: 5 | Olaf Stapledon | Stand-Alone | SFF Reviews | | 10 comments |
Sirius by Olaf Stapledon For all those folks out there who hold conversations with their pet dog and know for certain that Fido/Fifi understands every word; for those who have gotten a tad “verklempt” at the conclusion of such novels as The Call of the Wild and Old Yeller; for people who believe that canines […]Read More
Sandy Ferber´s rating: 5 | Olaf Stapledon | Stand-Alone | SFF Reviews | | no comments |
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