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Last and First Men (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) - Olaf Stapledon
Last and First Men (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)
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"No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination," declared 2001 author Arthur C. Clarke of this masterpiece of science fiction. An imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions of years, this 1930 epic abounds in prescient speculations. A... show more
"No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination," declared 2001 author Arthur C. Clarke of this masterpiece of science fiction. An imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions of years, this 1930 epic abounds in prescient speculations. A must-read for scholars of the genre.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486466828 (0486466825)
ASIN: 0486466825
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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thomcat
thomcat rated it
Man is Music - now that's a moral that I can get behind.Written in 1930, this book covers two Billion years of history, which is far more sweeping than any other epic sci-fi novel. I especially enjoyed the tribulations of the First Men, with quite a few scary parallels to recent history.After that, ...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
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Rating: 1/2* of fiveI cried "uncle" on p59 of this book, which was part of a group read on LibraryThing; it was written in 1930 or so, it's true, but nothing as ephemeral as passing time can excuse the line, "A century after the founding of the first world state a rumour began to be heard in China a...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
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Stapledon tells you the story of the human race, starting now and ending with its demise, well over a billion years in the future. People change in all sorts of unexpected ways; during some periods, they have godlike intelligence, during others they aren't even sentient any more. The book has obviou...
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