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Last and First Men
Stapledon, William Olaf

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future is a science fiction novel written in 1930 by the British author Olaf Stapledon. A work of unprecedented scale in the genre, it describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across two billion years and eighteen distinct human species, of which our own is the first and most primitive. Stapledon's conception of history is based on the Hegelian Dialectic, following a repetitive ...


William Olaf. Stapledon

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1935

London published Fiction


Star Maker (SF Masterworks)
Olaf Stapledon, William Olaf Stapledon

Gollancz, 1999

One moment a man sits on a suburban hill, gazing curiously at the stars. The next, he is whirling through the firmament, and perhaps the most remarkable of all science fiction journeys has begun. Even Stapledon's other great work, LAST AND FIRST MEN, pales in ambition next to STAR MAKER, which presents nothing less than an entire imagined history of life in the universe, encompassing billions of years.


The Seed and the Flower, 2012

" God sowed a seed, and there came a flower. Holy is God, and the world His flower. THERE was a poor man who had a field, wherein he laboured all day. He had a daughter, an only child, and he loved her. At sunset, after his work, he looked at the field; and twilight fell upon him looking, and the stars came out. God's flower hung over him open, and he knew it not. But he called his daughter from the house, and laid his hand on her head. ...


Last and First Men. A story of the near and far future (Penguin Science Fiction. no. 1875.)
William Olaf Stapledon

Penguin, 1963


Last and First Men (SF Masterworks)
Olaf Stapledon, William Olaf Stapledon

Gollancz, 2000

One of the most extraordinary, imaginative and ambitious novels of the century: a history of the evolution of humankind over the next 2 billion years. Among all science fiction writers Olaf Stapledon stands alone for the sheer scope and ambition of his work. First published in 1930, Last and First Men is full of pioneering speculations about evolution, terraforming, genetic engineering and many other subjects.


Odd John and Sirius
William Olaf Stapledon

Peter Smith Pub, 1940

Two of the finest future histories ever written, each concerning a central question: If and when a superior being is introduced into a culture, how will either survive? Odd John is the definitive fictionalization of the mutated superman who has to decide what to do with his gifts, while  Sirius concerns a dog with superhuman mentality.




The Dancers at the End of Time (S.F. Masterworks)
Kodály Today: A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks
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If You Were a Penguin
How Do Penguins Play?
Penguins: The Ultimate Guide


Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, Book 2)
Crashed (The Driven Series Book 3)
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)
Harry Potter 1 and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter - Spanish: Harry Potter Y LA Piedra Filosofal - ...

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