Novels and Short Stories Olaf Stapledon

ISBN: 9781500418250

Published: July 5th 2014

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302 pages


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Novels and Short Stories  by  Olaf Stapledon

Novels and Short Stories by Olaf Stapledon
July 5th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 302 pages | ISBN: 9781500418250 | 8.78 Mb

William Olaf Stapledon (10 May 1886 - 6 September 1950) - known as Olaf Stapledon - was a British philosopher and author of several influential works of science fiction. Stapledons writings directly influenced Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, StanisMoreWilliam Olaf Stapledon (10 May 1886 - 6 September 1950) - known as Olaf Stapledon - was a British philosopher and author of several influential works of science fiction. Stapledons writings directly influenced Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Stanis aw Lem, John Gloag, Naomi Mitchison, C. S. Lewis, Vernor Vinge, John Maynard Smith, and indirectly influenced many others, contributing many ideas to the world of science fiction.

The supermind composed of many individual consciousnesses forms a recurring theme in his work. Star Maker contains the first known description of what are now called Dyson spheres. Last and First Men features early descriptions of genetic engineering and terraforming. Sirius describes a dog whose intelligence is increased to the level of a human beings. In this book: Last And First Men. A Story of the Near and Far Future Star Maker Collected Stories



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