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Star Maker

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ISBN-10: 0819566934

ISBN-13: 9780819566935

Edition: 2004

Authors: Olaf Stapledon, Freeman J. Dyson, Patrick A. McCarthy

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Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work. The story details the mental journey of an unnamed narrator who is transported not only to other worlds but also other galaxies and parallel universes, until he eventually becomes part of the "cosmic mind." First published in 1937, Olaf Stapledon's descriptions of alien life are a political commentary on human life in the turbulent inter-war years. The book challenges preconceived notions of intelligence and awareness, and ultimately argues for a broadened perspective that would free us from culturally ingrained thought and our inevitable anthropomorphism. This is the first…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 5/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The Earth
The Starting Point
Earth Among the Stars
Interstellar Travel
The Other Earth
On the Other Earth
A Busy World
Prospects of the Race
I Travel Again
Worlds Innumerable
The Diversity of Worlds
Strange Mankinds
Intimations of the Star Maker
More Worlds
A Symbiotic Race
Composite Beings
Plant Men and Others
Concerning the Explorers
The Community of Worlds
Busy Utopias
Intermundane Strife
A Crisis in Galactic History
Triumph in a Sub-Galaxy
The Tragedy of the Perverts
A Galactic Utopia
A Vision of the Galaxy
Stars and Vermin
The Many Galaxies
Disaster in Our Galaxy
Galactic Symbiosis
A Stunted Cosmical Spirit
The Beginning and the End
Back to the Nebulae
The Supreme Moment Nears
The Supreme Moment and After
The Myth of Creation
The Maker and His Works
Immature Creating
Mature Creating
The Ultimate Cosmos and the Eternal Spirit
Epilogue: Back to Earth
A Note on Magnitude
Time Scales