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I was not troubled by the absence of oxygen and atmospheric pressure. It is also more Wells than Wells in its didacticism. Instead, Star Maker is a chronicle of the future of the Galaxy, the Universe, and beyond. On a silent, starry night, the narrator of the novel finds himself abandoning his corporal form on a hillside in exchange for a trip around the galaxy – and then the universe s – that will bring him close to the truths about creation.

Initially his search is fruitless, and the oppressive loneliness of space discourages him. Writing before the era of computers, he almost gets a pass, but We are then treated to a mind-blowing series of encounters with ever greater and stranger life forms, as the scale expands by increasing series of magnitudes, until individual galaxies and universes have formed united spirits and proceed to seek the ultimate creator of the universe. The creatures appeared to one another as complex patterns and rhythms of tonal characters.

Its admirers at the time of first publication saw it as one of the most brilliant, inventive, and daring science fiction books. He sees the Star Maker’s early work, and he learns that the Star Maker was surprised and intensely interested when some of his early “toy” universes — for example a universe composed entirely of music with no spatial dimensions — displayed “modes of behavior that were not in accord with the canon which he had ordained for them.

But no spoilers here! Some of the science is wrong based on our modern understanding of the Universe, but there is enough of a sense of rigor according to the theories of the time that it’s easy to overlook. Last and First Men: Again, in a sense all these world-orders were democratic, since the final sanction of policy was world-opinion.


El Hacedor de Estrellas

And in so doing, dares to slot the events of Last and First Men –the entirety of broadly-defined humanity’s existence–as less than a footnote, never having joined galactic society and being Last and First Men hurt, but I’m back for more. I did, however, discover the best way to get acquainted with the innovative ideas buried in the book — have your fellow book club members, who actually did finish the book, recap the cool bits and hacedoor you the reading time. The time scale is so huge as to be unimaginable Stapledon’s imagination is also unimaginable.

The digression into uninteresting theism is abrupt and has nothing to do with the rest of the book, except to explain away real problems with a non-answer. His very perception of this rocky grain and all its wonders was but a shifting and a lying apparition. This is one of the questions Sapledon now have in mind as I am reading.

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The human race just appears for an incidental sentence or two; we aren’t important in this larger scheme of things. I’m left with the same sense of awe I felt when I first read The Lord of the Ringsand realized that it was the progenitor and unrivaled superior to all the sword and sorcery novels I read estrellsa a kid. Never read anything stalpedon it. Also, there isn’t much plot, in any traditional sense, which is probably why no one ever reads this book. Olaf Stapledon does not make this mistake.

Peering, the mind could see nothing sure, nothing in all human experience to be grasped as certain, except uncertainty itself; nothing but obscurity gendered by a thick haze of theories.

Have had to finally admit defeat on this one. More than that, it’s probably something that would be appreciated more NOW than way back then. A pervading theme is that of progressive unity within and between different civilizations.

The Star Maker goes on to create “mature” universes of extraordinary complexity, culminating in an “ultimate cosmos,” through which the Star Maker fulfills his own eternal destiny as “the ground and crown of estrelas things.

Jul 10, Daniel Roy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Less successful, to me, is some of the exaltation and mysticism that comes up, but this is also obvious from the start given the title of the book. Judging from some of the entries in the glossary, this may have been an attempt to create a religion or at least spirituality in favor of communism.


View all 7 comments. Joining with myriad other minds from other cosmic sapients into a collective consciousness, they journey space and time, observing numerous worlds along with the rise and fall of galactic and intergalactic powers and their struggles and triumphs. The final pages of the book tie its themes back to what was happening in Europe when it was written, which I found brilliant and poignant at the same time. Basically, the narrator goes on a magical journey through time and space, sees lots of aliens, and meets god “the star maker”.

It is, after all, a beautiful example of how science fiction can touch theology and make the reader believe momentarily that there is meaning to life.

A activation email has been sent to you. Yes, he does find him. Dec 13, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a staggering achievement, still more incredible considering this was published in This is such a profound book that it seems like a terrible shame that it has only attracted a relatively small reading audience: The author clearly makes an effort to get the astronomy right, but since this is 30s astronomy, some parts are laughably wrong.

The narrator encounters many forms of life, many different kinds of dw. It does stapledno contain many of the traditional elements of a novel.

Because of the scope of the novel, however, few get more than a short passage, or get to do anything in the story. El Hacedor de Estrellas. After reading a page or two I nee I’ve never written a review for a book before, but this one left such a strong impression on me that I think I should write one.