[Last and First Men] E–pub Ê Olaf Stapledon
Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, hCommunication between a very distant futureuman life form and the reader The account of all the iterations of mankind s evolution and the richness in detail and nuance make it read like a convincing Cult Science Fiction Films historical account convincing enough to even entertain the idea proposed by the author that the future speaks to us through these pagesThis leads me to react on two criticisms Iave read Crime and Punishment here repeatedly The first is that the near future predictions were wrong While I guess this is true when it comes to certain details protagonists scientific discoveries and so on I think no justice is done to this book by considering it aistorical account of the future a creative exercise in future forecasting It s than that It s than anything I know and categorizing it is a mistake Even science fiction is too narrow a field to contain all that is within this book In any case running your finger along its lines and double checking it with reality is futile and senseless and completely besides the point In fact even in Sailor Moon Episode Lists his supposedly wrong predictions of the near future Stapledon touched on some very true traits ofuman nature In my version of the book the foreword by Gregory Benford actually recommends not reading the first chapters because of their factual errors Please do not follow this man s advice Don t skip anything in this book or at least not anything Stapledon Attentions Throbbing has writtenA second criticism I read is on the way the story is presented There is a lack of a constant character to relate to and the birdseye view or Flying Man s view prevents any bonding between reader and story I can t but disagree First of all the civilisations are presented in a way that is detailed and passionate enough as to allow the reader to feel right atome among them whether they d be on Earth Venus or Neptune Sometimes though rarely Stapledon also zooms in on individuals providing the reader with yet another way of engaging with the millions of characters that are within this book And ultimately I myself couldn t Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, help but feel like a character within it How s that for immersion This story tells the story ofumanity so the leap is not that big to makeThis book is deeply philosophical And Spinetinglers Anthology 2008 here we come to the main reason why I don t just like this book but love it It asks life s biggest uestions without falling into the trap of falling on one s knees and shout out an exasperated WHY Rather it s written by someone with a tender yet firm a uestioning yet reassuring voice It s always very collected dispassionate when exploring possibilities when describing the search of so many people the defeats they endure their disappointments and their small victories It s an ode toumanity without forgetting the baseness and evil that sometimes characterizes us And despite the theme it doesn t present Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version humankind as the center of the universe though it does shortly consider the possibility that it is its most beautiful flower This consideration is blissfully left open without a conclusion It s an ode to light despite all the darkness that surrounds it It s an ode to the temporary in an eternal setting It s an ode to the cosmos despite not knowing what theell it is It s telling me that life is ultimately beautiful despite its insignificance in the vast expanse of time space and possibilities That the universe is a wonderful riddle regardless of whether we can solve it or not That being able to recognize the mystery that surrounds and pervades us is a gift in itself a spark that can take Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity humanity a far way Iighly recommend this book to everyone I won t judge you if you don t like it I can t offer the guarantee that you will but I can only say I m very glad I can count myself among those who really do I won t claim this book is an easy read There were days where I didn t feel I ad the mental capacity to fully get what was written and move forward But it s a fulfilling read Be patient and give yourself the time to find the right moment to read it I m surprised this book isn t a worldwide timeless success given its scope There s something in there for everyone and it s surprising to me that it s not part
of mass culture but this surprise makes me all the grateful that I got the chance to discover mass culture but this surprise makes me all the grateful that I got the chance to discover I ll see what I can do in making other people get acuainted with it as well oping but not expecting them to like it as much as I did Maybe I can start by convincing you 40 stars WOW this book is in a class all by itself for originality imagination and scope I can not believe I 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] have noteard about this book as being one of the true classics of science fiction Written in the 1930 s this is a future Futurity history that tells the story of mankind over a span of 2 billion years yes billion with a B from 1930 until approximately the year 2000000000 During that periodumanity evolves through what Olaf describes as 18 different species of men our present being the First Men of the title Through those 18 iterations we see everything from giant brained superminds to genetically engineered supermen to auatic fishmen and much much The reason that the book for all its amazing inventiveness does not get 5 stars is because the narrative at times can be very very dry The detailed descriptions of each successive species of Ouija in Suburbia humanity and the trials and tribulations that befall them can become a bit tedious Thus there were times when I was not enjoying myself as much as I wouldave liked despite being in almost constant awe of the writer s imangination However despite that crticism this is
a book that I strongly recommend to all fans of science fiction as many of book that I strongly recommend to all fans of science fiction as many of ideas and concepts found in modern science fiction found their first true expression in this amazing futrue Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism history HIGHLY RECOMMENDED It s reallyard to describe this novel in a way that can do it justice because any cursory explanation such as plotless and characterless Lenora has some rather negative connotations Indeed it s kinda impossible toave those Caz Sanatı here except in brief glances relying on bird s eye views before necessarily jumping on to the next BIG IDEA and Super Imaginative settingFor what weave Desire Sensibility here way back in 1930 is novel of Future History influencing every big SF author of the day even influencing Winston Churchill HG Wells Arthur C Clarke and countless SF writers ever sinceWhy Let me do this uick Eighteen iterations of mankind over a billion years from the total death of our mankind the evolutionary re emergence of the next the differences oddities rediscoveries after soooo much time the new dreams aspirations religions the different values before the next mankind dies off Weave Martian invasion we ave our invasion of Venus we ave major genetic modifications telepathy during other iterations the ability to experience racial memory a la Dune adding multiple sexes immortality living in gas giants and sometimes merely striving only to improve the The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green human race Over a billion years And of course whole races die Over and overIt s grand majestic awe some and brilliantSo much imagination is crammed into so few pages that a prospective SF author could just pour through this and continue to point at reused story ideas for even current day authors I look at the nuclear powered version of life on Venus the intelligent clouds of Mars theuge brains the musical race the race of time travelers and my jaw just drops It s not without emotion either There s a deep an abiding love for everyone The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice here even as a whole race suffers deep ennui and an existential crisis or during others that suffer impossible odds accidents or the final death of our solar system The philosophies give it away The spirit of theuman races rise and ebb and undergo vast changesAnd yet there s no characters or plot Just setting and world building and vast movements of so many people It would never get published today And yet it s still brilliant Absolutely worth knowing even now It makes me wonder what we re collectively doing We can t forget that works like this EXIST Rating 12 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 lineA century after the founding of the first world state a rumour began to be Practicing History heard in China about the supreme secret of scientific religion the awful mystery of Gordelpus by means of which it should be possible to utilize the energy locked up in the opposition of proton and electronbuzz you re out Dr Stapledon and thanks for playing our game This is supposedly a novel That kind of snore inducing prose is not even excusable in a textbook though it is explainable there in a novel an entertainment this tone is just about as far off the mark as any I can imagine I can t fairly comment on the plot since there isn t any that I can discern The story unfolds as a being from our remote future lectures us on what we did wrong with special emphasis on theorrors of America oof ow very outmoded that sounds and China as co controllers of civilizationNow I can t fault Dr Stapledon for prescience since e pegged the two dominant countries of the future so solidly but there are no characters to make us care about the story and there are no passages of graceful prose to make us forgive the lack of characters All in all even given that I was skimming most of the book it was a waste of a lovely Sunday afternoo. 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vision of man s evolutionPosted at Fantasy LiteratureOlaf Stapledon s vision of mankind s entire futureistory until the end is profound beautiful and affecting and was written way back in 1930 It is unfortunate that this work Exploring with Frémont has not found a wider audience though itas Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out had a deep influence on many of SF s luminaries including Arthur C Clarke who indicated that this book and its later successor Star Maker were the two most influential bookse ad ever read In my mind it is one of the most imaginative early SF classics ever written just as important as the works of HG WellsHe touches on so many themes that still resonate today particularly mankind s potential for both great achievements and selfish cruelty for deep insight and self delusion And as mankind progresses through 18 major stages over billions of years apparently influenced by the Hegelian Dialectic even delving into Stapledon tells you the story of the uman 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 The Secret Life of Callie McGuire have godlike intelligence during others they aren t even sentient any The bookas obvious flaws but there s just nothing else like it Some of the images are impossible to forgetDespite the fact that it s not very well known none of my 115 GR friends Kuzuların Sessizliği have it on their shelves an impressive collection of famous people giveim a thumbs up Doris Lessing in particular When We Left Cuba has said than once that she was deeply affected by it Other fans include SF writers Arthur C Clarke and Brian Aldiss and the evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith Last and First Menas been a uniue experience It teaches and entertains not by presenting the reader with facts but by serving im and er with a broad range of possibilities that don t only open the eyes but also the mindOn a basic level the experience was very pleasant because of the imaginative power of Olaf Stapledon His imagination is second to none The images Protecting Your Parents Money he conjures up provided me with the biggest spectacle I ve ever seen and that I canope to see in the future A single paragraph sometimes contains wealth than the complete oeuvres of our most celebrated authors To an author this book must read like a succession of story settings and it s not surprising to see many claim it Escape from Shadow Island (Max Cassidy, has been a source of inspiration to their own work And yet while this book is rightly praised for this abundance of imagination and the mind blowing proportion of it this praise falls short of expressing what made Last and First Men such a magnificent read to me A love for life seeps from its pages rooted in common sense but also in the romantic It s a symphony of reason and emotions of smallness and vastness and its conclusion left me enrichedappy and deeply movedA fear I Snap have while writing this review is that my admiration for it won t do this book any justice nor any favors That it will imperfectly shape expectations of anyone reading this review that it will put so much emphasis on my experience of it so that it doesn t leave room for you the reader to form an opinion that completely disregards what might be perceived as the opinion of a wide eyed fanatic Or that people notaving liked the book will use my possibly emotional arguments against the very thing I old so dear But I ave to take my chances I do want to share it given that at times my The Viking's Captive (Clan Hakon Series Book 2) (English Edition) heart literally was beating faster while reading and that my eyes could simply not believe what they were reading The fact that this book was writtenpublished in 1930 before even World War IIappened adds to the sense of something miraculous Kentucky Traveler having occurredere I repeatedly double checked if this 1930 wasn t in reference to something else a symptom of the lack of belief that characterized my eyes at the time of reading One of the things I liked aside from the bedazzling scope of the author s imagination is the way the fourth wall was broken through the idea that the author The Survivor (Families of Honor himself was but a vessel of. 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