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Star Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in .. Premisa: un señor inglés se pone a mirar las estrellas y tiene un viaje astral de. Hacedor de Estrellas by Olaf Stapledon at – ISBN – ISBN – Minotauro – – Softcover. Title, Hacedor de estrellas. Author, Olaf Stapledon. Translated by, Gregorio Lemos. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Minotauro, ISBN,

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On some of these, he dwells for a paragraph or two in fabulous detail. May 31, Gendou rated it really liked it Shelves: I would describe the book as a creation myth for the secular age.

I said there was no normal plot to draw you through and connect things. The communal spirit of our galaxy now joined the little company of the most awakened beings of the cosmos, the scattered band of advanced galactic spirits, whose stapkedon it was to create a real cosmical community, with a single mind, the communal spirit of its myriad and diverse worlds and individual intelligences. Lastly, I think the way in which the author describes the Universe – as something immensely vast and stappledon and mysterious – easily rivals the poetic descriptions of Carl Sagan, or anyone else actually.

So, he turns to the vast expanse of the universe, where he is able to explore these themes in the context of science, using the unknown as means of creating various races, communities, empires and galactic wars that take place across the history of our universe in order to expand upon the themes that he wants to explore.

More than that, it’s probably something that would be appreciated more NOW than way back then. Was he a brilliant man? Should I read Last and First Haedor before this, or does it make no difference what order you read them in?

The time scale is so huge as to be unimaginable Stapledon’s imagination is also unimaginable. Jul 10, Hollis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Star Maker tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the relationship between creation and creator.


Man’s science was a mere mist of numbers; his philosophy but a fog estrelals words. If there’s one thing I deplore with the novel, and it’s a minor thing, really, is that the overall narrative is extremely masculine.

View all 35 comments. The author takes us on a journey of ideas and concepts and in process completely alters our sense of scale, both spacial and temporal. While it would perhaps be complacent to say, “That explains it”, nonetheless, I felt vindicated in some way. The narrator starts by staring at the stars, into which he is drawn in a kind of dream or vision.

A lot of the alien worlds are clever, if a bit half-baked. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

The narrator makes excuses a lot. I recommend this book. Stapledon uses the framing technique of Eddison and others, very much like Hodgson in The House on the Borderland to tell the story of a man who travels the cosmos by intellect alone. 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 obliterated in Sol system by a stellar accident.

Take, for example, the tree people. He traces the development of many kinds of life while seeking signs of a postulated stapleeon force.

Each page is also likely to contain some deep philosophical or spiritual idea.

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

I’ve never written a review for a book before, but this one esttrellas such a strong impression on me that I think I should write one.

Ann Star Hacexor is a classic — I first read it only 3 or 4 years ago and was awestruck by it. Some of the elements and themes briefly discussed prefigure later fiction concerning genetic engineering and alien life forms. It’s fast as hell and fun as HELL!

Lewis thought Stapledon’s answer was “devil worship”, so perhaps he hit an unhappy medium after all.

They have an interesting life style, being rooted into place during the day, and free to walk around at night. The saving grace of the haecdor is the imaginative way he populates the universe with a wide variety of very strange estrelkas and symbiotic relationships.


That is, with the emphasis heavily weighed on Fiction. The whole story is narrated, a The forward to this book promises “more than science fiction” but, alas, the book delivers something rather less.

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But neither of those impressions is really accurate, for in between is a steadfastly logical exploration of the concept of human development. I think it is a vision. More importantly, this is one of those precious books that speak to the heart and the mind at the same time, in an age where the former is often neglected by those writing for the latter. It also includes many, if not all, of the classic sci-fi themes: If this is an indication of the quality of work they have done throughout the series, then it is a very worthwhile series to own.

In Stapleton’s convulsively expanding reference frame humans are almost immediately inconsequential, and shortly thereafter almost any reference to specific planet or even solar system. He’s doing a British thing where “human” is synonymous with “humane”, and where “man” implies a thinking mind. Not believed that it was true – I don’t mean that – believed that the vision was a genuine experience.

Star Maker has two separate “spirits” god and the devilwhich he is finally able to express satisfactorily in our universe.

Hacedor de Estrellas

I would advise starting with Last and First Men but if you struggle with it don’t be put off reading Star Maker. Throughout the cosmos the dead and lightless stars far outnumbered the living and luminous. There is, however, a question. Refresh and try again.