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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With his no plot, no struggle, no conflict, textbookshual novels, hahaha. Clarke, with its fountain of ideas about galaxies, nebulae, cosmological minds, artificial habitats, super-heavy gravity environments, an infinite variety of alien species, and telepathic communications among stars. This is not a warm and fuzzy YA story, and to his credit, Stapledon doesn’t duck the hard questions.

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.

This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. My only complaint is the heavy reliance on telepathy as the medium for movement and character interaction.

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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. There were a number of worries I entertained before starting out on my SF reading list.

This book is a history of the universe, told by an Englishman who mysteriously floats into the sky one night while contemplating its immensity.

This novel is just as valid and fun today as it must have been back in Very few of the galaxies were in their youth; most were already far past their prime. Some of the elements and themes briefly discussed prefigure later fiction concerning genetic engineering and alien life forms.


Joining with myriad other minds from other cosmic sapients into a collective consciou One of the most influential pieces of science fiction ever written, Arthur C. Its narrator continues to return to the topic of the Star Maker, the Supreme Being, and as stellar societies merge into galactic civilization and galactic mind, and half a million galaxies pull into synchronization and telepathic accord, the vast, inconceivable mental entity’s only purpose is to commune with the Divinity and somehow reach meaning or answers or justification for all the failed species and suffering.

As a work of the imagination, I have never read anything that surpasses this. I suspect this is because he’s an Englishman. Just enough to be dangerous.

The book starts out as an interstellar travelogue and becomes a meditation on the nature of reality. Throughout the cosmos the dead and lightless stars far outnumbered the living and luminous. Stspledon is an Epic task, yet not once does it feel rushed, for all its grandiose proportion and spiritual musings it never falls into the absurd.

This is such a profound book that it seems like a terrible shame that it has only attracted a relatively small reading audience: The crude spiritual “material” which olsf objectified from his own hidden depth for the formation esrrellas his new creature was molded to his still tentative purpose with more sympathetic intelligence, with more respect for its nature and its potentiality, though with detachment from its more extravagant demands.

See all 3 questions about Star Maker…. The narrator makes many other poor excuses. About those psychic powers. This novel disproves the general assumption that golden age SF is either hokey or unscientific.

How is it compelling with no plot? I felt some twitches of doubt on this score in the opening pages, but then, after a while, Dde began to think, “Hang on, this guy actually does have a grasp of philosophy, especially regarding what questions to ask in the first place.

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Aug 01, Metaphorosis rated it really estrellqs it Shelves: For some additonal info, see: Again, in a sense all these world-orders were democratic, since the final sanction of policy was world-opinion. For example, there are not many “characters” in the traditional sense.


As a ‘science fiction’ novel this is definitely in my top ten although it is important to remember that Stapledon was not aware that he was writing anything resembling a work in this genre and indeed had never heard of the genre at all. Written in the late ‘s, Stapledon was perhaps a bit ahead of his time, or at least, it seems at least as relevant today as it must have been back then. Stapledon is staplddon not from a pulp fiction kind of background.

The saving grace of the story is the imaginative way he populates the universe with a wide variety of very strange creatures and symbiotic relationships. How can you care what happens next wh This is a novel — is it estrelllas novel? Not necessarily a bad thing, but it meant that it took me a while longer to finish the book. This is one of the questions I now have in mind as I am reading. Star Maker eventually takes a turn for the religious, but it does so with enough of a sense of allegory and myth that it doesn’t lose its philosophical potency.

Lest my scathingly positive review leave you confused, I enjoyed reading it thus the 4-star rating but find enormous fault in its contents. When at last our galaxy was able to make a full telepathic exploration of the cosmos of galaxies it discovered that the state of life in the cosmos was precarious.