Book Review: Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

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Star Maker (1937) is a sci-fi novel written by British writer Olaf Stapledon. It describes the rich tapestry of cosmic evolution, surpassing in scale his previous novel First and Last Men (1930), which details the history of humanity from the present day back to two million years ago. Star Maker tells the story of a single human narrator who is inexplicably transported out of his body and granted the chance to survey the profound vastness of the universe. This nameless narrator then explores other planets and civilisations, stars and galaxies, eventually coming into contact with the creator of the universe — the ‘Star Maker’.

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Originally published at on December 27, 2018.

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