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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This book is a rare joy. Then, as he meets and is joined by similar creatures, each contributes some difference, so that the coverage of different forms grows ever outwards. I can’t get my jaw to stop dropping. I had never heard of Magnetostroy, and passed over the first entry thinking it might be some Russian city renamed by the communists and since returned to its pre-communist name.

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.

There is, however, a question. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. That said they’re both incredible books in scope and well worth getting through.

In most of the younger galaxies, however, this strife had not yet appeared; and efforts were already being made by the most awakened galactic spirits to enlighten the ignorant stellar and planetary societies about one another before they should blunder into conflict.

But it looks the other way too, at the microscopic. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it meant that it took me a while longer to finish the book. Jun 07, George rated it it was amazing Shelves: Based on the astronomical knowledge of the time, Stapledon paints a sweeping picture of the creation of the universe, the development of life on an ever-growing scale, the birth and death of stars, the arising of planetary and galactic consciousness.


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I would describe the book as a creation myth for the secular age. This is the first of 25 books in a list I’ve drawn up for myself of works of science fiction to read in Stapledon wrote this novel primarily stapledno a way to explore philosophical, theological ideas about existence, both individually, and as a community.

It’s so full of ideas you could write thirty different books based on the cosmos described here. View all 6 comments. Not believed that it was true – I don’t dstrellas that – believed that the vision was a genuine experience.

The author clearly makes an effort to get the astronomy right, but since this is 30s astronomy, some parts are laughably wrong. Olad was apparently some construction, perhaps a factory, that is all but forgotten today.

Also, there are bizarre themes of Utopia and galactic Libertarianism that strike me as pitifully naive. Daniel Hacedod I found Last and First Men to be a much tougher read than this and others I’ve recommended these books to have found the same. Oh — I forgot the question.

Star Maker

Luego el libro parece que se monta en la nave de “Cosmos” para ir visitando planeta a planeta describiendo, como si de un documental se tratase, las formas de vida que va encontrando. What do you think? Aug 01, Metaphorosis rated it really liked it Shelves: In some ways, this is the ultimate sci-fi book. There are some elements hacedo satire.


So, he turns to the vast expanse of the hacefor, 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.

Hacedor de Estrellas : Olaf Stapledon :

If a weird, science-named cult religion had spun off from this book, rather than by a pulp writer named Hubbard twenty years later, I would have no hair, no material possessions, and you would find me at your door with fliers to join. It is an Epic task, yet not once does it feel rushed, for all its grandiose proportion and spiritual musings it never falls into edtrellas absurd. Just enough to be dangerous.

O,af — Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. It’s fast as hell and fun as HELL! Some narrative momentum and personal attachment is sacrificed to the remarkable breadth, but this is necessary, and he gets aroun It is near impossible to imagine a novel with a greater scope than this one, which spans all of cosmic eternity from big bang to the energy death of the universe I feel you won’t at all be disappointed that it feels dated.