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Olaf Stapledon • 12 Items / 8 Books, 4 Articles
Last and First Men and Star Maker (1954)
Two Science Fiction Novels
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Published Reviews
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    Science Fiction in Perspective (Review)
    Stapledon's Epic Historices
    1. Last and First Men and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
    Reason, November 1973, pp. 36-37
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    The Reference Library (7 Reviews)
    All Our Yesterdays, by Harry Warner, Jr.
    1. All Our Yesterdays by Harry Warner, Jr.
    2. Retief: Ambassador to Space by Keith Laumer
    3. Double, Double by John Brunner
    4. Last and First Men and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
    5. The Silkie by A.E. Van Vogt
    6. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
    7. The Shape of Intelligence by H. Chandler Elliott
    Analog/Astounding Science Fiction, August 1969, pp. 162-168
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    Forgotten Treasures (9 Reviews)
    Last and First Men and Star Maker, by Olaf Stapledon
    1. Last and First Men and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
    2. All Judgment Fled by James White
    3. Rain in the Doorway by Thorne Smith
    4. The Heroes of Bear Creek by Robert E. Howard
    5. Herovit's World by Barry N. Malzberg
    6. The Red Magician by Lisa Goldstein
    7. The Third Level by Jack Finney
    8. Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye
    9. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
    The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1997, pp. 84-88
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    The Reference Library (10 Reviews)
    Stapledon Revisited
    1. Last and First Men and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
    2. The Scientific American Reader
    3. Our Neighbor Worlds by V.A. Firsoff
    4. The Green Millennium by Fritz Leiber
    5. The Tritonian Ring by L. Sprague de Camp
    6. Tales from Gavagan's Bar by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
    7. E Pluribus Unicorn by Theodore Sturgeon
    8. Conquest of the Moon by Wernher von Braun, Fred Whipple, Willy Ley, and Cornelius Ryan, ...
    9. The White Widows by Sam Merwin, Jr.
    10. Mutant by Henry Kuttner
    Analog/Astounding Science Fiction, August 1954, pp. 146-155
  5. The Revolving Bookstand
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    The most neglected books (42 Reviews)
    The Time of Man, by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
    1. The Time of Man by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
    2. The America of Jose Marti by Jose Marti
    3. Witness to the Truth by Edith Hamilton
    4. The End of the World by Geoffrey Dennis
    5. Pylon by William Faulkner
    6. Posthistoric Man by Roderick Seidenberg
    7. Sonnets by Hyder E. Rollins and William Shakespeare
    8. Union Now: With Great Britain by Clarence K. Streit
    9. World Order by Lionel Curtis
    10. Intellectual Things by Stanley J. Kunitz
    11. Adventures of Ideas by Alfred North Whitehead
    12. Essays and Addresses by John Burnet
    13. Last and First Men and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
    14. Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
    15. The North Atlantic Triangle by John Bartlet Brebner
    16. The Era of Tyrannies by Elie Halevy
    17. The New England Mind: From Colony to Province by Perry Miller
    18. Concord River by William Brewster
    19. A Treatise on Money by John Maynard Keynes
    20. Magister Ludi by Hermann Hesse
    21. The Night of Time by Rene Fulop-Miller
    22. The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
    23. Not Guilty by John Dewey
    24. To Begin with by Raymond Pearl
    25. The Art of Walt Disney by Robert D. Feild
    26. The Attack on Leviathan by Donald Davidson
    27. Five Cities by George R. Leighton
    28. Conversation with the Earth by Hans Cloos
    29. Symbol and Metaphor in Human Experience by Martin Foss
    30. Serenade to the Big Bird by Bert Stiles
    31. The Mercy of the Court by Monica E. Porter
    32. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
    33. The Root and the Flower by L.H. Myers
    34. The Recognitions by William Gaddis
    35. From Day to Day by Odd Nansen
    36. A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold
    37. The Great Wall Crumbles by Grover Clark
    38. Force and Freedom by Jacob Burckhardt and James Hastings Nichols
    39. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz
    40. The Memoirs of George Sherston by Siegfried Sassoon
    41. Academic Illusions in the Field of Letters and the Arts by Martin Schutze
    42. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1956, pp. 472-503