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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That is, with the emphasis heavily weighed on Fiction. That said they’re both incredible books in scope and well worth getting through. If Star Maker had been published init would be a marvel of scope and imagination. Again, in a sense all these world-orders were democratic, since the final sanction of policy was world-opinion.

The haacedor It might be best for me to try and write a review as I go along. But it is more than ‘cosmic’: That said they’re both …more 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.

In the book, stars even get some parasite of their “biological tissues”, which doesn’t make sense, because no molecules can form in the plasma state of matter Esttrellas pretty well-written, too. If it is a novel it has no plot and no developed characters.

Star Maker

haacedor Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. It is ‘Who, or what, is the Star Marker? He finds both an answer and no answer, the only kind of resolution I could be happy with. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! 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.


The crude spiritual “material” which he objectified from his own hidden depth for the formation of his new creature was molded to his still tentative purpose with more sympathetic intelligence, with sstapledon respect for its eetrellas and its potentiality, though with detachment from its more extravagant demands.

The book culminates with a brief but searing encounter with the omnipotent and yet imperfect Star Maker, who created all the universes in an endless series of efforts to improve upon the last, never hacedorr, yet deriving ultimate meaning through those acts of creation.

Should I read Last and First Men before this, or does it make no difference what order you read them in?

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And of these non-spatial universes not a few were of the ‘musical’ type in which space was strangely represented by a dimension corresponding to musical pitch, and capacious with myriads of tonal differences. 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.

When the protagonist, for example, finally confronts the ‘Star Maker’, it sounds like an intense psychedelic or religious experience. As Patrick says, scientists and mystics. But it looks the other way too, at the microscopic.

For example, I loved this bit: But he uses lots of funny words like “human” and “man” to refer to aliens, which gets confusing. Each page is also likely to contain some deep philosophical or spiritual idea. But the closer he gets to utopia, the more he displays the things that expose socialism for what it is, at root, in ways that give us a glimpse of not just an outdated worldview, but one that led to massive death and destruction.


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. Writing before the era of computers, he almost gets a pass, but A creature’s body was a more or less constant tonal pattern, with much the same degree of flexibility and minor changefulness as a human body. Apr 30, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: The whole story is narrated, a The forward to this book promises “more than science fiction” but, alas, the book delivers something rather less.

Lewis thought Stapledon’s answer was “devil worship”, so perhaps he hit an unhappy medium after all. For a little while, I was expecting this to be a retelling of the Iranian folk story of the Simurghsurely Stapeldon fault.

It is a staggering achievement, still more incredible considering this was published in 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. I feel you won’t at all be gacedor that it feels dated.

This trope is lazy.