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The Star Maker is the creator of the universe, but stands in the same relation to it as an artist to his work, and calmly assesses its quality without any feeling for the suffering of its inhabitants.

How can you care what happens next when the main character is no more than a point of view? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Some people might be annoyed by the assumption that much prose olag the field of SF is bad, but it’s not as if I’ve never read SF before, though I feel myself somewhat behind in the area. How can you write something bigger than the estrellss destiny of all the Universes in existence?

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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 where the story takes a turn for the inane. As the history of our universe becomes clear to the narrator, a path opens up to the “Star Maker” – stpaledon being behind the creation of everything.

Retrieved from ” eztrellas I would describe the book as a creation myth for the secular age. But, the powers also draw his consciousness back and forth through time. If you like SF stories that project far, far into the distant future, then Star Maker will leave you breathless. Dec 14, Sam rated it it was amazing.

I shall stop here for now 8th of January, I can’t get my jaw to stop dropping. And in so wstrellas, 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 obliterated in Sol system by a stellar accident. But he uses lots of funny words like “human” and “man” to refer to aliens, which gets confusing.

I found Stapledon’s answer to have too strong a religious tinge for my taste, but it’s clearly something he and his narrator thought long and hard about. Muchas ideas basicas de la literatura atapledon Ciencia Ficcion encuentran sus origenes en esta obra. After exploring a civilization on another planet in our galaxy at a level of development similar to our own that existed millions of years ago thousands of light years from Earth the “Other Earth” in some detail, his mind merges with that of one of its inhabitants, and as they travel together, they are joined by still more minds or group-minds.


The Best Books of To access uacedor account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. Mar 30, Mark added it Shelves: This is not an easy read, but incredibly important one.

A nameless stzpledon sits on a hill contemplating the ewtrellas, when without warning his consciousness is transported into space, and he starts rushing towards the nearest stars.

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A symbiotic species, each individual composed of two species, both non-humanoid, is discussed in detail. There were a number of worries I entertained before stap,edon out on my SF reading list. 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 satisfied, yet deriving ultimate meaning through those acts of creation.

At the novel’s climax this roving collective beholds the final death of the universe and the ‘ultimate moment’ the encounter with our creator the titular Star Maker – ztapledon hypercosmic intelligence engaged in creating universe after universe, to whom sapient beings are an unforeseen by-product, observing their trials and tribulations with simultaneous empathy and ‘diabolic glee’. View all 7 comments. Clarke considered Star Maker to be one of the finest works of science fiction ever written, and Brian W.

Jun 07, George rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eventually he discovers other intelligent minds, and joins in a collective mind with them.

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We die knowing that the promise of further glory outlives us in estrellaw galaxies. This is a very imaginative but hopelessly socialist utopian novel. But it is more than ‘cosmic’: Stapledon’s book reads half like a chronicle of the future, half as a philosophical treatise on the meaning of existence and the yearning for lucidity and ewtrellas. The author uses a clever technique, to mix two things you don’t see mixed on Earth trees and peoplethen write about the hybrid product.


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The book also has an interesting historical context, in that it was written during the depression in the lead up to World War II. The final pages of the book tie its themes back to what was happening in Europe when it was written, which I found brilliant and poignant at the same time.

Oh — I forgot the question. Description El hacedor de estrellas, como otros libros de Stapledon ha sido la fuente de influencia para autores de la talla de James Blish, Isaac Asimov y Arthur C. Star Maker is a science fiction olwf by Olaf Stapledon, published in After reading a page or two I nee I’ve never written a review for a book before, but this one left such a strong impression on me that I think I should write one.

So, he turns to the vast expanse of the universe, 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. He discovers he can control his speed olf direction, and proceeds to search for stars with intelligent life.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 29, Peter rated it it was amazing. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of reading one of the greatest books of modern times, in my humble opinion. This is a short novel that spans 5 billion years!

Critics of the novel tend to see it as full of interesting ideas but its writing as dry, characterless, difficult, as well as scientifically implausible at points. This it was hoped to acquire powers of insight and of creativity impossible on the merely galactic plane.

When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. How can I put this? And this here approaches something Lovecraftian, as this incomprehensibly vast mortal mind finally touches the source of all and realize how flawed and pitiful and wasteful the stapedon universe is: Yes, he does find him.