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Star Maker

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  • ISBN-13: 9780819566935
  • ISBN: 0819566934
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: University Press of New England

AUTHOR

McCarthy, Patrick A., Dyson, Freeman, Stapledon, Olaf

SUMMARY

Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work. The story details the mental journey of an unnamed narrator who is transported not only to other worlds but also other galaxies and parallel universes, until he eventually becomes part of the "cosmic mind." First published in 1937, Olaf Stapledon's descriptions of alien life are a political commentary on human life in the turbulent inter-war years. The book challenges preconceived notions of intelligence and awareness, and ultimately argues for a broadened perspective that would free us from culturally ingrained thought and our inevitable anthropomorphism. This is the first scholarly edition of a book that influenced such writers as C.S. Lewis and Arthur C. Clarke and which Jorge Luis Borges called "a prodigious novel."McCarthy, Patrick A. is the author of 'Star Maker', published 2004 under ISBN 9780819566935 and ISBN 0819566934.

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