Darkness and the Light

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#ad - Stapledon projects two separate futures for humanity, depending not on the outcome of World War II but on the failure or success of a future "Tibetan Renaissance" to influence the temper and ideology of the militaristic empires that threaten it.

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Star Maker

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Jovian Press #ad - Clarke and which Jorge Luis Borges called "a prodigious novel. ". Lewis and Arthur C. Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work. 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. 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.

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Last and First Men

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#ad - The book anticipates the science of genetic engineering, and is an early example of the fictional supermind; a consciousness composed of many telepathically-linked individuals. Sir patrick moore said "this novel Last and First Men is immensely thought-provoking and I've read it time and time again. Profound in the extreme - loved, lauded and recommended by the best SF writers.

Last and first men: a story of the near and Far Future is a science fiction novel written in 1930 by the British author Olaf Stapledon. A work of unprecedented scale in the genre, it describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across two billion years and eighteen distinct human species, of which our own is the first and most primitive.

Last and First Men #ad - . Stapledon's conception of history is a repetitive cycle with many varied civilizations rising from and descending back into savagery over millions of years, but it is also one of progress, as the later civilizations rise to far greater heights than the first. The book anticipates the science of genetic engineering, and is an early example of the up to now fictional supermind; a consciousness composed of many telepathically-linked individuals.

Epic science fiction classic! "No book before or since has ever had such an impact on my imagination. Arthur c clarke - a work of unprecedented scale in the genre, it describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across 2 billion years and 18 distinct human species, of which our own is the first and most primitive.

Stapledon's conception of history is based on the hegelian Dialectic, but it is also one of progress, following a repetitive cycle with many varied civilizations rising from and descending back into savagery over millions of years, as the later civilizations rise to far greater heights than the first.

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Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future

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#ad - The enormous scope of this great classic makes it one of the finest future histories ever written, a true master work of science fiction. The classic future history of human intelligence from one of the fathers of science fiction. In his epic last and first men olaf stapledon decribes the evolution of mankind through the ages, reaching the very heights of civilization at one point, but always developing new thoughts, descending to the depths of near-extinction at the next, surviving onslaughts from other planets and overcoming the waning of solar energy, new abilities and new means of survival.

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The Uninvited Recovered Voices

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Tramp Press #ad - Together, they must unravel the mystery of cliff end's uncanny past - and keep the troubled young Stella, who was raised in the house as a baby, from returning to the nursery where something waits to tuck her in at night. The second in tramp's recovered voices series, the uninvited, this strange, and was adapted for the screen as one of Hollywood's most successful ghost stories, bone-chilling story was first published in 1942, in 1944.

They are drawn to the suspiciously inexpensive Cliff End, feared amongst locals as a place of disturbance and ill omen. Gradually, the fitzgeralds learn of the mysterious deaths of Mary Meredith and another strange young woman. Brother and sister roderick and Pamela Fitzgerald flee their busy London lives for the beautiful but stormy Devon coastline.

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Last Men in London

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Jovian Press #ad - Since its purpose is not the characterization of individual human beings, no effort has been made to endow its few persons with distinctive personalities. There is no plot, except the theme of man's struggle in this awkward age to master himself and to come to terms with the universe. Though this is a work of fiction, it does not pretend to be a novel.

It has no hero but man.

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Donovan's Brain

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Hauraki Publishing #ad - The sf classic novel of the terror that lurked in DONOVAN’S BRAIN. Dead…doomed by disease, then mangled in a plane crash, there was no doubt that Donovan was dead. Yet…floating in a tank of nutrient, knew his foulest secrets—and carried out his last, linked to complex apparatus, wrote his signature, Donovan’s brain still lived…ALIVE…someone walked with Donovan’s gait, weirdest plan!“Donovan’s Brain is terrific!”—THE NEW YORK TIMES.

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Death into Life

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#ad - A bomber is killed in battle along with all of his companions; but something wakes in his dying, which is first a spirit bomber-crew, then the spirit of man, then the spirit of all those killed in battle, the cosmos and the Universal Spirit.

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Last and First Men

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#ad - No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination, " declared 2001 author Arthur C. First published nearly 70 years ago, this masterpiece is regarded as one of the most influential science fiction novels of the 20th century. Olaf stapledon creates a history of the evolution of humankind over the next two billion years, and has lots of it right! It's so vast; it brings the concept of `time' closer to the human experience.

Not only a must-read for scholars of the genre but even for those who want to look beyond their own immortality, as well as our civilizations immortality. An imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions of years, this 1930 epic abounds in prescient speculations. Clarke of this masterpiece of science fiction.

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The Orphans of Raspay: A Penric and Desdemona novella in the World of the Five Gods Penric & Desdemona Book 7

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Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc. #ad - The varied voices, especially between Pen and Desdemona, add a fun slant to a serious tale. Library journal on “penric and the shaman”“bujold follows ‘Penric’s Demon’ with another brief tale set in her World of the Five Gods, this time combining supernatural sleuthing with finely drawn characters and a panoply of emotions.

. Series fans will be delighted with this tale, which begs for continuation. Booklist on “penric's mission” “set in the ‘world of the five gods’ The Curse of Chalion; Paladin of Souls; The Hallowed Hunt, Bujold’s novella takes series fans back to a well-known realm in an exciting new adventure.

. When the ship in which they are traveling is captured by Carpagamon island raiders, Temple sorcerer Penric and his resident demon Desdemona find their life complicated by two young orphans, Lencia and Seuka Corva, far from home and searching for their missing father. This is a wonderful expansion of her World of the Five Gods.

The Orphans of Raspay: A Penric and Desdemona novella in the World of the Five Gods Penric & Desdemona Book 7 #ad - Publisher’s weekly *starred review* on “penric and the shaman”“Fans of the Chalion tales will again be drawn in by the intrigue of the religious dynamics, the fantasy aspects of the "magic" and the complexity of character that Bujold is so masterful at creating. Rt book reviews on “Penric’s Demon”.

Pen and des will need all their combined talents of mind and magic to unravel the mysteries of the sisters and escape from the pirate stronghold.

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Record of a Spaceborn Few Wayfarers Book 3

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Harper Voyager #ad - As many exodans leave for alien cities or terrestrial colonies, and an archivist whose mission is to ensure no one’s story is forgotten, a lifelong spacer with young children, those who remain are left to ponder their own lives and futures: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? Why remain in space when there are habitable worlds available to live? What is the price of sustaining their carefully balanced way of life—and is it worth saving at all?A young apprentice, a caretaker for the dead, an alien academic, a planet-raised traveler, wrestle with these profound universal questions.

While the exodans take great pride in their original community and traditions, their culture has been influenced by others beyond their bulkheads. Today, the exodus fleet is a living relic, the birthplace of many, yet a place few outsiders have ever visited. Winner of the hugo award for best series!brimming with chambers' signature blend of heart-warming character relationships and dazzling adventure,  and following a new motley crew on a journey to another corner corner of the cosmos—one often mentioned, set in the sprawling universe of the Galactic Commons,  Record of a Spaceborn few is the third standalone installment of the Wayfarers series, but not yet explored.

Record of a Spaceborn Few Wayfarers Book 3 #ad - Return to the sprawling universe of the galactic commons, as humans, artificial intelligence, and some beings yet undiscovered explore what it means to be a community in this exciting third adventure in the acclaimed and multi-award-nominated science fiction Wayfarers series, aliens, brimming with heartwarming characters and dazzling space adventure.

Hundreds of years ago, the last humans on Earth boarded the Exodus Fleet in search of a new home among the stars. After centuries spent wandering empty space, their descendants were eventually accepted by the well-established species that govern the Milky Way. But that was long ago.

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