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Stapledon: An unrivalled visionary,
By A Customer
This review is from: Star Maker (S.F. MASTERWORKS) (Paperback)
If, as the majority of people, you have never read an Olaf Stapledon novel, I suggest that you do so immediately. STAR MAKER was the first Stapledon I novel I ever read, and it was more than enough to make me realise the brilliance which this man obviously posessed. A visionary of almost unprecedented levels, in this novel Stapledon takes us from Earth to the far reacing ends of the galaxy, describing new worlds with new social conditions, all of which are used brilliantly to form a satirical commentry on the human condition. A breath-taking novel, that I would recommend to anyone with the desire to read a truely original work that will leave a long-lasting impression.