6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Thought provoking and ahead its time,
By A Customer
This review is from: Last and First Men / Star Maker (Paperback)
I read 'Last and First Men' when I was at school, but having recently read 'Odd John & Sirius' through 33 year old eyes, I felt it was time to revisit this work and also try 'Star Maker' for the first time. Like the other novels, the pleasure I derive from reading these works is simply to wonder at Stapledon's genius and vision. Any supreme achievement, be it artistic, technical or sporting is stimulating to behold, and I think these works, particularly 'Star Maker' is firmly in this catagory. On so many levels these are two of the finest works of science fiction, or perhaps any fiction, ever written. Read them, and touch true genius.