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Stapledon, Olaf 1886-1950

Overview
Works: 132 works in 619 publications in 12 languages and 8,409 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Science fiction  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Forecasts  Prophecies  Periodicals  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6037.T18, 823.912
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Last and first men : a story of the near and far future by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

177 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published nearly 70 years ago, this text 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. Describes the evolutionary rise and fall of eighteen distinct races of men
Last and first men ; & Star maker : two science-fiction novels by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two science fiction novels, written during the nineteen thirties, chronicle the future of civilization, foretelling such events as the worldwide fuel shortage and man's exploration of space
Odd John & Sirius; two science-fiction novels by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

4 editions published between 1936 and 1972 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkness and the light by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

16 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the end of time by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sirius : a fantasy of love and discord by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

45 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sirius is Thomas Trelone's great experiment: a huge, handsome dog with the brain and intelligence of a human being. Raised and educated in Trelone's own family alongside Plaxy, his youngest daughter, Sirius is a truly remarkable and gifted creature. His relationship with the Trelones, particularly with Plaxy, is deep and close, and his inquiring mind ranges across the spectrum of human knowledge and experience. But Sirius isn't human and the conflicts and inner turmoil that torture him cannot be resolved
Odd John : a story between jest and e[a]rnest by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nebula maker ; & Four encounters by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To science fiction-romaner
Last men in London by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

21 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this companion piece to First and Last Men, a being from the remote future travels back to the twentieth century to inhabit the consciousness of an Englishman named Paul. From inside his subject's mind, the superintelligent mega-human observes Paul's childhood, his experiences during World War I, and his postwar life as a teacher
Star maker by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
Odd john by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

26 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a mutated superman - a young man must accept that he is different, and decide what to do with his gifts. John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change
Odd John; a story between jest and earnest by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

20 editions published between 1935 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present story follows the life and deeds of a Super Human. He is the product of an evolutionary jump and graced with super human intelligence. This intelligence needs time to evolve and grow, so John maintain infant characteristic by a longer period than normal. He is in permanent conflict with his surroundings, mastering them is a hard task. In order to receive help he recruits/enthralls a family's friend, who is the narrator in this novel. John grows up and discovers he is not alone; there are other specimens of Homo Superior around the world. He sets out to search and recruit them for a unique project: establishing a Colony of his kind. Stapledon use the different anecdotes to illustrate his cogitations about human kind, religion, politic, justice, ethic and more, many more transcendental subjects. --Maximiliano F. Yofre at Amazon.com
A modern theory of ethics : a study of the relations of ethics and psychology by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

21 editions published between 1919 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last and first men, and Last men in London by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and living by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

5 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifesto : being the book of the Federation of Progressive Societies and Individuals by England) Progressive League (London( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old man in new world by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

7 editions published between 1944 and 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nebula maker" by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flames, a fantasy by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death into life by Olaf Stapledon( Book )

10 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is described as "an imaginative treatment of the problem of survival after death." It deals primarily with the soul of a rear gunner who is killed in World War II, and who finds himself surviving his apparent death - first as part of a spirit bomber-crew, then as part of the spirits who were killed in the battle, and so on until finally his soul becomes part of a 'cosmical spirit'. --Wikipedia.com
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Last and first men ; & Star maker : two science-fiction novels
Alternative Names
Olaf Stapledon Brits sciencefictionschrijver en filosoof

Olaf Stapledon écrivain de science-fiction et philosophe britannique

Olaf Stapledon englischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Olaf Stapledon scrittore e filosofo britannico

Olaf Stapleton

Olafs Stepldons

Stapledon, Olaf.

Stapledon, Olaf 1886-1950

Stapledon, W. Olaf.

Stapledon, W. Olaf 1886-1950

Stapledon, W. Olaf (William Olaf)

Stapledon, W. Olaf (William Olaf), 1886-1950

Stapledon, William O. 1886-1950

Stapledon, William Olaf.

Stapledon, William Olaf 1886-1950

Όλαφ Στάπλεντον

Олаф Степлдон

Стэплдон, Олаф 1886-1950

Стэплдон, Уильям Олаф британский философ и писатель-фантаст

스태플든, 올라프 1886-1950

스태플든, 윌리엄 올라프 1886-1950

올라프 스테이플던

オラフ・ステープルドン

ステープルドン, オラフ

奥拉夫·斯塔普雷顿

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Last and first men ; & Star maker : two science-fiction novelsOdd John & Sirius; two science-fiction novelsSirius : a fantasy of love and discordLast men in LondonStar makerThe Legacy of Olaf Stapledon : critical essays and an unpublished manuscriptOlaf Stapledon : a bibliography