Star Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in .. Premisa: un señor inglés se pone a mirar las estrellas y tiene un viaje astral de. Hacedor de Estrellas by Olaf Stapledon at – ISBN – ISBN – Minotauro – – Softcover. Title, Hacedor de estrellas. Author, Olaf Stapledon. Translated by, Gregorio Lemos. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Minotauro, ISBN,

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The book hqcedor has an interesting historical context, in that it was written during the depression in the lead up to World War II. The narrator starts by staring at the stars, into which he is drawn in a kind of dream or vision. Again, in a sense all these world-orders were democratic, since the final sanction of policy was world-opinion. When he runs out of ideas on a planet, he just says there isn’t time to tell more about it.

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Hacedor de Estrellas

Dec 13, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: Come blow your mind! This book nearly blew my head off so I can only imagine what readers felt when they first encountered it in Let me be clear on this.

Based on the astronomical knowledge of the time, Stapledon paints a swe ‘Star Maker’ moved me. Then, as he meets and is joined by similar creatures, each contributes some difference, so that the coverage of different forms grows ever outwards. What he cares about is how they develop, and how they’ll succeed.


Jun 29, Peter rated it it was amazing. After this inspiring, yet dispiriting, ecounter the narrator returns to his life on Earth prescisely where and when he left. With his no plot, no struggle, no conflict, textbookshual novels, hahaha. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Based on the astronomical knowledge of hacdeor time, Stapledon paints a sweeping picture of the creation of the universe, the development of life on an ever-growing scale, the birth and death of stars, the arising of planetary and galactic consciousness.

After reading a page or two I need to stop just to be able to fully appreciate the idea that Stapledon is trying to estrellaw. This is a short shapledon that spans 5 billion years! But it is more than ‘cosmic’: I think the first sentence is completely wonderful: In any case, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Lewis and John Maynard Smith and indirectly influenced many others, contributing many ideas to the world of science fiction. When something is impossible, the narrator begs stapledoj for being just one mind.

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In fact, it was not until after its publication that he discovered the Science Fiction tendencies that the novel held a genre he had hitherto never heard of. I recommend this book. This novel is just as valid and fun staplrdon as it must have been back in The travelogue part was fascinating, and the meditation part seemed pretty prescient, at least with respect to certain current pop science ideas.

These concepts include ethical teachings central to Eastern philosophy, such as altruism, compassion and care for the community.

The creatures appeared to one sfapledon as complex patterns and rhythms of tonal characters. Stapledon is clearly not from a pulp fiction kind of background.


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On a silent, starry night, the narrator of the novel finds himself abandoning his corporal form on a hillside in exchange for a trip around the galaxy – and then the universe s – that will bring him close to the truths about creation. Lest my scathingly positive review leave you confused, I enjoyed reading it thus the 4-star rating but find enormous fault in its contents. It is, after all, a beautiful example of esterllas science fiction can touch theology and make the reader believe momentarily that there is meaning to life.

Some of the science is wrong based on our modern understanding of the Universe, but there is enough of a stapledno of rigor according to the theories of the time that it’s easy to overlook. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on!

Return to Book Page. For example, at loot. It is ‘Who, or what, is the Star Marker? Oolaf, it bears mentioning that at its core, Star Maker is a religious book.

Jan 08, Quentin Crisp rated it it was amazing Recommended to Quentin by: The narrator estrrellas starts as a human being. I don’t know if Stapledon was familiar with Eastern mysticism and philosophy, but many of the concepts he explores are similar to concepts found in Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. See all 3 questions about Star Maker….

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