About the BookThis masterpiece of science fiction is an imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions of years. A must-read for scholars of the genre, this 1930 epic abounds in prescient speculations.
Book SynopsisNo book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination, declared Arthur C. Clarke of Last and First Men. This masterpiece of science fiction by British philosopher and writer Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950) is an imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions of years. Together with its follow-up, Star Maker, it is regarded as the standard by which all earlier and later future histories are measured.
About the AuthorA preeminent figure of British science fiction, Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950) wrote several influential novels. Praised by H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf, Stapledon's works introduced such innovative concepts as genetic engineering and terraforming.