Olaf Stapledon





Olaf Stapledon

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born
in Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire, England, The United Kingdom
May 10, 1886

died
September 06, 1950

gender
male

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Excerpted from wikipedia:
William Olaf Stapledon was a British philosopher and author of several influential works of science fiction.

Stapledon's writings directly influenced Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Stanisław Lem, C. S. Lewis and John Maynard Smith and indirectly influenced many others, contributing many ideas to the world of science fiction.


Average rating: 3.87 · 7,178 ratings · 531 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
Star Maker
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 2,879 ratings — published 1937 — 45 editions
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Last and First Men
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 2,517 ratings — published 1930 — 40 editions
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Last and First Men/Star Maker
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 1937 — 6 editions
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Odd John
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 460 ratings — published 1935 — 19 editions
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Sirius: A Fantasy of Love a...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 460 ratings — published 1944 — 19 editions
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Odd John/Sirius
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 1940 — 5 editions
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Last Men in London
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1932 — 13 editions
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Nebula Maker
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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An Olaf Stapledon Reader
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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The Flames: A Fantasy
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1947 — 5 editions
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More books by Olaf Stapledon…
“Philosophy is an amazing tissue of really fine thinking and incredible, puerile mistakes. It's like one of those rubber 'bones' they give dogs to chew, damned good for the mind's teeth, but as food - no bloody good at all.”
Olaf Stapledon, Odd John

“My dear, it is a great strength to have faced the worst and to have *felt* it a feature of beauty. Nothing ever after can shake one.”
Olaf Stapledon, Odd John

“Men endured so much for war, but for peace they dared nothing.”
Olaf Stapledon, The Seed and the Flower
tags: peace, war

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