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OLAF STAPLEDON: The Ultimate SF Writer - Brian Aldiss

It was at the moment of creation that the nebulae first found awareness. And they were to burn with it for countless millennia, changing, struggling, shifting on an axis that had only the Mystery at its centre.

The Launching of the Cosmos, the First Cosmical War, the appearance of Bright Heart the saint and of Fire Bolt t
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Paperback, 130 pages
Published January 1979 by Sphere Books Limited (first published January 1st 1976)
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Michael
This was a first draft/prologue/retread of the long-history-telling of Star Maker or Last and First Men, so Bright Heart Jesus and Fire Bolt Lenin were the only new bits. It was still more imaginative than many, many people have ever been.

At one point while reading this, I thought up a new way to describe Stapledon to people who haven't heard of him: sort of like Emerson, if Emerson liked wandering in deep space and looking billions of years into the future.

From Emerson's "The Over-soul," (an id
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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.
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