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Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
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Aug 04, 2009

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Wow. Olaf Stapledon is not f*cking around. When he does scope, he does SCOPE, mothaf*cker.

Basically this book is a search for the nature of God through the medium of Space. Sort of like C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, only from a Humanist bent rather than a Christian one.

It covers, literally, the entire lifespan of the universe. And then, for good measure, it covers the entire lifespan of every other universe that ever was, is, or might be.

It's one man's search for MEANING (one capital is not enough here, trust me), and this search is relentless and unflagging.

Olaf Stapledon is not the most eloquent writer ever. But he is approachable and compelling.

And when he dreams, he dreams BIG.

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