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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This is stark, detailed, frequently dry, and certainly exhausting literature. Jul 10, Hollis rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 35 comments. May 31, Gendou rated it really liked it Shelves: Stapledon does a great job of capturing the sense of wonder, adventure and discovery that the narrator goes through as his consciousness sstapledon with each new civilization and scientific discovery he encounters.

When it was over, the host of the planetary systems still lived on, with here and stapleon a casualty, and here and there among the stars a new planetary birth, and here and there a fresh disaster. While it would perhaps be complacent to say, “That explains it”, nonetheless, I felt vindicated in some way.

Hacedor de estrellas – Olaf Stapledon – Google Books

He makes some assumptions, and sets in motion a train of events, but there’s no magic happy-ever-after. Despite it being basically a fantasy, he estrelals to keep the observations rooted in hard science. The cosmology in the book was based on known science at the time and parts may have been superseded by current theories but remember this is speculative fiction. To give you an idea of his writing style, below is a brief passage. I suspect this is because he’s an Englishman.

Open Preview See a Problem? It does not contain many of the traditional elements of a novel. Man’s science was a mere mist of numbers; his philosophy but a fog of words.

On a silent, starry night, the narrator of the n This book nearly blew my head off so I can only imagine what readers felt when they first encountered it in Do not deny yourself the pleasure of reading one of the greatest books of modern times, in my humble opinion.


Now, he has expanded the scope into a history olad the entire universe. Jun 29, Peter rated it it was amazing. When he runs out of ideas on a planet, he just says there isn’t time to tell more about it.

I’m left with the same sense of awe I felt when I first read The Lord of the Ringsand realized that it was the progenitor and unrivaled superior to all the sword and sorcery novels I read as a kid.

His utopia is a dictatorship controlled by the media. You might as well replace God with Boobs.

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En este viaje busca el sentido de la vida y el Hacedor de estrellas, el Creador o el dios supremo. Never read anything like it. One of the most influential pieces of science fiction ever written, Arthur C. But in many cases there was no democratic machinery, no legal channel for the expression of world-opinion. Lastly, I think the way in which the author describes the Universe – as something immensely vast and complex and mysterious – easily rivals the poetic descriptions of Carl Sagan, or anyone else actually.

There are no olat stories that happen on these planets, just summaries. When something is impossible, the narrator begs forgiveness for being eetrellas one mind. View all 19 comments.

Stapledon tries to do all of this in a mere pages. How is it compelling with no plot?

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May 25, Nate rated it it was amazing. I’m pleased that Stapledon decided to articulate his religious musings in scientific terms, too; that’s a conjunction we rarely ever see these days.

Still, it bears mentioning that at its core, Star Maker is a religious book. Lists with This Book. Written in the late ‘s, Stapledon estrellqs perhaps a bit ahead of his time, or at least, it seems at least as relevant today as it must have been back then.

Just enough to be dangerous. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yes, the point of view is of entire species, but there is very little discussion of gender except in the context of reproduction.


To ask other readers questions about Star Makerplease sign up. Because of the scope of the novel, however, few get more than a short passage, or get to do anything in the story. In my opinion it’s one of the most important Sci-Fi books of all time less. Again, in a sense all these world-orders were democratic, since the final sanction of policy was world-opinion. Basically, the narrator goes on a magical journey through time and space, sees lots of aliens, and meets god “the star maker”.

Some people might be annoyed by the assumption that much prose in the field stapldeon SF is bad, but it’s not as if I’ve never read SF before, though I feel myself somewhat behind in the area. The Star Maker is the creation of God from Man.

Star Maker

He also, by proxy wanted to explore the problems and advantageous possibilities of communication between the individuals that make up a community. I noticed, after this question had already formed in my mind, that Stapledon seemed to redress the balance a little on pagewhich, perhaps, I shall quote later. Star Maker eventually takes a turn for the religious, but it does so with enough of a sense of allegory and myth that estrella doesn’t lose its philosophical potency.

The Divine only perceives Its creation frostily, in analysis and infinitely remote dispassion, as It weaves aspects of morality itself into the work, as much as any physical property. Published November 11th by Millennium Paperbacks first published I’m left with the same sense of a If you like SF stories that project far, far into the distant future, then Star Maker will leave you breathless.