Douglas, William N.
Olaf Stapledon is lauded by authors and critics of science fiction as the author of seminal works of twentieth century science fiction, including the early novels, Last and First Men (1930), Odd John (1935), and Star Maker (1937). Stapledon, however, did not consider himself to be a science fiction writer, and drafted these three novels largely in ignorance of genre science fiction. An examination of Stapledon's life reveals him to have been, in essence, a lecturer and public speaker, and a...[Show more]
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