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Olaf Stapledon Online Archive

Started by Unbeliever, April 18, 2011, 03:08:24 pm

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April 18, 2011, 03:08:24 pm Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 03:52:15 pm by Unbeliever
If you've never read any Olaf Stapledon, you've got a real treat in store! As the wiki says "Stapledon's writings directly influenced Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Stanis³aw Lem, C. S. Lewis and John Maynard Smith and indirectly influenced many others, contributing many ideas to the world of science fiction."

My favorite is Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFNfvDaSh0o

wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaf_Stapledon

Online collections:
http://olafstapledonarchive.webs.com/

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/s/stapledon/olaf/

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