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Last and First Men, and Last Men in London

Stapledon, Olaf

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ISBN 10: 0140035060 / ISBN 13: 9780140035063
Editorial: Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1972
Usado Condición: Very Good Mass Market Paperback
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ISBN: 0-1400-3506-0, Minor wear to the hinges, light shelf rubbing to the corners, a small white spot to the rear endpaper bottom edge; little wear overall. Text is clean. 604 pages. N° de ref. de la librería 035935

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Título: Last and First Men, and Last Men in London

Editorial: Penguin Books, Middlesex, England

Año de publicación: 1972

Encuadernación: Mass Market Paperback

Condición del libro:Very Good

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Epic Science Fiction Classic! "No book before or since has ever had such an impact on my imagination." Arthur C Clarke - A work of unprecedented scale in the genre, it describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across 2 billion years and 18 distinct human species, of which our own is the first and most primitive. Stapledon's conception of history is a repetitive cycle with many varied civilizations rising from and descending back into savagery over millions of years, but it is also one of progress, as the later civilizations rise to far greater heights than the first. The book anticipates the science of genetic engineering, and is an early example of the (up to now) fictional supermind; a consciousness composed of many telepathically-linked individuals. Sir Patrick Moore said "This novel Last and First Men is immensely thought-provoking and I've read it time and time again." Profound in the extreme - loved, lauded and recommended by the best SF writers.

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"No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination," declared Arthur C. Clarke of Last and First Men. This masterpiece of science fiction by British philosopher and writer Olaf Stapledon (1886–1950) is an imaginative, ambitious history of humanity's future that spans billions of years. Together with its follow-up, Star Maker, it is regarded as the standard by which all earlier and later future histories are measured.
The protagonist of this compelling novel is humanity itself, stripped down to sheer intelligence. It evolves through the ages: rising to pinnacles of civilization, teetering on the brink of extinction, surviving onslaughts from other planets and a decline in solar energy, and constantly developing new forms, new senses, and new intellectual abilities. From the present to five billion years into the future, this romance of humanity abounds in profound and imaginative thought.

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