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    • Star Maker

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    One moment a man sits on a suburban hill, gazing curiously at the stars. The next, he is whirling through the firmament, and perhaps the most remarkable of all science fiction journeys has begun. Even Stapledon's other great work, 'Last and First Men' pales in ambition next to 'Star Maker' which presents nothing less than an entire imagined history of life in the universe, encompassing billions of years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Divine

    • By Basho on 09-01-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Last and First Men

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Stephen Greif
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    One of the most extraordinary, imaginative and ambitious novels of the century: a history of the evolution of humankind over the next 2 billion years. Among all science fiction writers Olaf Stapledon stands alone for the sheer scope and ambition of his work. First published in 1930, Last and First Men is full of pioneering speculations about evolution, terraforming, genetic engineering and many other subjects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the more unusual books I have read.

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-11-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Sirius

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Sirius is Thomas Trelone's great experiment - a huge, handsome dog with the brain and intelligence of a human being. Raised and educated in Trelone's own family alongside Plaxy, his youngest daughter, Sirius is a truly remarkable and gifted creature. His relationship with the Trelones, particularly with Plaxy, is deep and close, and his inquiring mind ranges across the spectrum of human knowledge and experience. But Sirius isn't human and the conflicts and inner turmoil that torture him cannot be resolved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A complex and bizarre, but moving, story

    • By Toby on 13-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Odd John

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By D. S. Roberts on 07-01-16

    Regular price: £14.99