Last and First Men

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AUTHOR
Olaf Stapledon
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3,9 MB
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Last and First Men.pdf
ISBN
3349457289968

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Last and First Men is a "future history" science fiction novel, describing the history of humanity from the present onwards across two billion years and eighteen distinct human species, of which our own is the first. Conception of history follows a repetitive cycle with many varied civilizations rising from and descending back into savagery over millions of years, as the later civilizations rise to far greater heights than the first. It is an early example of the fictional supermind; a consciousness composed of many telepathically linked individuals.

It teaches and entertains, not by presenting the reader with facts, but by serving him and her with a broad range of possibilities that don't only open the eyes but also the mind. On a basic level, the experience was very pleasant because of the imaginative power of Olaf Stapledon. Last and First Men is inspired by the 1930 novel of the same name by British SF author William Olaf Stapledon, narrated by a figure from humanity's final evolutionary form billions of years in the... Last and First Men was directed by the late Jóhann Jóhannsson in 2018 and posthumously released in 2020.

A work of unprecedented scale in the genre, it describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across two billion years and eighteen distinct human species, of which our own is the first and most primitive. ― Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future. 3 likes.

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