William Olaf Stapledon Books

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A Man Divided

  [english | 1950]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye is the name of a 1985 biography on American singer Marvin Gaye. The biography was written by music reviewer David Ritz including conversations he had with the singer who put the biography together shortly after Gayes death at the hands of his father Marvin Gay Sr. in 1984.]
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A Modern Magician

  [english | 1979]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Excerpts: [... was deciding that though she was drawn to him she also disliked him. Why had she come out with him again? He was weedy and self-centered. Yet she had come. Something ...... that had been done in America with dice. You threw the dice time after time, and you willed them to settle with the two sixes uppermost. Generally ...... experiments on his own, guided by the findings of the ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 251

A World Of Sound

  [english | 1936]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Excerpts: [... and hostile beast fell upon it and devoured it, or the whole jungle suffocated it. The strain of following this struggle for existence wearied me. I closed ...... it gave a sense of richness, solidity, and vitality quite lacking in ordinary music. This queer music, moreover, had another source of wealth. It ...... and obvious. I found myself recognizing that these active ...]
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Arms Out Of Hand

  [english | 1946]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Excerpts: [... arm than shift a mountain. He crossed the room, and collapsed in an easy chair. The paralysed arm swung behind him, so that he sat heavily on the hand. ...... the City Council who, according to his information, had instigated police action. The young men were unemployed and had brought themselves into bad odour ...... to keep on good terms. His action would be treated as a ...]
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Darkness And The Light

  [english | 1942]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Excerpts: [... their values falsified. And so, like bees in a queenless hive, they floundered into primitive ways. They became marauding gangsters, or clamoured ...... however, forced them to sacrifice much to military necessity. Not only the physical but also the mental prosperity of the population suffered. What ...... a rigorous political training, practical and theoretical, could stand for ...]
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Death Into Life

  [english | 1946]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium published by Random House in 1997 is the last book written by renowned American astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan before his death in 1996. The book is a collection of essays Sagan wrote covering diverse topics like global warming the population explosion extraterrestrial life morality and the abortion ...]
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East Is West

  [english | 1979]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [For other uses see: East West East and West Author Christopher PattenLanguage EnglishSubject(s) PoliticsPublisher CrownPublication date September 14 1998Pages 304ISBN 0812930002OCLC Number 39108737Dewey Decimal 951.25/04 21LC Classification DS796.H757 P39 1998 East and West (subtitled China Power and the Future of Asia) is a 1998 book by the British politician Christopher Patten about his ...]
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Last And First Men

  [english | 1930]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future is a science fiction novel written in 1930 by the British author Olaf Stapledon. 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. Stapledons conception of history is based on ...]
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Last Men In London

  [english | 1932]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl are memoirs of a former London call girl written by Dr. Brooke Magnanti under the pseudonym Belle de Jour. From the summer of 2003 to the autumn of 2004 Belle charted her day-to-day adventures on and off the field in a frank funny and award-winning web diary. The blogs were then published into the book in which Belle elaborates on the diary entries ...]
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Odd John A Story Between Jest And Earnest

  [english | 1935]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [Odd by Amy Le Feuvre. Odd is presented here in a high quality kindle edition. This popular classic work by Amy Le Feuvre is in the English language. If you enjoy the works of Amy Le Feuvre then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.]
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Sirius A Fantasy Of Love And Discord

  [english | 1944]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [Sirius is Thomas Trelones great experiment - a huge handsome dog with the brain and intelligence of a human being. Raised and educated in Trelones 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 ...]
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Star Maker

  [english | 1937]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work. The story details the mental journey of an unnamed narrator who is transported not only to other worlds but also other galaxies and parallel universes until he eventually becomes part of the cosmic mind. First published in 1937 Olaf Stapledons descriptions of alien life are a ...]
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The Flames

  [english | 1947]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [When You Are Engulfed in Flames is a collection of essays by bestselling American humorist David Sedaris. It was released on June 3 2008.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 375

The Road To The Aide Post

  [english | 1916]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [Reading lists: p. 340-348.]
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The Seed And The Flower

  [english | 1916]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Excerpts: [... he laboured all day. He had a daughter, an only child, and he loved her. At sunset, after his work, he looked at the field and twilight fell upon ...... silent. And the enemy died. The man left him for the crows and the ants, but he went away grieving. And his spirit flagged, and he lay down. He saw ...... sowed a seed: it adventured after beauty. The Goal of all Souls is the ...]
Genres: [fiction | religious | short storiesDownloads: 179