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Star Maker is a science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, published in 1937. The book tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the relationship between creation and creator.

A pervading theme is that of progressive unity within and between different civilizations. Some of the elements and themes briefly discussed prefigure later fiction concerning genetic engineering and alien life forms. Arthur C. Clarke considered Star Maker to be one of the finest works of science fiction ever written.

A single human narrator from England is transported out of his body via unexplained means. He realizes he is able to explore space and other planets.

After exploring a civilization on another planet in our galaxy at a level of development similar to our own that existed millions of years ago thousands of light years from Earth (the “Other Earth”) in some detail, his mind merges with that of one of its inhabitants, and as they travel together, they are joined by still more minds or group-minds.






Star Maker

Published: 1937
ISBN: 1-85798-807-8
Pages: 339
Genre: Science fiction
Olaf Stapledon

Born: 10 May 1886
Died: 6 September 1950
Cheshire, England, UK
Science fiction, Philosophy
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Upcoming:
Join me for a screening of Epicurus’ Conundrum on Sunday, June 2nd at Femmebit Festival 2019

And Laid Him On The Green, is a live performance created in collaboration with James Rushford for Gertrude Contemporary’s exhibition Octopus 19: Ventriloquy, curated by Joel Stern and presented by Liquid Architecture. Keep an eye on exhibition programming for upcoming information! 

Untitled  is a live performance and online series that examines western culture’s relationship to death by looking at the experiences of social media stars online.


Politics of Immersive Experience (tentative title), a forthcoming book that looks at the links between ethnographic practice and immersive media technologies. Co-written with Julia Yezbick.
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