The Genesis of Star Maker

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Abstract

Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker evolved in the author's imagination for more than two decades before its publication in 1937. This evolution may be traced first in poems, letters, and an unpublished philosophical manuscript, then in several stages of revision of Stapledon's "cosmos book." Examining evidence from the poems of Latter-Day Psalms (1914) through the author's final corrections of page proofs, this article demonstrates ways in which Stapledon struggled first with the ideas, then with the narrative shape, of his vision of the cosmos and its relation to human life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-42
Number of pages18
JournalScience-Fiction Studies
Volume31
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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The Genesis of Star Maker. / McCarthy, Patrick.

In: Science-Fiction Studies, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2004, p. 25-42.

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