Last and First Men


  • book_id: 576,
  • book_owned_medium: 💾digital,
  • book_read_medium: 💾digital,
  • book_status: read,
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  • type: Book, Book for Reading, RenderedItem,,
  • aggregatedRating: 😁good (4/5),
  • author: Olaf Stapledon,
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  • genre: fiction, sci-fi,
  • isbn: 9780486466828,
  • name: Last and First Men,
  • review: Ambitious - the first word that springs to mind upon reading Last and First Men. Tracing human civilisation starting from World War 1 through the various cycles of evolution, politics, religion, and even consciousness - this book is an incredible read. However, as things progress, there are greater and greater leaps of faith and fiction until we eventually reach the Last Men - the point where we read about things that happen without the time or space to think about why and its implications on us today. The writing is dry and typical of its publication era (1930), so a bit difficult to read and keep engaged with.,
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