History Literature / StarMaker

15th Apr '16 10:10:31 PM Orbiting
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* [[spoiler: ArtEvolution: The Star Maker's motivation to create a new universe after he is done with the previous one.]]

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* [[spoiler: ArtEvolution: [[spoiler: The Star Maker's motivation to create a new universe after he is done with the previous one.]]



* [[spoiler:GodIsEvil: Or at least remarkably callous toward the suffering of his creations.]]

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* [[spoiler:GodIsEvil: Or GodIsEvil: [[spoiler:Or at least remarkably callous toward the suffering of his creations.]]
12th May '14 5:17:29 AM SmokeyLettuce
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* AlienGeometries: [[spoiler: Not all of the Star Maker's creations are Euclidean. there are even some of them that are made of sound, some have time but lack space.]]

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* AlienGeometries: [[spoiler: Not all of the Star Maker's creations are Euclidean. there There are even some of them that are made of sound, some have time but lack space.]]



* MentalFusion[=/=]AssimilationPlot: A simbiotic race eventually replaces physical simbiosis with a mental one. Later civilizations have species-wide and telepathy that grants them a shared consciousness. [[spoiler: This later spreads to most of the universe.]]

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* MentalFusion[=/=]AssimilationPlot: A simbiotic race eventually replaces physical simbiosis with a mental one. Later civilizations have species-wide and telepathy that grants them a shared consciousness. [[spoiler: This later spreads to most of the universe.]]
12th May '14 5:15:38 AM SmokeyLettuce
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* AlienGeometries: Not all of the Star Maker's creations are Euclidean. there are even some of them that are made of sound, some have time but lack space.

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* AlienGeometries: [[spoiler: Not all of the Star Maker's creations are Euclidean. there are even some of them that are made of sound, some have time but lack space.]]
12th May '14 5:15:10 AM SmokeyLettuce
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* AlienGeometries: Not all of the Star Maker's creations are Euclidean. there are even some of them that are made of sound, some have time but lack space.



* [[spoiler: ArtEvolution: The Star Maker's motivation to create a new universe after he is done with the previous one.]]



* DysonSphere - The actual origin of the concept (Dyson himself said they should have been called "Stapledon spheres"), though it's mentioned only briefly.
* GeniusLoci - Later space civilizations eventually create them.
* [[spoiler:GodIsEvil - Or at least remarkably callous toward the suffering of his creations.]]
* HeavyWorlder - The beings designed to inhabit the white dwarfs, after there are few "living" stars left.
* HollowWorld
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet - The entire history of humanity from the first to the last men leaves absolutely no impact on the history of the galaxy, let alone the universe.
* NotSoDifferent - [[spoiler:Having become a part of the multigalactic overmind, the protagonist remains unaffected by the suffering of civilizations and individual beings, reasoning that their suffering ultimately serves a higher purpose. Yet he is horrified to find out that the Star Maker himself is just as indifferent to his own suffering for the very same reason.]]
* StarfishAliens - Literally. The Echinoderms are intelligent beings that evolved from a starfish-like creature. In general, the book describes a great many very bizarre life forms, including [[spoiler:intelligent stars and nebulae]].

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* DysonSphere - DysonSphere: The actual origin of the concept (Dyson himself said they should have been called "Stapledon spheres"), though it's mentioned only briefly.
* GeniusLoci - GeniusLoci: Later space civilizations eventually create them.
sentient planets.
* [[spoiler:GodIsEvil - [[spoiler:GodIsEvil: Or at least remarkably callous toward the suffering of his creations.]]
* HeavyWorlder - HeavyWorlder: The beings designed to inhabit the white dwarfs, after there are few "living" stars left.
* HollowWorld
HiveMind: several of the species the author visits have this. A single specimen is just an animal, but a shared consciousness of a swarm is an equivalent of an individual.
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet - HollowWorld: The artificial planets as well as all the "dead" stars eventually.
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: [[Literature/LastAndFirstMen
The entire history of humanity from the first to the last men men]] leaves absolutely no impact on the history of the galaxy, let alone the universe.
* NotSoDifferent - MentalFusion[=/=]AssimilationPlot: A simbiotic race eventually replaces physical simbiosis with a mental one. Later civilizations have species-wide and telepathy that grants them a shared consciousness. [[spoiler: This later spreads to most of the universe.]]
* NotSoDifferent:
[[spoiler:Having become a part of the multigalactic overmind, the protagonist remains unaffected by the suffering of civilizations and individual beings, reasoning that their suffering ultimately serves a higher purpose. Yet he is horrified to find out that the Star Maker himself is just as indifferent to his own suffering for the very same reason.]]
* StarfishAliens - StarfishAliens: Literally. The Echinoderms are intelligent beings that evolved from a starfish-like creature. In general, the book describes a great many very bizarre life forms, including [[spoiler:intelligent stars and nebulae]].nebulae]].
* TheMultiverse: [[spoiler: Some of the Star Maker's later creations consist of more than one universe.]]
* TheEmpire: What some of the advanced civilizations end up as.
* TheFederation: What the other civilizations become.
12th May '14 4:31:20 AM SmokeyLettuce
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler: The stars, as well as the Star Maker.]]



* GodIsEvil - Or at least remarkably callous toward the suffering of his creations.

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* GodIsEvil GeniusLoci - Later space civilizations eventually create them.
* [[spoiler:GodIsEvil
- Or at least remarkably callous toward the suffering of his creations.]]



* NotSoDifferent - [[spoiler:Having become a multigalactic overmind, the protagonist remains unaffected by the suffering of civilizations and individual beings, reasoning that their suffering ultimately serves a higher purpose. Yet he is horrified to find out that the Star Maker himself is just as indifferent to his own suffering for the very same reason.]]

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* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet - The entire history of humanity from the first to the last men leaves absolutely no impact on the history of the galaxy, let alone the universe.
* NotSoDifferent - [[spoiler:Having become a part of the multigalactic overmind, the protagonist remains unaffected by the suffering of civilizations and individual beings, reasoning that their suffering ultimately serves a higher purpose. Yet he is horrified to find out that the Star Maker himself is just as indifferent to his own suffering for the very same reason.]]
12th May '14 3:02:36 AM SmokeyLettuce
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* NotSoDifferent - [[spoiler:Having become a multigalactic overmind, the protagonist remains unaffected by the suffering of civilizations and individual beings, reasoning that their suffering ultimately serves a higher purpose. Yet he is horrified to find out that the Star Maker himself is just as indifferent to his own suffering for the very same reason.]]
22nd Jan '13 1:57:17 PM Xtifr
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22nd Jan '13 1:53:08 PM Xtifr
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A 1937 ScienceFiction novel by Creator/OlafStapledon, and a sequel of sorts to ''Literature/LastAndFirstMen''. When he decided that the former book -- which chronicled the entire (future) history of humankind -- had not been nearly ambitious enough, Stapledon followed it up with a history of the entire universe, culminating in a brief glimpse into the nature and history of God himself (the titular Star Maker).

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A ''Star Maker'' is a 1937 ScienceFiction novel by Creator/OlafStapledon, and a sequel of sorts to ''Literature/LastAndFirstMen''. When he decided that the former book -- which chronicled the entire (future) history of humankind -- had not been nearly ambitious enough, Stapledon followed it up with a history of the entire universe, culminating in a brief glimpse into the nature and history of God himself (the titular Star Maker).
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A 1937 ScienceFiction novel by Creator/OlafStapledon, and a sequel of sorts to ''Literature/LastAndFirstMen''. When he decided that the former book -- which chronicled the entire (future) history of humankind -- had not been nearly ambitious enough, Stapledon followed it up with a history of the entire universe, culminating in a brief glimpse into the nature and history of God himself (the titular Star Maker).

Like ''Literature/LastAndFirstMen'', the story's viewpoint grows broader and broader as it progresses, though this time it is a broadness not only of time but of space. After examining several individual alien societies in some detail, the book's perspective gradually pulls back from a planetary to a galactic scale, then to a universal scale, and finally to a viewpoint that encompasses the Star Maker himself and all of his various created universes.

Also like its predecessor, it's told through the framing device of a man (Stapledon himself, presumably) being given this "guided tour" of reality telepathically by advanced beings from the future.

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!! This novel provides examples of:
* AlienNonInterferenceClause
* CreationMyth
* DysonSphere - The actual origin of the concept (Dyson himself said they should have been called "Stapledon spheres"), though it's mentioned only briefly.
* GodIsEvil - Or at least remarkably callous toward the suffering of his creations.
* HeavyWorlder - The beings designed to inhabit the white dwarfs, after there are few "living" stars left.
* HollowWorld
* StarfishAliens - Literally. The Echinoderms are intelligent beings that evolved from a starfish-like creature. In general, the book describes a great many very bizarre life forms, including [[spoiler:intelligent stars and nebulae]].
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