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Last And First Men

By Olaf Stapledon

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One of the most extraordinary, imaginative and ambitious novels of the century: a history of the evolution of humankind over the next 2 billion years.

Among all science fiction writers Olaf Stapledon stands alone for the sheer scope and ambition of his work. First published in 1930, Last and First Men is full of pioneering speculations about evolution, terraforming, genetic engineering and many other subjects.

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  • ISBN: 9781857988062
  • Publication date: 10 Jun 1999
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Gollancz
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