Even stories about future worlds show their age. The computers on Star Trek took up an entire room. The utopian vision pictured in the Jetsons inexplicably features 1950s gender roles. And how many sci-fi classics actually predicted the smartphone? The older a story gets, the less like the future it becomes. That's why the themes in "Star Maker," Olaf Stapledon's sci-fi classic, are so jaw-dropping. He wrote the book in 1937, but it contains ideas you could swear were only conceived in the last few decades.
Philosophy of the Cosmos
The Multiverse/Alternate Dimensions
Star Trek's Prime Directive
Written by Ashley Hamer May 30, 2018
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