D. in Philosophy and this is clearly perceptible in his novels.
Eventually John learns to harness his powers for great personal achievement, and to communicate telepathically with others of his kind around the world.
This is a Stapledon story with some very unfamiliar ingredients like characters and humour.
I have, since my teens, been a big fan of Stapledon's cosmic novels _Last and First Men_ and _Star Maker_ - the scale of the latter being the grandest of any novel I have ever... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
The book is well written for that time era, which I like, however the story of Odd John is boring. Philosophical for sure but not my taste. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David E. Aeh
Here is another bitchy review by Doug's wife Wendy Busby. These were the same book. The same theme, the same philosophy,the same story line.I am a Dog lover. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Doug Reedy
Stapledon wrote in the 1930's and 1940's, so his writing is somewhat dated, but good of its kind. However, it's not quite up to his masterpieces, "Last and First Men" and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alfred J. Padilla
The editors of this volume have had a brilliant idea; both stories may be read as a pair of Plutarch's "Parallel Lives".
They have many traits in common. Read more
In this pair of novels Stapledon treats two related sci-fi ideas: a mutant superman, and an animal endowed with human intelligence. Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Charles E. Brown Jr.
Olaf Stapledon is one of the founding figures of modern science fiction. His books explored a lot of topics that would later be expanded upon and explored by others. Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by Shawn Smith
Olaf Stapledon was a visionary philosopher who utilized archetypal science fictional concepts, in the 1930s and 1940s, to comment brilliantly and movingly on the human condition. Read morePublished on February 3, 2007 by doomsdayer520
W.O.S. is the writer that so many contemporary writers emulate without even knowing it. I make it a point to re-read his Last and First Men every 3 years to catch up on his... Read morePublished on June 28, 2006 by LucMee