Last and first men

a story of the near and far future
  • 355 Pages
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Methuen , London
Prophecies., Science fic
Statement[by] W. Olaf Stapledon.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 355 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14129958M

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LAST AND FIRST MEN A STORY OF THE NEAR AND FAR FUTURE by Olaf Stapledon. PREFACE. This is a work of fiction. I have tried to invent a story which may seem a possible, or at least not wholly impossible, account of the future of man; and I have tried to make that story relevant to the change that is taking place today in man's outlook.

Last and First Men is probably the ultimate book of human evolution. First published inOlaf Stapledon writes a "history" of mankind's future over a period of two billion book starts with an introduction by one of the Last Men/5(5).

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Last and First Men is an imitation history of mankind written from the point of view of a new species of humanity two billion years in the future. Though Olaf. Last and First Men / Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Instead, I went back another decade, to the moment in when I discovered Last and First Men on a shelf round about knee-level in the Minehead Public Library.

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Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as NASA historian Hansen reveals in this authorized biography--misunderstood.4/5(14).

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Clarke, who later wrote: "No book before or since ever had such an impact on my imagination."/5(83). Question: "What did Jesus mean when He said the first will be last and the last will be first?" Answer: Jesus made the statement “many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first” (Matthew ) in the context of His encounter with the rich young ruler (Matthew –30).

After the young man turned away from Jesus, unable to give up his great wealth. "The transformation of the story from a first press report to a folkloric tale to a comic book and now to a film illustrates how the myth is transformed,” wrote Phil Patton in The New York Times.

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Verse - So the last, etc. The parable concludes with the saying with which it began (Matthew ), but with some inversion in the order of the it was, "Many first shall be last; and last first;" here it is, The last shall be first, and the first last. The circumstances of the parable necessitate this change.

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