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  • Published: 3 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141992921
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

Last and First Men



Last and First Men is a science fiction novel like no other: an incredible 'history' of mankind's next two billion years

Olaf Stapledon's masterpiece - 'dictated' by the final human species - follows the rise and fall of humanity and its ancestors from their primordial abysses to their cultural and technological heights. Over many long years of future history, the human form itself undergoes dramatic changes - elongating, shrinking, and, finally, escaping the bounds of the body...

Mesmerising in its imagination and scope, Last and First Men is one of the most influential science fiction novels ever written.

  • Published: 3 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141992921
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

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Praise for Last and First Men

No other book had a greater influence on my life

Arthur C. Clarke

To say that it's an epic novel understates the point significantly

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