Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future
by Olaf Stapledon
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
Epic science fiction classic. A work of unprecedented scale in the genre, it describes the history of humanity from the present onwards across 2 billion years and 18 distinct human species, of which our own is the first and most primitive. Stapledon's conception of history is a repetitive cycle with many varied civilizations rising from and descending back into savagery over millions of years.
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