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Last men in London

Author: Olaf Stapledon
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : Dover edView all editions and formats
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In this companion piece to First and Last Men, a being from the remote future travels back to the twentieth century to inhabit the consciousness of an Englishman named Paul. From inside his subject's mind, the superintelligent mega-human observes Paul's childhood, his experiences during World War I, and his postwar life as a teacher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stapledon, Olaf, 1886-1950.
Last men in London.
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2011
(DLC) 2010050348
(OCoLC)691927889
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olaf Stapledon
ISBN: 9780486269801 0486269809
OCLC Number: 841512117
Notes: "Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Methuen & Co., Ltd., London, in 1932"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 271 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION: THE FUTURE'S CONCERN WITH THE PAST; I THE WORLD OF THE LAST MEN; 1 Holiday on Neptune; 2 Men and Man; 3 Biographical Note; II EXPLORING THE PAST; 1 The Portal to the Past; 2 Difficulties and Dangers; 3 Influencing Past Minds; 4 Hovering over Time; 5 Descent among the First Men; 6 In the Streets of London; III THE CHILD PAUL; 1 Paul and his Neptunian Parasite; 2 The Child Paul; 3 Early Experiments on Paul; 4 Paul's Changing World; IV PAUL COMES OF AGE; 1 Paul and Sex; 2 Paul Devout; 3 Paul Faces the Facts. V ORIGINS OF THE EUROPEAN WAR1 The Neptunian Attitude to the War; 2 The Philosophical Lemurs; 3 Prehistoric Origins of the War; 4 The Historical Period; VI THE WAR; 1 Europe before the War; 2 Europe Chooses War; 3 Europe at War; 4 Paul in the War; VII AFTER THE WAR; 1 The New Hope; 2 Paul Gathers up the Threads; 3 Paul comes to Terms with Woman; 4 London and the Spirit; VIII THE MODERN WORLD; 1 Paul Undertakes his Task; 2 The Research; 3 Fruits of the Research; 4 Paul Settles Down; IX ON EARTH AND ON NEPTUNE; 1 Submerged Supermen; 2 Paul and Humpty; 3 Back to Neptune.
Responsibility: Olaf Stapledon.
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In this companion piece to First and Last Men, a being from the remote future travels back to the twentieth century to inhabit the consciousness of an Englishman named Paul. From inside his subject's mind, the superintelligent mega-human observes Paul's childhood, his experiences during World War I, and his postwar life as a teacher.

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