Man is man, so long as he is struggling to rise above nature, and this nature is both internal and external
Plot[ edit ] A single human narrator from England is transported out of his body via unexplained means. He realizes he is able to explore space and other planets.
After exploring a civilization on another planet in our galaxy at a level of development similar to our own that existed millions of years ago thousands of light years from Earth the "Other Earth" in some detail, his mind merges with that of one of its inhabitants, and as they travel together, they are joined by still more minds or group-minds.
This snowballing process is paralleled by the expansion of the book's scale, describing more and more planets in less and less detail. The disembodied travelers encounter many ideas that are interesting from both science-fictional and philosophical points of view.
These include the first known instance of what is now called the Dyson sphere ; a reference to a scenario closely predicting the later zoo hypothesis or Star Trek 's Prime Directive ;[ citation needed ] many imaginative descriptions of species, civilizations and methods of warfare; descriptions of the Multiverse ; and the idea that the stars and even pre-galactic nebulae are intelligent beings, operating on vast time scales.
A key idea is the formation of collective minds from many telepathically linked individuals, on the level of planets, galaxies, and eventually the cosmos itself. A symbiotic species, each individual composed of two species, both non-humanoid, is discussed in detail. Normally detached from the galaxy's turmoil, they intervene in a deus ex machina to end the threat of a civilization dedicated to the idea of total insanity trying to force its mentality onto one stellar civilization after another.
The climax of the book is the "supreme moment of the cosmos", when the cosmical mind which includes the narrator attains momentary contact with the titular "Star Maker".
The Star Maker is the creator of the universe, but stands in the same relation to it as an artist to his work, and calmly assesses its quality without any feeling for the suffering of its inhabitants. This element makes the novel one of Stapledon's efforts to write "an essay in myth making".
After meeting the Star Maker, the traveler is given a "fantastic myth or dream," in which he observes the Star Maker at work. He discovers that his own cosmos is only one of a vast number, and by no means the most significant.
He sees the Star Maker's early work, and he learns that the Star Maker was surprised and intensely interested when some of his early "toy" universes — for example a universe composed entirely of music with no spatial dimensions — displayed "modes of behavior that were not in accord with the canon which he had ordained for them.
The Star Maker goes on to create "mature" universes of extraordinary complexity, culminating in an "ultimate cosmos," through which the Star Maker fulfills his own eternal destiny as "the ground and crown of all things.
Reception[ edit ] The novel is one of the most highly acclaimed in science fiction. Its admirers at the time of first publication saw it as one of the most brilliant, inventive, and daring science fiction books.
Among its more famous admirers were H. Lessing wrote an afterword for a UK edition. Freeman Dyson was also a fan, admitting to basing his concept of Dyson spheres on a section of the book, even calling "Stapledon sphere" a better name for the idea.
Clarke has been most strongly influenced by Stapledon. Critics of the novel tend to see it as full of interesting ideas but its writing as dry, characterless, difficult, as well as scientifically implausible at points. Clarke inC.T he year turned out to be somewhat of a rejuvenation after the comparatively weak offerings of Although Korean films did not win any major awards from top-ranked festivals in , as they had the previous year, the films themselves provided a much broader range of quality.
Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.I must continue to bear testimony to truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth.
Man Is The Architect Of His Own Future Essay. No doubt this is right and is very authentic that what a man gets is due to his destiny and fortune but many people can change their fortune and destiny by their hard work and his commitment so according to the real stats and scenario the most appropriate statement is their concern is that man is the architect of his own future, and what he wants.
Antony would like to respond to the article in El Pais yesterday: "I would just like to say that I suspect the translation of my interview was a bit rough, and the artistic statement I made was in reference to myself: "As a transgendered person, I am like a wild animal, beyond the realm of Christians and patriarchies.".
The saying “you control your own destiny” applies to the everyday life of us all. The way you act will determine the actions of the people around you, who you are .
INTRODUCTION. In , when the author of the essays here assembled was elected professor of political and social science in Yale College, he was, to use his own words, “a young and untried man.” He was selected for his position, not as a specialist, but because he was what he was.
Someone in those days must have been an excellent judge of men.