Last and First Men

  • by Olaf Stapledon
  • Narrated by Stephen Greif
  • 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the most extraordinary, imaginative and ambitious novels of the century: a history of the evolution of humankind over the next 2 billion years. Among all science fiction writers Olaf Stapledon stands alone for the sheer scope and ambition of his work. First published in 1930, Last and First Men is full of pioneering speculations about evolution, terraforming, genetic engineering and many other subjects.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

One of the more unusual books I have read.

Breathtaking in span a book without characters. It is dated but worth it. A unique view on mankind.
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- Amazon Customer

impressive but not interesting

Impressive scope and foresight for a book that was written in 1930,
but ultimately not interesting enough for my taste.
No story or characters, just a bunch of concepts and small events explaining the long story of humanity across 18 civilisations ...
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios