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  Evolutionary Futurism in Stapledon’s ‘Star Maker’
Throughout the early portions of Star Maker the cosmic mind is unable to accept the perpetual perishing of civilizations, this waxing and waning nature of reality.
Star Maker, the divine principle of the novel, is hence viewed as evil.
However, when Star Maker is fully conceived in the novel -- the universe ceases to seem meaningless, but is seen as in the grips of an evolutionary creativity in which change is necessary for growth.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=2384   (2862 words)

  Star Maker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The science in Star Maker shows its age, but much of the book is much less dated than one could expect for something written in 1937.
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 "Star Maker" of the title.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Star_Maker   (792 words)

 Star Maker
Over vast epochs of time, individual creatures and races, and even planets, stars, and galaxies, expand in consciousness and merge telepathically until, in the far future, the Universe as a whole becomes aware – and aware of its creator, the Star Maker.
Moreover, his imagination is broad enough to encompass numerous universes, each with subtle variations, some sterile, others with life, again presaging late twentieth century thought on this issue (see chaotic inflationary theory and many-worlds hypothesis).
Star Maker's influence, and that of its predecessor, are difficult to gauge or overestimate.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/S/StarMaker.html   (332 words)

 Star Maker: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Star Maker (1937) is a cornerstone work of science fiction Science fiction quick summary:
Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology upon society and persons as...
Sf masterworks is a series of science fiction classics that are being republished by millennium, an imprint of the orion publishing group, a uk publisher, as a...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/st/star_maker.htm   (1019 words)

 Baseball Star Maker FAQ's
We provide professional baseball leadership to youth baseball, including teams organized by Star Maker Sports, coaching clinics to local recreation leagues designed to enhance both the experience of the coaches and the kids they teach and ongoing instruction through camps, clinics and private lessons.
Players are selected by team coaches and Star Maker leadership with the counsel from those parents that provide leadership and support in each age group.
What we expect is for the player and their parents to communicate to their coaches and Star Maker leadership when these opportunities occur.
www.starmakersports.com /faqs.htm   (1450 words)

 COUNTRY MUSIC - Capital News
Jason was also a Toyota Star Maker Finalist in 2005, Gympie Muster Grand Finalist in 2003, Winner of the 2004 Male Vocal Qld Champion of Champions and a graduate of the 2005 CMAA College of Australian Country Music.
In 1984 the Toyota Star Maker Quest was added to the already heady lineup of entertainment that is the Tamworth Country Music Festival and it quickly became the showcase for new talent on the first Sunday of the Festival.
Through his time as Chairman of the Star Maker judging panel, Colin’s “sense of responsibility, his judgement, his leadership and his unwavering belief in Australian country music have played a pivotal role in shaping Star Maker into the un-matched launching pad for new talent it is today,” Max said.
www.capitalnews.com.au /custom.asp?page_id=6&y=2002&m=2   (3505 words)

 'The Star Maker' (R)
Sicily's star-struck citizens are easy marks for "The Star Maker," a rogue pretending to be a talent scout for a group of prestigious Italian directors.
Though "The Star Maker" has scattered charms and a sunny island backdrop, its structure is shaky and its content condescending and repetitious.
The Star Maker, in Italian with subtitles, is rated R for sex and nudity.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/thestarmakerrkempley_c04981.htm   (375 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Star Maker
Bruce Franklin, Star Maker was left off the syllabus because it would take too long to read -- not because of its length, Franklin explained, but because every couple of pages you'd have to stop and think over for a while what you'd just read.
Indeed, Stapledon's thesis tracks with current intelligent-design theory (the Star Maker is God, though not the Father-God of traditional Christianity), which postulates some sort of rule-making authority for how the universe works.
Eventually, he meets the Star Maker, an intelligence that observes the distress of much of his creation, but has no motivation to intervene to correct it.
www.sfsite.com /09a/sm88.htm   (902 words)

 The Star Maker, by Olaf Stapledon
This immense tale stretches from the slow thoughts of intelligent gas clouds in the early universe, to what is now called the Omega Point, and past it through the slow starvation of a decaying cosmos.
Star Maker attenuates the nihilism and despair of its early twentieth-century origin by adopting the theme of a fundamentally tragic universe.
Rather than justify fear and worship of Nature like its Romantic counterpart, Frankenstein, Star Maker demands ennobling and tragic comprehension of Nature, a fusion of Nature and Art, and a potent role for life throughout the multiverse.
www.orionsarm.com /books/Star_Maker.html   (523 words)

 The Entertainment Connection::Star Maker Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Star Maker is great for any type of event.
Star Maker is extremely portable and can be set up virtually anywhere.
Star Maker is totally interactive and comes complete with a show host, video technician, camera operator, props, costumes, video projector and big screen.
www.entconnection.com /star-maker.html   (297 words)

 Learning to Use Root for STAR
The path to using Root for STAR is different for people with various degrees of knowledge about using C++, Root itself, and the packages which have already been developed for STAR computing.
Some examples are not applicable to the Root we use in STAR (in particular, please skip pp 13-16 on creating Root-based programs), and an effort will be made to annotate this document.
Makers are run in an orderly fashion by placing them in a Chain of Makers.
www.star.bnl.gov /STAR/comp/root/LearnRoot.html   (980 words)

 The Movies StarMaker Kit for PC Download at GameSpot
The larger a Star’s Chest or Breast size, the higher their Image Mood and Star Rating will be.
A Star with a higher Boredom Threshold will be able to cope with being idle far better than a Star with a lower threshold.
Stars that get into a bad mood are more likely to give poor performances, and, if they get really annoyed, they could even leave your studio altogether.
www.gamespot.com /pages/gamespace/download.php?pid=561567&sid=6140530&mode=   (1192 words)

 Starpoynt Magazine
The final issue of 2005 is here and we're ready to announce the 2005 Star Artist, Star PD and Star Maker of the year.
Star PD of the Year - It has to be Elroy Smith of WGCI in Chicago.
Star Maker of the Year - one of the hippest and most creative cats on the planet - Jermaine Dupri.
www.starpoynt.com /magazine13   (447 words)

 Placido Domingo, Star-Maker - CBS News
In Florida, John Matz was a high school football star who used to sing the national anthem before his own games.
By the end, stars were born in the city of light.
Opera great Placido Domingo is still going strong at 63, but now takes time to nurture the next generation of opera stars with his special program for young singers.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/05/13/60minutes/main617239.shtml   (1374 words)

 Olaf Stapledon: The Star Maker | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
His epic 'novel' Star Maker (1937) considered the emergence of genetic engineering, the outcome of the many worlds interpretation and delved deeper than any book before or since into the consequences of evolution on the cosmos.
Star Maker and Last and First men were not about characters though, not about individuals.
The encounter with the Star Maker itself is thought-provoking enough to change your religious outlook entirely, even if it is a bit heavy-handed.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/47031   (1667 words)

 Italian director puts feeling in `Star Maker'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In The Star Maker, Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore again uses the magic of the movies as a theme, though much less nostalgically and sentimentally than in his Cinema Paradiso.
The Star Maker, now showing at the River Oaks 3, is the 25th Italian film nominated for the best foreign film.
Ultimately, the plot of The Star Maker is an involved story of romance and redemption.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/features/96/03/16/tornatore.html   (808 words)

 Review: The Star Maker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
To obtain the 1500 lire for a screen test, she strips naked in front of a local bigwig, then, when Morelli leaves her town, she stows away in his van, offering him her body when he discovers her.
Beata is hopelessly in the star maker's thrall, but, as usual, Morelli cares only about himself.
Historically, The Star Maker reminds us of the deep divisions in Italy after Mussolini's fall, and how isolated Sicily is from the rest of the country.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/s/star_maker.html   (554 words)

 They stoked the star-maker machine - Los Angeles Times
Young girls in Kansas City, such as the one who would become Joan Crawford, clipped the articles of their favorite stars and put them into scrapbooks, yet for Pickford, there was no precedent or path to follow.
He was an affable star and Pickford had portrayed the sweet young thing for so long that the power of their image carried over into the press.
On-screen naiveté, however, was hardly enough to spare the beloved comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle when he was charged with manslaughter in the death of Virginia Rappe during a party in San Francisco in 1921.
www.latimes.com /entertainment/news/cl-ca-125media21may21,0,3529911.story   (1733 words)

 UPNE | Star Maker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work.
“Star Maker is a masterpiece in the field of science fiction, a bursting to the brim compendium of ideas for later science fiction writers.” -- Robert Shelton, Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Michigan State University
“Star Maker is an absolutely central book for any consideration of science fiction.
www.dartmouth.edu /~upne/0-8195-6692-6.html   (313 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Star Maker (Millennium SF Masterworks S): Books: Olaf Stapledon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The felt presence of the Star Maker remained unintelligible, even though it increasingly illuminated the cosmos, like the splendour of the unseen sun at dawn.
But the godlike Star Maker is not exactly God, as we see when the scope expands beyond one mere universe to show an endless cycle of creations, many of them being crude and "immature" products of this experimenter's hand.
However, the sheer imaginative scope of this text is phenomenal, an examination of important philosophical themes such as the ability to comprehend the possible purpose of God (the 'Star Maker') masquerading as a mythological history of the universe.
www.amazon.co.uk /Star-Maker-Millennium-SF-Masterworks/dp/1857988078   (1798 words)

 Bibliography: Star Maker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Star Maker (1973, Penguin, 0140035419, $1.25, 264pp, pb) Cover: David Pelham
Star Maker (1987, St. Martin's/Jeremy P. Tarcher, 0874774357, $8.95, 272pp, tp)
Star Maker (1988, Penguin, 0140101527, L3.95, 267pp, tp)
isfdb.tamu.edu /cgi-bin/title.cgi?1142   (137 words)

 FILM REVIEW -- `Star Maker's' Lens A Bit Out of Focus
Fans of ``Cinema Paradiso,'' the 1988 import about a wise projectionist and his young protegee, are clearly the target audience for ``The Star Maker,'' Giuseppe Tornatore's return to the milieu of simple, everyday folks who dream by the flickering light of a movie screen.
``The Star Maker,'' which opens today at the Clay and March 15 at other Bay Area theaters, promises more of the facile, easy-to-swallow sentiment of ``Paradiso,'' which is a bit of a cheat.
Set in Sicily in 1953, when Europe was still healing from World War II, ``The Star Maker'' introduces Joe Spinelli (Sergio Castellitto), a flim-flam man who covers the Sicilian countryside in a broken-down truck, pretending to be a talent scout for Italian and American films.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/1996/03/08/DD59672.DTL&type=printable   (447 words)

 Your Sky
A stereographic projection is used, as is the convention for printed star maps.
The viewing direction (azimuth) may be set to cardinal points on the compass or arbitrarily by entering a value in degrees.
Windows users can create planetarium displays like this in real time, on their own machines, as well as view the Earth, sky, stars at the horizon, track Earth satellites, and more with Home Planet, my public domain Earth/Space/Sky simulator.
www.fourmilab.ch /yoursky   (623 words)

 Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker - The CHUD.COM Message Boards
To the uninitiated, Star Maker is ostensibly the epic story of one “entity’s” physical (as well as spiritual) journey from some nondescript English hilltop up into the firmament and then beyond: to the very edge of space-time, venturing into the mind of God himself.
Returning to the story, it isn’t difficult to see why so many of the great SF writers view Stapledon’s influence over the genre to be second only to that of H.G. Wells’s.
Star Maker: a remarkable piece of work, too often undervalued IMHO.
www.chud.com /forums/showthread.php?p=683399   (521 words)

 Star Maker Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Congratulations to Star Maker James Roberts on being selected as the CCS freshmen baseball player of the year by the San Jose Mercury News.
Star Maker also put two men on in the seventh inning but again Gleason, who scattered 10 hits, didn’t buckle, registering the final out on a bang-bang throw to first after a grounder to third.
Star Maker Sports, a non profit baseball academy sports was founded to provide an opportunity for young people with a passion for the game of baseball to compete at a higher level.
www.starmakersports.com   (3078 words)

 Amazon.com: Star Maker (SF Masterworks) (Millennium SF Masterworks S): Books: Olaf Stapledon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
'Star Maker' by Olaf Stapledon is more about philosophy than about science fiction, but it has enough of both to make all kinds of fans happy.
While I do not believe Star Maker is an attempt at creating a new religion, Stapledon does add his religious and cultural (and political, which centered mostly around socialism...
What is remarkable about Stapledon's The Star Maker is the year in which it was written: 1937, only eight years after Edwin Hubble had announced his discoveries concerning...
www.amazon.com /Star-Maker-SF-Masterworks-Millennium/dp/1857988078   (1970 words)

 Star-Girl.org - Mega Blinky/Blinkie Maker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The layout and layout graphics for this blinkie maker were made by me, Jenni.
Any problems with the maker should be addressed to me.
You may use some of these graphics in your own blinkie maker, as long as you don't take more than 1/4 of them, and you link back to Star-Girl.org on the same page you use them.
star-girl.org /pages/blinkie   (274 words)

 Star Maker School of the Performing Arts
Welcome to Star Maker School of the Performing Arts.
Star Maker is committed to teaching proper techniques in all dance areas as we employ only professional instructors in each area.
Our professional certified staff gives Star Maker students what they need to go on to college scholarships, to professional positions as performers on Broadway, at theme parks, cruise lines and to top teaching positions at schools throughout the East Coast.
www.starmakerschool.com   (183 words)

 'The Star Maker' (R)
In "The Star Maker," set in the 1940s, his characters reach almost compulsively for cuteness.
The enterprising Joe Morelli (Sergio Castellitto) drives into a Sicilian town in a truck festooned with loudspeakers and billboard pictures of Hollywood stars.
THE STAR MAKER (R) — Contains sex scenes, nudity, obscene gestures, violence and profanity — in short, everything.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/thestarmakerrhowe_c04984.htm   (336 words)

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