Last and First Men, by Olaf Stapledon

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by One of the Last Men

  1. Balkan Europe
    1. The European War and After
    2. The Anglo-French War
    3. Europe After the Anglo-French War
    4. The Russo-German War
  2. Europe’s Downfall
    1. Europe and America
    2. The Origins of a Mystery
    3. Europe Murdered
  3. America and China
    1. The Rivals
    2. The Conflict
    3. On an Island in the Pacific
  4. An Americanized Planet
    1. The Foundation of the First World State
    2. The Dominance of Science
    3. Material Achievement
    4. The Culture of the First World State
    5. Downfall
  5. The Fall of the First Men
    1. The First Dark Age
    2. The Rise of Patagonia
    3. The Cult of Youth
    4. The Catastrophe
  6. Transition
    1. The First Men at Bay
    2. The Second Dark Age
  7. The Rise of the Second Men
    1. The Appearance of a New Species
    2. The Intercourse of Three Species
    3. The Zenith of the Second Men
  8. The Martians
    1. The First Martian Invasion
    2. Life on Mars
    3. The Martian Mind
    4. Delusions of the Martians
  9. Earth and Mars
    1. The Second Men at Bay
    2. The Ruin of Two Worlds
    3. The Third Dark Age
  10. The Third Men in the Wilderness
    1. The Third Human Species
    2. Digressions of the Third Men
    3. The Vital Art
    4. Conflicting Policies
  11. Man Remakes Himself
    1. The First of the Great Brains
    2. The Tragedy of the Fourth Men
    3. The Fifth Men
    4. The Culture of the Ftfth Men
  12. The Last Terrestrials
    1. The Cult of Evanescence
    2. Exploration of Time
    3. Voyaging in Space
    4. Preparing a New World
  13. Humanity on Venus
    1. Taking Root Again
    2. The Flying Men
    3. A Minor Astronomical Event
  14. Neptune
    1. Bird’s-Eye View
    2. Da Capo
    3. Slow Conquest
  15. The Last Men
    1. Introduction to the Last Human Species
    2. Childhood and Maturity
    3. A Racial Awakening
    4. Cosmology
  16. The Last of Man
    1. Sentence of Death
    2. Behaviour of the Condemned
    3. Epilogue

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