The Blue Germ by Maurice Nicoll

A Small Masterpiece

Self Portrait 2010
Self Portrait 2010

Maurice Nicholl, who wrote this under the nom de plume of Martin Swayne, was one of the great Fourth Way teachers of the 20th century. Nicholl wrote fiction in the years roughly 1911 to 1924. This is “science fiction”. And it is science fiction of the type and style written in this period in the UK. Its style is quintessentially “British”, its pace Edwardian, its techniques simple yet setting up a protagonism between points of view spiritual and materialistic. And it is a flowing, compelling story. Except for the techniques used to make manifest the ending.

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Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon

A Must-Read Classic … But Maybe a Hard Reading Experience …

Self Portrait 2010
Self Portrait 2010

For those who enjoy sci-fi, and visionary literature of the 20/21 centuries that wants to set us outside humdrum “everyday” life, this is an essential book to have read. It is an important element in the backstory of those two rivers of writing about worlds, and thus about our own, human race, consciousness. Continue reading Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon