Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon was born in Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire, , England on May 10th, 1886 and passed away at the age of 64 on September 6th, 1950.

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Olaf Stapledon Stats: The highest rated book by Olaf Stapledon on Book Notification is Star Maker, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Olaf Stapledon on Book Notification is Star Maker, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Olaf Stapledon books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1930
2
1932
3
1935
4
101937
5
1942
6
1944
7
1944
8
1946
9
1950
10
1954
11
1976
12
1976

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

Olaf Stapledon: Biography

Olaf Stapledon (William Olaf Stapledon ) was born on May 10th, 1886. Olaf passed away September 6th, 1950 at 64 years old. Olaf Stapledon was born in Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire, , England. Stapledon attended Balliol College, Oxford where he received a BA degree in Modern History and University of Liverpool where he received a PhD degree in Philosophy.

Olaf Stapledon (William Olaf Stapledon ) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 12 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1930 with the novel Last and First Men. The most recently released novel was Nebula Maker which was released in 1976.

Olaf Stapledon also wrote the Collections series which has 6 books including To the End of Time and Nebula Maker & Four Encounters.

Stapledon acquired a BA degree in Modern History (Second Class) in 1909, promoted to an MA degree in 1913.

Olaf Stapledon: Awards & Accolades

Olaf Stapledon books have been nominated for multiple awards, Darkness and the Light was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1943. Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1945.

Olaf Stapledon: TV/Movies Based on Books

The book Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon was turned into an Icelandic film by the late director, Jóhann Jóhannsson. The movie had its world premiere in 2017 at the Manchester International Film Festival and was released in Berlin on February 25, 2020.


The majority of the film features memorial sculptures constructed in the former Yugoslavia.

The following is a list of memorials.

Podgari?, Croatia
Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ostra, Serbia
Jasenovac, Croatia
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Niš, Serbia
Popina, Serbia
Mitrovica, Kosovo
Biha?, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Novi Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Petrova Gora, Croatia
Kadinja?a, Serbia
Nikši?, Montenegro.


Stapledon’s book A Modern Magician, a short film written, produced, and starring Kate Hodgson and Justin McDonald, was released in 2019. The film was directed by Mark Heller and also featured the voice of Brian Cox. It was the first live-action take on any of Stapledon's books.

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Olaf Stapledon: F.A.Q

When was Olaf Stapledon Born?

Olaf Stapledon was born on May 10th, 1886.

When did Olaf Stapledon die?

Olaf Stapledon died on September 6th, 1950 at 64 years old.

Where was Olaf Stapledon Born?

Olaf Stapledon was born in Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire, , England.

What was the first book Olaf Stapledon wrote?

The first novel written by Olaf Stapledon was The Seed and the Flower, published in 1916.

What was the most recent book Olaf Stapledon wrote?

His most recently released work was Olaf Stapledon, Best Stories on March 26th, 2017.

How many books has Olaf Stapledon written?

Olaf Stapledon has written 23 books. 12 Standalone Novels, 3 Short Stories/Novellas, 6 books in the Collections, 2 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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