E-book and not physical book
- 259 pages
- 6 to 7 hours of reading
- Published in 1932
- Writer: Olaf Stapledon
The story tells the evolution of humanity with evolved individuals living in London. They are able to communicate telepathically and are much more intelligent and empathetic than normal humans.
The narrator is one of the last humans to survive the last world war. He tells the story of these advanced life forms as they seek to understand human history and find a way to prevent future wars and conflicts.
As the novel unfolds, we discover that they have a very different perspective on life, death, morality and ethics than normal humans. They also face complex ethical challenges related to their own evolution and their relationship with humans.