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Last and first men

Olaf Stapledon

Last and first men

a story of the near and far future.

by Olaf Stapledon

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Published by Penguin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, Methuen, 1930.

SeriesPenguin science fiction
The Physical Object
Pagination327p.,18cm
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19216959M

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