Stapledon's science fiction novels often present the strivings of some intelligence that is beaten down by an indifferent universe and its inhabitants who, through no fault of their own, fail to comprehend its lofty yearnings. It is filled with protagonists who are tormented by the conflict between their "higher" and "lower" impulses.
Table of Contents:
Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future
Last Men in London
Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest
Darkness and the Light
Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord
Death into Life