The Celestines: A Short Story

The Celestines A Short Story The desolate planet of Eltotsira is inhabited by the Celestines a ghost like people who derive all of their energy from starlight With no need for food or sleep they spend their time exchanging idea

  • Title: The Celestines: A Short Story
  • Author: Luke F.D. Marsden
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  • Page: 353
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  • The desolate planet of Eltotsira is inhabited by the Celestines, a ghost like people who derive all of their energy from starlight With no need for food or sleep, they spend their time exchanging ideas, as these are all they have to accompany them in their lonely existence They record their thoughts, at great labour, in writings in the dust Their inscriptions cover immeThe desolate planet of Eltotsira is inhabited by the Celestines, a ghost like people who derive all of their energy from starlight With no need for food or sleep, they spend their time exchanging ideas, as these are all they have to accompany them in their lonely existence They record their thoughts, at great labour, in writings in the dust Their inscriptions cover immense tracts of the planetary surface and, from far above, their planet resembles a giant brain floating through space The Celestines is a visionary tale about the desire for knowledge, even in the absence of a purpose the pursuit of understanding, where the only reward is understanding itself.

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    About "Luke F.D. Marsden"

    1. Luke F.D. Marsden

      Luke F D Marsden lives in the South West of England His books and short stories combine metaphysical and visionary fiction with realism and detailed observation He has travelled extensively in six continents and brings the cumulative experiences of these journeys to his writing He is a graduate of Oxford University in Molecular Biology and holds a Master s degree in Computer Science These fields of study have taught him how little we know about the world and our own minds I think that the ability of literature, at its best, to unlock and engage the power of the imagination makes it the most powerful art form Two and a half thousand years of philosophy, medicine, biology and psychology since Aristotle have yet to produce even a basic explanation of the mechanism of consciousness, or of our imagination We have barely touched the surface when it comes to understanding the worlds inside our heads there is so much still to explore By writing, I strive to venture into these uncharted territories and to create works that reveal something of what lies there.

    850 thoughts on “The Celestines: A Short Story”

    1. At only twenty-something pages in length, if you have half an hour to spare, you really should spend it reading The Celestines.It’s no easy task to imagine a world beyond human comprehension. Writing about it is even more difficult, and yet this author certainly succeeds.The story is told in an almost essay-like format, but one which is very simple and accessible. This style works well because it gives The Celestines’ existence a firm rooting in believability. An encyclopedia type approach m [...]


    2. The Celestines is a short story that relays the nature and origins of a form of unknown beings, part ethereal, part scientific enigma. As the tale unfolds, clues are revealed that help shed light on these strange lifeforms, illuminating their unique culture. The writing creates real intrigue as the curious methodologies of the beings comes to light and their generational legacies are explained. An understated gem with a quietly observational style, there is much to be gained from this story and [...]


    3. While reading The Celestines, I was reminded of Borges' A Universal History of Iniquity, a similarly wild and ecstatic study of imaginary beings written as a kind of historical treatise. But with a sci fi twist! So it would bring me great joy to see this story in a dense collection of stories with a similar goal: imaginary anthropological studies of sci-fi races, each giving colour and power to the last in how each world differs in its structure. 8-10 stories as entry points into an expanded way [...]


    4. This short story reads like a short academic paper documenting a fictitious race of beings known as the Celestines. You learn all about their history, physiology and culture in a matter of 20 pages. It was a remarkable piece of fiction which, as other people have noted, would work brilliantly as an entry in a collection of similar articles/ stories. As I write this the wind is howling here in North West England and I live near a lot of industrial structures which make ghostly noises when the win [...]


    5. This is a book for all you Sci-fi nerds out there. It feels like a lost chapter from a encyclopaedia of civilisations throughout the universe. It is easy to sense just how real the Celestines are from this book, it is very comprehensive, covering birth, education, procreation and death.I enjoyed reading this and I hope Luke produces another chapter for the Intergalactic Civilisations encyclopaedia.



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