Book of the Month May 2011

Book of the month award this month goes to a novel that was originally published over 60 years ago. Sirius was written by Olaf Stapledon in 1944 and tells the tale of a dog with human level intelligence.

A very moving tale it really does deserve to be a part of anyones collection, it's part of the SF Masterworks list and published by Gollancz.

Olaf Stapledon was born in Britain two centuries ago in 1886 and become a philosopher and author of several influential works of science fiction. His work inspired and influenced many other authors who have since become influential themselves including Arthur C Clarke, Brian Aldiss, CS Lewis and Stanislaw Lem.

Over 60 years after his death and it is great to see that his work is still remembered and enjoyed today.