My bday is coming up and this book would be an epic experience!
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Maker-Olaf-Stapledon/dp/0486466833

Star Maker

This bold exploration of the cosmos ventures into intelligent star clusters and mingles among alien races for a memorable vision of infinity. Cited as a key influence by science-fiction masters such as Doris Lessing, this classic has left its mark not only in modern literature but also in the fie…