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City And The Stars, The : S.F. MASTERWORKS

by Arthur C. Clarke

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Synopsis

Clarke's masterful evocation of the far future of humanity, considered his finest novel

Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar. For millennia its protective dome shut out the creeping decay and danger of the world outside. Once, it held powers that rule the stars.

But then, as legend has it, the invaders came, driving humanity into this last refuge. It takes one man, a Unique, to break through Diaspar's stifling inertia, to smash the legend and discover the true nature of the Invaders.

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Comments

  1. WarTech
    Given to me to shut a bored 9 year old up, this was the first SF book I read. Over the next thirty something years I've collected thousands more, but I don't think I've re-read any of them more than The City And The Stars. I can still recall some of the sense of wonder I felt during that first read.
  2. JameyC
    I feel the same way. This left me with a longing to be that strange young man Alvin and explore a world long changed. Does anyone remember that a sequel was written following up on this? I seem to but can't figure out wither Clark or another author did it. If so I wish to read more about Alvin and his adventures with his ship if anyone knows.
  3. JameyC
    I feel the same way. This left me with a longing to be that strange young man Alvin and explore a world long changed. Does anyone remember that a sequel was written following up on this? I seem to but can't figure out wether Clark or another author did it. If so I wish to read more about Alvin and his adventures with his ship if anyone knows.

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