The City & the Stars
Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar; for millennia its protective dome shutout the creeping decay and danger of the world outside. Once, it held powers that rules the stars. But then, as legend had it, The invaders came, driving humanity into this last refuge. It takes... show more
Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar; for millennia its protective dome shutout the creeping decay and danger of the world outside. Once, it held powers that rules the stars. But then, as legend had it, The invaders came, driving humanity into this last refuge. It takes one man, A Unique to break through DiasparÃ‚Â’s stifling inertia, to smash the legend and discover the true nature of the Invaders.
Publish date: September 20th 1999
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Space Opera
I've always really enjoyed science fiction, but I've always felt like I haven't read deeply enough in the genre to truly count myself a fan. A big part of the problem has always been the fact that I have always been a far bigger fan of fantasy, and I've prioritized that genre when deciding what to r...
This Arthur C. Clarke novel, The City and the Stars, dates to the mid-1950s, I believe, and is a strange little book. (Technically this is a reread, as I'm pretty sure I read this going on 35 years ago, but remembered little of it other than the title.) It is the story of Alvin, who is turning tw...
This is one of my favorite Clarke novels. It centers on Alvin, the first child born in ten million years in Diaspar, the city of the title, the last city on Earth. He's a "unique" rather than someone reborn from the Hall of Creation, and unique in wanting to go beyond the bounds of the city. Diaspar...
This was my Second book by Arthur C Clarke. The first being is magnus opus 2001 Space Odyssey. This book was a kind of different from what I am used to read but I really want to learn more about the first steps given in SFF and Fantasy. Having almost every book in both Sci-fi and Fantasy Masterwork'...
I have neglected Sir Arthur C. Clarke for far too long. Way back when I started reading science fiction I tended to read more of other two authors from the group commonly known as "Big Three of science fiction", these other two being Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. I felt their works were somehow...
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