Against the Fall of Night

Against the Fall of Night

Book - 2005
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The 10-billion-year-old metropolis of Diaspar is humanity's last home. Alone among immortals, the only man born in 10 million years desperately wants to find what lies beyond the City. His quest will uncover the destiny of a people-and a galaxy. This book also includes the classic short story Jupiter V.
Publisher: New York : ibooks, 2005
ISBN: 9781596871229
Branch Call Number: CLAR
Alternative Title: Jupiter V

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LucasHill
Aug 06, 2017

A boy seeks the reason that Earth was laid to waste one billion years ago in his past. Very readable in the way only classic sci-fi is. Uses Clarke's frequently ideas of the necessity of humanity to explore space, the requirement that persons of logic must always buck staid thought, and that the universe is grander and more complex than we should expect. Clarke, like many classic age sci-fi writers, is not a master of believable characters or approachable dialogue, but his ideas still can't be beat.

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ISAAC RABINOVITCH
Feb 15, 2017

Uh, no, The City and The Stars is not an alternative title. It's the title of separate novel that's a serious rewrite of Against the Fall of Night.

theorbys Jun 20, 2012

AKA The City and the Stars this is a Golden Age classic. I reread it every decade or so and enjoy its poetics as much now as the first time, many many years ago. One of the 100 best science fiction novels ever.

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