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Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke

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Golden Age Masterworks, Science fiction, Classic science fiction

A classic tale of pulp SF, from one of the greatest writers of the genre. Part of the new Golden Age Masterworks list!

In the year ten billion A.D., Diaspar is the last city on Earth. Agelss and unchanging, the inhabitants see no reason to be curious about the outside world. But one child, Alvin - only seventeen and the last person to be born in Diaspar - finds that he is increasingly drawn to what lies outside the city walls. Even though he knows the Invaders, who devastated the world, may still be out there...

Later rewritten, expanded and republished as THE CITY AND THE STARS, this early novella by one of the greats of science fiction remains a powerful and evocative depiction of the future of humanity...

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Arthur C. Clarke

Born in Somerset in 1917, but a longtime resident of Sri Lanka, Sir Arthur Clarke is the world's most famous SF writer: author of the scientific paper which established the principle of communications satellites, collaborator with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey, and winner of numerous awards for his novels, which include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountains of Paradise.

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