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The City and the Stars
The City and the Stars
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Like much of Clarke's most famous works ("The Sentinel", "2001", and "Childhood's End"), this book charts the course of humankind against the backdrop of a universe that is often beyond the realms of understanding, by focusing on the individual's interaction with the technological in seeking a sense of belonging.
ISBN: 47098
Pages: 191
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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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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 Diaspars stifling inertia, to smash the legend and discover the true nature of the Invaders. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as a radar instructor for the RAF, rising to the rank of flight-lieutenant. After the war, he entered Kings college, London taking, in 1948, his Bsc in physics and mathematics with first class honours.One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he has won Kalinga Prize, the Aviation Space-Writers Prize and the Westinghouse Science Writing Prize. He also shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was based on his story, The Sentinel. He has lived in Sri Lanka since 1956.