They Shall Have Stars Author:James Blish Over-population, shrinking resources, eco-disasters, Mid-East terrorists . . . Ever feel like picking up your skirts and taking off from the city? What if the cities themselves picked up their skirts and took off from the planet itself instead? — This is the first novel of James Blish?s famous Cities in Flight series. In THEY SHALL HAVE STAR... more »S, man has thoroughly explored the Solar System, yet the dream of going even further seems to have died in all but one man. His battle to realize his dream results in two momentous discoveries-- anti-gravity and anti-aging drugs.
The four ?Cities? tales are together the famed "Okie novels" of science fiction master James Blish. Named after the migrant workers of America's Dust Bowl, these novels convey Blish's "history of the future," a look at a world where cities roam the Galaxy looking for work and a sustainable way of life.« less