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Against the Fall of Night
     

Against the Fall of Night

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by Arthur C. Clarke
 

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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.
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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.
About the Author Arthur C. Clarke is the world's best known and bestselling author of science fiction, winner of many awards and accolades for his writing.

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ISBN-13:
9781596871229
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.
Clarke served in the Royal Air Force as a radar instructor and technician from 1941–1946. He proposed a satellite communication system in 1945 which won him the Franklin Institute Stuart Ballantine Gold Medal in 1963. He was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1947–1950 and again in 1953.
Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956 largely to pursue his interest in scuba diving; that year, he discovered the underwater ruins of the ancient Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee. He lived in Sri Lanka until his death. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, and was awarded Sri Lanka's highest civil honour, Sri Lankabhimanya, in 2005.

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Date of Birth:
December 16, 1917
Date of Death:
March 19, 2008
Place of Birth:
Minehead, Somerset, England
Place of Death:
Sri Lanka
Education:
1948, King's College, London, first-class honors in Physics and Mathematics

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Against the Fall of Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Arthur C. Clarke's earliest novel was Against the Fall of Night, published in 1949 (after appearing in serial form the year before), and was eventually re-written by Clarke as City and the Stars (slightly better than this book, but not so different that both need to be read). Like most of Clarke's work, it is readable due mostly to the interesting ideas he presents. His vision of computers more than 55 years ago must have been amazing for its time, yet is of course hopelessly dated now. Good for fans of the classics, but merely mediocre compared to Clarke¿s finer efforts. As a side note, this novel was reprinted, along with a sequel by Gregory Benford, in a volume called Beyond the Fall of Night. The Benford sequel is pretty weak, not even rising to the level of the original.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago