Against the Fall of Night

Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473222359

Category: Fiction

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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...

Against the Fall of Night

A young boy leaves the safety of his secluded desert city in an effort to save mankind despite warnings that invaders will return from outer space.

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN: 1596871229

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

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A young boy leaves the safety of his secluded desert city in an effort to save mankind despite warnings that invaders will return from outer space.

The Lion of Comarre Against the Fall of Night

A novella set at the close of the 26th century and a novel set in a remote future both center around human evolution

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: UOM:39015011881094

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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A novella set at the close of the 26th century and a novel set in a remote future both center around human evolution

Beyond the Fall of Night

Gregory Benford expands Arthur C. Clarke's novella, Against the Fall of Night, into a novel-length adventure set billions of years in the future about human destiny among the stars.

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN: 0441056121

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

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Gregory Benford expands Arthur C. Clarke's novella, Against the Fall of Night, into a novel-length adventure set billions of years in the future about human destiny among the stars.

Fall of Night

Parents don't eat their children do they? Officers Fox and Hammond, along with journalist Billy Trout, are calling it the beginning of the end. This is the zombie apocalypse.

Author: Jonathan Maberry

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250034953

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Stebbins Little School is full of bodies. It's unthinkable to Desdemona Fox. Children are sobbing as panicked teachers and neighbors beat down their family members outside of the school...or the things that used to be their family members. Parents don't eat their children do they? Officers Fox and Hammond, along with journalist Billy Trout, are calling it the beginning of the end. This is the zombie apocalypse. An insane escaped serial killer is infecting Stebbins County with a deadly virus, and now the whole world is watching while Fox, Trout, and the remaining inhabitants of Stebbins fight for their life against...what? The undead? The President and the National Guard are ready to nuke Stebbins, PA off the map and cut their losses. But the infection is spreading and fast. Worse, the scientist who created the virus is missing. It's a numbers game as the body count rises; Fox has to contain the infected and evacuate the living before it's too late, and the clock is ticking... Fall of Night, Maberry's nail-biting sequel to Dead of Night, picks up where the first novel left off—on a wild goose chase for a madman and the missing scientist who gave him new "un"-life. Chilling, gory, and hair-raisingly scary, Maberry fans won't be able to read this fast-paced thriller with the lights off.

Against the Fall of the Night

Beyond the fall of night: "In this sequel Alvin's discoveries have led to a renaissance; man is reclaiming the Earth and even recreating earlier species of humanity.

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 0575047658

Category: Engelse fiksie

Page: 239

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Clarke's classic science fiction novel first pub. in 1948, and a brand new sequel by Benford. The first story tells of Alvin, who discovers that his own is not the only city left on Earth; the second shows the renaissance which results from Alvin's discoveries.

The City and the Stars

Any fan of Clarke's would find this book a fascinating read, not just for the intriguing story and Clarke's singular futuristic vision, but also for the purpose of comparing his approach to the same story at different points in his writing ...

Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: 0151180237

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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A billion years into the future, Earth's oceans have evaporated, and humanity has all but vanished. The inhabitants of the City of Diaspar believe theirs is the last city, but there is no way to find out for sure. The city is completely closed off by a high wall, and nobody has left in millions of years. The last child born in the city in millions of years, Alvin is insatiably curious about the outside world. He embarks on a quest that leads him to discover the truth about the city and humanity's history-as well as its future. The City and the Stars is a rewrite of Clarke's first novel, Against the Fall of Night. While the author assumed that the old version would be replaced by the new version and eventually go out of print, he was surprised to find that the older version was popular enough to stay in wide circulation. Today, both stories are equally popular. Any fan of Clarke's would find this book a fascinating read, not just for the intriguing story and Clarke's singular futuristic vision, but also for the purpose of comparing his approach to the same story at different points in his writing career. While The City and the Stars shares the general plot of Against the Fall of Night, many details are different-making an interesting study of Clarke's progression as a writer.

Against the Fall of Night

The story starts with the two friends leaving their universities, with very different prospects before them.The author was himself a professional astronomer throughout this epoch.

Author: Michael Disney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798629475880

Category:

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Against the Fall of Night is a story about astronomical research, of one man's battle to prove that there is another universe out there, hidden below the light of the night sky. It is centred in that glorious epoch between 1960 and 2010 when mankind at last broke free from Earth's atmosphere and had to confront the Cosmos as it truly is, vast, mysterious and very likely beyond his puny comprehension. But will he realize that, or seize on comforting fairy stories that will only serve to conceal the truth? Tom Morgan the protagonist, often facing starkly contradictory evidence, is suspended between exultation and despair. Half heroic and half tragic, his quest becomes an obsession which drives him round the world in search of the killer clue, forces him into confrontation with a highly sceptical Establishment. Starting in the swinging London of the mid-sixties the action moves on to remote observatories in Arizona, Australia, Africa, the Soviet Union, the Andes, Hawaii, .....and culminates on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, for Morgan's quest eventually leads him to become one of the designers of the Hubble Space Telescope.Morgan is no scientific cipher. An emotional single parent, he needs friends, comrades and lovers. He climbs, flies a glider, sails his boat and forges Van Goghs. Worse still he enjoys fighting a growing phalanx of enemies led by Sir Adrian Bellfounder the unscrupulous Astronomer Royal. He is an extreme type: individual, competitive, irascible, passionate, imprudent. Throughout what will be a quartet, each part completely self-contained, but with the same central characters and spine plot, (see below) he is contrasted with his opposite, and lifelong friend and rival Frank, who has his own astronomical tale to tell. Frank is the attractive, balanced, unselfish character who can get men and women to work together to build dreams beyond the reach of any single one. The story starts with the two friends leaving their universities, with very different prospects before them.The author was himself a professional astronomer throughout this epoch. From 1976 until 2010 he was a key member of the Hubble Space Telescope team. Hubble's story, our story, which he had been preparing to write for 20 years, is packed with dreams, heroes, shocks, villains, and the odd rare triumph. Like one of Magellan's crew he saw great wonders and has tall tales to tell; the fight to get born, the Challenger disaster, the crippled mirror, the astronaut repair missions, cancellation following the Columbia tragedy, renaissance, the race to prevent the space-craft dying, the huge discoveries... he was there; he was there; he was there. He knew the people, felt the pain, drank the wine. ENTIRE QUARTET: 'Written in the Stars' 'Against the Fall of Night' (1964 - 1974) . 'The Whispering Sky' 1976 - 1983) ,. 'Crouching Giant' 1985 - 1995, 'Beyond the Western Stars' 1997 - 2012, All four - each about 200 thousand words, i.e. 400 pages long - are coming out on Amazon, almost simultaneously (2020), both as paperbacks and for eKindle.
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The City and the Stars

Any fan of Clarke's would find this book a fascinating read, not just for the intriguing story and Clarke's singular futuristic vision, but also for the purpose of comparing his approach to the same story at different points in his writing ...

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke

Publisher: New American Library of Canada

ISBN: 1471230082

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Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar; for millennia its protective dome shut out the creeping decay and danger of the world outside. Once, it ruled the stars. But then, as legend had it, the Invaders came, driving humanity into this last refuge. It takes one man, a Unique, to smash the legend and discover the true nature of the Invaders.
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