The City and the Stars By Arthur C. Clarke

The citizens of the City of Diaspar believe their city is the last—but nobody can say for sure. A billion years from the present day, humanity has all but vanished—and nobody in Diaspar has left the city in millions of years. The last child born to the Diasparians, Alvin is curious about the outside world. He begins a quest to learn more about humanity’s past—and its future.


Arthur C. Clarke

One of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th and 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke is the author of over 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections that laid the groundwork for the science fiction genre. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke's work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.Clarke's short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke's is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

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