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Book Title: Against the Fall of Night / Beyond the Fall of Night|
The author of the book: Arthur C. Clarke
Date of issue: June 25th 1992
ISBN 13: 9781857230260
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Against the Fall of Night is one of Arthur C. Clarke's earliest extended works of fiction. Set in the very far future, it tells the story of a young man, Alvin, the only child to be born in the enclosed city of Diaspar for many centuries.
Dissatisfied with the stasis of Utopian life in the city, Alvin discovers that Diaspar is not, as its inhabitants believe, the only city left on an Earth turned to desert. There is another city, Lys, whose people have remained close to nature. For Alvin, this discovery is the first step in a journey that will take him to the stars - and to the truth about the universe.
In Benford's sequel Alvin's discoveries have led to a renaissance; man is reclaiming the Earth and even recreating earlier species of humanity. But along with creativity, evil has returned to the Earth...
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Read information about the authorArthur Charles Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.
Clarke was a graduate of King's College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics. He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.
Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS-Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W. Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama. Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was awarded the CBE in 1989.
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