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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.
©1956 Arthur C. Clarke (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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By BM on 11-28-14

Ahead of its time

What did you like most about The City and the Stars?

An exciting story with a good pace. The main character becomes the hero in bringing about a monumental change on the planet.

What other book might you compare The City and the Stars to, and why?

I suppose it could be compared to an almost Star Trek type of story. Arthur C Clarke seemed to have similar ideas/ beliefs as Gene Roddenberry

What does Mike Grady bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He manages to bring feelings of excitement or sadness into reality

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was. I found myself walking around with it all day!

Any additional comments?

Great book, great author and exciting storyline. Arthur C Clarke wrote this in the late 50's I believe and his ideas of the future are extraordinarily accurate!

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By Yaa on 02-25-18

extraordinarily visionary

completely astounded by the breadth and depth of legendary author's breathtaking imagination. highly recommend book

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By Peter on 09-24-16

Intriguing Yarn

A story that leads you along an intriguing path where the horizons of the story are ever expanding leaving the reader with many questions.

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