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review Against the Fall of Night 103 ONE BILLION YEARS FROM NOW Mankind has reached the heights of civilization Men live thousands of years in perfect freedom and leisure their wants are attended to by ingenoius machines peace and culture flourish in ways undr. I think of this book and I see something like this in my head I m not joking I read this and I imagined something that colorful and bright Reading it was like being in a picture like that you know like smack in the middle of one of those retro sci fi covers It was uite something The world building is phenomenal Everything stood out in vivid colors the landscapes the buildings the cities Yes everything seemed extremely well developed except the charactersThe characters fell flat As if all the energy had been poured into imagining and describing the surroundings and creating the story Which is a shame because it s a very interesting novel that digs into issues that are relevant today and will continue to be relevant for a long time to come It s the divide of nations of people of cultures In this book this divide has far reaching conseuences than today but it still serves to prove a point However stories are told through characters and the characters in this book could have been much interesting and complex Especially considering some of the choices they re facing It makes the whole thing seem a lot less important than it really is and that s an awful waste because it means we might not look upon it or ponder it as seriously as we shouldStill I m happy to have read it Happy to have immersed myself into such a classic science fiction story It s exactly the kind of story one might come up with if one were looking at the picture above and trying to write something down And I love that I love that someone could write something that fits the picture I have of classic science fiction And that a book could create as images as strong and colorful as this one has done In that it s a very beautiful book

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review Against the Fall of Night 103 Estions he was looked on as a dangerous freak a throwback But Alvin kept asking kept looking kept seeking out the truth and what he found offered his people a dreadful choice battle and destruction or a new and richer desti. Wow This was my introduction to Arthur C Clarke and to say that it has piued my curiosity in the author would be an understatement More like kindled a fire using fuel that I never new I possessedA few notes are in order1 This review does not factor in Clarke s re write The City and the Stars at all2 This book was written in 1948 This blew me away it does not feel dated at all and reads like it could have been written today Given the massive leaps forward in science since then this is a remarkable achievementNow onto the review Against the Fall of Night centers on Alvin the youngest member of the city of Diaspar Diaspar is the last remnant of human civilization on Earth the lone oasis in a literal world desert The city has been in an extended period of stagnation with apparently no significant changes in hundreds of millions of years This is largely due to the apathy of its citizens who have lost all curiosity over their seemingly eternal lifespans Alvin however is an exception and his inuisitive mind pushes him forward at great risk to the order of Diaspar Clarke s prose is delightful It is not flowery or discernibly poetic but it has a grace and vigor that is lacking in science fiction Consider the opening sentenceNot once in a generation did the voice of the city change as it was changing nowOr a brief description of the Council of Diaspar s fearHe had put his finger on their secret fear the fear that he had never shared and whose power he could therefore never understandClarke s descriptions are brief straightforward although this Classics major did appreciate the wonderfully appropriate reference to Odysseus complete with Homeric epithets but this merely proves Clarke s skill since he evokes a sense of wonder and feeling with little recourse to extended similes When they do occur they are effectively used and are often the perceptions of the characters themselves eg view spoilerthe machine room hide spoiler Berlin FeuerlandRoman eines Aufstands richer desti. Wow This was my introduction to Arthur C Clarke and to say that it has piued my curiosity in the author would be an understatement More like kindled a fire using fuel that I never new I possessedA few notes are in order1 This The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 review does not factor in Clarke s The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 re write The City and the Stars at all2 This book was written in 1948 This blew me away it does not feel dated at all and Hottest Mess reads like it could have been written today Given the massive leaps forward in science since then this is a Hottest Mess remarkable achievementNow onto the Hitler review Against the Fall of Night centers on Alvin the youngest member of the city of Diaspar Diaspar is the last Hidden remnant of human civilization on Earth the lone oasis in a literal world desert The city has been in an extended period of stagnation with apparently no significant changes in hundreds of millions of years This is largely due to the apathy of its citizens who have lost all curiosity over their seemingly eternal lifespans Alvin however is an exception and his inuisitive mind pushes him forward at great Luther risk to the order of Diaspar Clarke s prose is delightful It is not flowery or discernibly poetic but it has a grace and vigor that is lacking in science fiction Consider the opening sentenceNot once in a generation did the voice of the city change as it was changing nowOr a brief description of the Council of Diaspar s fearHe had put his finger on their secret fear the fear that he had never shared and whose power he could therefore never understandClarke s descriptions are brief straightforward although this Classics major did appreciate the wonderfully appropriate Im Augenblick des Todes Severin Boesherz #2 reference to Odysseus complete with Homeric epithets but this merely proves Clarke s skill since he evokes a sense of wonder and feeling with little Halbe Miete recourse to extended similes When they do occur they are effectively used and are often the perceptions of the characters themselves eg view spoilerthe machine Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters room hide spoiler

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review Against the Fall of Night 103 Eramed of in our time And yet mankind is dying The price of peace has been the loss of the needed human ualities of curiosity and drive they have been bred out of the human race So when young Alvin of Diaspar began asking u. Read this one rather than his later rewrite The City and the Stars Deep future always works better as poetry and you can t clutter up poetry with too many details the bare prose and simple exposition which Clarke later abandoned make a clean frame for this lovely storyThat spooky feeling you got when the time traveler in HG Wells disembarks into the silent garden of the Sphinx at twilight This is a whole book of that It s also an antiuarian mystery an essay on the implications of deep time a theological fantasia and a muted sublimated love storySet aside a winter evening Brew some tea Banish the outside world and read this in a single sitting


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    Pdf/E–book [Against the Fall of Night] Þ Arthur C. Clarke 3 – 35 starsHundreds of thousands of years ago millions of years after our own benighted age the Earth suffered a tragic loss in battle with beings known only as the Invaders and the apparently last remnant of humanity sits behind the majestic walls of the final human city Diaspar Here they while away their immortal days a society of lotus

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    Pdf/E–book [Against the Fall of Night] Þ Arthur C. Clarke I think of this book and I see something like this in my head I'm not joking I read this and I imagined something that colorful and bright Reading it was like being in a picture like that you know like smack in the middle of one of those retro sci fi covers It was uite something The world building is phenomenal Everything stood out in vivid colors the landscapes the buildings the cities Yes everything seemed extremely w

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    Pdf/E–book [Against the Fall of Night] Þ Arthur C. Clarke Read this one rather than his later rewrite The City and the Stars Deep future always works better as poetry and you can't clutter up poetry with too many details the bare prose and simple exposition which Clarke later abandoned make

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke ï 3 download characters Against the Fall of Night DNF at about 50% markThis book is a coming of age story taking place on Planet Earth 10 billion ADSlow very naive and beautifully written Having read a lot of Clarke as a kid at least I remembered the writing correctly Clarke's style wouldn't be out of place even today which is very nice and the way he tells the story does not age The only problem is the story is a bit wrongThe assumption that humans would still live on Earth i

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    characters Against the Fall of Night Pdf/E–book [Against the Fall of Night] Þ Arthur C. Clarke An early effort by Arthur C Clarke An entertaining and fast read but not a very complex story Actually if Sir Clarke had written it just a little differently I would classify it as a Young Adult dystopian novel but as it stands it's basically a Golden Age science fiction story Our hero is cut from the old pulp fiction stories Intelligent brav

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    Pdf/E–book [Against the Fall of Night] Þ Arthur C. Clarke Wow This was my introduction to Arthur C Clarke and to say that it has piued my curiosity in the author would be an understatement More like kindled a fire using fuel that I never new I possessedA few notes are in order1 This review does not factor in Clarke's re write The City and the Stars at all2 This book was written

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    characters Against the Fall of Night free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke ï 3 download I found this in a random place in my school's reference room and jumped on it English language books are difficult to find here unl

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    free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Arthur C. Clarke Pdf/E–book [Against the Fall of Night] Þ Arthur C. Clarke The Prologue to Arthur C Clarke's Against the Fall of Night is so mesmerizing I thought I might have another Childhood's End on my hands The first page or two encapsulates all that is most poignant in the book a child looks to the heavens and wonders if all that is best about his world has already past lost for

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    Pdf/E–book [Against the Fall of Night] Þ Arthur C. Clarke free read ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke ï 3 download I likely read a Clarke novel long ago probably because my father recommended it It was not this novel This novel once I started it turned out to be not one of Clarke's best You don't have to take my word for it nod to Levar Burton D many others have also listed this as a not so great representation of the great Arthur C Clarke's work It took me a month to get through this book partly because in between I read another b

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  • Kindle Edition
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  • Against the Fall of Night
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • English
  • 01 January 2019
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