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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Science Fiction The City and The Stars

Arthur C. Clarke, the famous science-fiction novelist, is also a futurist who wrote The City and The Stars. In addition, he became a television host and an explorer. They also appointed him as the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1989 for his cultural work in Sri Lanka.

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Author:  Arthur C. Clarke

Genre: Science fiction                                             

Pages: 256

Good reads rating: 4.10 of 5

My Rating: 8.1 of 10

Published: 2004 (New Edited Edition)

Publisher: Orion Pub Co

Language: English

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Review and Summary of The City and The Stars by Arthur C. Clarke

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The novel presented a reframed work of the famous British writer Arthur C. Clarke’s book Against the Fall of The Night. This renewal shows what he learned about writing and the literature so he can portray his thoughts, his observations, and his feelings in an organised form.

The book The City And The Stars showcase the future where there is nothing left, but only humans exist in a city called Diaspar. The city is so old that no one remembers anything as the environment became an enclosed city for everyone who lives in it.

The amazing thing about this city is that it runs on Central computers. The whole city runs with the help of a computer system, and humans are not organic but made of the machines.

The enclosed number of humans are there to survive, and they keep outsiders only in the computer’s memory. Alvin who is the main character of the story is the only Unique person left in the city different from everybody else.

In the story, Alvin is grownup and finding his way out of the unusual city and usually, he received help from Khedron who gives him an idea to find a way out from the central computer.  Later he discovered that just like a normal city, Diaspar also became connected to other cities by some underground transport system but sealed. It has a secret passage from where he can escape.

He could then escape and found out that there is life left on the planet where humans exist without machines. He discovers the mastership on which he can travel and explore the universe.

Final Say on The Science Fiction Novel The City and The Stars

This novel offers a science fiction narrative where humans are unreal and the creation of a machine controlled by a central computer system. It revolves around an enclosed city with no real humans. I rate this book an 8.1 out of 10 because of the most interesting and detailed storyline it presents. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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