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Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar; for millennia its protective dome shutout the creeping decay and danger of the world outside. Once, it held powers that rules the stars. But then, as legend had it, The invaders came, driving humanity into this last refuge. It takes one man, A Unique to break through DiasparÂ’s stifling inertia, to smash the legend and discover the true nature of the Invaders.
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ISBN-10:  1567231608
ISBN-13:  978-1567231601
Author:  Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher:  Amereon Ltd
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review by . September 07, 2010
This book is a revision and expansion of Clarke's first science fiction novel Against the Fall of Night, which Clarke completed in 1946 and revised in 1954. The story takes place many years, perhaps billions of years in the future. Millions of people live in an enclosed world where daylight exists the entire day and people do not sleep. The name of the city is Diaspar, which Clarke does not explain, but which may be a reference to "diaspora," a place away from the true homeland, or a place where …
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