By Arthur C. Clarke
Living within the 10-billion-year-old urban of Diaspar, Alvin is the final baby born of humanity. he's intensely excited about the skin global. in line with the oldest histories stored through town fathers, even if, there isn't any open air world-it was once destroyed via the Invaders thousands of years ago.
One day, Alvin unearths a rock with an inscription doubtless intended for him: "There is a greater means. provide my greetings to the Keeper of the files. Alaine of Lyndar." This cryptic message takes Alvin on a quest to find humanity's real past-and its future.
Originally released within the November 1948 factor of Startling tales, opposed to the autumn of evening is a wealthy and very poetic imaginative and prescient of a far off destiny that's bound to satisfaction lovers of Clarke and technological know-how fiction as a style.
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Against the Fall of Night (Vanamonde, Book 1) by Arthur C. Clarke