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Cities in flight

Author: James Blish
Publisher: New York, New York : Avon, 1970. ©1970
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They shall have stars: Man has thoroughly explored the solar system, yet the dream of going further resides in one man. This results in two discoveries -antigravity and immortality.

A life for the stars: Centuries later, antigravity generators have enabled entire cities to leave earth's surface and become galactic wanderers.

Earthman, come home: The nomadic cities revert to barbarism and rogue cities begin to threaten the civilized worlds.

The triumph of time: The cities journey into space and make a discovery which could lead to the destruction of the entire universe.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Blish
ISBN: 0380416166 9780380416165 0380009986 9780380009985
OCLC Number: 3680418
Notes: All four novels of the Cities in flight series in one volume.
Description: 605 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: They shall have stars --
A life for the stars --
Earthman, come home --
The triumph of time --
Afterword by Richard D. Mullen.
Responsibility: James Blish.

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They shall have stars: Man has thoroughly explored the solar system, yet the dream of going further resides in one man. This results in two discoveries -antigravity and immortality.

A life for the stars: Centuries later, antigravity generators have enabled entire cities to leave earth's surface and become galactic wanderers.

Earthman, come home: The nomadic cities revert to barbarism and rogue cities begin to threaten the civilized worlds.

The triumph of time: The cities journey into space and make a discovery which could lead to the destruction of the entire universe.

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