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The city machine

Author: Louis Trimble; Kelly Freas; Jack Gaughan
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DAW Books, Inc., Donald A. Wollheim, Publisher, [1972] ©1972
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The entire population of that colonized planet was crowded into one all-enclosed self-functioning city construction. For the majority the situation was like living forever in the steerage of an immigrant freighter. For a few there were some privileges, and for the Highs, power and luxury had been secured by a change of language and the destruction of the old books. Which was where the man Ryne came in. For he was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Trimble; Kelly Freas; Jack Gaughan
OCLC Number: 1337029
Notes: "First printing 1972"--Verso of title-page.
Novel.
"UQ1024"--Cover.
"DAW=sf books no. 24"--Cover.
"Cover art by Kelly Freas"--Title page verso.
Description: 143 pages : illustration ; 18 cm
Responsibility: by Louis Trimble.

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The entire population of that colonized planet was crowded into one all-enclosed self-functioning city construction. For the majority the situation was like living forever in the steerage of an immigrant freighter. For a few there were some privileges, and for the Highs, power and luxury had been secured by a change of language and the destruction of the old books. Which was where the man Ryne came in. For he was the last who could read the original language - and if they could ever locate the machine that could build new cities, he'd be the only one to read the instructions. The story of the search for the City Machines, the linguistics and logistics problems presented, and the fight for Ryne's very life is a science fiction novel of edge-of-the-seat excitement.'

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