Cities in Flight Omnibus by James Blish (#1-4)
English | 2000 | Science Fiction | ePUB | 1.8 MB
Long out of print, the science fiction masterpiece by Hugo Award-winning writer James BlishOriginally published in four volumes nearlyfifty years ago, Cities in Flight brings together the famed “Okie novels” of science fiction master James Blish. Named after the migrant workers of America’s Dust Bowl, these novels convey Blish’s “history of the future,” a brilliant and bleak look at a world where cities roam the Galaxy looking for work and a sustainable way of life.
1. THEY SHALL HAVE STARS
Man has thoroughly explored the Solar System, yet the dream of going even further seems to have died in all but one man. His battle to realize his dream results in two momentous discoveries anti-gravity and the secret of immortality.
2. A LIFE FOR THE STARS
It is centuries later and antigravity generations have enabled whole cities to lift off the surface of the earth to become galactic wanderers.
3. EARTHMAN, COME HOME
The nomadic cities revert to barbarism and marauding rogue cities begin to pose a threat to all civilized worlds.
4. THE TRIUMPH OF TIME
In the final novel, The Triumph of Time, historyrepeats itself as the cities once again journey back in to space making a terrifying discovery which could destroy the entire Universe. A serious andhaunting vision of our world and its limits, Cities in Flight marks the return to print of one of science fiction’s most inimitable writers.
Categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy