Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar; for millennia its protective dome shut out the creeping decay and danger of the world outside. Once, it ruled the stars. But then, as legend had it, the Invaders came, driving humanity into this last refuge. It takes one man, a Unique, to smash the legend and discover the true nature of the Invaders.
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Ahead of its time
An exciting story with a good pace. The main character becomes the hero in bringing about a monumental change on the planet.
I suppose it could be compared to an almost Star Trek type of story. Arthur C Clarke seemed to have similar ideas/ beliefs as Gene Roddenberry
He manages to bring feelings of excitement or sadness into reality
Yes, it was. I found myself walking around with it all day!
Great book, great author and exciting storyline. Arthur C Clarke wrote this in the late 50's I believe and his ideas of the future are extraordinarily accurate!
Still great over half a century on.
Mike Grady makes an excellent narrator to Arthur C. Clarke's classic slice of science-fiction.
Here is a world/galaxy so far in the future, crafted from the mind of one of (if not) the greatest Science-Fiction writers, that isn't a twelve part space-opera containing: death, politics, laser guns and numerous billions being eradicated on a whim; but a gradual unfolding mystery.
In-truth the story isn't like this, the whole book performed by Mike Grady is excellent.
Not moved as such, but it was fantastic hearing Khedron the Jester not able to cope with the fallout from his meddling and the extreme steps he takes.
If you're a classic Sci-Fi fan then I'd recommend you pick this up, though I suspect you already will have already done so.