City

City

eBook - 2015
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"Intelligent canines in a far-future city preserve the legends and lore of their absent human masters Thousands of years have passed since humankind abandoned the city--first for the countryside, then for the stars, and ultimately for oblivion--leaving their most loyal animal companions alone on Earth. Granted the power of speech centuries earlier by the revered Bruce Webster, the intelligent, pacifist dogs are the last keepers of human history, raising their pups with bedtime stories, passed down through generations, of the lost "websters" who gave them so much but will never return. With the aid of Jenkins, an ageless service robot, the dogs live in a world of harmony and peace. But they now face serious threats from their own and other dimensions, perhaps the most dangerous of all being the reawakened remnants of a warlike race called "Man." In the Golden Age of Asimov and Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak's writing blazed as brightly as anyone's in the science fiction firmament. Winner of the International Fantasy Award, City is a magnificent literary metropolis filled with an astonishing array of interlinked stories and structures--at once dystopian, transcendent, compassionate, and visionary.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504012942
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sim
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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belmaugli
Jun 08, 2017

Excellent piece of literature.
Read it fist time when I was ~20 (found it very thought provoking and inspiring), then ~ 10 years later and wouldn't mind reading it again in 5-10 years. Before reading it for the first time, I read a separate chapter published independently as a story 'Jupiter' in some collection and was very influenced by it.
If you like applying your imagination to beautiful ideas, then this novel could become one of your favorite.

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Jun 08, 2017

belmaugli thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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