By Clifford D. Simak
This award-winning technology fiction vintage explores a far-future global inhabited by means of clever dogs who go down the stories in their human forefathers.
hundreds of thousands of years have handed when you consider that humankind deserted the city—first for the geographical region, then for the celebrities, and finally for oblivion—leaving their such a lot dependable animal partners on my own on the earth. Granted the ability of speech centuries prior via the respected Bruce Webster, the clever, pacifist canine are the final keepers of human historical past, elevating their doggies with bedtime tales, handed down via generations, of the misplaced “websters” who gave them a lot yet won't ever go back. simply by Jenkins, an ageless carrier robotic, the canines dwell in an international of concord and peace. yet they now face severe threats from their very own and different dimensions, probably the main harmful of all being the reawakened remnants of a warlike race known as “Man.”
within the Golden Age of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, Clifford D. Simak’s writing blazed as brightly as anyone’s within the technology fiction firmament. Winner of the foreign myth Award, City is a powerful literary city full of an superb array of interlinked tales and structures—at as soon as dystopian, transcendent, compassionate, and visionary.
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City by Clifford D. Simak