By Clifford D. Simak
This award-winning technology fiction vintage explores a far-future global inhabited via clever dogs who cross down the stories in their human forefathers.
millions 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 so much unswerving animal partners by myself in the world. Granted the facility of speech centuries past via the respected Bruce Webster, the clever, pacifist canine are the final keepers of human background, elevating their puppies with bedtime tales, handed down via generations, of the misplaced “websters” who gave them a lot yet won't ever go back. by means of Jenkins, an ageless carrier robotic, the canine stay in a global of concord and peace. yet they now face critical threats from their very own and different dimensions, probably the main harmful of all being the reawakened remnants of a warlike race referred to 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 overseas delusion Award, City is an impressive 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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