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THE CITY AND THE STARS

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956]. First edition. A fine copy, top edge shows some spotting in a very fine virtually 'as new' dust jacket (this book originally had two dust jackets, this one underneath remained protected and in fresh condition). Uncommon in this condition. (12722). Octavo, boards. Based on the author's first published novel, Against the Fall of Night (1948; 1953). This novel "...is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-45. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22.

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THE CITY AND THE STARS

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956].. Octavo, boards. First edition. A completely revised and expanded version of Clarke's first published novel, AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT (1948; 1953). "Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 (1968) is one of the most famous computer stories, but his THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956) may well be the profound artistically successful work of cybernetic fiction ... [It] is one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the imagination in all the literature that I am considering. Beyond imagining how computers might transform a society, Clarke also dramatizes the philosophical implications of life in a totally structured society. The novel is even more deserving of commendation because it is an early cybernetic novel, and computers and information theory were recent developments when it was written." - Warrick, The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction, pp. 166-70. This novel "is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-7. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some age-tanning, mostly internal, but with some show through on white spine panel lettering. A very nice copy. (#150103)

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. 310pp. Blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Expanded and revised from the author's first novel Against the Fall of the Night. "The City and the Stars is one of the strongest tales of conceptual breakthrough in genre sf... perhaps his most memorable work." The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, eds. Clute and Nicholls, 1999, p. 230. #22 in The 100 Best Novels of Science Fiction, ed. David Pringle, 1985. Lower corners are slightly bruised else a fine copy in near fine dustjacket with mild edge wear and a tiny scrape on the front panel. A lovely copy. ; Octavo.

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The City & the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Amereon Ltd, 1999-09-20. Book Club. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The City and the Stars (Signet Y6452)

Clarke, Arthur C.

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 071518

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C.

USA: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1956 An expansion of Clarke's first novel "Against the Fall of Night". First edition. Not price-clipped, not bumped. There is a bookplate from a previous owner on the back of the front cover. The front of the dust jacket has three small tears at the bottom, all approximately a quarter-inch (6 mm) long. Aside from these flaws, this is a very sharp looking copy of this seminal work (see photos). Comes in an archival protective cover. All books are bubble-wrapped and placed in a sturdy shipping box when mailed.

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The City and the Stars

CLARKE, Arthur C. (1917-2008)

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1956. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition (so stated) of Clarke's "most characteristic and most enduring" novel (Magill). 8vo: viii,310pp. Publisher's blue and grey marbled paper-covered boards decorated with silver, red, yellow, and green stars, spine lettered with silver foil, illustrated dust jacket, with author's photograph to back panel, priced $3.75. Fine, crisp copy, apparently unread; Fine jacket with no tears or chips. Exceptional. Magill (ed.), Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Anatomy of Wonder II, p. 245. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, 22. Warrick, The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction, pp. 166-70. Completely revised and expanded version of Clarke's first published novel, Against the Fall of Night (1948). "Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 [: A Space Odyssey] is one of the most famous computer stories, but The City and the Stars may well be the most profound artistically successful work of cybernetic fiction. . . . [It] is one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the imagination in all the literature that I am considering. Beyond imagining how computers might transform a society, Clarke also dramatizes the philosophical implications of life in a totally structured society. The novel is even more deserving of commendation because it is an early cybernetic novel, and computers and information theory were recent developments when it was written." (Warrick) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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The City and the Stars.

CLARKE, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1956. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine silver, multicoloured star motifs to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Spine ends very gently rubbed. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with faintly toned spine panel and slightly nicked and chipped extremities. First edition, first printing.

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The City and the Stars (Signet Y6452)

Clarke, Arthur C

New American Library. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. An attractive copy of the 1956 stated first edition. VG+ in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket. Octavo, 310 pgs. Two very small and light tape ghosts to the front endpaper, tasteful former owner bookplate to front pastedown. Very light chipping along the dustjacket's spine crown as well. Still though, clean and bright and very striking.

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THE CITY AND THE STARS

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956]. First edition. Offset to front free end paper from a label, small tear to boards at base of spine panel, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends and corner tips. (15488). Octavo, boards. Based on the author's first published novel, Against the Fall of Night (1948; 1953). This novel "...is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-45. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22.

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C

England: Frederick Muller, 1956. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1st UK edition. Lovely fresh looking price clipped jacket has sight wear to corners and some mild break lines to the colour on the front panel. The back panel has a couple of tinY edge tears.Small line/indentation to the base of the compressed page edges. An excellent superior copy of a cornerstone book of this key author. This is an expansion of Clarke's earlier novel, "Against the Fall of Night." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Harcourt Brace, New York, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. CLARKE, ARTHUR C. The City and the Stars, New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956. Octavo, first edition, pp. viii, 310, mottled blue paper-covered boards with silver lettering on spine and variously colored little stars on spine and front. This is an expanded version of Against the Fall of Night (1949), which itself was a later version of some magazine work. "Partisans are deeply divided between this early work ... and the completely revised and expanded version, The City and the Stars. Raw first novel versus smoother, more complex finished work; take your pick (Anatomy of Wonder, II-245)." Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at head of spine, noticeable darkening to some of the white areas. Overall near fine. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Britain/UK; 1950s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52755. .

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The City and the Stars

CLARKE, Arthur C.

Frederick Muller, 1956. First U K Edition. A fine copy in a vg+ d.w., shallow chipping spine ends, light marginal wear but overall an attractive example of a scarce book.

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THE CITY AND THE STARS

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956].. Octavo, boards. First edition. A completely revised and expanded version of Clarke's first published novel, AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT (1948; 1953). "Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 (1968) is one of the most famous computer stories, but his THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956) may well be the profound artistically successful work of cybernetic fiction ... [It] is one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the imagination in all the literature that I am considering. Beyond imagining how computers might transform a society, Clarke also dramatizes the philosophical implications of life in a totally structured society. The novel is even more deserving of commendation because it is an early cybernetic novel, and computers and information theory were recent developments when it was written." - Warrick, The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction, pp. 166-70. This novel "is perhaps his most characteristic and most enduring." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-7. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 22. Mild foxing to page edges, rear paste-down foxed, a very good or better copy in very good good dust jacket with mild wear at upper spine end, rubbed corner tips, and some general light tanning. The jacket presents well overall. (#158662)

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C.

Harcourt, Brace & World, 1956. Early printing, 1956. Bright blue cloth, gilt titles at spine, blue-green topstain. Book very good plus with a few waterspots and fading to topstain. DJ also very good plus with rubbing, wear to spine-ends. Flap price of $4.95. 310 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1956. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good/good +. 310pp. Octavo [21 cm] Blue cloth over boards with a silver stamped title on the spine, and the publisher's green top stain. The spine is rolled, and the spine ends and corners of the covers are lightly rubbed. In a dust jacket with creasing to the front panel, and several closed tears in the edges and surface. The longest closed tear measures just under 2". Not a book club edition. At the time this was published, Arthur C. Clarke had already been called the "colossus of science fiction," and he had authored close to forty volumes of fiction and nonfiction.

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C

New American Library. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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The City and The Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Frederick Muller Ltd. : London, 1956 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Arthur C Clarke's work The City and The Stars. First edition, first impression. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded as a key figure in the popularisation of space travel. His screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written with Stanley Kubrick, is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. The City and the Stars is a complete rewrite of Clarke's first novel, Against the Fall of Night, written by Clarke to show the improvement in his writing style. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with some wear to the extremities and some slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Book is slightly cocked. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Dustwrapper is sound with chipping and closed tears to the extremities, including some loss to the head and tail of the spine. Handling marks to the wrap. Evidence of adhesive tape removal to the flyleaves. Internally generally firmly bound. Scattered spotting, heavier to the first and last few pages and the fore-edge. Overall Condition: Good in a Good Only dustwrapper.

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1999. Edition: 1. fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen. MT 49

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The City and the Stars - Audio Book

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City and the Stars - Audio Book

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The city and the stars

Arthur C Clarke

1979-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City and the Stars (Signet S1464)

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-08-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

1970-03-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-03-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

19910907. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C Clarke

2012-02-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

2002-09-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City & the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Amereon Ltd, 1999-09-20. Hardcover. Good.

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Harcourt, 1956-06-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Spectra, 1991-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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The City and the Stars (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection, 3)

Clarke, Arthur C.

Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. 0739434217 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The City and the Stars (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection, 3)

Clarke, Arthur C.

Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. 0739434217 New Condition. . New.

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The City And The Stars (S.F. Masterworks)

Clarke, Arthur C.

Gollancz. PAPERBACK. 1857987632 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair.

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C.

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 071618

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The City and the Stars (SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection, 3)

Arthur C. Clarke

2003-04-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City and the Stars (S.F. Masterworks)

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-02-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C.

Spectra. Mass Market Paperback. 0553288539 . Fine. 1991-01-01.

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Gollancz. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Gollancz. Used - Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Spectra, 1991-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Like New. *Looks BRAND NEW Selection only browser spine crease and light tanning to pages Good Selection 1991 Paperback Arthur C. Clarke [author] also author of THE GHOST FROM THE GRAND BANKS Bantam Spectra Science Fiction 2.3-12/15~NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING~

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THE CITY AND THE STARS

Clarke Arthur C

Gollancz Classic SF 5, 1986. 1st printing. A billion years into the future, Earth's oceans have evaporated-and humanity has all but vanished. The inhabitants of the City of Diaspar believe theirs is the last city-but there is no way to find out for sure.. Paperback. near fine b-format paperback.

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The City and the Stars (S.F. Masterworks)

Arthur C. Clarke

Fine. Like New condition. 100% guaranteed. 071418

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Science Fiction Book Club. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 9780739434215 . International orders may require additional postage. ; SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection, #3; 8.30 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; 212 pages .

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. Book club edition. Hardcover. 184 pp. Very good, in a very good jacket. Book has lightly bumped spine ends. Jacket has a touch of edge wear, a sunned spine, and a closed tear at the top edge of the rear panel. Front flap has a crease.

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C

Harcourt Brace. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The City and the Stars

Arthur C. Clarke

Harcourt, Brace, and World (HPL 1). Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition. Cover nearly detached.

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The City and the Stars

Clarke, Arthur C

Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Shelfwear. BOMC. Clean, unmarked pages.

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The City and the Stars - S1464

Arthur C. Clarke -

Signet Books, 1953. Gd. Condition. Classic Science Fiction. (SF11A). Soft Cover. Good.

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