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The City Among the Stars (Fiction Without Frontiers)

Francis Carsac Judith Sullivan Margaret Schiff

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MISCELLANEOUS
01 July 2020
Science fiction; Classic science fiction; Space opera; Dystopia; Space Opera; Space Exploration
First English translation of the celebrated Golden Age Science Fiction Classic. This stunning classic stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Arthur C. Clark, Asimov, and Heinlein. No devotee of great sf should miss The City of the Stars.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Tankar Holroy, Lieutenant in the Stellar Guard of earth's Empire, floats in space after his spaceship is sabotaged. Rescued by an enormous, unknown ship, he awakes to discover himself saved by the People of the Stars who are born and live in space with minimal contact with planets and their occupants whom they call, with contempt, planetaries. The chilly welcome he receives from the ship's leader, the Teknor, is followed by overt hostility from the other inhabitants of the Tilsin. Only a woman named Orena reaches out to him. Tankar soon realises that he was rescued for his knowledge of tracers, the technology that allows Empire ships to track others through hyperspace, a technology the People of the Stars lack. Out of spite, he refuses to deliver the one piece of knowledge that can protect the people who saved but now spurn him - and the consequences will be catastrophic. AUTHOR: Francis Carsac, a pseudonym for the world-renowned French scientist, geologist, and archaeologist Francois Bordes, wrote and published six novels during the golden age of science fiction. Never before published in English, these novels resonate with timely issues ranging from climate control to racism and greed and tell the stories of characters whose challenges and triumphs clearly relate to many of the problems we encounter today. He has been translated and published into Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Hungarian, Estonian amongst others.
By:   Francis Carsac
Translated by:   Judith Sullivan, Margaret Schiff
Imprint:   MISCELLANEOUS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   202g
ISBN:   9781787584235
ISBN 10:   1787584232
Series:   Fiction Without Frontiers
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Francis Carsac, a pseudonym for the world-renowned French scientist, geologist, and archaeologist Francois Bordes, wrote and published six novels during the golden age of science fiction. Never before published in English, these novels resonate with timely issues ranging from climate control to racism and greed and tell the stories of characters whose challenges and triumphs clearly relate to many of the problems we encounter today. He has been translated and published into Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Hungarian, Estonian amongst others.

Reviews for The City Among the Stars (Fiction Without Frontiers)

Most of the world knew Francois Bordes as one of the world's leading paleoanthropologists. His The Old Stone Age was required reading for generations of archaeologists. Long considered one of France's giants of science fiction, and writing under the pen name Francis Carsac, his The City of the Stars is now available in English translation. This stunning classic stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Arthur C. Clark, Asimov, and Heinlein. No devotee of great sf should miss The City of the Stars. - New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Devotees of classic sci-fi will appreciate this translation.


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