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Cities in Flight

by James Blish

Part of the S.F. Masterworks Series

eBooks of the Month Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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Cities in Flight  represents one of the most important developments in SF - the transformation of standard themes into something deeper and more profound, while retaining the thrilling sense of adventure and wonder in the utterly compelling human stories.

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Cities in Flight Synopsis

James Blish's galaxy-spanning masterwork, originally published in four volumes, explores a future in which two crucial discoveries - antigravity devices which enable whole cities to be lifted from the Earth to become giant spaceships, and longevity drugs which enable their inhabitants to live for thousands of years - lead to the establishment of a unique Galactic empire.

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Cities in Flight Press Reviews

'Exciting, intelligent, galaxy-spanning stuff...The real heady wine of sf' Terry Pratchett

'If you haven't read this yet, I envy you. Blish's cities will fly through your dreams' Stephen Baxter

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ISBN: 9780575094178
Publication date: 11/02/1999
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780575094178
Publication date: 11th February 1999
Author: James Blish
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 640 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
Categories: Science fiction,

About James Blish

James Blish (1921-75) studied microbiology at Rutgers and then served as a medical laboratory technician in the US army during the Second World War. Among his best known books are Cities in Flight, A Case of Conscience, for which he won the Hugo in 1959 for Best Novel, Doctor Mirabilis, Black Easter and The Day After Judgement.

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