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Cities in Flight by James Blish
  

Cities in Flight

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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 by James Blish

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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'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

About the Author

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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Publication date

11th February 1999

Author

James Blish

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (b Format)
640 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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Science fiction

ISBN

9780575094178

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