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Cities in Flight by James Blish
  

Cities in Flight

Part of the S.F. Masterworks Series
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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.

If you like James Blish you might also like to read books by Roger Zelazny.

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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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