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Author: Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN13: 978-0399134999
Title: Beyond the Fall of Night
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Putnam Adult; 1st edition (July 17, 1990)
Pages: 298

Beyond the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke

Alvin-only a boy when the book begins-dreams of exploring the world beyond the city, but society frowns upon such dreams. It's not even certain how one could exit the city. There seems to be no break in the walls that enclose it.

Home Arthur C. Clarke Beyond the Fall of Night. Beyond the fall of night, . At the time, I assumed that new version would completely replace the older novel, but Against the Fall of Night showed no tendency to fade away; indeed, to my slight chagrin, some readers preferred it to its successor, and it has now been reissued several times in paperback (Pyramid Books, 1960: Jove, 1978) as well as in the volume The Lion of Comarre. and Against the Fall of Night (Harcourt, Brace & World; Victor GoUancz, 1970). Here in the glimmering darkness, high above the city, his mind seemed to be working with a supernormal clarity. There were still tremendous gaps in his knowledge, but slowly the problem of Diaspar was beginning to reveal itself.

Personal Name: Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008. Publication, Distribution, et. New York. Physical Description: 298 p. ;, 24 cm. General Note: "An Ace/Putnam book. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Beyond the fall of night, Arthur C. Clarke and Gregory Benford.

About book: It was night when Alvin awoke, the utter night of mountain country, terrifying in its intensity. Something had disturbed him, some whisper of sound that had crept into his mind above the dull thunder of the falls. He sat up in the darkness, straining his eyes across the hidden land, while with indrawn breath he listened to the drumming roar of the falls and the faint but unending rustle of life in the trees around him. Nothing was visible.

Beyond the Fall of Night (1990) is a novel by Arthur C. The first part of Beyond the Fall of Night is a reprint of Clarke’s Against the Fall of Night while the second half is a "sequel" by Gregory Benford that takes place many years later.

Against the Fall of Night" is the great Arthur C. Clarke's novella dealing with the future of mankind one Billion (yes, billion) years from now. Most authors would botch a theme of such scope and ambition, but Clarke carries it off brilliantly.

Clarke's story presents us with a vision of the human condition from a completely novel perspective, along with a sweeping panorama of events.

Beyond the Chains of Illusion - Erich Fromm. Beyond the Call - Marc Woods.

Alvin of Loronei escapes Diaspar, the last living city on Earth, to seek his destiny by revitalizing humankind and by salvaging Earth from stagnation
Reviews: 7
I bought this book for the second part. It had always seemed to me that City and Stars begged for a sequel. I had not read Against the Fall of Night (still find City better).

Other reviewers have pointed out some of the flaws of this "sequel", so I won't repeat what has already been said. Clarke's story presents us with a vision of the human condition from a completely novel perspective, along with a sweeping panorama of events. Both raise interesting, unanswered questions that the sequel largely ignores. Benford's story appears at pains to downplay the human aspect of its predecessor, not just by introducing all sorts of alien creatures, but also by making our previous hero Alvin a "Supra", and so somehow less human.

But the upshot is that when you marginalize the human aspect to the point that Benford does here, you sacrifice the element of drama in your story. The reader struggles to identify with Benford's characters, or at least this reader did. What you are left with in this case is a series of lovingly detailed descriptions of alien ecosystems and zen-like pronouncements of a racoon.

There is also an odd aspect to Benford's story that I can only call an inconsistency of perspective. Clarke's novel has a billion years and an entire galaxy as its canvas. The sequel is all compressed into a few weeks from here to Jupiter. The Mad Mind, which Clarke's novel predicts will "some day" return seems to have found a way to do so conveniently pretty much just after we left off in the first story. Of all the open ends Clarke bequeaths us with in his story, why did Benford choose exactly that one? It's surely not the easiest to run with, as we can ruefully confirm after finishing this book.
Not a great sequel but tied up some loose ends
The will is mighty.
Immersive reading.
Grand adventures for all...don't miss out!
Look up down all around there's no place like home.
Benford's part fails to live up to the high level of Clarke's mastery of thought and insight. Benford's sequel has nothing to do with the original book except for borrowed names and settings. It teems with physiological minute details of no importance but is devoid of any original idea. Chapters of words to express one single hackneyed idea at the end of the book that humans aren't the pinnacle of creation but only some infinitesimal parts of a greater living organism - biome.
Fantastic book.
This story, together with "Against the Fall of Night" and "The City and the Stars" shows Arthur Clarke experimenting and developing a style of writing and ideas which were later to appear in the Rama series - the wording gets a bit flowery at times but interesting.
I had always wondered what happened after Alvin returned to Lys and it and Diaspar re-connected. I am so glad to have read this sequel. I don't think I can explain in a review the mind-blowing ideas of different forms of life that could exist, even in the vacuum of space. These were so fascinating. I could never have dreamed up so many creatures, beings, magnetic intelligences, biomes... Kudos to Clarke and Benford. They are were great minds themselves.
Interesting read. Some parts almost beyond the realm of imagination. Aspects of pure science and others of pure fantasy. Something for everyone.