CITY Paperback – 1976
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City is a collection of short stories that Simak must have intended to eventually put together in one book. They are the story of man, his evolution, his demise, and the subsequent rise of the animals...with the assistance of robots. It spans thousands of years but mainly focuses on one family - the Websters. The Websters seem to have a hand in most major turning points in history (or in this case, the future). The story begins after the creation of easy-to-use atomic power and personal helicopters. This provides a way for people to leave the confines of the city and move to the countryside, but be able to take quick trips back for work. This brings about the collapse of the city structure and this sets the stage for the various things that happen and the evolutionary turns that are taken by all Earth's creatures.
This is a true classic and I am pleased to report that the writing isn't dated. It stood the test of time. I would recommend it for readers of science fiction and dystopian stories.
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Classic Golden Age Sci Fi. Clifford weaves an intriguing tale by weaving eight short stories into one saga. Extremely well written. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bootsy Bass