Against the Fall of Night

TitleAgainst the Fall of Night
Year for Search1953
AuthorsClarke, Arthur C[harles](1917-2008)
Date Published1953
PublisherGnome Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Flawed utopia. A city that has stagnated regains contact with a rural, telepathic utopia that has also stagnated. Cross-fertilization helps both. See also 1990 Clarke and Benford, where Against the Fall of Night is rpt. as Part I (14-145) and 2004 Benford where the relationship among the three volumes is explained in an “Afterword.”

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as Part I (14-145) in Clarke and Gregory [Albert] Benford (b. 1941). Beyond the Fall of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1990; and New York: iBooks, 2005. Both the advertising and the back cover say that the book includes the added short story “Jupiter Five,” which was first published in If Worlds of Science Fiction (Buffalo, NY) 2.2 (May 1953): 4-28, 75 and has nothing to do with the novel, but there is no such story in the book. Exp. version of “Against the Fall of Night.” Startling Stories (Kokomo, IN) 18 (November 1948): 11-70. Rev. version entitled The City and The Stars. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1956; rpt. New York: Signet Books, 1957.  

Holding Institutions

DLC, HRC, PSt

Author Note

(1917-2008)

Full Text

1953 Clarke, Arthur C[harles] (1917-2008). Against the Fall of Night. New York: Gnome Press. Rpt. New York: iBooks, 2005. Both the advertising and the back cover say that the book includes the added short story “Jupiter Five,” which was first published in If Worlds of Science Fiction (Buffalo, NY) 2.2 (May 1953): 4-28, 75 and has nothing to do with the novel, but there is no such story in the book. Exp. version of “Against the Fall of Night.” Startling Stories (Kokomo, IN) 18 (November 1948): 11-70. Rev. version entitled The City and The Stars. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1956; rpt. New York: Signet Books, 1957.  DLC, HRC, PSt

Flawed utopia. A city that has stagnated regains contact with a rural, telepathic utopia that has also stagnated. Cross-fertilization helps both. See also 1990 Clarke and Benford, where Against the Fall of Night is rpt. as Part I (14-145) and 2004 Benford where the relationship among the three volumes is explained in an “Afterword.”