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Ace Books, 1952 - Science fiction - 255 pages
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In the far future, the cities of the world are deserted and automation has invaded every aspect of life. The robots make spaceships, the ants create huge buildings on the remains of old towns and the dogs take over the earth. The canines discuss how they owe their ascendance to an extinct and perhaps mythical species of benevolent, if misguided, humans. A bleak, melancholy portrayal of humanity's prospects for survival, "City" is unusual not only for its dystopian vision but also for its often pastoral storytelling. -- D. Cloyce Smith, et al. at

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

I've read about this book many times, as it finds its way onto many science fiction "best of" lists, so I was glad to find myself with the opportunity to read it in the space of a leisurely day ... Read full review

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User Review  - BenKline - LibraryThing

A very interesting way of looking at the end of humans on Earth. Dogs and ants and robots taking over. The short story form written with scholar notes and formed into a full novel was both new, different, and interesting. Read full review


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