Re: Movie: Childhood's End

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Feb 28 2002 - 08:42:55 MST

G.P. <> Wrote:

> "The City and the Stars" may have been re-written but I may
>have it wrong.

Actually Clarke re-wrote his first novel from the mid 40's "Against
The Fall of Night" in the mid 50's and called it "The City And The Stars".
I enjoyed them both but even as a kid I wondered why the author went
on and on about how life was so terrible in the City ("Despair" I think was
the name of the city or close to it). True the city wasn't perfect but I
can think of worse places to live, immortality is better than a poke in
the eye with a sharp stick anyway. I didn't like the "happy" ending when
people started to die again either.

            John K Clark

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