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Beyond the Fall of Night. 1990 Beyond the Fall of Night
by Arthur C. Clarke
and Gregory Benford

First Edition 1990
Ace / Putnam
New York
ISBN 0399134999
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover design by Judith Kazdym Leeds
298 pages
Price: $19.95

Beyond the Fall of Night, an omnibus by Arthur C. Clarke and Gregory Benford.

  • Against the Fall of Night (1953) - The original novel by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Beyond the Fall of Night (1990) - A sequel by Gregory Benford
First published in a shorter form in Startling Stories (November 1948 issue), Against the Fall of Night was then revised and expanded for publication as a novel in 1953.

A further revised and expanded version was published as The City and the Stars in 1956.

Against the Fall of Night was reissued in 1990 with Beyond the Fall of Night, a sequel by Gregory Benford.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1991 printing of the Ace Books paperback edition, ISBN 0441056121. Cover illustration by Bob Eggleton.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
"A scientific dreamer who can forge poetry from an engineer’s blueprint."
- New York Times

"One of the finest writers in the science fiction field."
- San Francisco Chronicle


Arthur C. Clarke’s brilliant novella, Against the Fall of Night, takes us billions of years into the future.

A young man named Alvin rebels against the machine-fed ease of his existence, discovers the long-hidden truth about human history, and forces his people to face their destiny among the stars.

This is his story, expanded and continued by the award-winning Gregory Benford. A breathtaking journey into new and startling realms of possibility . . .

"It overflows with concepts, any one of which could serve as the basis of an important novel."
- Locus

"Benford’s unflagging inventiveness will both delight and outrage fans of the original work."
- Publishers Weekly

A choice of The Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Science Fiction Book Club

Alternative Title
Against the Fall of Night / Beyond the Fall of Night - 1992 Orbit Paperback Edition, ISBN 1857230264. Cover illustration by Chris Moore.
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