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Inverted World (New York Review Books Classics)

Inverted World (New York Review Books Classics)
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Description: The city is winched along tracks through a devastated land full of hostile tribes. Rails must be freshly laid ahead of the city and carefully removed in its wake. Rivers and mountains present nearly insurmountable challenges to the ingenuity of the city’s engineers. But if the city does not move, it will fall farther and farther behind the “optimum” into the crushing gravitational field that has transformed life on Earth. The only alternative to progress is death. The secret directorate that governs the city makes sure that its inhabitants know nothing of this. Raised in common in crèches, nurtured on synthetic food ... (more)
Manufacturer: NYRB Classics
Release date: 22 July 2008
ISBN-10 : 1590172698 | ISBN-13: 9781590172698
Tags: NYRB (1), English Literature (1), Sci-fi (1), Science Fiction (1)
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