City at World's End

City at World's End By Edmond Hamilton Jim Roberts, City at World s End The midwestern town of Middletown is the first strike of a new super bomb However instead of destroying the town the attack rips a hole in the space time continuum sending the town and it s inhabit
  • Title: City at World's End
  • Author: Edmond Hamilton Jim Roberts
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  • Page: 451
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  • City at World's End By Edmond Hamilton Jim Roberts, The midwestern town of Middletown is the first strike of a new super bomb However, instead of destroying the town, the attack rips a hole in the space time continuum, sending the town and it s inhabitants to a distant Earth, cold and foreboding The story of their struggle, survival and ultimate success in rekindling the planet and dealing with the people and aliens ofThe midwestern town of Middletown is the first strike of a new super bomb However, instead of destroying the town, the attack rips a hole in the space time continuum, sending the town and it s inhabitants to a distant Earth, cold and foreboding The story of their struggle, survival and ultimate success in rekindling the planet and dealing with the people and aliens of the future, is the stuff of great science fiction As you listen, see if you agree with the many who think this story was the origin of the Star Wars characters Chewbacca and Leia.Public Domain P 2011 Jimcin RecordingsLENGTH 6 hrs and 28 mins
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    1. Edmond Hamilton Jim Roberts

      Edmond Moore Hamilton was a popular author of science fiction stories and novels throughout the mid twentieth century Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was raised there and in nearby New Castle, Pennsylvania Something of a child prodigy, he graduated high school and started college Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania at the age of 14 but washed out at 17 He was the Golden Age writer who worked on Batman, the Legion of Super Heroes, and many sci fi books.

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    1. Written near the dawn of the Cold War era and soon after mankind first became aware of the fearful possibilities of the atom bomb, City at World s End yet remains both highly readable and grippingly entertaining today, than 65 years after its initial appearance Edmond Hamilton s book initially appeared as a complete novel in the July 1950 issue of the pulp magazine Starling Stories, was released in hardcover the following year, and, in 53, appeared again in the pages of Galaxy Personally, I jus [...]


    2. I read this years ago it was pretty good Listening to it as an audio book read by Mark Nelson was a treat Nelson is as good as most of the commercial readers out there by far the best Librivox narrator I ve ever listened to He s read a lot of books in this genre, too It s worth searching for his books They re free on Librivox librivox reader 251 prima are some of Hamilton s books on Gutenbergtenberg ebooks authoHamilton is a latter day ERB in my mind His novels are short, interesting, move quick [...]


    3. Up until recently, I have to confess that I had not heard of Edmond Hamilton even though I most likely read some of his work on The Legion of Super Heroes in my childhood Having come across some people raving about this book at a Forum, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy and I am certainly glad that I did.It is a very enjoyable book, which while clearly marked by its time the 50s still holds up and keeps surprising the reader I do not want to reveal too much, since half the fun is seei [...]


    4. Audiobook.Be careful reading other reviews for this novel as some toss spoilers out in their questions or dissatisfaction with the plot.That said, I am 6 chapters in listening via narrator Mark Douglas Nelson s SciPodBooks podcast which releases a chapter a week and am fascinated by this story Yes, as others have noticed, it does reflect the societal attitudes of the 1950s in which it was written Ok What do they expect Looking past that, though, is the end of the world concept which is undertake [...]


    5. Fascinating read both the concept which I ll leave to the reader to discover and the amusing thoughts on what the future will be like as perceived by someone in the 1950 s Some interesting messages in the book about sentimentality, fear and happiness I certainly enjoyed it.


    6. I loved this novel the first time I read it as a young man I own two copies and have read it about half a dozen times Recommended.


    7. A while ago I ve decided to do a little time travelling In literature, that is So I ve picked up a novel called City At World s End , written by one Edmond Hamilton It s a story about a little rural community in the US heartland having a super atomic bomb go off above it, causing a rift in time, catapulting said city into the far future, and the fight of its citizens to remain on Earth Adventure It is exactly what it sounds like pure pulp The characters are rather flat the premise is unintention [...]


    8. City at World s End by Edmond Hamilton was an interesting book, though not one that I would recommend It was egregiously flawed in its attitude towards women, portraying them as not mentally capable of rigorous thought It is no wonder that boys who were born in the 40s had horrible images of women if this was the line they were fed The writing was pedestrian, though nowhere near as bad as some of the contemporary novels that I ve read lately.The story was engaging It contained aspects of time tr [...]


    9. Spoilers Ok Let me make a disclaimer before starting this review This was standard 1950 s scifi pulp If you expect from it than that, you fail for being ridiculous, not the book DThings I loved Absolutely ridiculous premise that a super atomic bomb can launch a small town millions billions of years into the future with no other consequences than its just chilling out on a dying earth ignore the development of disease, bacteria, and you know, possible damage to humans when travelling through a g [...]


    10. This book started well and had so much promise Perhaps if it had been written recently its potential could have been realised In short The City at World s End is just plain depressing The mc is a depressing pessimist, the setting is depressing, the writing is depressing Nonetheless I pushed on until chapter six when the author threw down this line regarding the mc s irritation at his fianc because of the inability of the female mind to grapple with the essentials of a situation Now I get that t [...]


    11. It is with mixed feelings I leave this story I like the story but I didn t like a lot of the persons in the story For instance the girlfriend, Carol, was a child, a whiney one at that The mayor is everthing I hate about politicians as a whole And what ever happened to the spirit of exploration that seems to be what America is about These people were so homebound that watching the moon launches would have caused them heart attacks and nightmares The story uses the idea that adding heat to earth w [...]


    12. City at World s End by Edmond Hamilton from 1951 is an old fashioned science fiction novel that is still entertaining, but not quite good If you love old 1950s SF, this book is fun enough, but like many SF books back then, is short, just a barely fleshed out idea A small American town is sent into the far distant future by an atomic blast Earth is growing cold, and all the humans have left for the stars The inhabitants of Middletown, population 50,000, must find a way to survive the cold Luckily [...]


    13. I absolutely love 1950 s sci fi movies The cheesier the better So it really shouldn t surprise me how much I loved this book but, for some reason it does Let s get this out of the way the writing isn t the best, it s completely small town 1950 s, the sexism is both hilarious and offensive at the same time, and the author gives too little credit to people humanity for their adaptability But all that said, I was hooked on the first page and enjoyed ever single turn of the page until the last.I d b [...]


    14. Imagine just going about the day with your usual procedures, then suddenly you ve been catapulted some centuries into the future Well these are the adventures of the people from a small community called Middletown After a nuclear explosion, from which the town is strangely spared, everyone ends up about a million years ahead of the time they know and they re seeing the rest of earth dying around them But soon they meet some advanced races and their only thoughts are those of survival


    15. An enjoyable read with good characters A typical small town with the growing fear of atomic war Suddenly one day after bright flash and the sound of a loud explosion the town finds itself thrown a million years into the planet earth s dying future Kensington the main character has to help lead the townspeople to their new future on a dying world The novel leads us through the people clinging to past to a new renewed hope for survival.


    16. Great perspective on the cultural environment in the early 1950 s It is also interesting in its perspective on technology and what will happen in the future It makes clear the difficulties on predicting technological advancements.



    17. I bought the Kindle edition 99 cents of this 1951 sci fi novel after reading reviews of it from my friends and people I m following It was good, and didn t seem too dated.


    18. Can a super atomic bomb move an entire city millions of years into the future A clever writer can make a good story out of a preposterous idea The story pulled me in and kept me in.


    19. Imagine that that in a brief moment you find yourself lost millions of years in the future Your family, friends, and entire way of life are gone The world as you knew it is dead and lifeless and you face the horror that you are alone on a dying planet.In Edmond Hamilton s book City at World s End a small Midwest American town finds themselves lost millions of years in the future due to a freak nuclear attack This 1940 s era population must survive in a harsh world and deal with this loss while t [...]


    20. Old science fiction and a curious window into the lonely life of a 1950 s misogynist Even amongst books of its time that have survived , it stands out in this sense Every chapter contains a line like, He felt a terrible pity for her, which almost smothered his irritation at the inability of the female mind to grapple with the essentials of a situation This is how the protagonist views his own wife The SF story is fairly pedestrian, and a typical example of WWII influenced American SF But a quick [...]


    21. Everything about this book was great The way the author develops the story is like slowly being immersed in a pool he doesn t introduce the apocalypse and aftermath all at once, it dawns on the reader just as the characters experience it.The ending however, was very disappointing It felt like a rushed, cop out resolution that was something of a forced happy ending starkly different from the feel of the rest of the book Wish it had ended differently.


    22. Very interesting classic sci fiGreat classic sci fi, with a bleak look at a town thrown forward in time, trying to maintain its traditional ways in a foreign future Very cliche in its treatment of gender roles, but otherwise very well written.


    23. Listened to this book on Librivox Great recording The book is dated but well written Enjoyed everything but the profanity.




    24. It is hard to be fair when writing about a book from 1951 At a first glance, the plot is flat, the characters stereotypical, and their behavior often unreasonable and illogical The book lacks detail, or in fact any explanation about how anything works or happens Atomics is the answer to most technological questions, and the author leaves it at that.Then again, what do I know Maybe unreasonable and illogical is exactly how a bunch of rednecks would behave if they find themselves torn away from th [...]


    25. Star cruisers The Federation Land vehichles that glide along the planets desert surface A creature that is completely covered in hair and has paws for hands A device used to bring forth new life on a planet s surface A teleporter A visual device used for communication Star Wars Star Trek None of these.All of the above and others that are part of our culture, which I did not mention, come from a book published in 1951 City at World s End I listened to the audiobook Which is done by Mark Nelson Ma [...]


    26. I actually enjoyed this book than I thought I would I know I only rated it a 3 5, but on my scale see below it is still very much worth your time It tells the story of a city thrust forward in time millions of years, and how the citizens deal with their new predicament alone, on a dying earth.Normally I hate books with a time travel devices, as continuity almost always has to be sacrificed for plot except for a comedies like Bill Ted s Excellent Adventure or Back to the Future , where plot is n [...]


    27. Though it falls into many familiar sci fi tropes, Hamilton paints a creative and imaginative story with some interesting characters and plots rife with tension After finishing this book I felt I enjoyed it but probably wouldn t be singing it s praises to anyone anytime soon This book was written in 50 s and like so many good sci fi books is very much a commentary on society and the times A super massive nuclear bomb goes off and causes a tear in the space time continuum hurling a small town mill [...]


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