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The City and the Cygnets

(2019)
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"[These] stories . . . elliptically chronicle the life of an alternative Atlanta, Georgia, 2000-2070. Beneath a huge artificial dome that blocks out the stars, hierarchically stashed on nine subterranean levels with computer-controlled simulations of weather and seasonal change, the citizens of this grim, bureaucracy-ridden sardine tin . . . contrive not just to endure but to prevail. Through 70 years of increasing repression, various free spirts turn a living cubicle into a facsimile of a starship in deep space, experiment with multipartner 'marriages' for the elderly, or dearly earn moments of mutual benison with an unwanted cubicle-mate. . . . bearing witness to the weedlike survival of human instinct and aspiration in the most confining and programmed environment." [from Kirkus Reviews]

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"One of the great extrapolative achievements of science fiction." - Robert Silverberg


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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The City and the Cygnets
Author(s): Michael Bishop
ISBN: 1-933846-78-X / 978-1-933846-78-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fairwood Press LLC
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The City and the Cygnets
Author(s): Michael Bishop
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