City

TitleCity
Year for Search1952
AuthorsSimak, Clifford D[onald](1904-88)
Date Published1952
PublisherGnome Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Technology has ended city life and almost everyone has moved to the country. Cities become tourist attractions but not places to live.

Additional Publishers

Stories originally published in Astounding Science-Fiction as “City.” 33.3 (May 1944): 136-57. U.K. ed. Astounding Science-Fiction (August 1944): 43-55; Rpt. in The Ghost of a Model T and Other Stories: The Complete Short Stories of Clifford D. Simak Volume Three. New York: Open Road, 2015. EBook; “Huddling Place” 33.5 (July 1944): 133-49; “Census” 34.1 (September 1944): 6-28; “Desertion” 34.3 (November 1944): 64-74; “Paradise” 37.4 (June 1946): 46-65; “Hobbies” 38.3 (November 1946): 49-77; and “Aesop” 40.4 (December 1947): 7-31; plus “The Simple Way” originally published as “The Trouble with Ants.” Fantastic Adventures 13.1 (January 1951): 48-63; rpt. Fantastic 15.6 (July 1966): 46-65. Later Simak wrote an additional story in the City series, “Epilog.” Astounding: The John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology. Ed. Harry Harrison (New York: Random House. 1973), 259-74. 

Holding Institutions

Merril

Author Note

(1904-88)

Full Text

1952 Simak, Clifford D[onald] (1904-88). City. New York: Gnome Press. Stories originally published in Astounding Science-Fiction as “City.” 33.3 (May 1944): 136-57. U.K. ed. Astounding Science-Fiction (August 1944): 43-55; Rpt. in The Ghost of a Model T and Other Stories: The Complete Short Stories of Clifford D. Simak Volume Three. New York: Open Road, 2015. EBook; “Huddling Place” 33.5 (July 1944): 133-49; “Census” 34.1 (September 1944): 6-28; “Desertion” 34.3 (November 1944): 64-74; “Paradise” 37.4 (June 1946): 46-65; “Hobbies” 38.3 (November 1946): 49-77; and “Aesop” 40.4 (December 1947): 7-31; plus “The Simple Way” originally published as “The Trouble with Ants.” Fantastic Adventures 13.1 (January 1951): 48-63; rpt. Fantastic 15.6 (July 1966): 46-65. Later Simak wrote an additional story in the City series, “Epilog.” Astounding: The John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology. Ed. Harry Harrison (New York: Random House. 1973), 259-74. Merril

Technology has ended city life and almost everyone has moved to the country. Cities become tourist attractions but not places to live.