Beyond the Fall of Night

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Beyond the Fall of Night
Beyond the Fall of Night.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorGregory Benford and Arthur C. Clarke
Cover artistJudith Kazdym Leeds
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreScience fiction
Publication date
July 17, 1990
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages298 pp
823/.914 20
LC ClassPR6005.L36 B45 1990
Preceded byThe City and the Stars 

Beyond the Fall of Night (1990) is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Gregory Benford. The first part of Beyond the Fall of Night is a reprint of Clarke’s Against the Fall of Night while the second half is a "sequel" by Gregory Benford that takes place many years later. This book is unrelated to The City and the Stars which is an expanded version of Against the Fall of Night which Clarke wrote himself three years after the publication of Against the Fall of Night.

Critical response[edit]

James Nicoll described Beyond the Fall of Night as "an atrocity" and "an abomination", saying that it is "not just a bad book, the events in it can not happen given the events in [Against]", and that the only thing it had in common with Against was "some character names".[1]

Expanded version[edit]

The 1990 novella "Beyond the Fall of Night" was later expanded into the novel Beyond Infinity, with additional material and a change in the name and gender of the character.[2]


  1. ^ The Tomorrow People, James Nicoll, July 14, 2000
  2. ^ Review: Beyond Infinity, Publisher's Weekly]. Retrieved 2017-04-24.

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