The Lion of Comarre and Against the Fall of Night

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The Lion of Comarre & Against the Fall of Night
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorArthur C. Clarke
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction novel
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pagesx, 214 pp

The Lion of Comarre & Against the Fall of Night are early stories by Arthur C. Clarke collected together for publication in 1968 by Harcourt Brace and by Gollancz in London in 1970,[1] it has been reprinted several times. Both concern Earth in the far future, with a utopian but static human society.

Against the Fall of Night was later expanded and revised as The City and the Stars, one of Clarke's best-known works.

The Lion of Comarre has a similar theme: it is about a dissatisfied young man in search of "something more" in a future society that believes it has discovered everything and ceases to advance.[1] It does not, however, exist in the same 'future history' as Against the Fall of Night.


  1. ^ a b Rabkin, Eric S. (1980). Arthur C. Clarke. Wildside Press LLC. p. 65. ISBN 0-89370-032-0.

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