“City,” Clifford D. Simak, 1944

“City,” Clifford D. Simak, 1944 – New forms of transportation lead to urban flight, literally.  The only way to save “the city” for Grandpa is to turn it into a memorial/museum/park for the people of the future.

Comments: A discussion of various forms of obsolescence and displacement, individual versus community, globalization, anachronism, and progress.  The story is included in the fix-up novel City.  Read in The Astounding-Analog Reader, Volume 1.

Author: Wikipedia: “Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He was honored by fans with three Hugo awards and by colleagues with one Nebula award and was named the third Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) in 1977.”

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