Seanchai ("Storyteller" in Irish) Library celebrates the Celtic tradition of stories told around the hearth or in the pub to friends, family, and welcomed strangers. Seanchai Libraries bring stories of all kinds to life, in Virtual Worlds: Second Life & Kitely on the Open Metaverse.
TUESDAY, May 28th @ 7PM: THE CITY AND THE STARS (Part 2)
Gyro continues to share this classic bit of Science Fiction. A novella from legendary author Arthur C. Clarke - "The City
and the Stars" takes place a billion years in the future, in the city of
Diaspar. By this time, the Earth is so old that the oceans have gone
and humanity has all but left. As far as the people of Diaspar know,
they are the only city left on the planet. The city of Diaspar is
completely enclosed. Nobody has come in or left the city for as long as
anybody can remember, and everybody in Diaspar has an instinctive
insular conservatism. The story behind this fear of venturing outside
the city tells of a race of ruthless invaders which beat humanity back
from the stars to Earth, and then made a deal that humanity could live -
if they never left the planet.