Westport, Connecticut: Hyperion Press, Inc., 1974. First Printing of this New Edition. Trade Paperback. New Edition. Octavo, original printed wrappers (trade paperback format). 346 pp. Some mild cover creases, a near fine copy. Near Fine. Item #312071
¶ A prophetic, dystopian work which foreshadows th rise of Nazi Germany. "The City of Endless Night" is Berlin in the year 2041. It had become an entirely roofed-in city of sixty levels, sheltering 300,000,000 sun-starved humans. Since 1941 the city had held out against the World State which has tried to bomb it into line. Hohenzollerns ruled this tight world; ruled it with the blessings of "autocratic socialism," "the perfect government which we Germans have evolved from proletarian socialism." It has been suggested that "City of Endless Night" was the original inspiration for Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction film METROPOLIS. Facsimile reprint of the text from the original edition published by Dodd, Mead in 1920. Issued as a volume in the publisher's "Classics of Science Fiction" series. Note: Hyperion paperbacks are quality books, properly printed and bound, not cheap modern print-on-demand editions.