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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Bova Narrator: Harlan Ellison Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The huge Manhattan Dome hovers high in the smog. Beneath it, the city lies deserted, its buildings haunted, hollow shells. Years ago it was closed by the government in response to insidious crime and pollution. Now it is open only 2 months out of the year as a sort of morbid recreational park, and its only residents are the poor and downtrodden. Many of those left behind have formed gangs who fight over turf and food and prey on those who venture the darkest streets. Now Ron Morgan, a teenage runaway from the suburbs, finds himself trapped inside the city when the dome is closed at the season's end, and his recreational journey has become a nightmarish struggle for survival. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 11/6/2013

    " This definitely feels like a throwaway by Bova, but if you want to really enjoy it, find the Harlan Ellison audiobook. I'm convinced that it's the only way to experience this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamianne Passero | 4/4/2013

    " I love this book. Finished it in an afternoon. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Lindsay | 2/13/2011

    " Wonderful little short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamianne | 11/21/2010

    " I love this book. Finished it in an afternoon. :) "

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About the Author
Author Ben Bova

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospace industry executive. His articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His work has earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006.

About the Narrator

Harlan Ellison has written or edited more than 120 books and more than 1,700 stories, essays, and articles, as well as dozens of screenplays and teleplays. He has won numerous awards, including the Edgar Award, Hugo Award, an Audie Award for Best Solo Narration, and his fifth Nebula Award, breaking genre records. Ellison was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2006. He lives in California.