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Questions tagged [city]

A city is an urban settlement with many inhabitants.

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Novel about a moving city ~ NOT MORTAL ENGINES [duplicate]

I remember reading a novel about a city that moved across the landscape by continually being disassembled at the rear and those materials used to build at the front. The inhabitants had to walk from ...
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How Big is Ba Sing Se's Outer Wall?

The largest city in Avatar: The Last Airbender is a gigantic, three-walled doughnut in the northeastern corner of the Earth Kingdom called Ba Sing Se, literally translated as "Impenetrable City". ...
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Short story about a city that teaches humans to transcend

I'm looking for a science fiction short story. Humans walk around an empty city that "teaches" them. At the end they transcend into energy? higher beings?
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Story about Moon being hit by an Asteroid and causing Freezing on Earth

A while back in 2012-13 I read a book with following plot line: It was about the moon being hit by an asteroid which caused it to move closer the the Earth causing a massive freeze. The book ...
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Anime movie: kids wearing masks in abandoned city/town to protect against spirits

I saw this anime movie in the early 2000s and unfortunately I don't remember much. All I really remember is that it revolves around a bunch of kids that go to an abandoned city/town and they have to ...
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What is the first work to feature a planet that is one city?

Many sci-fi works have planets which are just one big city. (e.g. Trantor in Foundation and Coruscant in Star Wars) What was the first work to do so?
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Where do the freeways in Matrix Reloaded go?

One of the things that The Matrix Reloaded  is famous for is the freeway chase scene: My understanding is that the world within the Matrix is organized into a single, massive civic and ...
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Fantasy Novel about Companion Orbs and a Quarantine Wall [duplicate]

I need help identifying a fantasy novel that I read in 2005. I seem to recall it was written by a male author, and I believe it was his first novel (although a trilogy was in the works). Here is ...
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What book - boy travels from home city and gets distended by gravity?

I read a very special book a few years back. We follow a boy who lives in a world where, if one moves far enough in a direction, that person gets distended and changed in size. The boy works on ...
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Identify Dog-eat-dog society story

This story was set in an over-crowded 'hot-house' of a city, a dog-eat-dog society where only the most competitive individuals survive and rise to power.The revelation is that another society then ...
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Book or short story about an empty city with deadly traps

Many years ago I read a book or story where a group of people discover a dark city - maybe on another planet - which appears devoid of life but is in very good condition. As they gradually explore the ...
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Who feeds New Crobuzon?

China Miéville's Bas-Lag novels (Perdido Street Station, The Scar, Iron Council) is fantasy with realistic political and economic structures. So I don't expect the city of New Crobuzon to be isolated: ...