City of Endless Night

Milo HASTINGS (1884 - 1957)

An example of early dystopian science fiction written shortly after World War I, "City of Endless Night" imagines a future with a very different ending to the Great War. Set in 2151 and in an underground Berlin, our protagonist is Lyman De Forrest, an American chemist who enters the city to discover the hidden truths of a forbidden metropolis. The subterranean world hosts a highly-regimented society of 300,000,000 sun-starved humans. As the first outsider to enter, he's horrified by what he finds, but will he accomplish his mission and escape the living tomb? - Summary by Kate Follis

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I -The Red and Black and Gold Struggle for Supremacy on the Changing Map of the World Kate Follis
00:11:35
Play 02 II - I Explore the Potash Mines of Stassfurt and Find a Diary in a Dead Man's Pocket Kate Follis
00:37:20
Play 03 III - In a Black Utopia the Blond Brood Breeds and Swarms Kate Follis
00:52:43
Play 04 IV - I Go Pleasuring on the Level of Free Women and Drink Synthetic Beer Kate Follis
00:30:02
Play 05 V - I am Drafted for Paternity and Make Extraordinary Petition to the Chief of the Eugenic Staff (parts 1-3) Kate Follis
00:30:54
Play 06 V - I am Drafted for Paternity and Make Extraordinary Petition to the Chief of the Eugenic Staff (parts 4-7) Kate Follis
00:36:41
Play 07 VI - In Which I Learn that Competition is Still the Life of the Oldest Trade in the World (parts 1-4) Kate Follis
00:38:19
Play 08 VI - In Which I Learn that Competition is Still the LIfe of the Oldest Trade in the World (parts 5-9) Kate Follis
00:43:06
Play 09 VII - The Sun Shines Upon a King and a Girl Reads of the Fall of Babylon Kate Follis
00:17:51
Play 10 VIII - Finding Therein One Righteous Man, I Have Compassion on Berlin Kate Follis
00:46:27
Play 11 IV - In Which I Salute the Statue of God, and a Psychic Expert Explores My Brain and Finds Nothing Kate Follis
00:42:49
Play 12 X - A Goddess Who is Suffering from Obesity, and a Brave Man Who is Afraid of the Law of Averages Kate Follis
00:27:43
Play 13 XI - In Which the Talking Delegate is Answered by the Royal Voice and I Learn that Labor Knows Not God Kate Follis
00:30:43
Play 14 XII - The Divine Descendants of William the Great Give a Benefit for the Canine Gardens and Pay Tribute to the Piggeries (parts 1-3) Kate Follis
00:31:28
Play 15 XII - The Divine Descendants of William the Great Give a Benefit for the Canine Gardens and Pay Tribute to the Piggeries (parts 4-5) Kate Follis
00:24:21
Play 16 XIII - In Which a Woman Accuses Me of Murder and I Place a Ruby Necklace About Her Throat Kate Follis
00:25:19
Play 17 XIV - The Black Spot is Erased from the Map of the World and There is Dancing in the Sunlight on the Roof of Berlin (parts 1-4) Kate Follis
00:30:35
Play 18 XIV - The Black Spot is Erased from the Map of the World and There is Dancing in the Sunlight on the Roof of Berlin (parts 5-7) Kate Follis
00:22:34