From the communal highs of night battles against the police to the solitary lows of postrevolutionary exile, Omar Robert Hamilton’s bold debut cuts to the psychological heart of one the key chapters in the twenty-first century. Arrestingly visual, intensely lyrical, uncompromisingly political, and brutal in its poetry, The City Always Wins is a novel not just about Egypt’s revolution, but about a global generation that tried to change the world.
Captain John Russell and the crew of the Starship Destiny are sent on a mission to deliver one hundred colonists to Mars, with a secret secondary objective: to prepare for and annihilate a religious cult, known as the Dawn of Revelations, whose sole purpose is to destroy humanity, and possibly the world.
While on route, Destiny is flung far into the Andromeda galaxy, millions of light years from home. There, they make a remarkable discovery, that mankind is not alone in the universe.
Surrounded by strange peoples both friends and foes, John and the crew of the Destiny must find a way back home and stop the Dawn of Revelations from destroying Earth, before it’s too late.
This work, first published in 1968, brings history to life with excerpts from scenarios, from reviews and from contemporary film journals, and with reproduction of stills and frames from the films themselves, including unusual shots of leading screen actors. This is a valuable source book for film experts, enhanced by full notes, bibliography and indexes; a fresh approach for Shakespeareans; and a vivid sketch of a world that has passed for all.