The City at World's End is a classic science fiction novel by American author Edmond Hamilton first published in 1951.
This is the story of a present-day town and its people – a small Midwestern city whose fifty thousand inhabitants are suddenly flung into an unprecedented and terrifying situation.
When a strange scientific cataclysm strikes, Middletown and all its people find themselves hurled out of their own time into the far future of Earth – an Earth grown old and alien and dying, an Earth long ago abandoned by man.
And when, at last, these people of the present meet the folk of the far future, the folk whose civilization stretches across the worlds of a thousand stars – then the present and the future clash in dramatic conflict on the dying forgotten Earth.
Edmond Moore Hamilton (1904-1977) was a popular science-fiction author during the "Golden Age" of American science fiction.
Hamilton’s career began as a regular and frequent contributor to Weird Tales magazine. The first hardcover publication of Science Fiction stories was a Hamilton compilation, and he and E.E. “Doc” Smith are credited with the creation of the Space Opera type of story.
Hamilton worked for DC Comics authoring many stories for their Superman and Batman characters. Hamilton was instrumental in the early growth of the Legion of Super-Heroes feature, as one of its first regular writers.