Three Thousand Years

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Three Thousand Years
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Thomas Calvert McClary
Cover artist Hannes Bok
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Fantasy Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 224
OCLC 1137186

Three Thousand Years is a science fiction novel by American writer Thomas Calvert McClary. It was first published in book form in 1954 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 1,454 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Astounding in 1938 and was rewritten for book release.

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The novel concerns scientists who attempt to build a utopia after the earth has been placed in suspended animation for 3,000 years.

Utopia community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities

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Anthony Boucher panned the novel, finding it "inept, improbable and crudely written." [1] P. Schuyler Miller found the novel "crude [but] not so archaic as you might suppose." [2]

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  1. "Recommended Reading," F&SF , December 1954, p.91.
  2. "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction , March 1955, pp.153-54


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