Going straight in curved space
January 15, 2012 11:31 AM   Subscribe

Trying to identify a sci-fi short story where I only remember the ending…

The story is set in a distant future, and is told as an account after the fact, by a young person who sets of to discover the end of the world. At the end of the story she's back where she started, and we as readers realise that the whole planet must be build over, with no (easy) access to the surface.

One detail which might come from this story is that you were not allowed to heat anything hotter than a certain temperature, and open flames were outlawed because of the fire hazard.

The bells, are they ringing?
posted by monocultured to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The City of Ember, maybe?
posted by jschu at 12:43 PM on January 15, 2012

Best answer: It's The Concentration City
posted by xiw at 12:45 PM on January 15, 2012

Response by poster: Concentration City it is, thanks xiw!
posted by monocultured at 12:56 PM on January 15, 2012

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