REPORT ON PLANET THREE AND OTHER SPECULATIONS
This is not major nor new Arthur Clarke but it's Arthur Clarke all the same and that's enough to give devotees galactic goosebumps in that space between their 2001 ears -- yes, Son of Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Stanley Kubrick (and the sequel) is included here. Along with some of the speculative pieces from The Challenge of the Spaceship (1959, now o.p.), a few from Holiday magazine in the '50's, a couple of papers originally delivered to professional societies, etc. This is vintage Clarke: whimsical, remarkably prescient, always knowledgeable, reminding you constantly that "'impossible' is a dangerous word" and that "The Earth is indeed our cradle, which we are about to leave. And the Solar System will be our kindergarten." A very disarming lightyear.