Search Results: "Arthur C. Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Another restatement of the views associated with neoconservatives, freshening up the packaging but not the substance."
American Enterprise Institute president Brooks' follow-up to The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future (2010). Read full book review >

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GOING INTO SPACE by Arthur C. Clarke
Released: Oct. 6, 1954

"Turning skyward he analyzes the atmosphere, the planets and their positions in the universe, the work now going on for flight to them, and what may happen when man gets to the moon."
Another round-up of the outlook, probabilities and possibilities of present and future space travel- by the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society and a science fiction writer-makes its bid as an authoritative book in a popular, growing market ( Charles Coombs' book reported below). Read full book review >

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THE CHALLENGE OF THE SEA by Arthur C. Clarke
Released: Sept. 26, 1960

"Many interesting projections into future sea life are indicated here in this lucid and stimulating text which will be equally enjoyed in school and home libraries."
At a moment where interplanetary travel is the focal point of man's pioneering vision, the author, twice Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, turns downward. Read full book review >

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EXPEDITION TO EARTH by Arthur C. Clarke
Released: Dec. 14, 1953

"Breaking Strain views the problem of survival in a doomed space ship, a Walt Disney film baffles a future world, Earth obeys but conquers Mars, etc. Imaginative, challenging and literate."
Eleven short stories concern themselves generally with the river of time. Read full book review >

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COAST OF CORAL by Arthur C. Clarke
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1965

"A chapter on photographic techniques for the experts."
The account of a "rather small underwater expedition" (the author and his companion, Mike Wilson) in 1954-55 to the Great Barrier Reef of the eastern seaboard of Australia is a bit of all right, even in heavy competition. Read full book review >

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RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 7, 1973

"A perfect science fiction novel."
Only superlatives will do for Arthur Clarke's dazzlingly polished, wonderfully original exploration of a gigantic alien space ship that passes briefly through the solar system on its way to an unimaginable destination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Among the most sensible, intelligent, logical, and accessible art criticism of the last five years."
A collection of pieces written since "the end of art"—not to be confused with the death of art. Read full book review >

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BAMFORD LUCK by Arthur C.  Eastly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"The sturdy prose can defend against weak storytelling and characterizations."
After members of an Asian drug gang kill his parents, an Idaho rancher calls on his military training to get revenge. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 1964

"Much of the treasure is still down there waiting for Wilson, while much of the mystery surrounding the ship is slowly rising."
Readers of Indian Ocean Adventure, which Clarke wrote with Mike Wilson, will remember Clarke's skin-diving adventures along the Great Reef off of Ceylon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 1971

"A very disarming lightyear."
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. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 17, 1983

"In all: a fragmented omnium-gatherum, disappointingly heavy with familiar items."
The title notwithstanding, this is not Clarke's answer to Orwell or a yeasty catalogue of predictions; rather, it's a collection of recent addresses, articles, and miscellany. Read full book review >

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CHILDHOOD'S END by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2001

"An intelligent and imaginative use of cosmic concepts for a takeoff in time and space."
A futurama projects the end of the world when an invasion by the Overlords brings their unchallenged control of life on earth. Read full book review >