Search Results: "Arthur C. Clarke"


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ARTHUR C. CLARKE by Neil McAleer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Useful to specialists and students of sf, but likely to disappoint the more general reader. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Science journalist McAleer (The Mind-Boggling Universe, 1987; The Body Almanac, 1985) turns his attention to one of the giants of his own field. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE by Arthur C. Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Wonder."
A massive compendium brings together (most probably) every story—104 in total, at least 3 previously uncollected—ever written by grandmaster Clarke (3001: The Final Odyssey, 1997, etc). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1986

"This note of optimism and a long, Clarke-at-his-best description of life in a 2019 space station (based on present experience) lift the book out of the veil of joyless hardware."
The date is the 50th anniversary of the moonwalk, 17 years ago (ergo, 33 years hence). 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 >

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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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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 >

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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 1967

Clarke has written over a hundred short stories, most of which have been anthologized before. 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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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 >

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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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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 >