Search Results: "Arthur C. Clarke"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1992

"Little here is new—Clarke must be hoarse from repeating this message—but such a charming, pleasurable retelling of the societal unification myth is certainly worthwhile."
In a cheerful, if hardly startling, review, Clarke traces humankind's transformation from a mosaic of isolated states into a true global community—through modern communications-technology that began with the laying of the first submarine cables and continues to future visions of "talkmen" (Walkman-like telephones). Read full book review >

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THE REEFS OF TAPROBANE by Arthur C. Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1957

"What is known as a pleasure to read."
A most amiable continuation of this author's previous The Coast Of Coral (1956) here brings him back from that expedition and starts him off on one that takes him to Ceylon and the waters on its north, east, south and west — and over the land itself. Read full book review >

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INDIAN OCEAN ADVENTURE by Arthur C. Clarke
Released: Oct. 11, 1961

"MPSLUGMISTER Clarke's amazing yet fully credible account will be brilliantly illustrated with the photographs he brought home and in its modest, low pitched style it is sure to capture new adherents to the undersea way of life, be they only simple in waters."
A prolific writer and an esteemed underwater explorer has recorded one of his most fascinating adventures in the largest unexplored region of our planet, the Indian Ocean. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1967

"Excitement inherent in the subject and the challenge of its concepts should appeal."
On October 4, 1957, the rehearsal of a Philharmonic orchestra about to launch Peter and the Wolf suddenly stopped as its members quietly withdrew. Read full book review >

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THE HAMMER OF GOD by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1993

"Stretched mighty thin—despite padding with docudrama snippets—but agreeably handled and sturdily credible."
Expansion of a short story (published in a fall 1992 issue of Time magazine) about the possibility of an asteroid colliding with Earth. 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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 >