Search Results: "Arthur C. Clarke"


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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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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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THE DEEP RANGE by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 20, 1957

"At the end he injects a conservation-vegetarian angle which takes a bit away from the straight adventure aspects."
The price precludes this being listed as science fiction, so let's call it science fiction de luxe. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1990

"Charming—Clarke loves his subject, and it shows—and effortlessly informative while maintaining a perfect balance between affection and skepticism."
Clarke rambles nostalgically through the odd early days of the influential pulp science-fiction magazine, Astounding Tales of Super-Science, in a warmly appreciative yet far from uncritical tribute to sf's beginnings-cum-personal memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1990

"Average Clarke, more emotional than usual, with excellent extrapolation of future technologies."
Clarke returns to underwater exploration, a la The Deep Range, and Big Engineering, a la The Fountains of Paradise, in this story set in the first 12 years of the 21st century. 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 FIRST FIVE FATHOMS by Arthur C. Clarke
Released: March 16, 1960

"With skin diving reaching ever greater dimensions of popularity, this illustrated book is both informative and inviting and should appeal to any reader who in any form enjoys water sports."
As the first five fathoms—approximately thirty feet—are the most vivid and the most accessible to man, this excellent text on diving restricts itself to that area of underwater life. Read full book review >

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Released: March 18, 1963

"684, J-246) and many adult stories of the deep; he has investigated the mysterious underwater regions himself."
Johnny Clinton's adventures begin when the ship he has stowed away on sinks. Read full book review >

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THE VIEW FROM SERENDIP by Arthur C. Clarke
Released: Oct. 17, 1977

Reading Arthur Clarke is exhilarating, to say the least. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1999

"Essential Clarke; highly recommended."
A science fiction giant (3001: The Final Odyssey, 1997, and many others), Clarke has always been equally at home in nonfiction. Read full book review >

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3001: THE FINAL ODYSSEY by Arthur C. Clarke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 12, 1997

"Clarke, while never uninteresting, long ago abandoned drama; here, he simply reports, with the dispassionate precision of HAL before he went bananas."
Fourth in Clarke's Odyssey series (2061: Odyssey Three, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1964

"It is still not finished, promising another good book."
Sunken treasure and skin-diving are a sure-fire combination for reader interest. Read full book review >