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arthur c clarke

  1. Brian G Turner

    Which are the best must-read novels of Arthur C Clarke?

    As the title says: Which are the best must-read novels of Arthur C Clarke? I read and enjoyed 2001: A Space Odyssey, though it was more of a cerebral experience than an emotional one. I tried to read Imperial Earth but struggled to get into the flat narrative and dropped it. Anyway, I figure...
  2. John Thiel III

    I'd go with "The Star"

    I think this short was published either in INFINITY or SF ADVENTURES and I thought it had something in common with something that was published maybe in the same year in F&SF, "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller. Generally similar theme and the same tone. (Maybe Canticle was published...
  3. J

    2001 Space Odyssey 1st/1st? Red NAL 1968

    Hi, Can anyone help me figure out if my book is the 1st/1st, it doesn't have the "1st, 2nd Printing" or the sequential numbers used to verify the print run. I posted some pictures any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, James
  4. SpanishMill

    Finally scored a "Rendezvous with Rama" 1st edition

    Been on the hunt for a copy of the hc 1st edition / 1st printing of this title. And you won't believe what I paid for it!
  5. AE35Unit

    New Clarke biography by brother Fred

    Sadly Fred Clarke passed away recently but he left us this: http://www.bis-space.com/2013/06/25/11092/out-now-arthur-c-clarke-a-life-remembered
  6. SpanishMill

    The Nine Billion Names of God

    I finally acquired these hc and pb First Editions and for the first time, I read the 9 billion story.... what a great short story!
  7. S

    The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

    Dreams can have many effects on people, both good and bad. At their worst they can cause people to waste their lives (and the lives of others) chasing a fantasy to no good end. However, when tempered by the knowledge of science and the power of engineering dreams (and people) can be at...
  8. S

    The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke

    Once upon a time man crossed the stars and spread throughout the galaxy, leaving Earth behind. They met other intelligent life forms and formed alliances. Unfortunately, this took place a billion years ago. In the interim they ran across a species that was not happy about man's success...
  9. Glen

    Mr Clarke

    I was thinking about Mr Clarke yesterday (the back story is that we've moved house today, and yesterday amongst a pile of stress and change I found myself in the back garden standing immobile thinking about Clarkey's stories). I used to love them, couldn't get enough, thought they opened up a...
  10. SpanishMill

    2001 Odyssey 1st Edition book

    So, I've recently started collecting Odyssey series books and the one that's giving more trouble is the first book of the series "2001 a space odyssey". I'm aware of difference between Trade and BCE editions... or so I thought. I've searched online on various rare book collecting sites to look...
  11. AE35Unit

    The Fountains of Paradise by A.C.Clarke (1979)

    It is the 22nd century,and high profile engineer Vannemar Morgan's latest project is a 24,000-mile-high space elevator to link Earth to the stars. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems... while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on...
  12. Victoria Silverwolf

    "Glide Path" -- Clarke's non-SF novel

    I have just finished reading Glide Path, the only non-SF novel by Arthur C. Clarke. It's clearly based on Clarke's own experiences during World War Two working on "ground controlled descent" (talking an aircraft down in conditions of poor visibility, using the newly invented, secret technology...
  13. megamaniac

    2001 DVD interviews

    On the 2 disc DVD of 2001 there are several awesome ACC interviews. There is one he made in 1966 about alien life. There is one about the movie, and Kubrick, and the filming process etc. A wonderful collection, even if you were confused by 2001 the film.
  14. AE35Unit

    New biography out soon!

    Got this from Yahoo groups: " --- In acc-list@yahoogroups.com, "John" <jcsherwood@...> wrote: > > After years of research, writing and editing, Neil McAleer's "Visionary: The Odyssey of Sir Arthur C. Clarke" has been published and should be available soon at Amazon. My role was as...
  15. Werthead

    Arthur C. Clarke

    Childhood's End
  16. R

    What I've always liked about Clarke's work...

    ...is the believabilty of his novels. They all seem to be based on solid scientific principles. With fantasy I can accept the totally wild and bizarre, however with sci-fi there must be a strong element of 'this could actually happen' running through his books. Clarke I think was called...
  17. Vertigo

    Interview with Arthur C Clarke

    I was watching this month's Sky at Night and at the end of the programme Sir Patrick Moore (what an Icon that man is!) said he has a treat for us in next month's programme; apparently they have discovered a lost recording of the show from 1963 in which (in his words) a very young Moore (he must...
  18. joolzred

    Rama complete omnibus to be published!

    Rama, Rama II, Garden of Rama & Rama Revealed to (finally) be published as an omnibus http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0575096861/?tag=brite-21
  19. P

    Lost Opportunity

    About 10 years ago, before ACC died, I had a lovely holiday in Sri Lanka. I knew we would be visiting Sigiriya, and passing Adam's Peak, so I searched my SF collection for my copy of "Fountains of Paradise", intending to read it again during the holiday. Couldn't find it. Tried the bookshops for...
  20. eanbardsley

    A Parallel to 2001

    Albeit Science Fiction, the story is based in mathematical theory. The story itself has a parallel to the Science Fiction Space Odyssey of Arthur C. Clarke, but takes us to quite a different place. Admitedly the story is in mid-stride, but the half-way point is a conclusion in itself. I have...
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