arthur c clarke

  1. Eleniel

    The Songs of Distant Earth - a question

    In chapter 51 (Relic) Moses Kaldor gives to Mirissa Leonidas a gift: a gold, gleaming bell that was the model of a temple. Inside it was: "(...) All that's left of one of the greatest men who ever lived; he founded the only faith that never became stained with blood. I'm sure he would have...
  2. Quokka

    Favourite Arthur C. Clarke

    I was reading the Rama and Childhood End's threads and wanted to mention Fountains of Paradise so I thought I'd start a general thread for people's favourites. Having been a bit overloaded on fantasy I've started really looking into science fiction for the first time and these three are good...
  3. eanbardsley

    Hal and the Phi (the golden ratio)

    Artificial Intelligence And The Golden Ratio Given the golden ratio occurs throughout life, one might ask where it would occur in artificial intelligence. I have searched for this. Silicon, oddly enouph is in the same group as carbon. As we are carbon based it is interesting that artificial...
  4. Green

    Radio 4 Piece on Arthur C. Clarke

    Hey all, I just stumbled across this piece on the Radio 4 website. I've not listened to it yet, but thought some of his fans might find it interesting. Follow the link to the webpage, and scroll down to the bottom for the listen again link. There's an interview with the man himself, dated 2005...
  5. J

    'The Lion of Camarre'.

    Has anybody read this Arthur C Clarke story. His extraordinary vision of the future is amazing.
  6. SteveR

    The Last Theorem (new AC book)

    Hi all, just found out that ACC is soon to release a new book in October. And this one is written by himslef (hooray!). Synopsis nicked from Amazon... Based on the recent sensational proof of Fermat's Theorem 350 years later by a young British mathematician, Andrew Wiles, THE LAST THEOREM...
  7. K

    Dr. Sivasubramanian Chandrasegarampillai

    Anyone care to pronounce? I've been going around all day trying to say this, to no vail. Thank you!
  8. R

    Short story by Arthur C. Clarke?

    I read a short story in my high school english textbook. I "think" it was by Arthur C. Clarke, and I don't even know the title. It was about this cool automated house, it had a nursery that played lullabies and I think read stories. It made breakfast every morning, but no one ate it and it just...
  9. J

    Childhood's End Allusions

    Hey! I've just read Childhood's End, and I'm supposed to write a paper on it, comparing the allusions in it to the allusions in a novel called "Snow In August." Don't worry about that book, though...I need to concentrate on Childhood's End. Hopefully some of you have read it, and I assume you...
  10. P

    Rama Revealed

    I was a little dissapointed that the identity of Maria was never fully explained. I was hoping I didn't understand it fully and that someone could explain it to me. (on the last few pages I was hoping for a revelation and didn't recieve one)
  11. Sooby

    Childhood's End

    Any thoughts anyone? I'm surprised not to see it as one of Clarke's best works. Considering it's only a handful of pages, I thought it would appeal to short story and novel lovers. Would really love to have your opinions - as it has been a while since I've read it and I have a hankering to...
  12. rune

    Bibliographie - Arthur C Clarke

    I've found this information on the published works for Arthur C Clarke :) Please do feel free to add any I have missed and add any future publications :D Space Odyssey 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 2. 2010: Odyssey Two (1982) 3. 2061: Odyssey Three (1985) 4. 3001: The Final Odyssey...
  13. dwndrgn

    2001: HAL

    Re: Confessions Ok. Passage reread. I still have the feeling that it is logically not correct but it isn't this huge gaping hole I thought it was originally. I was probably just feeling a bit pugnacious and all it wanted was an excuse to put the thing down :D...
  14. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    New Clarke, any views?

    This recently made it to a nearby bookshop: Time's Eye by Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter. It's book one of a porjected duologo called A Time Odyssey. The edition here is the Uk hardback - expensive, but presumably good value as it includes a CD-ROM containing interviews and a few of Baxter's...
  15. Brian G Turner

    Short stories vs novels

    Where are Clarke's strengths when it comes to writing - do his novels reflect the greatest of his talents, or is it his abilities with short stories that generally work much better?
  16. Brian G Turner

    Rama series by Arthur C Clarke

    What are the Rama books about, and are they recommended?
  17. Brian G Turner

    "2001 - A Space Odessy"

    My girlfriend hated this book. She couldn't wait to finish and be rid with it. She didn't like the disassociation from the characters and speculated that Arthur C Clarke must have been deprived of affection as a child (particularly on the Starchild events near the end). Personally thought it...
  18. Brian G Turner

    Arthur C Clarke

    Well, I quite loved "2001". But I'm very wary about sequels. Anyone read much of his writing? Are the sequels up to scratch or a cash in? How about Rama? Any other novels recommended as among the best of Arthur C Clarke?
  19. T

    2001 and the sequels (Arthur C Clarke)

    2001 and the sequels For such an advanced mathematical mind, Arthur C Clarke doesn't half know how to spin an engrossing yarn. I find it hard to give a balanced review of this series of books as I have read and re-read them so many times, add to this the fact that the movies (well, the...
  20. K

    The Trigger (Arthur C Clarke)

    the trigger has anyone read the trigger clarke wrote it with some other bloke, can't remember the name great book though