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Arthur C. Clarke
"SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE wrote the novel and co-authored the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. He has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and he is the only science-fiction writer to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. His fiction and nonfiction have sold more than one hundred million... show more
"SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE wrote the novel and co-authored the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. He has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and he is the only science-fiction writer to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. His fiction and nonfiction have sold more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide.
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Birth date: 16-12-1917
Died: 18-03-2008
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 weeks ago
There are many early 20th century writers whose SF and fantasy continue to be read today.The very successful literary writer James Branch Cabell would find half his novels categorized as fantasy today, including his most famous, Jürgen. Though he predates the period, the equally talented Robert Cham...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
“No one of intelligence resents the inevitable.”In “Childhood’s End” by Arthur C. ClarkeOne of my favourite long novel is `Childhoods End`, but commenting on it without revealing the ending is difficult. That is the whole point after all, but still, think the early 80`s TV mini series/series of `V` ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
“Johnny Clinton was sleeping when the hovership raced down the valley, floating along the old turnpike on its cushion of air. [..] To any boy of the twenty.first century, it was a sound of magic, telling of far-off countries and strange cargoes carried in the first ships that could travel with equal...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
“He was a boy again, playing in the hot sand of a forgotten summer. He had found a tiny pit, perfectly smooth and symmetrical, and there was something lurking in its depths—something completely buried except for its waiting jaws. The boy had watched, wondering, already conscious of the fact that thi...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
“I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait.”In "The Sentinel” by “Arthur C. Clarke"“The time was fast appr...
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