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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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Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 1 year ago
According to Clarke’s author’s note, this book started out as an 850-word outline for a movie script that was turned into a novel outline which was eventually fleshed out into a full manuscript by Mike McQuay shortly before his untimely death. If you’re looking for a good example of Clarke’s writing...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it 1 year ago
Ok, I don't understand why people hate on this book so much. Yes it starts slow giving the background of events and politics for the human race since the first Rama, but once the crew get to Rama II, things pick up. It's not perfect, but all in all it's not a bad story and I will definitely read Ram...
capriceum
capriceum rated it 2 years ago
Oh my god, this book was amazing. Such beautiful, intelligent writing. I loved Clarke's description of the planets, and his insertion of interesting relevant facts about them. The last part, Through the Star Gate, blew my mind.
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years 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 years 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` ...
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