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The Fountains of Paradise

Author : Arthur Charles Clarke
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This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is reissued in this trade paperback edition. Vannemar Morgan's dream of linking Earth with the stars requires a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. Includes a new introduction by the author.

The Fountains of Paradise

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
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The Fountains Of Paradise

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
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One of Clarke's most famous and acclaimed novels, winner of both the HUGO AWARD and the NEBULA AWARD In the 22nd century visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time, and one which will revolutionize the future of humankind of space: a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometres high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean. Winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1980 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1979

Arthur C Clarke

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Already renowned for his science fiction and scientific nonfiction, Arthur C. Clarke became the world's most famous science fiction writer after the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He then produced novels like Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountains of Paradise that many regard as his finest works. Gary Westfahl closely examines Clarke's remarkable career, ranging from his forgotten juvenilia to the passages he completed for a final novel, The Last Theorem. As Westfahl explains, Clarke's science fiction offered original perspectives on subjects like new inventions, space travel, humanity's destiny, alien encounters, the undersea world, and religion. While not inclined to mysticism, Clarke necessarily employed mystical language to describe the fantastic achievements of advanced aliens and future humans. Westfahl also contradicts the common perception that Clarke's characters were bland and underdeveloped, arguing that these reticent, solitary individuals, who avoid conventional relationships, represent his most significant prediction of the future, as they embody the increasingly common lifestyle of people in the twenty-first century.

The Fountains of Paradise videorecording

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The Snows of Olympus

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
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This is the story of how a world could be resurrected¿ Mars is a barren planet, almost without atmosphere and with a temperature ranging from near zero to 120 degrees below. No water flows and there is no evidence that life has ever existed there. Yet Mars is Earth's near neighbour and has always exerted a powerful hold on our imagination. The astronomer Lowell thought he'd discovered canals on the planet's surface; H.G. wells (and his near namesake Orson) speculated on the red planet's inhabitants invading Earth; sf writers have always used Mars as a setting and continue to do so. In the Snows of Olympus Arthur C. Clarke uses a revolutionary computer program to show, in words and pictures, how the surface of the planet would change as, gradually, scientists created an atmosphere and raised the temperature. Taking as his starting point Olympus Mons, the highest mountain in the Solar System, a 27km extinct volcano, Clarke creates detailed 'photographs' of the Martian surface and then shows how the landscape would change as vegetation began to thrive and water to flow. He speculates about how this might happen, about the journey to Mars and about what living on the planet would be like. The result is one of the most fascinating, challenging and imaginatively stimulating books of the year. Arthur C. Clarke has long been hailed as the most visionary and accurate of science fiction and non-fiction writers, having predicted communications satellites years before their development. In this extraordinary booked he chart the next chapter of humanity's future in space.

The Light of Other Days

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
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From Arthur C. Clarke, the brilliant mind that brought us 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Stephen Baxter, one of the most cogent SF writers of his generation, comes a novel of a day, not so far in the future, when the barriers of time and distance have suddenly turned to glass. When a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses cutting-edge physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times—around every corner, through every wall—the result is the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy, forever. Then the same technology proves able to look backward in time as well. The Light of Other Days is a story that will change your view of what it is to be human. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Collected Stories of Arthur C Clarke

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
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Introduces readers to the author's shorter works, spanning his entire writing career, including "The Nine Billion Names of God," "Nemesis," "The Sentinel," and "The Songs of Distant Earth."

The Fountains of Paradise

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Arthur C Clarke

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A Study Guide for Arthur C Clarke s Dog Star

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Fountains of Paradise

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Approaching Earth

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Fountains of Paradise

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Novels by Arthur C Clarke

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 37. Chapters: 2010: Odyssey Two, The Fountains of Paradise, Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, Imperial Earth, Rama II, The Songs of Distant Earth, The Last Theorem, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The City and the Stars, 3001: The Final Odyssey, 2061: Odyssey Three, Against the Fall of Night, A Fall of Moondust, Time's Eye, Earthlight, Firstborn, The Sands of Mars, The Light of Other Days, Richter 10, Cradle, The Hammer of God, The Garden of Rama, Prelude to Space, Sunstorm, Rama Revealed, A Time Odyssey, Islands in the Sky, Beyond the Fall of Night, Dolphin Island, The Trigger, The Deep Range, The Ghost from the Grand Banks, Glide Path. Excerpt: Childhood's End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war, helps form a world government, and turns the planet into a near-utopia. Many questions are asked about the origins and mission of the aliens, but they avoid answering, preferring to remain in their space ships, governing through indirect rule. Decades later, the Overlords eventually show themselves, and their impact on human culture leads to a Golden Age. However, the last generation of children on Earth begins to display powerful psychic abilities, heralding their evolution into a group mind, a transcendent form of life. Clarke's idea for the book began with his short story "Guardian Angel" (1946), which he expanded into a novel in 1952, incorporating it as the first part of the book, "Earth and the Overlords." Completed and published in 1953, Childhood's End sold out its first printing and received good reviews, becoming Clarke's first successful novel of his career. The book is regarded as Clarke's best novel by both readers and critics, and is described as...

Arthur C Clarke

Author : Eric S. Rabkin
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The second edition of Eric S. Rabkin's study of the life and work of Arthur C. Clarke.

Enigmatic Bliss

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Suggests that the concept of paradise persists in literature because it transcends boundaries between fiction and other literature, and the certainties of theology and mythology. Literary paradises create ambivalence that allows new dimensions and connections to be explored while raising questions about conventional attitudes about gender, knowledge, science, art, and reading and writing. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The Library of Christian Classics Early Latin theology

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The Madaba Map Centenary 1897 1997

Author : Michele Piccirillo
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Madaba (Jordan); antiquities; ancient mosaics; congresses.