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Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as a radar instructor for the RAF, rising to the rank of flight-lieutenant. After the war, he entered King's college, London taking, in 1948, hisBsc in physics and mathematics with first class honours.One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he has won Kalinga Prize, the Aviation Space-Writers' Prize and the Westinghouse Science Writing Prize. He also shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was based on his story, 'The Sentinel'. He has lived in Sri --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Great story,...made the reader really think about the World To Come,.....and to put the book down at the end, with more great thoughts being stimulated about the words you and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Martyn Legge
This is a real page turner. If you are into sci fi, this is the book for all of you!Published on May 13 2013 by Gregory A. Boshaw
This may have been the first sf I ever read. I am certain few others have ever topped it. [Note this is a 1956 expanded rewrite of the original version entitled "Against the... Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by Virgil
Virtually everyone here seems to agree with me, so I don't think I need to repeat these sentiments, so I'll just say this. The first time I read it, I was almost home in L.A. Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by James van Scoyoc
Great book, story up-to-date for the 21th century. Sometime I feel as if I am living in Diasper and waiting for the link to Lyss to be opened again. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2003 by E. Nachtrieb
This is the story of the human race as it exists about a billion years in the future. A more ambitious premise for a novel is almost impossible to imagine, but Clarke pulls it off... Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2002 by Roger J. Buffington
I first read this book in 1957. I loved it of course, but I had no idea where it ranked against anything else. I was 11. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 1999 by BillBean
I read 'The City And The Stars' at the tender age of eleven or twelve. Nearly thirty years and many thousands of books later it still ranks as perhaps the greatest... Read morePublished on Oct. 10 1998