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Clarke Arthur C. : Deep Range Mass Market Paperback – 1981


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (1981)
  • ISBN-10: 0451096215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451096210
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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'Enough crises to keep you reading avidly' -- Sunday Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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, his Bsc 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 Lanka since 1956. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
like many clarke readers, i came to know him through his more popular works like 2001. i have always found his writing to be enjoyable and easy to digest, and have enjoyed the smarter science fiction he's produced.
i found this book to be uncharacteristic for clarke in several ways. the obvious change is in the setting, underwater as opposed to in space. however, i found clarke departed from his usual careful attention to science absent, as well. several of the realities of the ocean and the world he's created are ignored. finally, clarke's tenor, which i find to be often optimistic and inspiring, is also toned down.
all in all a different book than what i expected, and probably the kind of thing a clarke fan would enjoy when they're looking for a slight departure from the norm. still, not one of his best works.
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By A Customer on Aug. 17 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book opended up diffrent views on how the future will be. While reading it I kept on thinking that the future in the book was very realalistic. I would refer this book to any reader who likes a good Sci-Fi novel.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4 and 1/2 July 4 2000
By Bill R. Moore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
On something of a departure for Clarke, he explores the depths of earth's oceans in this book, rather than his usual space sagas. It succeeds remarkably well, and is better than his more well-known novel of the ocean (The Ghost From The Grand Banks). The plot is good, with several surprising mini-twists, and the characterization is better than on most of his works. Also, as with all his books, the ending is beautiful and poetic. A must read for the Clarke fan.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The White Serpent April 3 2008
By doomsdayer520 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Arthur C. Clarke created a few novels and short stories that took place not in outer space, but under the sea, and this release from the mid-1950s is the earliest of note. The deep sea is surely alien and mysterious enough to qualify for compelling science fiction, which was one of Clarke's great insights. In this novel, humanity has turned to the oceans for reliable food supplies, courtesy of maverick deep sea divers with a level of heroism usually found in the astronauts of more typical sci-fi. Unfortunately, this novel becomes merely a series of crises and discoveries that will thrill the adventurous reader but will cause some disdain for those seeking deeper themes (notwithstanding an abrupt injection of religious commentary near the end). And in a rare case of poor story construction by Clarke, he even leaves several plotlines hanging - like when a giant squid is captured with great drama but then is never mentioned again. This story also suffers from some forced literary parallels with Moby Dick - an idea that Clarke seems to have started with but forgot to apply consistently. Granted, Clarke still delivered plenty of the thrills of discovery and adventures into the unknown that were his perennial strengths. But in terms of plot and characterization, this novel doesn't quite stack up with his classics. [~doomsdayer520~]
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
uncharacteristic for clarke June 20 2004
By jose_monkey_org - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
like many clarke readers, i came to know him through his more popular works like 2001. i have always found his writing to be enjoyable and easy to digest, and have enjoyed the smarter science fiction he's produced.
i found this book to be uncharacteristic for clarke in several ways. the obvious change is in the setting, underwater as opposed to in space. however, i found clarke departed from his usual careful attention to science absent, as well. several of the realities of the ocean and the world he's created are ignored. finally, clarke's tenor, which i find to be often optimistic and inspiring, is also toned down.
all in all a different book than what i expected, and probably the kind of thing a clarke fan would enjoy when they're looking for a slight departure from the norm. still, not one of his best works.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A good slosh... June 11 2013
By Rebecca Lethlean - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Quite simply put, this is one of the best underwater science fiction novels I have ever read, not that I've read that many (I prefer outer space!), but Clarke did a fine job with this one. Intelligently written, engaging, and thought-provoking.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A non-space science fiction Oct. 4 2013
By Pradeep Sekar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
For once, a science fiction story set in the ocean, rather than in space. Having read so many books with "warp engines" and "Hyperspace" and what not, the story and the unique setting of the story make such a difference...!

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