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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, 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 Hardcover edition.
It's Arthur C. Clarke!!! I think I've read 99% of his works and have yet to find one that I did not like/love. The man was a GEM!Published 14 months ago by Renate D
This novel is definitely not the best work out of the collaboritive efforts of Gentry Lee and Arthur Clarke, but it's still a pretty good novel. Read morePublished on July 6 2000 by William M. Rand
This book is a must read if you love science fiction or if you love reading in general. If you like plot twists, comedy, and adventure you have it all in one book. Read morePublished on April 20 2000 by "juls284"
It has been a number of years since I read any science fiction, so I decided to play it safe and pick up something by an author with a long and outstanding track record. Read morePublished on April 17 2000 by L. Rouse
This book does not do justice to Clarke
I don't recommend this book I thought it was boring. The content of science fiction was so low it can hardly be classified as science... Read more
Overall I don't think this is some amazing book, but it was a really fast, fun, and quick read. I must have read the book in 2 hours, and found it to be quite fun to get into the... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2000 by Erik Johnson
This is one of the stupidest books I have ever read, and I have read hundreds of science fiction novels. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 1999 by Robert Steimle
I generally love Arthur C. Clarke, but I have never felt a book I paid for was so worthless.
This book is far more about character development poorly done than the normal... Read more