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'No one does it better than Arthur Clarke' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLIMENT 'Arthur C. Clarke at the height of his powers' NEW YORK TIMES 'A polished gem - a winner' DAILY MIRROR 'Crammed with fascinating gimmicks, each novelty is utterly plausible, as if its introduction into our lives were absolutely inevitable - no one does it better than Clarke' TIME LITERARY SUPPLIMENT --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Lol, that's one heck of a wait!
I thought the best part of the book was Clarke's extrapolation of trends into the future. In some cases, he's right on the money, if two centuries late: HMS Titanic nostalgia, PCs, a sort of interplanetary internet, human cloning, disintegration of nation states, and the utter failure of the SETI program.
The sections describing the interplanetary propulsion system, and its occasionally explosive development, was worth the price of admission.
The descriptions of life on the moon Titan will have to wait for the culmination of the Cassini/Huygens mission for a reality-check. I suspect he'll be closer than anyone would have imagined. (2006! Where's Clarke's asymptotic drive when we need it!)