The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke
By Arthur C. Clarke
The definitive collection of short stories from the 20th century's greatest science fiction writer.
The definitive collection of short stories from the century's greatest science fiction writer
All of Arthur C. Clarke's short stories collected in one volume, beginning with TRAVEL BY WIRE - Clarke's first ever published short story.
A volume which showcases his range and variety, each story a classic example of the unique mixture of speculation and fiction which has made Clarke a household name.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset in 1917. He studied at King's College, London, receiving a BSc in physics and mathematics. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Air Force and was part of the team that developed the early warning radar defence system, an experience recounted in his 1963 novel Glide Path. A paper published in the October 1945 edition of Wireless World on the subject of geostationary satellites is widely recognised as having 'invented' the telecommunications satellite system. Clarke began publishing SF in 1946 with 'Loophole' in Astounding Science Fiction magazine, and soon established himself as one of the major science fiction voices of the 20th century. He won the first of three Hugo Awards for short story 'The Star' in 1956, and his 1973 novel Rendezvous With Rama won the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. He is, though, best known as the writer and co-creator with Stanley Kubrick of the groundbreaking SF film 2001: A Space Odyssey. A year after the release of that film, Clarke found himself beside US broadcasting legend Walter Cronkite, commentating on the historic Apollo 11 mission to place a man on the moon. Awarded the SFWA Grand Master Award in 1985 and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, Arthur C. Clarke was a giant of modern SF and one of the premier thinkers of our time. He died at his home in Sri Lanka in March 2008.
To discover more about how the legacy of Sir Arthur is being honoured today, please visit http://www.clarkefoundation.org
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02 Jun 2011
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