The Deep Range
By Arthur C. Clarke
'Brings the future to life before your very eyes' SUNDAY TIMES
Since the beginning of time it had worked its will on humanity, and for as long as man could remember, he had struggled against its power. But in the 21st century the battle was won: the sea, mankind's age-old enemy, had finally been conquered.
Professionals like Walter Franklin now patrolled the infinite savannahs of the oceans, harvesting from the plankton prairies as crop which kept the world fed. But like that other great frontier, space, the sea had not yet yielded up all its secrets. And men like Franklin would never rest until its every fathomless mystery had been challenged . . .
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 B.Sc. in physics and mathematics with first class honours.One of the most respected of all science fiction writers, he has won the 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.
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02 Jun 2011
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