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This far-reaching, spine-tingling adventure stretches from the dawn of time to the distant future, from the edges of the universe to the vast depths of the sea. At the bottom of the ocean, an alien creature is dormant. But the time has come for it to awaken. And as it stirs, its power will be unleashed on the planet--and trigger the dawn of human extinction.

A photojournalist exploring in the water off South Florida discovers a technologically advanced weapon-more deadly than any known to man.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780517053478
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/5/1990

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Arthur C. Clarke
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Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the “Big Three.” Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke’s work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.

Clarke’s short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

Gentry Lee is a science fiction author and chief engineer for the Planetary Flight Systems Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is known for collaborating with Arthur C. Clarke on several sequels to Rendezvous With Rama, as well as with Carl Sagan on the Cosmos series.
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    1. Date of Birth:
      December 16, 1917
    2. Place of Birth:
      Minehead, Somerset, England
    1. Date of Death:
      March 19, 2008
    2. Place of Death:
      Sri Lanka
    1. Education:
      1948, King's College, London, first-class honors in Physics and Mathematics

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