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Cradle
     

Cradle

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by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
 

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The multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning grandmaster of science fiction does for the sea in his new novel what his epic classic 2001 did for outer space. Currently in production for a major motion picture from Warner Brothers/Peter Guber.

Overview

The multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning grandmaster of science fiction does for the sea in his new novel what his epic classic 2001 did for outer space. Currently in production for a major motion picture from Warner Brothers/Peter Guber.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446513791
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/1988
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was one of the supreme science fiction writers of the century and achieved vast popularity with 2001: A Space Odyssey, which extended into a series of four books & two short stories. Other notable works include his Rama series of novels and the Hugo Award-winning short story The Star. Clarke augmented his fame later on in the 1980s, from being the host of several television shows such as Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1917
Date of Death:
March 19, 2008
Place of Birth:
Minehead, Somerset, England
Place of Death:
Sri Lanka
Education:
1948, King's College, London, first-class honors in Physics and Mathematics

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Cradle 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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The opening chapter is fascinating but the story veers from it's SciFi course into the everyday world of boy meets girl and uninteresting relationship problems.Characters who have little relevance to the central story are partially developed when there is no need for their bakground stories at all. The scenes with the aliens are too few and far between. The book holds your attention only because you think that at any moment the interesting part will begin. When the book ends you are not sorry. Not Clarke's best work. Try 2001 or the Rama books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This could have been a great book, but it isn't. There are a few good bits, a few places where you think 'NOW it's gonna get good', but then it lets you down. Then there are the endless pages of flashbacks into the past lives of the characters. Endless disussions of the characters' deepest feelings. Do we really care about all this minute detail? Some might, but I find it quite dull. How can this be? How could one of Science Fiction's greatest authors have written such a clunker? He didn't. The co-author did. That's the only explanation I can come up with. I have read every SF book ACC has ever written, and enjoyed all of them. Until this one. Is it just a coincidence that his first joint effort with this co-author is one of his most disapointing books ever? I don't think so, but that's just my opinion. Read it yourself then let me know what you think.