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'Clarke is one of the greatest imaginative writers of hard science fiction' New Scientist 'Arthur Clarke is one of the true geniuses of our time' Ray Bradbury 'Arthur C. Clarke is the prophet of the space age' The Times 'A one-man literary Big Bang, Clarke has originated his own vast and teeming futurist universe' Sunday Times '3001 is not just a page-turner, plugged in to the great icons of HAL and the monoliths, but a book of wisdom too, pithy and provocative' New Scientist 'Arthur C. Clarke is blessed with one of the most astounding
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Overview

'Clarke is one of the greatest imaginative writers of hard science fiction' New Scientist 'Arthur Clarke is one of the true geniuses of our time' Ray Bradbury 'Arthur C. Clarke is the prophet of the space age' The Times 'A one-man literary Big Bang, Clarke has originated his own vast and teeming futurist universe' Sunday Times '3001 is not just a page-turner, plugged in to the great icons of HAL and the monoliths, but a book of wisdom too, pithy and provocative' New Scientist 'Arthur C. Clarke is blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print' New York Times 'One of the truly prophetic figures of the space age! the colossus of science fiction' New Yorker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Publishers Weekly
...this collection amply demonstrates Clarke's strengths—expert storytelling, exciting science, rich characterizations...Clarke's humanism and sympathy for mystical concepts are apparent.
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The title piece in this collection of short fiction inspired one of the most famous science-fiction movies of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yet, as impressive as "The Sentinel" is, it is just one of nine brilliant, innovative stories included here. Arguably the most distinguished figure in the genre, Arthur C. Clarke brings his usual masterly touch to "Rescue Party," "Guardian Angel," "Breaking Strain," "Jupiter V," "The Refugee," "The Wind from the Sun," "A Meeting with Medusa," and "The Songs of Distant Earth." Includes 10 plates by Lebbeus Woods, plus introductions to each story by Clarke himself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743407212
  • Publisher: ibooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: ANNIVERSARY
  • Edition number: 2001
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 251,297
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur C. Clarke
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.
Clarke served in the Royal Air Force as a radar instructor and technician from 1941–1946. He proposed a satellite communication system in 1945 which won him the Franklin Institute Stuart Ballantine Gold Medal in 1963. He was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1947–1950 and again in 1953.
Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956 largely to pursue his interest in scuba diving; that year, he discovered the underwater ruins of the ancient Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee. He lived in Sri Lanka until his death. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, and was awarded Sri Lanka's highest civil honour, Sri Lankabhimanya, in 2005.
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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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