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Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008

Works: 1,939 works in 6,962 publications in 34 languages and 149,208 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Sea stories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Interviews  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Interviewee, Other, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6005.L36, 823.914
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2001; a space odyssey by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
414 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 6,743 libraries worldwide
When an enigmatic monolith is found buried on the moon, scientists are amazed to discover that it's at least 3 million years old. Even more amazing, after it's unearthed the artifact releases a powerful signal aimed at Saturn. What sort of alarm has been triggered? To find out, a manned spacecraft, the Discovery, is sent to investigate. Its crew is highly trained--the best--and they are assisted by a self-aware computer, the ultra-capable HAL 9000. But HAL's programming has been patterned after the human mind a little too well. He is capable of guilt, neurosis, even murder, and he controls every single one of Discovery's components. The crew must overthrow this digital psychotic if they hope to make their rendezvous with the entities that are responsible not just for the monolith, but maybe even for human civilization
2010 : odyssey two by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
118 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 5,045 libraries worldwide
Haywood Floyd, director of the original Discovery mission, sets out to discover what happened to HAL 9000 and comes face to face with something claiming to be Dave Bowman
2001, a space odyssey by Stanley Kubrick( visu )
131 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,010 libraries worldwide
A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future
Childhood's end by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
211 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 4,591 libraries worldwide
The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began. But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind ... or the beginning?
2061 : odyssey three by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
70 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,210 libraries worldwide
While on expedition to Halley's Comet, a spaceship crew is called to carry out a dangerous rescue mission
3001 : the final odyssey by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
83 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 4,063 libraries worldwide
The world in the year 3001 seen through the eyes of an astronaut, revived after a thousand-year sleep. The earth is encircled by space cities, accessed by elevators and education is a breeze, computers enabling the brain to absorb complicated information in milliseconds. By the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
165 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 3,993 libraries worldwide
During the twenty-second century, a space probe's investigation of a mysterious, cylindrical asteroid brings man into contact with an extra-galactic civilization
The songs of distant earth by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
84 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,872 libraries worldwide
The paradise of Thalassa is threatened by an evolutionary event brewing beneath the calm seas and by a spacecraft of refugees hovering in orbit above the planet. The arrival of a spaceship from Earth--destroyed when its sun went nova--carrying five million Earthlings in suspended animation, as well as an uncensored cultural record of Earth, threatens to destroy the paradisiacal plkanet of Thalassa
Rama II by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
68 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,770 libraries worldwide
In 1973, Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama won the Hugo, Nebula and Campbell awards. This new novel is the second in a trilogy about the mystifying world-ships and their flybys of our solar system. The 12 specialists chosen to explore a second Raman craft passing through human space 70 years after the first are more involved with adultery, religion and media contracts than they are with scientific advancement
The fountains of Paradise by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
78 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,638 libraries worldwide
In this, which many consider this to be Clarke's best novel, Vannevar Morgan is the greatest civil engineer of the mid-22nd century. Having built a bridge across the Straits of Gibraltar, he dreams of an even greater accomplishment, a bridge to space: a "skyhook," or "space elevator." This will be a cable stretching from the Earth's equator to an anchoring satellite in geosynchronous orbit. First Morgan must deal with the monks who own the ideal real estate, a mountaintop on the fictional island of Taprobane (a version of Clarke's adopted home of Sri Lanka, moved south so that it lies on the equator). He also has to work on the financing, solve various political problems, deal with skeptics, and finally solve some critical engineering issues and deal with the inevitable crises accompanying the actual building of the elevator
Profiles of the future; an inquiry into the limits of the possible by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
111 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in 11 languages and held by 2,431 libraries worldwide
"This book originally appeared in 1962 and was based upon essays written during the period 1959-1961. Since it was concerned largely with ultimate possibilities, and not with achievements to be expected in the near future, even the remarkable events of the last decade have dated it very little. ... what has changed--and in ways that no one could possibly have predicted--is our entire attitude toward the future, and especially toward technology as a whole. Profiles was one of the first samples of a deluge of books about the future ..."--Preface to the Second Edition
The garden of Rama by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
61 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,423 libraries worldwide
Sequel to: Rama II. During the 23rd century, three human cosmonauts learn of their destination and their challenge in a rendezvous with a Raman base
The hammer of God by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
53 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,374 libraries worldwide
The asteroid, Kali, is on a destruction course with planet Earth
Imperial Earth by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
49 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,318 libraries worldwide
Find out what happens to Duncan Makenzie when he is sent from Titan, a moon of Saturn, to Earth's quincentennial celebration
Rama revealed by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
48 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,271 libraries worldwide
Nicole Wakefield, ex-governor of the colony of humans on the spaceship Rama III, is in her cell awaiting death for treason. She opposed the colony's new rulers. But Richard, her husband whom she thought dead, sends robots to rescue her
Cradle by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
39 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,179 libraries worldwide
A photojournalist accidentally discovers some futuristic weapons that can destroy the world, and faces a great challenge in trying to avert disaster
The ghost from the Grand Banks by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
55 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,118 libraries worldwide
In 2007, just five years before the centennial of the sinking of the "Titanic," two corporations--one English, one Japanese--each using futuristic technology, contend with each other over the ship's retrieval
Richter 10 by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,004 libraries worldwide
A race to avert a massive earthquake. The hero is Lewis Crane, a seismologist whose family perished in the one in Los Angeles in 1994 and who devotes himself to forecasting them. He predicts a giant one for the Mississippi Valley, it never materializes and Crane is laughed at. Then he discovers a mistake in his calculations and realizes the earthquake is round the corner. But how to convince the country?
The light of other days by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
48 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,955 libraries worldwide
An inventor discovers a way to us quantom physics to see anywhere, even into the past, changing the fabric of society
Time's eye by Arthur C Clarke( Book )
36 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,940 libraries worldwide
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is a living legend, a writer whose name has been synonymous with science fiction for more than fifty years. An indomitable believer in human and scientific potential, Clarke is a genuine visionary. If Clarke has an heir among today's science fiction writers, it is award-winning author Stephen Baxter. In each of his acclaimed novels, Baxter has demonstrated dazzling gifts of imagination and intellect, along with a rare ability to bring the most cerebral science dramatically to life. Now these two champions of humanism and scientific speculation have combined their talents in a novel sure to be one of the most talked-about of the year, a 2001 for the new millennium. TIME'S EYE For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind' until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline. Instead, the world becomes a patchwork of eras, from prehistory to 2037, each with its own indigenous inhabitants. Scattered across the planet are floating silver orbs impervious to all weapons and impossible to communicate with. Are these technologically advanced devices responsible for creating and sustaining the rifts in time' Are they cameras through which inscrutable alien eyes are watching' Or are they something stranger and more terrifying still' The answer may lie in the ancient city of Babylon, where two groups of refugees from 2037'three cosmonauts returning to Earth from the International Space Station, and three United Nations peacekeepers on a mission in Afghanistan'have detected radio signals: the only such signals on the planet, apart from their own. The peacekeepers find allies in nineteenth-century British troops and in the armies of Alexander the Great. The astronauts, crash-landed in the steppes of Asia, join forces with the Mongol horde led by Genghis Khan. The two sides set out for Babylon, each determined to win the race for knowledge . . . and the power that lies within. Yet the real power is beyond human control, perhaps even human understanding. As two great armies face off before the gates of Babylon, it watches, waiting. . .
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Clark, Arthur C. 1917-2008
Clark, Arthur Charles 1917-
Clark, Arthur Charles 1917-2008
Clārk, Ārtūr Sī 1917-
Clārk, Ārtūr Sī 1917-2008
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Clarke, A. C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-
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Ke la ke.
Kʻei-la-kʻi 1917-
Kʿei-la-kʿi 1917-2008
Kelake, Ase C. 1917-
Kelake, Ase C. 1917-2008
Klark, A. 1917-
Klark, A. 1917-2008
Klark, A. (Artur), 1917-
Klark, A. (Artur), 1917-2008
Klark, Arthour 1917-
Klark, Arthour 1917-2008
Klark, Artur.
Klark, Artur 1917-2008
Ḳlarḳ, Artur C. 1917-
Ḳlarḳ, Artur C. 1917-2008
Klark, Artur Charlz 1917-
Klark, Artur Charlẓ 1917-2008
Ḳlarḳ, Artur Tsʿarles 1917-2008
Kʻŭllakʻŭ, Adŏ C. 1917-
Kʿŭllakʿŭ, Adŏ C. 1917-2008
Kurāku, Āsā C. 1917-
Kurāku, Āsā C. 1917-2008
Кларк, Артур 1917-2008
Кларк, Артур Чарлз 1917-2008
קלארק, ארתור סי.
קלארק, ארתור סי 1917-2008
קלארק, ארתור צ'ארלס
آرثر سي. كلارك، 1917-2008
كلارك، آرثر تشارلز، 1917-2008
アーサー C.クラーク 1917-2008
クラーク, アーサー・C
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