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Arthur C. Clarke
(Aka Arthur Charles Clarke, Charles Willis, and E G O'Brien)
[December 16, 1917 - March 19, 2008]

  • A Meeting With Medusa/Green Mars (1988)
    After the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clarke became perhaps the best known living Sci-Fi writer in the world. Using his inherent sense of humor and personal flair for adventure, Clarke combines the worlds of science and literature. The three award-winning stories in this volume take the reader into the realms of space adventure, science fantasy, and interstellar irony. Also contains The Star and The 9 Billion Names of God.


Prelude to Space Series
  1. Prelude to Space (1954)

  2. The Sands of Mars (1952)

  3. Islands in the Sky (1952)

  4. Childhood's End (1953)

  5. Earthlight (1955)

  6. The Deep Range (1957)
    In the aftermath of a Martian disaster, space is denied to traumatized astronaut Walter Franklin. He finds a new life as a submarine warden protecting ocean-dwelling farmers and scientists only to find that the underwater realm holds dangers as dark and deep as the stars.

  7. Fall of Moondust (1961)

  8. Dolphin Island (1963)

  9. Glide Path (1963)

  10. Imperial Earth (1975)
    Imperial Earth is the fascinating odyssey of Duncan Makenzie, traveling from Titan, a moon of Saturn, to Earth, as a diplomatic guest of the United States for the celebration of its Quincentennial in the year 2276. Titan, an independent republic, was originally colonized from Earth three generations earlier. Duncan's initial challenge is to prepare, physically and intellectually, for the 500-million-mile trip to Earth. Once there, he is caught up in a sweep of new experiences, including the social and political whirl in Washington, a strange visit to a carefully preserved ancient city once prominent in the 20th century, and a search for and meeting with a woman he loved since she visited Titan years before.

  11. The Fountains of Paradise (1979)
    Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time;a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgan's Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda. And for two thousand years, the monks have protected Sri Kanda from all mortal quests for glory. Kings and princes who have sought to conquer the Sacred Mountain have all died.Now Vannemar Morgan may be next.

  12. The Songs of Distant Earth (1986)
    Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees from the last mad days of earth. Paradise looks indeed lost....

  13. Cradle(1988) with Gentry Lee

  14. The Ghost from the Grand Banks (1990)

  15. The Hammer of God(1993)
    In the year 2110 technology has cured  most of our worries. But even as humankind enters  a new golden age, an amateur astronomer points  his telescope at just the right corner of the night  sky and sees disaster hurtling toward Earth: a  chunk of rock that could annihilate civilization.  While a few fanatics welcome the apocalyptic  destruction as a sign from God, the greatest  scientific minds of Earth desperately search for a way to  avoid the inevitable. On board the starship  Goliath Captain Robert Singh and his crew must race  against time to redirect the meteor form its deadly  collision course. Suddenly they find themselves  on the most important mission in human history--a  mission whose success may require the ultimate  sacrifice.

  16. Richter 10 (1996) with Mike McQuay
    Lewis Crane lived through the devastating Los Angeles earthquake of 1994. Hesurvived, but his family didn't--and at ten years old, his life was rippedapart.

    At the age of thirty-five, Lewis has devoted himself to the study of the mostpowerful force on Earth: earthquakes. He is the foremost expert in the fieldof seismology; and when he predicts a gigantic quake, everyone prepares fordisaster. But to his relief and dismay, the quake never occurs, and suddenlyCrane is the subject of ridicule from scientists around the world. Then hediscovers a mistake in his calculations, and realizes that the "Big One" isjust around the corner. The clock is ticking as he attempts to convince theworld that this time, catastrophe is certain.

    Richter 10 is vintage Arthur C. Clarke--a fast-paced novel of ideas andnear-future imagination, realized by McQuay's talent for characterization andingenious plotting--and is the major science fiction event of the season.

  17. The Trigger (1999) with Michael P. Kube-McDowell
    From Arthur C. Clarke, bestselling author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Creator Of The Rama Series, and Michael Kube-Mcdowell comes a breathtaking new novel of bold scientific speculation and edge-of-your-seat suspense: a riveting thriller in which the fate of humanity depends on whose finger is on...The Trigger.

    It is the ultimate anti-weapon. A device that can render guns and bombs virtually harmless. At least that is how Dr. Jeffrey Horton, the brilliant young physicist who developed the Trigger, hopes his discovery will be used. Yet, like the scientists who first believed nuclear weapons would be the ultimate deterrent to war, could Horton and his colleagues be wrong? Will this new technology bring peace, or chaos? Will it be used to protect people, or control them? Will it mean the end of war, or a whole new kind of war? Not even Horton could have foreseen the fierce power struggle emerging for control of the Trigger. Soon it becomes clear that no one can be trusted. Not even those closest to him. Someone has already betrayed the project. Others will do anything to stop it--or co-opt it for their own ends. And the greatest enemy may be those with the best intentions.

  18. The Light of Other Days (2000) with Stephen Baxter
    When a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy--forever. Then, as society reels, the same technology proves able to look backwards in time as well. What happens next is a story only Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter could tell. The Light of Other Days is a novel that will change your view of what it is to be human.

  19. The Last Theorem (November 11, 2008 release) with Frederik Pohl

Rama Series
  1. Rendezvous with Rama (1972)
    At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredible, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence. It will kindle their wildest dreams... and fan their darkest fears. For no one knows who the Ramans are or why they have come. And now the moment of rendezvous awaits -- just behind a Raman airlock door.

  2. Rama II (1989) with Gentry Lee
    Years ago, the enormous, enigmatic alien spacecraft called Rama sailed through our solar system as mind-boggling proof that life existed -- or had existed -- elsewhere in the universe. Now, at the dawn of the twenty-third century, another ship is discovered hurtling toward us. A crew of Earth's best and brightest minds is assembled to rendezvous with the massive vessel. They are armed with everything we know about Raman technology and culture. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to encounter on board Rama II: cosmic secrets that are startling, sensational -- and perhaps even deadly.

  3. The Garden of Rama (1991) with Gentry Lee
    By the twenty-third century Earth has already had two encounters with massive, mysterious robotic spacecraft from beyond our solar system--the incontestable proof of an alien technology that far exceeds our own. Now three human cosmonauts are trapped aboard a labyrinthine Raman vessel, where it will take all of their physical and mental resources to surviv. Only twelve years into their journey do these intrepid travelers learn their destination and face their ultimate challenge: a rendevous with a Raman base--and the unseen architects of their galactic home. The cosmonauts have given up family, friends, and possessions to live a new kind of life. But the answers that await them at the Raman Node will require an even greater sacrifice--if humanity is indeed ready to learn the awe-inspiring truth.

  4. Rama Revealed (1993) with Gentry Lee
    On its mysterious voyage through interstellar space, a massive alien starship carries its human passengers to the end of a generations-long odyssey. But the great experiment designed by the Ramans has failed, and Rama III has become a battleground. Fleeing a tyrant, a band of humans ventures into the nether regions of the ship, where they encounter an emerald-doomed lair ruled by the fabulously advanced octospiders. As the octospiders lure the humans deeper into their domain, the humans must decide whether the creatures are their allies of enemies. All the while, Rama III continues its inexplorable journey towards the node, where the climax of their voyage awaits the stunning revelation of the true identity of the beings behind this glittering trek across the cosmos.

Space Odyssey Series
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Movie (1968), Stanley Kubrick, director with Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea ,
    DVD  VHS

  2. 2010: Odyssey Two (1982)
    2001: A Space Odyssey shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s. An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown over the years. Yet along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions and many more have been answered, in this stunning sequel to the international bestseller. Cosmic in sweep, eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe, and filled with the romance of space, this novel is a monumental achievement and a must-read for Arthur C. Clarke fans old and new.
    Movie: 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984), Peter Hyams, director with John Lithgow and Roy Scheider  DVD  VHS

  3. 2061: Odyssey Three (1988)
    Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world's best-loved science fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.

  4. 3001: The Final Odyssey (1997)

  5. One thousand years after the Jupiter mission to explore the mysterious Monolith had been destroyed, after Dave Bowman was transformed into the Star Child, Frank Poole drifted in space, frozen and forgotten, leaving the supercomputer HAL inoperable. But now Poole has returned to life, awakening in a world far different from the one he left behind--and just as the Monolith may be stirring once again. . . .
  • The Lost Worlds of 2001 (1972)
    The ultimate trip began with a story called The Sentinel, by Arthur C. Clarke. It took flight when Stanley Kubrick asked Clarke to write a novel of space exploration upon which the acclaimed director would base a movie. The result was one of the most extraordinary films of all time. Now for the first time the reader is taken on every stage of this great adventure. Here is the original story. Here are the different versions of 2001 as they evolved in the interplay between two brilliantly charged imaginations. And here is Clarke's own intimate account of the unique chemistry between author and director which created -- 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Time Series
  1. Time's Eye (2003) with Stephen Baxter
    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.

  2. Sunstorm (2005) with Stephen Baxter

  3. Firstborn (2007) with Stephen Baxter
    The Firstborn – the mysterious race of aliens who first became known to science fiction fans as the builders of the iconic black monolith in 2001: A Space Odysseyhave inhabited legendary master of science fiction Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s writing for decades. With Time’s Eye and Sunstorm, the first two books in their acclaimed Time Odyssey series, Clarke and his brilliant co-author Stephen Baxter imagined a near-future in which the Firstborn seek to stop the advance of human civilization by employing a technology indistinguishable from magic.

    Their first act was the Discontinuity, in which Earth was carved into sections from different eras of history, restitched into a patchwork world, and renamed Mir. Mir’s inhabitants included such notables as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and United Nations peacekeeper Bisesa Dutt. For reasons unknown to her, Bisesa entered into communication with an alien artifact of inscrutable purpose and godlike power–a power that eventually returned her to Earth. There, she played an instrumental role in humanity’s race against time to stop a doomsday event: a massive solar storm triggered by the alien Firstborn designed to eradicate all life from the planet. That fate was averted at an inconceivable price. Now, twenty-seven years later, the Firstborn are back.

    This time, they are pulling no punches: They have sent a “quantum bomb.” Speeding toward Earth, it is a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, that cannot be stopped or destroyed–and one that will obliterate Earth.

    Bisesa’s desperate quest for answers sends her first to Mars and then to Mir, which is itself threatened with extinction. The end seems inevitable. But as shocking new insights emerge into the nature of the Firstborn and their chilling plans for mankind, an unexpected ally appears from light-years away.

Vandemonde Series
  1. Against the Fall of Night (1953)
    The 10-billion-year-old metropolis of Diaspar is humanity's last home. Alone among immortals, the only man born in 10 million years desperately wants to find what lies beyond the City. His quest will uncover the destiny of a people--and a galaxy.

  2. The City and the Stars (1956)
    He was the first child to be born on Earth for at least 10 million years... and because he was so different from the others in the city, he set out to prove what they all denied - that life existed outside their fabulous metropolis, and that man could survive in the mysterious outer world. And so the last adventurer left the city to find the stars...

  3. Beyond the Fall of Night (1990) with Gregory Benford
    Gregory Benford expands Arthur C. Clarke's novella, Against the Fall of Night, into a novel-length adventure set billions of years in the future about human destiny among the stars.

Venus Prime Series

  1. Breaking Strain (1987) with Paul Preuss

Short Stories
Blue Planet Triology
  1. Coast of Coral (1957)
    World-famous science and science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke and photographer Mike Wilson spent two adventurous years exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the mightiest coral formation in the world. Presented here are "the adventures and mishaps, successes and failures" of that underwater expedition, as recorded by Clarke himself.

    Illustrated with rare underwater photographs, here is a unique look into a region of mystery, of boundless beauty and danger -- one of the most intriguing frontiers on our planet.

  2. The Reefs of Taprobane (1957)
    Looking for new underwater worlds to conquer, Arthur Clarke and Mike Wilson followed up their expedition to Australia's Great Barrier Reef (described in The Coast of Coral) by exploring the romantic seas surrounding Ceylon. Meetings with dangerous and beautiful marine creatures were only one side of the expedition's activities. Their adventures included the discovery of many wrecks and the investigation of a 3,000-year-old Hindu temple lying on the ocean bed.

    Clarke and Wilson lived among the Ceylonese natives, their contact with Europeans virtually limited to the dozen members of the Ceylonese Reefcombers Club, who shared many of their underwater adventures. When weather conditions ruled out skin diving, they explored the awe-inspiring ruins of ancient Sinhalese cities, made trips into the jungles in search of wild life, and visited Buddhist

    Clarke and Wilson's experiences provide vivid impressions of old and new Ceylon, one of the key countries of the Far East, and give vivid impressions of the fantastic life of the tropical reefs and the strange transformations which lost ships undergo when the sea works its will on them.

  3. The Treasure of the Great Reef (1964)
    It was one of the unforgettable moments of a lifetime, for I knew that I was staring at something that very few men have seen-genuine, honest-to-goodness treasure. These unimpressive-looking lumps were masses of coins-hundreds of them, cemented together!" Famous science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and his partner, Mike Wilson, tell the true, exciting story of how they recovered treasure lost in the sea for more than 250 years.

  • Arthur C. Clarke: The Man Who Saw the Future (2006)

  • Arthur C. Clark's Mysterious World: The Journey Begins (2002)

  • Fractals: The Colors of Infinity (1997, Arthur C. Clarke, narrator)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe (1995)
    DVD  VHS

  • Arthur C Clarke's World of Strange Powers: Have We Lived Before? (1995)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers: Elements of the Divine (1991)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers: From Mind to Mind (1991)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers: Metal Bending, Magic & Mind Over Matter (1991)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers: The Verdict (1991)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers: The Roots of Evil (1991)

  • Have We Lived Before (1991)

  • Messages from the Dead (1991)

  • Things That Go Bump (1991)

  • Walking on Fire (1991)

  • Warnings from the Future (1991)

  • Wounds of Christ (1991)

  • Mysterious World, Volume 3: : The Missing Ape Man/Dragons, Dinosaurs & Giant Snakes (1989)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World, Vol 4 (1989)

  • Mysterious World, Volume 5: Ancient Wisdom/Giants for the Gods (1989)

  • Mysterious World, Volume 6: Riddle of the Stones/Cabinet of Curiosities (1989)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's The Journey Begins/UFOs/Strange Skies (Volume 1) (1989)

  • Monsters of the Deep/Monsters of Lake (1989)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers - Ghosts, Apparitions, and Haunted Houses  (1986)

  • Stephen Hawking - God, the Universe, & Everything / Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke

  • Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers" Messages from the Dead (1985)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe (In Three Parts on One Video)

  • Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers -- 13 Volume Set (Date?)
    This unique video set includes these 13 individual volumes, each on it's own tape.  Messages from the Dead; Metal Bending, Magic, and Mind Over Matter; The Roots of Evil; Strange Powers; The Verdict; From Mind to Mind; Elements of the Divine; Ghosts, Apparitions, and Haunted House; Have We Lived Before?; Fairies, Phantoms and Fantastic Photography; Warning from the Future; Things That Go Bump in the Night; Stigmata -- The Wounds of Christ; Walking on Fire.

See also:
  • Arthur C. Clarke & Lord Dunsany: A Correspondence (1998), Keith Allen Daniels, ed.
    This book collects the hitherto unpublished correspondence between science fiction legend Sir Arthur C. Clarke and fantasy master Lord Dunsany. Their correspondence, which lasted 12 years (1944-1956), reveals much about the world views of both authors.

  • Writers of the 21st Century Series: Arthur C. Clarke (1977) by Joseph D. Olander and Martin Harry Greenberg

  • Arthur C. Clarke: An Authorized Biography (1992) by Neil McAleer
    The first biography of the great 20th century visionary and writer, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, with a foreword by Ray Bradbury.

    This life explores Clarke's personal vision, his famous technical paper on a global satellite communications system in 1945, and his career as one of the twentieth century's most popular and influential writers in science and science fiction. In 1968 he shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Through candid interviews with Clarke, his family, friends and colleagues, Neil McAleer reveals the life experiences and creative forces that have shaped the man behind the legend.

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