However, a new problem is on the horizon—one greater than humanity has ever faced. Clark handles both ideas and characters with deftness and wit. Chicago Sun-Times. Robert singh, aboard the starship Goliath, may be the only person who can stop the asteroid. Immediately after the asteroid—named “kali” after the Hindu goddess of chaos and destruction—is discovered, the world’s greatest scientists begin researching a way to prevent the disaster.
The Sands of MarsRosettaBooks #ad - First published in 1951, before the achievement of space flight, Arthur C. Clarke created this visionary tale. Renowned science fiction writer martin Gibson joins the spaceship Ares, the world’s first interplanetary ship for passenger travel, on its maiden voyage to Mars. His mission: to report back to the home planet about the new Mars colony and the progress it has been making.
The Sands of Mars #ad - In the sands of mars, clarke addresses hard physical and scientific issues with aplomb—and the best scientific understanding of the times. Included are the challenges of differing air pressures, lack of oxygen, severe weather patterns, construction on Mars, food provisions, and methods of local travel—both on the surface and to the planet’s two moons.
Predating the earliest manned space mission: the first full-length science fiction novel from the acclaimed author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age. The new Yorker.
Earthlight Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks #ad - As the agent finds himself locked in a battle for life and death on the eerie, the larger conflict explodes across space, lunar landscape, leaving mankind’s future in doubt. First published in 1955, this suspense-filled space opera by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inductee was a significant forerunner of television hits like Star Trek and The Expanse.
Earthlight Arthur C. Clarke Collection #ad - On the moon, a government agent from Earth is tracking a suspected spy at a prominent observatory. With permanent settlements now established on the Moon, Venus, and Mars, the inhabitants of these colonies have formed a political alliance called the Federation. This “marvelous lunar espionage thriller” by the science fiction grandmaster and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey “packs plenty of punch” SFReviews.
Net. His mission is complicated by the rise in tensions between Earth’s government and the Federation over access to rare heavy metals. Two hundred years after landing on the Moon, mankind has moved further out into the solar system.
Against the Fall of NightRosettaBooks #ad - One day, alvin finds a rock with an inscription seemingly meant for him: “There is a better way. The renowned science fiction author’s landmark novel of the last human born on a far future world—and his quest for the truth about existence. Living in the ten-billion-year-old city of Diaspar, Alvin is the last child born of humanity, and he is intensely curious about the outside world.
But according to the oldest histories kept by the city fathers, there is no outside world—it was destroyed by the Invaders millions of years ago. Give my greetings to the Keeper of the Records. Alaine of Lyndar. This cryptic message takes Alvin on a quest to discover humanity’s true past—and its future.
Against the Fall of Night #ad - Originally published in the november 1948 issue of startling Stories, Against the Fall of Night is a rich and intensely poetic vision of a distant future that’s sure to delight fans of Clarke and science fiction as a genre. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age. The new Yorker.
The Deep Range Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks #ad - It is a world where gigantic whale herds are tended by submariners and vast plankton farms stave off the threat of hunger. The more his explorations deepen, the more he comes to understand man’s true place in nature—and the unique role he will soon play in humanity’s future. Former space engineer Walter Franklin has been assigned to a submarine patrol.
A man discovers the planet’s destiny in the ocean’s depths in this near-future novel by one of the twentieth century’s greatest science fiction authors. Initially indifferent to his new station, if not bored by his daily routines, Walter soon becomes fascinated by the sea’s mysteries. In the very near future, humanity has fully harnessed the sea’s immense potential, employing advanced sonar technology to control and harvest untold resources for human consumption.
The Deep Range Arthur C. Clarke Collection #ad - A lasting testament to Arthur C. Clarke’s prescient and powerful imagination, The Deep Range is a classic work of science fiction that remains deeply relevant to our times.
The Songs of Distant EarthRosettaBooks #ad - More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa—sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before Earth’s destruction. Earth refugees threaten a peaceful space settlement in this influential novel from the Golden Age science fiction author of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Thalassa’s resources are vast—and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. In addition, clarke presents an inventive depiction of the use of vacuum energy to power spacecraft—and the technical logistics of space travel near the speed of light. Highly recommended. Library Journal. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world—carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying planet.
The Songs of Distant Earth #ad - Clarke’s simple, musical style never falters in this sobering yet far from bleak commentary on humanity’s longing for the stars. Reputed to be Arthur C. Clarke’s favorite novel, the songs of distant Earth addresses several fascinating scientific questions unresolved in their time—including the question of why so few neutrinos from the sun have been measured on Earth.
The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks #ad - This grand space adventure explores the fate of humanity a billion years in the future— A visionary classic by one of science fiction’s greatest minds. Inside the dome, the citizens live in technological splendor, free from the distractions of aging and disease. His questions will send him on a quest to discover the truth about the city and humanity’s history—as well as its future.
The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke Collection #ad - But a boy named alvin, unlike his fellow humans, shows an insatiable—and dangerous—curiosity about the world outside the dome. The inhabitants of diaspar believe their domed city is all that remains of an empire that had once conquered the stars. A masterful and awe-inspiring work of imagination, The City and the Stars is considered one of Arthur C.
Clarke’s finest novels. Far in the future, Earth’s oceans have evaporated and humanity has all but vanished. Everything is controlled precisely, just as the city’s designers had intended.
Dolphin Island Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks #ad - In the near future, a cargo hovership makes an emergency landing in a rural part of the Midwest. An adventurous teenager, johnny clinton sneaks on board—only to survive a second crash a few hours later, this time into the Pacific Ocean . . . Here in this new world, Johnny will find his courage tested once again .
. . The crew escapes, but johnny is left on board, adrift in the wreckage of the ship—until he is rescued by a pod of dolphins, who bring him to a remote island hidden in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. A science fiction adventure for readers of all ages, from a winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards.
Dolphin Island Arthur C. Clarke Collection #ad - There, johnny meets the brilliant and eccentric Professor Kazan, who has dedicated his life to the study of dolphin communication.
Expedition to Earth Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks #ad - Short stories from the science fiction master—including the tale that inspired 2001: A Space Odyssey. I do not know of any short story that has moved me more than Arthur C. These stories present a brilliant showcase of Arthur C. Clarke’s many-layered approach to the moral dilemmas of scientific advancement—from the thrilling and brutal “Breaking Strain” to the more poetic and thoughtful “Second Dawn.
Also included is “the sentinel”—the basis for the classic Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke’s ‘if i forget Thee, Oh Earth. The christian Science Monitor. This outstanding collection reminds us that the author of childhood’s End was not only a giant in the world of science fiction, and an incomparable storyteller, a recipient of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, but also a “skilled literary artist” Hartford Courant.
A Fall of Moondust Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks #ad - The best book yet about man’s most dramatic journey, the most exciting science fiction novel for years. Evening standard “Expertly told and cruelly exciting to the end. The sunday times “Extremely good . . . But when a prototype tourist craft called the Selene encounters a moonquake, the ship plummets under a vast body of liquid-fine moondust called the Sea of Thirst.
A “superbly ingenious” classic of space survival from the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey—one of science fiction’s most influential grandmasters Daily Express. With some superbly ingenious and exciting new twists. Daily Express. While time runs out for the passengers and crew, rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the unpredictable conditions of the lunar environment.
A Fall of Moondust Arthur C. Clarke Collection #ad - Expanding the moon’s population hinges on building a thriving tourist industry. Nominated for the hugo award in 1963, this brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension sure to appeal to fans of Andy Weir’s The Martian.
Islands in the SkyRosettaBooks #ad - One of Arthur C. Clarke’s earliest novels, Islands in the Sky is particularly noteworthy for its description of geostationary communications satellites. This book is compelling not just as a fictional tale, but as an example of the prescient power of Clarke’s vision. Roy malcolm has always been fascinated by space travel.
Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age. The new Yorker. The technologically groundbreaking novel of space exploration from the only science fiction author nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. While this technology was nonexistent during the writing of this book, it later became commonplace—and Clarke is credited with the first practical descriptions of such technology.
Islands in the Sky #ad - And when he wins a voyage to the inner Space Station as a game show prize, he’s sure it’s the trip of a lifetime. Before long, roy is taken in by the young crew—and shares their adventures and lives.