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"SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE (1917-2008) wrote the novel and co-authored the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. He has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and he is the only science-fiction writer to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. His fiction and nonfiction have sold more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide.

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History Lesson (The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke Book 1)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In the distant future, Earth has entered its final ice age-precipitated by the cooling of the sun. In this forbidding climate, a small tribe of nomadic human survivors travels toward the equator ahead of glaciers moving down from the North Pole, carrying with them a handful of relics from the 21st century-and racing against the ice to...
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Earthlight (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Two hundred years after humans first touched down on the surface of the Moon, there are permanent settlements there-as well as on Venus and Mars. The inhabitants of these colonies have formed their own political alliance: the Federation. On the Moon, a government agent from Earth is hunting a suspected spy at a prominent observatory....
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The Star (The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke Book 3)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In the title story of this outstanding collection, a group of cosmonauts discovers the remains of an advanced civilization in a remote star system-destroyed when their sun went supernova. They find that the civilization was very similar to Earth's-and that its people knew of their coming doom centuries before it occurred. What they find...
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Dolphin Island (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Set in the recent 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. The crew escapes, but Johnny is left on board-adrift in the wreckage of the ship. Johnny is...
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Rendezvous with Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke
An enormous cylindrical object appears in Earth's solar system, hurtling toward the sun. A ship is sent to explore the mysterious craft-which the denizens of the solar system name Rama-and what they find is intriguing evidence of a civilization far more advanced than ours. They find an interior stretching over 50 kilometers; a forbidding...
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The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Vanamonde)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A billion years into the future, Earth's oceans have evaporated-and humanity has all but vanished. The inhabitants of the City of Diaspar believe theirs is the last city-but there is no way to find out for sure. The city is completely closed off by a high wall, and nobody has left in millions of years. The last child born in the city...
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The Songs of Distant Earth (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
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 the Earth's destruction. Thalassa's resources are vast-and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan...
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3001 (Space Odyssey Book 4)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A thousand years after being cast into the frozen void of space by the supercomputer HAL, Frank Poole is brought back to life-and thrust into a world more technically advanced than the one he left behind. He discovers a world of human minds directly interfacing with computers; genetically-engineered dinosaur servants; and massive space...
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2061 (Space Odyssey Book 3)
by Arthur C. Clarke
The third book in Clarke's beloved Space Odyssey series, 2061: Odyssey Three returns to Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths and the alien intelligences behind them. Floyd is chosen as one of a handful of celebrity guests to witness the first manned touchdown on the surface of Halley's Comet on...
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Against the Fall of Night (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Vanamonde)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Living in the 10-billion-year-old city of Diaspar, Alvin is the last child born of humanity. He is intensely curious about the outside world. According to the oldest histories kept by the city fathers, however, there is no outside world-it was destroyed by the Invaders millions of years ago. One day, Alvin finds a rock with an...
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2010 (Space Odyssey)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke’s best-selling 2001: A Space Odyssey captivated the world—and was adapted into a now-classic film by Stanley Kubrick. Fans had to wait fourteen years for the sequel—but when it came out, it was an instant hit, winning the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1983. Nine years after the ill-fated Discovery One...
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Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In the near future, enormous silver spaceships appear without warning over mankind's largest cities. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race far superior to humanity in technological development-and their purpose is to dominate the Earth. Their demands, however, are surprisingly beneficial-end war, poverty, and cruelty. Their...
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The Fountains of Paradise (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars-through the construction of a space elevator connecting to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the planet's surface. The elevator would lift interstellar spaceships into orbit without the need of rockets to blast through the Earth's atmosphere-making...
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Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime I
by Paul Preuss, Arthur C. Clarke
“[A] combination of mystery and science fiction almost reaching the level of Isaac Asimov’s classic Lije Baley—Daneel Olivaw novels.” —Chicago Sun Times Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities far surpassing those of a normal human. For she is more than human: Sparta is the first product...
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The Sands of Mars (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In Clarke's first published full-length science fiction novel, 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....
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Rama II
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
Years after the first encounter with a mysterious alien spacecraft in Rendezvous With Rama, a second spaceship enters the solar system—and a team of Earth’s most accomplished scientists and cosmonauts is sent to intercept it. The human crew is no stranger to Raman culture and technology. But Rama II offers surprises not encountered...
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The Garden of Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
The Garden of Rama picks up the story of three astronauts trapped in the labyrinthine alien spaceship bound for deep space at the end of the previous book in the series, Rama II. The three trapped humans must use all their wits and resources to survive aboard the ship. There are other alien species aboard-some hostile, and some...
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Richter 10 (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
When he was seven years old, a major earthquake killed Lewis Crane's parents. As an adult, Crane has dedicated his life to protecting humanity from a similar tragedy. He's a Nobel-winning earthquake scientist, and the founder of the Foundation-an organization that has perfected equipment sensitive enough to predict an earthquake strike...
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Reach for Tomorrow (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Short Stories)
by Arthur C. Clarke
This collection of short stories brings numerous lesser-known works from the world's foremost master of science fiction together for the first time. Reach for Tomorrow includes twelve highly memorable stories. Included is "Rescue Party," a short story that may have served as an origin story for the renowned Rama series. As a...
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Islands in the Sky (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Roy Malcolm has always been fascinated by space travel. 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. One of Arthur C. Clarke's earliest novels, Islands in the Sky is particularly...
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A Meeting with Medusa (The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke Book 4)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In leading an expedition through the many-layered Jovian atmosphere in the hydrogen balloon craft Kon-Tiki, Captain Howard Falcon discovers a world where bioluminescent air plankton produce brilliant atmospheric sea-fire, predatory manta-ray creatures dominate the skies, and enormous jellyfish-like beings grow to be over a mile across....
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Expedition to Earth (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Short Stories)
by Arthur C. Clarke
This collection of Clarke's work was originally published in 1953, when it was selected as one of the best Science Fiction books of the year by Boucher and McComas. It contains many short stories that would later become classics, including "The Sentinel"-the basis for the later classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. These stories present a...
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Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime 3
by Paul Preuss, Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke
Dare Chin, responsible for the safety of the Martian Plaque­the priceless artifact which proves that intelligent beings existed on Mars a billion years ago; and Dr. Morland, a visiting scientist to the Labyrinth City of Mars­interested in experimenting on the plaque; are both found dead and the plaque stolen. Sparta alias Inspector...
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Beyond the Fall of Night (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Vanamonde)
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford
Hundreds of years after the events in Against the Fall of Night, Alvin and Seranis are working to repopulate the Earth with original species resurrected from a library of ancient genetic information. Among these resurrected beings is Cley, a Cro-Magnon and sole survivor of her tribe. Cley joins forces with Alvin and a large, intelligent...
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Tales from the White Hart (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Short Stories)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In the White Hart Pub in London just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court-a consummate tall-tale teller who always has a good story up his sleeve. He is joined by science fiction writers Samuel Youd, John Wyndham, and Clarke himself-all under pseudonyms, and all trying to outdo each other with their outlandish tales of science...
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The Hammer of God (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A century into the future, technology has solved most of the problems that have plagued our time. However, a new problem is on the horizon-one greater than humanity has ever faced. A massive asteroid is racing toward the earth, and its impact could destroy all life on the planet. Immediately after the asteroid-named "Kali" after the...
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Time's Eye (Time Odyssey Book 1)
by Arthur C. Clarke, 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...
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Firstborn (Time Odyssey Book 3)
by Arthur C. Clarke
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 Odyssey – have 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...
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Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime 4
by Paul Preuss, Arthur Clarke
She lay exposed on the operating table whilst they worked on her. Linda, now known as­Sparta was the same woman in love with Blake. She had been through some trying periods in her life: terrifying childhoods, homelessness, addiction and despair before first contact with the prophetae. She renewed her faith after recruitment...
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The Ghost from the Grand Banks (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Two years before the centennial anniversary of the Titanic's demise, two powerful corporations are competing to raise the two halves of the famous ship. But what they find deep beneath the ocean's surface is more than they bargained for: six perfectly preserved bodies, including one of a beautiful woman who was not listed among the...
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Cradle (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
In 1994, a missile mysteriously disappears off the coast of Florida during military testing. While investigating the link between the disappearance and some unusual whale sightings, journalist Carol Dawson finds much more-an enigmatic artifact that may not be of earthly origin. The artifact may be worth millions-and Dawson and her...
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The Trigger (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In the middle of the 21st century, a team of scientists develops the ultimate protective weapon-a device that causes all nitrate-based bombs and explosives nearby to detonate automatically. It seems like a benevolent invention-one that will protect mankind against weapons of mass destruction. But as the scientists struggle to ensure...
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Imperial Earth (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In the year 2276, Duncan Makenzie travels from Saturn's moon, Titan, to Earth as a diplomatic envoy to the United States. As a member of Titan's 'First Family' descended from the moon's original settlers 500 years before, Duncan finds himself welcomed into the glittering political and social scene in Washington. But Duncan isn't just...
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The Light of Other Days
by Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
From Arthur C. Clarke, the brilliant mind that brought us 2001: A Space Odyssey , and Stephen Baxter, one of the most cogent SF writers of his generation, comes a novel of a day, not so far in the future, when the barriers of time and distance have suddenly turned to glass. When a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses...
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Sunstorm (Time Odyssey Book 2)
by Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
When Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the greatest science fiction writer ever, teams up with award-winning author Stephen Baxter, who shares Clarke’s bold vision of a future where technology and humanism advance hand in hand, the result is bound to be a book of stellar ambition and accomplishment. Such was the case with Time’s Eye. Now, in the...
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Clarke's Universe
by Arthur C. Clarke
In *A Fall of Moondust,* time is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist-cruiser "Selene," incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface, her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the pitiless and unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment. *The Lion of Comarre* presents the...
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Glide Path (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A fascinating departure for the renowned Science Fiction author, Glide Path is an alternative history of the development of Ground Control Approach radar set during World War II. Clarke draws upon his own wartime experience as a radar control operator during World War II to tell a story fascinating not just for its plotting-combining...
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Die letzte Generation: Roman (German Edition)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Wir sind nicht allein Hundert Jahre ist es her, seit die Overlords, technisch hochentwickelte Aliens, Kontakt zu den Menschen aufgenommen haben. Sie verhalfen der Menschheit zu Weiterentwicklung, Fortschritt und Wohlstand. Selbst als sich herausstellte, dass die Overlords aussehen wie der Antichrist, nahmen das die mittlerweile sehr...
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Nodus: Der Rama-Zyklus Band 4 - Roman (German Edition)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Ramas Geheimnis Nachdem die Zustände in der Kolonie bei Sirius immer unerträglicher werden, flüchtet Nicole Wakefields Familie zurück in das Schiff Rama II, in dem sie während der Reise jahrelang gelebt hat. Dort hatten sie den ersten Kontakt zu den Oktoarachninden, die Nicole jetzt helfen, sich vor den Polizisten der Kolonie zu...
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The Deep Range (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A century into the future, humanity lives mostly on the sea. Gigantic whale herds are tended by submariners, and vast plankton farms feed the world. Walter Franklin, once a space engineer, now works on a submarine patrol. This novel tells the story of his adventures, including Franklin's capture of an enormous kraken at 12,000 feet...
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Rendezvous mit Übermorgen: Der Rama-Zyklus Band 2 - Roman (German Edition)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Rama kehrt zurück Siebzig Jahre, nachdem das erste Rama-Schiff das Sonnensystem durchquert hat, wird ein zweites Schiff gesichtet. Sofort macht sich eine Expedition auf, um ins Innere des Raumschiffes vorzudringen und weitere Geheimnisse zu lüften. Doch die Crew ist nicht auf das vorbereitet, was sie im Inneren des Schiffes erwartet...
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Die nächste Begegnung: Der Rama-Zyklus Band 3 - Roman (German Edition)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Fern der Erde entscheidet sich das Schicksal der Menschheit Die Überlebenden der zweiten Rama-Mission legen in zwölf Jahren in dem zylinderförmigen Riesenraumschiff die Strecke bis zum Sirius zurück, wo sich eine Rama-Raumstation befindet. Die Fremden wollen die Menschen auf Herz und Nieren testen und entscheiden, ob ihnen der Weg...
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2001: A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke
THE CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE LOOKED AT THE STARS AND OURSELVES From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ventures to the outer rim of our solar system,  2001: A Space Odyssey  is a journey unlike any other.    This allegory about humanity’s exploration of their...
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Rama Revealed
by Arthur C. Clarke
Trapped on the enormous spaceship Rama III as it hurtles through interstellar space, a group of humans struggles for survival in what has become a hostile and violent environment. A small group of humans flees into the labyrinthine bowels of the ship, where they become trapped in the domain of the octospiders—technologically advanced...
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2001 - Odyssee im Weltraum: Roman (German Edition)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Eine Reise in die Unendlichkeit Zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts entdecken irdische Raumfahrer, die auf dem Mond eine Basis errichten, in einem Krater ein uraltes Artefakt: Einen schwarzen Monolithen, der Signale ins All sendet. Eine Forschungsexpedition an Bord des Raumschiffes Discovery, dessen Funktionen komplett von HAL 9000, einem...
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An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural
by James Randi
In this updated and expanded version of his remarkable encyclopedia, James Randi casts his cynical eye on the dubious claims of the occult and the supernatural. With hundreds of entries and illustrations throughout, this book examines the shady world of manipulators, occultists, and shamanists in microscopic detail. Topics include Jeane...
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2001: Odyssee im Weltraum - Die Saga: Vier Romane in einem Band (German Edition)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Eine Reise in die Unendlichkeit Zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts entdecken Wissenschaftler auf dem Mond einen Monolithen, der ein Signal in Richtung Saturn sendet. An Bord der Discovery macht sich eine Forschungsexpedition auf den Weg zum Mond, um das Geheimnis des außerirdischen Objektes zu lüften. Zur Besatzung gehört auch der...
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke
by Arthur Clarke
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke is a massive volume of exceptional science-fiction short stories by Arthur C. Clarke, the author of iconic works including: 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood’s End . This collection compiles all of his shorter works written throughout his career—ranging from his earliest work, to...
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke
by Arthur C. Clarke
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke is a massive volume of exceptional science-fiction short stories by Arthur C. Clarke, the author of iconic works including: 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood’s End. This collection compiles all of his shorter works written throughout his career—ranging from his earliest work, to classic...
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2001: Una odisea espacial (Odisea espacial 1) (Spanish Edition)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Un gran clásico de la ciencia ficción. Los doctores David Bowman y Frank Poole se encuentran a bordo del Discovery One con el objetivo de realizar una expedición a los confines del universo en busca de evidencias que confirmen que el ser humano no está solo. Les acompañan tres científicos en animación suspendida y HAL...
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A Fall of Moondust (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A lunar cruise ends in disaster after a moonquake sinks the cruiser Selene beneath a sea of liquid-fine lunar dust on the Moon's Sea of Thirst. Facing enormous environmental barriers, the rescue team finds their courage, ingenuity, and resources tested to the breaking point-as trapped passengers and crew slowly run out of time....
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The Last Theorem
by Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl
Two of science fiction’s most renowned writers join forces for a storytelling sensation. The historic collaboration between Frederik Pohl and his fellow founding father of the genre, Arthur C. Clarke, is both a momentous literary event and a fittingly grand farewell from the late, great visionary author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The...
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Das letzte Theorem: Roman (German Edition)
by Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl
Stiller Donner Die Supermächte der Erde, USA, Europa und China, sind dabei, ihre Einflusssphären zu arrondieren. Dazu haben sie eine besondere Eingreiftruppe gegründet und sie mit der Waffe „Stiller Donner“ ausgerüstet, die in der Lage ist, ganze Länder mittels eines elektromagnetischen Pulses elektronisch blind zu machen –...
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