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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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The Hammer of God
by Arthur C. Clarke
From one of the bestselling science fiction authors of all time comes this heart-stopping far future novel of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.   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...
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Prelude to Space (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
The world's first lunar spacecraft is about to launch. The ship, Prometheus, is built from two separate components-one designed to travel from Earth's atmosphere to the Moon and back, and the other to carry the first component through Earth's atmosphere and into orbit. Sound familiar? That's because it's the basic description of the...
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The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A grand space adventure that imagines the far flung future of humanity, a visionary classic by one of science fiction’s greatest minds.   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 their domed city is all that remains of an...
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Glide Path (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A gripping novel of human ingenuity during World War II, based on the visionary author’s wartime experiences as a radar control operator.   One of the most influential science fiction writers of the twentieth century, Arthur C. Clarke draws upon his own wartime experiences as a radar control operator during World War II to tell a...
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Earthlight (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A thrilling, suspense-filled space opera set in the near future and a forerunner of television hits like Star Trek and The Expanse . Two hundred years after landing on the Moon, mankind has moved further out into the solar system. With permanent settlements now established on the Moon, Venus, and Mars, the inhabitants of these...
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Against the Fall of Night
by Arthur C. Clarke
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...
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The Songs of Distant Earth
by Arthur C. Clarke
Earth refugees threaten a peaceful space settlement in this influential novel from the Golden Age science fiction author of 2001: A Space Odyssey .   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...
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A Fall of Moondust (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
An electrifying, “superbly ingenious” classic of space survival from one of the most influential grandmasters of science fiction ( Daily Express ).   Expanding the Moon’s population hinges on building a thriving tourist industry. But when a prototype tourist craft called the Selene encounters a moonquake, the ship plummets...
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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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The Sentinel (The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke Book 2)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Originally published in 1983, this collection represents some of the greatest short fiction from one of the genre's most renowned authors. These collected works were written throughout Clarke's career, from 1946 to 1981-originally appearing in science fiction magazines such as Thrilling Wonder Stories, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, and...
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Dolphin Island (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
A science fiction adventure for readers of all ages, from a winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards.   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...
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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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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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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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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 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 TimesHer 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 of...
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Rama II
by Arthur C. Clarke
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 on...
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The Garden of Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke
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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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...
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Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime 3
by 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
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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Time's Eye (Time Odyssey Book 1)
by Arthur C. Clarke
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 Arthur C. 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
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 on...
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The Light of Other Days: A Novel of the Transformation of Humanity
by Arthur C. Clarke
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 cutting-edge...
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Sunstorm (Time Odyssey Book 2)
by Arthur C. Clarke
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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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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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 classic...
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The Last Theorem: A Novel
by Arthur C. Clarke
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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Rendezvous with Rama (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur 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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