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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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The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
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.   Far in the future, Earth’s oceans have evaporated and humanity has all but vanished. The inhabitants of Diaspar believe their domed city is all that remains of an empire that had...
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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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The Deep Range (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
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.   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...
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The Sands of Mars
by Arthur C. Clarke
Predating the earliest manned space mission: the first full-length science fiction novel from the acclaimed author of 2001: A Space Odyssey.   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...
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A Fall of Moondust (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
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).   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...
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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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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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Earthlight (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
This “marvelous lunar espionage thriller” by the science fiction grandmaster and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey “packs plenty of punch” (SFReviews.net).   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...
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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 own wartime experiences as a radar control operator.   One of the most influential science fiction writers of the twentieth century, Arthur C. Clarke has consistently anticipated the actual achievements of science and technology. In Glide Path...
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Beyond the Fall of Night
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford
The authorized sequel to Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction classic Against the Fall of Night, set on a dying planet Earth millions of years in the future.   In Against the Fall of Night, a young man named Alvin ventures beyond the domed city of Diaspar to explore a planet Earth left nearly barren by a centuries-old cataclysm. What he...
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Expedition to Earth (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
Short stories from the science fiction master—including the tale that inspired 2001: A Space Odyssey.   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...
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Richter 10 (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke, Mike McQuay
Political and environmental disasters come crashing down in this earthquake sci-fi thriller co-written by the authors of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Memories.   When he was seven years old, Lewis Crane survived the Los Angeles earthquake of 1994—but his parents did not. Haunted by the tragedy, Crane has dedicated his life to protecting...
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Rama Revealed
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
In the New York Times–bestselling conclusion to the award-winning Rama series, a human colony aboard Rama III approaches the ultimate confrontation.   Two thousand humans have been trapped on the enormous spaceship Rama III, bound for the Raman Node orbiting Sirius. As they hurtle through interstellar space, the human population has...
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2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey Series Book 2)
by Arthur C. Clarke
The celebrated author continues his Space Odyssey with this Hugo Award winner: “A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001” (Carl Sagan).   In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke’s bestselling 2001: A Space Odyssey captivated the world and was adapted into the classic film by Stanley Kubrick. Fourteen years later...
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Imperial Earth
by Arthur C. Clarke
A futuristic tale of intergalactic love and politics from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker).   In the year 2276, Duncan Makenzie travels from Saturn’s moon, Titan, to Earth as a diplomatic guest at the United States’ Quincentennial. As a member of Titan’s ‘First...
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Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In the Retro Hugo Award–nominated novel that inspired the Syfy miniseries, alien invaders bring peace to Earth—at a grave price: “A first-rate tour de force” (The New York Times).   In the near future, enormous silver spaceships appear without warning over mankind’s largest cities. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race...
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Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
by Arthur C. Clarke
In the Retro Hugo Award–nominated novel that inspired the Syfy miniseries, alien invaders bring peace to Earth—at a grave price: “A first-rate tour de force” (The New York Times).   In the near future, enormous silver spaceships appear without warning over mankind’s largest cities. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race...
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The Garden of Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
The third novel in the Rama series from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker).   Continuing from the end of Rama II, three astronauts—Nicole, Richard, and Michael—remain trapped in a labyrinthine alien spaceship bound for deep space. Creating the best semblance of a...
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The Garden of Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
The third novel in the Rama series from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker).   Continuing from the end of Rama II, three astronauts—Nicole, Richard, and Michael—remain trapped in a labyrinthine alien spaceship bound for deep space. Creating the best semblance of a...
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Tales from the White Hart
by Arthur C. Clarke
A compendium of science fiction stories filled with “high diversion, amusement and amazement” from the legendary creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (Los Angeles Times).   In the White Hart Pub in London just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court with his fellow writers of scientific yarns. A consummate storyteller, Harry is...
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Islands in the Sky
by Arthur C. Clarke
The technologically groundbreaking novel of space exploration from the only science fiction author nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.   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...
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The Fountains of Paradise
by Arthur C. Clarke
A Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker).   Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars by constructing a space elevator that will connect to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the...
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke
by Arthur C. Clarke
Six decades of fascinating stories from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey gathered in one compendium (The New Yorker).   Arthur C. Clarke, along with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein, was a definitive voice in twentieth century science fiction. A prophetic thinker...
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Prelude to Space
by Arthur C. Clarke
An uncannily prophetic novel of early space exploration from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker).   The world’s first lunar spacecraft is about to launch. The ship, Prometheus, is built from two components—one designed to travel trough outter space to the Moon 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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The Garden of Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
The third novel in the Rama series from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker).   Continuing from the end of Rama II, three astronauts—Nicole, Richard, and Michael—remain trapped in a labyrinthine alien spaceship bound for deep space. Creating the best semblance of a...
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2061: Odyssey Three (Space Odyssey Series Book 3)
by Arthur C. Clarke
This New York Times–bestselling chapter in the Hugo Award–winning Space Odyssey series is “intriguing and satisfying . . . the all-round best Odyssey so far” (Kirkus Reviews).   The third book in Clarke’s beloved Space Odyssey continues the story of Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious...
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2061: Odyssey Three (Space Odyssey Series Book 3)
by Arthur C. Clarke
This New York Times–bestselling chapter in the Hugo Award–winning Space Odyssey series is “intriguing and satisfying . . . the all-round best Odyssey so far” (Kirkus Reviews).   The third book in Clarke’s beloved Space Odyssey continues the story of Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious...
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3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series Book 4)
by Arthur C. Clarke
The mysteries of the monoliths are revealed in this inspired conclusion to the Hugo Award–winning Space Odyssey series—“there are marvels aplenty” (The New York Times).   On an ill-fated mission to Jupiter in 2001, the mutinous supercomputer HAL sent crewmembers David Bowman and Frank Poole into the frozen void of space....
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3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series Book 4)
by Arthur C. Clarke
The mysteries of the monoliths are revealed in this inspired conclusion to the Hugo Award–winning Space Odyssey series—“there are marvels aplenty” (The New York Times).   On an ill-fated mission to Jupiter in 2001, the mutinous supercomputer HAL sent crewmembers David Bowman and Frank Poole into the frozen void of space....
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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 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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Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime 3
by Paul Preuss, 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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Time's Eye (Time Odyssey Book 1)
by Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
“Wonderfully entertaining . . . a story that engrosses you with its dramatized ideas about the nature of existence . . . You won’t set the book down either to eat or sleep or work if you can help it.”—Chicago Tribune  In an instant, Earth is carved up in time and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the world becomes...
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Firstborn (Time Odyssey Book 3)
by Arthur C. Clarke, 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 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 Light of Other Days: A Novel of the Transformation of Humanity
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 cutting-edge...
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Sunstorm (Time Odyssey Book 2)
by Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
“Clarke and Baxter have mastered the art of saving the world in blockbuster style.”—Entertainment Weekly Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the mysterious and powerful Firstborn, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut...
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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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