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Clarke's Universe by Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke's Universe

by Arthur C. Clarke

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Absolutely stunning. Book contains 2 short stories written and a longer story/novella. They were all written in the between 1956 and 1961. The level of detail in the science fiction is amazing. Just like HG Wells Clarke predicts real life discoveries and technology that was unthinkable when written but is commonplace now. Whilst we aren't yet living on the moon many of the other discussions like TV in your pocket, around the world instant communication and the Word processor with spell and grammar check (which he says need to be double checked as they aren't accurate and can lead to embarrassing slip-ups - Hello!) are just amazing. Forget some of the fantastic new stuff until you go back to the roots of modern scifi. Note this editing has a number of transcription and spelling errors. Don't know where the publishers got their copy but there are some obvious errors. Doesn't stop from reading but they should have followed Clarke's advice and proofed the computers work! ( )
  noblejoker | Jan 26, 2009 |
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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 far-flung future where one city of extraordinary means was built on Earth—Comarre—and it is rumored to still exist. None but a few know of its location. A young man with great prospects and no worries goes on a hunt for the fabled city, and what he finds is something mankind has only dreamed of.

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In 'A Fall of Moondust', the crew and passengers of a tourist space ship mired in the lunar dust fight for survival, while 'The Lion of Comarre' puts a science-fiction twist on the ancient legend of the city of Eldorado.

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