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Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008)

Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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About the Author

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors show more in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Arthur C. Clarke

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) — Author — 13,254 copies
Childhood's End (1954) 10,101 copies
Rendezvous With Rama (1973) 10,039 copies
2010: Odyssey Two (1982) 7,103 copies
2061: Odyssey Three (1988) 5,328 copies
3001 (1997) 4,720 copies
Rama II (1989) — Author — 4,271 copies
The Fountains of Paradise (1979) 3,494 copies
The Songs of Distant Earth (1986) 3,350 copies
The Garden of Rama (1991) 3,215 copies
The City and the Stars (1956) 2,962 copies
Rama Revealed (1993) 2,872 copies
Imperial Earth (1975) 2,166 copies
A Fall of Moondust (1961) 1,835 copies
Time's Eye (2003) 1,718 copies
The Light of Other Days (2000) 1,705 copies
Cradle (1988) — Author — 1,692 copies
The Hammer of God (1993) 1,543 copies
Tales from the White Hart (1949) 1,318 copies
The Sands of Mars (1951) 1,306 copies
Earthlight (1955) 1,282 copies
Expedition to Earth (1946) 1,171 copies
The Sentinel (1983) — Author — 1,146 copies
Sunstorm (2005) 1,122 copies
The Deep Range (1955) 1,053 copies
The Ghost from the Grand Banks (1990) 1,023 copies
Against the Fall of Night (1948) 968 copies
The Other Side of the Sky (1949) — Author — 948 copies
Islands in the Sky (1952) — Author — 912 copies
Reach for Tomorrow (1946) 893 copies
The Wind from the Sun (1961) — Author — 850 copies
Prelude to Space (1959) — Author — 817 copies
2001: A Space Odyssey [1968 film] (1968) — Screenwriter — 806 copies
Tales of Ten Worlds (1951) 806 copies
Firstborn (2007) 751 copies
The Lost Worlds of 2001 (1972) 687 copies
The Last Theorem (2008) 662 copies
Beyond the Fall of Night (1990) 649 copies
Dolphin Island (1963) 614 copies
The Trigger (1999) 502 copies
Glide Path (1963) 497 copies
The Lion of Comarre and Against the Fall of Night (1948) — Author — 438 copies
Richter 10 (1996) 424 copies
Tales from Planet Earth (1989) 401 copies
Of Time and Stars (1972) 352 copies
The Exploration of Space (1951) 297 copies
The Promise of Space (1968) 282 copies
The View From Serendip (1977) 275 copies
A Meeting With Medusa | Green Mars (1988) — Author — 196 copies
Voices from the Sky (1965) 177 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century (Omni Book) (1986) — Editor; Selection, Introduction & Epilogue — 172 copies
Rendezvous With Rama (Macmillan Readers) (2003) — Author — 171 copies
Islands in the sky (2001) 144 copies
Time Probe: The Sciences in Science Fiction (1966) — Editor — 141 copies
Project Solar Sail (1990) — Editor — 99 copies
The Star {short story} (1955) — Author — 79 copies
Interplanetary Flight (1950) 78 copies
The Odyssey File (1773) 73 copies
A Meeting with Medusa {novella} (1971) — Author — 54 copies
Rama: The Omnibus (1993) 52 copies
The Coast of Coral (1956) 45 copies
The Challenge of the Sea (1960) 43 copies
The Coming of the Space Age (1967) 42 copies
Mars and the Mind of Man (1971) 41 copies
Four Great SF Novels (1978) 40 copies
Great Science Fiction Stories (1968) — Contributor — 40 copies
Voice Across the Sea (1750) 36 copies
Death and the Senator (1961) 33 copies
Ascent to Orbit (1984) 32 copies
Rescue Party (1946) 26 copies
Superiority [short fiction] (1951) 26 copies
Tuuli auringosta (1996) 25 copies
The Reefs of Taprobane (1957) 24 copies
The Lion of Comarre (1949) 23 copies
If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth (1951) 21 copies
Going into space (1954) 21 copies
Spedizione di soccorso (1978) 18 copies
L'étoile (1949) 17 copies
A Walk In The Dark (1950) 17 copies
The Reluctant Orchid (1956) 16 copies
Who's There? (1958) 16 copies
Transience (1949) 16 copies
All the Time in the World (1952) 15 copies
The Exploration of the Moon (1954) 15 copies
Childhood's End [2015 mini-series] (2016) — Author — 15 copies
By Space Possessed (1993) 15 copies
Encounter At Dawn (1953) 14 copies
Seeker Of The Sphinx (1951) 14 copies
Hide And Seek (1949) 14 copies
Odyssee omnibus 2 (2000) 14 copies
Inheritance (1947) 13 copies
Rodolfo (1976) 13 copies
Summertime on Icarus (1960) 13 copies
The Next Tenants (1956) 13 copies
Odyssee omnibus 1 (2000) 13 copies
History Lesson 12 copies
Loophole (1946) 12 copies
Out Of The Sun (1958) 12 copies
Armaments Race (1954) 12 copies
Silence Please (1954) 12 copies
Indian Ocean Treasure (1964) 11 copies
The Pacifist (1956) 11 copies
Stanley Kubrick Collection — Writer — 11 copies
I Remember Babylon [short fiction] (1960) — Author — 11 copies
The Wall of Darkness (1949) 11 copies
No Morning After (1954) 11 copies
Patent Pending (1954) 11 copies
Dog Star (1962) 11 copies
Trouble With Time (1960) 10 copies
Clarke's Universe (2005) 10 copies
A Fall of Moondust, Part 1 (1974) 10 copies
Second Dawn (1951) 10 copies
Trouble with the Natives (1951) 10 copies
Nemesis (1950) 9 copies
Cosmic Casanova (1958) 9 copies
Refugee (1955) 9 copies
Technical Error (1946) 9 copies
Ein Treffen mit Medusa (1990) 9 copies
Into The Comet (1960) 9 copies
Mörkrets mur : noveller (1975) 9 copies
The Fires Within (1949) 8 copies
The Curse (1952) 8 copies
Let There Be Light (1957) 7 copies
Time's Arrow (1952) 7 copies
An Ape About The House (1962) 7 copies
Take A Deep Breath (1957) 7 copies
What Goes Up (1955) 7 copies
Saturn Rising (1961) 7 copies
Jupiter V [short story] (1953) 6 copies
Playback [short fiction] (1987) 6 copies
Spotkanie z meduzą (1988) 6 copies
Travel By Wire 6 copies
How We Went to Mars (1938) 6 copies
The Call Of The Stars (1967) 6 copies
Indian Ocean Adventure (1962) 6 copies
Venture To The Moon (1956) 6 copies
Reunion [short fiction] (1971) 6 copies
Crusade (1968) 6 copies
Szupergazdagok (1981) 6 copies
The Other Tiger 6 copies
Green Fingers (1956) 6 copies
Kuutolmu varing (2020) 6 copies
Cold War (1957) 6 copies
Flujo de neutrones (1991) 5 copies
Nightfall 5 copies
Feathered Friends (1957) 5 copies
Quarantine 5 copies
Robin Hood, F.R.S. (1956) 5 copies
Terra e spazio - volume 3 (Urania) (2019) — Author — 4 copies
Special Delivery (1957) 4 copies
siseneG (1984) 4 copies
Racconti (2020) 4 copies
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 37 (1974) — Contributor — 4 copies
Millemondinverno 1974 (1974) 4 copies
All That Glitters (1956) 4 copies
The Starting Line (1956) 4 copies
Song of Songs (1986) 4 copies
Hate (1961) 4 copies
Freedom Of Space (1957) 4 copies
Passer-by (1957) 4 copies
Watch This Space (1956) 4 copies
A vida no seculo XXI (1990) 3 copies
Alter Your Life 3 copies
Castaway 3 copies
Tetik 1 (2015) 3 copies
Whacky 3 copies
Terra e spazio - volume 1 (2019) — Author — 3 copies
Terra e spazio - volume 2 (Urania) (2019) — Author — 3 copies
Boy Beneath the Sea (1958) 2 copies
År 2001 2 copies
Rama. Il ciclo completo (2022) 2 copies
Into Space 2 copies
The Castaway 2 copies
Tetik 2 (2001) 2 copies
Reverie 2 copies
Misterije svijeta (1989) 2 copies
Tajemnica Ramy (1995) 2 copies
Prvi kontakt 1 copy
Kolevka 1 copy
The loophole 1 copy
Îles de l'espace (1977) 1 copy
Der Wächter (2016) 1 copy
Cuna 1 copy
Torbellino 1 copy
Mysterious Worlds (1980) 1 copy
La Centinela 1 copy
ESPACE (1989) 1 copy
A mentés 1 copy
Gorod i zvezdy (2018) 1 copy
Venus prime 1 copy
The fantastic muse (1992) 1 copy
Směr času (2002) 1 copy
Fantascienza Gamma, n. 14 (1967) — Contributor — 1 copy
Second Omnibus (1968) 1 copy
Man and Sea 1 copy
Sunborn 1 copy
Έξοδος 1 copy
Medusa (1980) 1 copy
nueva dimensión - 031 (1972) 1 copy

Associated Works

The War of the Worlds (1897) — Introduction, some editions — 18,132 copies
Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) — Introduction, some editions — 14,637 copies
The First Men in the Moon (1901) — Introduction, some editions — 2,456 copies
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contributor — 886 copies
S is for Space (1966) — Introduction, some editions — 876 copies
Requiem (1992) — Contributor — 734 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (1972) — Contributor — 697 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime: Breaking Strain (1987) — Introduction, some editions — 633 copies
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contributor — 626 copies
Encounter with Tiber (1996) — Foreword, some editions — 506 copies
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contributor — 503 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime: Maelstrom (1988) — Introduction, some editions — 480 copies
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963) — Contributor — 453 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime: Hide and Seek (1989) — Introduction, some editions — 451 copies
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (2001) — Contributor — 449 copies
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Contributor — 446 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Contributor — 431 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime: The Medusa Encounter (1990) — Introduction, some editions — 411 copies
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contributor — 410 copies
Galactic Empires, Volume One (1976) — Contributor — 407 copies
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contributor — 392 copies
The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century (2005) — Contributor — 379 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime: The Diamond Moon (1990) — Introduction, some editions — 345 copies
The Hard SF Renaissance (2003) — Contributor — 342 copies
Science Fiction Omnibus (1952) — Contributor — 339 copies
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2 (1959) — Contributor — 316 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volume One (1955-1961) (1962) — Contributor — 313 copies
Where Do We Go from Here? (1971) — Contributor, some editions — 311 copies
Bright Messengers (1995) — Introduction, some editions — 309 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime: The Shining Ones (1991) — Introduction, some editions — 297 copies
The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century (2001) — Contributor — 292 copies
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction [2-volume set] (1959) — Contributor — 291 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World (1980) — Foreword — 279 copies
Space Opera (1974) — Contributor — 266 copies
13 Great Stories of Science Fiction (1960) — Contributor — 256 copies
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contributor — 247 copies
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury (1988) — Contributor — 246 copies
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contributor — 242 copies
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Contributor — 219 copies
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF (1972) — Contributor — 219 copies
Cats in Space...and Other Places (1992) — Contributor — 213 copies
Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Contributor — 203 copies
Three for Tomorrow (1969) — Foreword — 203 copies
The Complete Venus Equilateral (1976) — Introduction, some editions — 199 copies
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse (2010) — Contributor — 197 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contributor — 196 copies
Beyond Armageddon (1985) — Contributor — 193 copies
A Century of Science Fiction (1962) — Contributor — 192 copies
Men of War (1984) — Contributor — 189 copies
Nebula Award Stories 8 (1973) — Contributor — 188 copies
Science Fiction Stories (1991) — Contributor — 180 copies
The Science of Doctor Who (2006) — Foreword, some editions — 178 copies
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Contributor — 178 copies
Tales from the Spaceport Bar (1987) — Contributor — 176 copies
A Treasury of Science Fiction (1948) — Contributor — 175 copies
Elemental (2006) — Introduction, some editions — 175 copies
Great Tales of Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 159 copies
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contributor — 152 copies
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF (2009) — Contributor — 151 copies
Blood and Iron (1984) — Contributor — 148 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #1 (1972) — Contributor — 144 copies
Microcosmic Tales (1944) — Contributor — 143 copies
Worlds to Come (1942) 142 copies
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contributor — 138 copies
Reel Future (1994) — Author — 134 copies
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contributor — 133 copies
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998) — Contributor — 130 copies
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction (1982) — Author — 127 copies
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Contributor — 125 copies
Galactic Empires {complete} (1976) — Contributor — 123 copies
Earthmen and Strangers (1966) — Contributor — 122 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 5th Series (1956) — Contributor — 121 copies
The Future Makers (1968) — Contributor — 116 copies
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1955) — Contributor — 116 copies
Other Worlds, Other Gods (1971) — Contributor — 116 copies
Spectrum 3 (1963) — Contributor — 115 copies
Great Science Fiction by Scientists (1962) — Contributor — 114 copies
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contributor — 113 copies
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1966) — Contributor — 113 copies
Beyond Belief (1966) — Contributor — 113 copies
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2 (2000) — Contributor — 112 copies
World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 (1966) — Author — 110 copies
Great Stories of Space Travel (1963) — Contributor — 109 copies
Mars, We Love You (1971) — Contributor — 109 copies
Beyond Tomorrow (1934) — Contributor — 106 copies
The Fantastic Universe Omnibus (1960) — Contributor — 106 copies
Cyber-killers (1997) — Contributor, some editions — 106 copies
When They Come From Space (1961) — Author, some editions — 105 copies
The Antarktos Cycle (1999) — Contributor — 104 copies
The Planets (1985) — Contributor — 103 copies
An ABC of Science Fiction (1809) — Contributor — 102 copies
Star of Stars (1960) — Contributor — 102 copies
The Frankenstein Omnibus (1994) — Contributor — 101 copies
Great Science Fiction Stories (1964) — Contributor — 101 copies
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Contributor — 100 copies
Great Tales of Action and Adventure (1958) — Contributor — 100 copies
Nebula Award Winning Novellas (1994) — Contributor — 98 copies
Space Odysseys (1974) 98 copies
Christmas Stars (1992) — Contributor — 96 copies
Best SF Two (1956) — Contributor — 92 copies
The Science Fictional Solar System (1951) — Contributor — 91 copies
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 3 (1955) — Contributor — 91 copies
2001: Filming the Future (1792) — Foreword — 91 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) (1987) — Contributor — 90 copies
Catastrophes! (1981) — Contributor — 90 copies
Apeman, Spaceman (1968) — Contributor — 89 copies
Flying Saucers (1982) — Contributor — 89 copies
Time to Come (1954) — Contributor — 87 copies
Giants Unleashed (1965) — Contributor — 87 copies
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 7th Series (1958) — Contributor — 84 copies
SF: Authors' Choice 4 (1974) — Contributor — 84 copies
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contributor — 83 copies
New Stories from the Twilight Zone (1991) — Contributor — 82 copies
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (1999) — Contributor — 82 copies
Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science (2000) — Contributor — 82 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 13 (1951) (1985) — Contributor — 81 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949) (1984) — Contributor — 80 copies
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction (2000) — Contributor — 80 copies
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contributor — 79 copies
The Madness of Cthulhu (vol 1) (2014) — Contributor — 79 copies
The expert dreamers (1962) — Contributor — 76 copies
Between Time and Terror (1995) — Contributor — 75 copies
Other Dimensions: Ten Stories of Science Fiction (1973) — Contributor — 74 copies
Citizens (2011) — Contributor — 73 copies
Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation (1994) — Foreword — 72 copies
Future Tense (1968) — Contributor — 69 copies
Wondrous Beginnings (2003) — Contributor — 69 copies
Decade: The 1950s (1978) — Author — 69 copies
The Futurists (1972) — Contributor — 68 copies
Novelets of Science Fiction (1963) — Contributor — 67 copies
Orion's Sword (1980) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Author, some editions — 65 copies
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Contributor — 65 copies
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (1966) — Contributor — 65 copies
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contributor — 64 copies
Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1991) — Contributor — 64 copies
Space Mail II (1982) — Contributor — 64 copies
The Twelve Frights of Christmas (1998) — Contributor — 63 copies
Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming (2001) — Contributor — 63 copies
Transit of Earth (1971) — Contributor — 61 copies
First Flight: Maiden Voyages in Space and Time (1963) — Contributor — 60 copies
Dinosaurs! (1990) — Contributor — 59 copies
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Contributor — 59 copies
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contributor — 59 copies
Frank R. Paul: Father of Science Fiction Art (2010) — Preface — 58 copies
Timescapes (1997) — Contributor — 57 copies
Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction (1966) — Contributor — 55 copies
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000) — Contributor — 54 copies
New Writings in SF-22 (1975) — Contributor — 54 copies
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction : Book Two (1950) — Author — 52 copies
Tomorrow's Worlds: Ten Stories of Science Fiction (1969) — Contributor — 52 copies
Worlds of Tomorrow (1963) — Contributor — 52 copies
Classic Science Fiction (1995) — Contributor — 50 copies
Great Science Fiction about Doctors (1963) — Contributor — 50 copies
Science Fiction Contemporary Mythology (1978) — Contributor — 48 copies
Visions of Space: Artists Journey Through the Cosmos (1989) — Foreword, some editions — 48 copies
Alpha 3 (1972) — Contributor — 47 copies
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysteries (1993) — Foreword — 46 copies
Beyond the Stars (Tales of Adventure in Time and Space) (1983) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Random House Book of Science Fiction Stories (1996) — Contributor — 44 copies
Dan Dare Pilot of the Future: Voyage to Venus Part 1 (1950) — Story Consultant — 44 copies
No Place Like Earth [collection] (1951) — Contributor — 43 copies
The Art of Chesley Bonestell (2001) — Foreword — 43 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (1983) — Contributor — 43 copies
Blueprint for Space, Science Fiction to Science Fact (1992) — Epilogue — 42 copies
Alien Earth and Other Stories (1969) — Author — 42 copies
Galileo's Children: Tales Of Science VS. Superstition (2005) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Ends of Time (1970) — Contributor — 41 copies
In Dreams Awake (1975) — Contributor — 41 copies
Futures Unlimited (1969) — Contributor — 40 copies
Science Fiction (1973) — Author — 40 copies
The Dead Astronaut (1971) — Contributor — 39 copies
Nebula Awards 21 (1987) — Contributor — 39 copies
The Best of British SF 1 (1977) — Contributor — 37 copies
Portals of Tomorrow (1954) — Author — 36 copies
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: Vol. 1, No. 1 [Spring 1977] (1966) — Contributor, some editions — 35 copies
Dan Dare Pilot of the Future: Voyage to Venus Part 2 (2004) — Story Consultant — 34 copies
Visions of Tomorrow: An Interstellar Collection (1976) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Baen Big Book of Monsters (2014) — Contributor — 34 copies
Award Science Fiction Reader (1966) — Contributor — 33 copies
Future Sports (2002) — Contributor — 32 copies
Aliens (1976) — Contributor — 31 copies
Peter Davison's Book of Alien Planets (1983) — Contributor — 31 copies
The Seventh Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern and Classic Stories (2013) — Author, some editions — 31 copies
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 30 copies
Best SF Five (1963) — Contributor — 30 copies
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Contributor — 29 copies
First Voyages (1981) — Contributor — 29 copies
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... (1974) — Contributor — 29 copies
Space Wars (1988) — Contributor — 29 copies
Top Science Fiction: The Authors' Choice (1984) — Contributor — 28 copies
Science Fiction Stories (Macmillan Readers) (2009) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Old Masters (1970) — Contributor — 26 copies
National Geographic Magazine 1983 v164 #2 August (1983) — Contributor — 26 copies
Discoveries:First Focus Sci-Fi Anthology (1995) — Contributor — 25 copies
Drabble II: Double Century (1990) — Contributor — 25 copies
Isaac Asimov's Masters of Science Fiction (1978) — Contributor — 24 copies
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1961 v04 (1961) — Contributor — 24 copies
The Fiend (1971) — Contributor — 23 copies
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Contributor — 23 copies
Strange Glory (1977) — Contributor — 22 copies
Now Begins Tomorrow (1969) — Contributor — 22 copies
Exploring the Horizons (2000) — Contributor — 20 copies
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream (2013) — Contributor — 20 copies
Worlds of When (1962) — Author — 20 copies
Tales of Terror from Outer Space (1975) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens (1998) — Contributor — 19 copies
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 1982 (1982) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Human Zero (1967) — Contributor — 18 copies
World Zero Minus: An SF Anthology (1971) — Contributor — 18 copies
Nightmare Reader: v. 2 (1973) — Contributor — 17 copies
Twentieth-Century American Short Stories: An Anthology (1975) — Contributor — 17 copies
Earth in Transit (1976) — Contributor — 16 copies
Out of This World (1990) — Contributor — 16 copies
The New Awareness: Religion Through Science Fiction (1975) — Contributor — 16 copies
20th Century American Short Stories, Volume 1 (1995) — Contributor — 16 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1973 September, Vol. 33, No. 8 (1973) — Contributor — 15 copies
Masterpieces of Science Fiction (1978) — Author — 15 copies
Fremde aus dem All. Lübbes Auswahlband. Science Fiction-Geschichten. (1982) — Contributor, some editions — 14 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1973 October, Vol. 34, No. 1 (1973) — Contributor — 14 copies
The Arts and beyond: Visions of man's aesthetic future (1977) — Contributor — 13 copies
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 15: Worldcon 2008 Special (2008) — Contributor, some editions — 13 copies
Gateway to Tomorrow: A Science Fiction Anthology (1954) — Contributor — 13 copies
Out of This World 1: An Anthology of Science Fiction (1960) — Contributor — 13 copies
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Gourmet Crook Book (1976) — Contributor — 13 copies
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contributor, some editions — 13 copies
Political science fiction;: An introductory reader (1974) — Contributor — 13 copies
Explorers of space: Eight stories of science fiction (1975) — Contributor — 12 copies
Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds (2000) — Contributor — 12 copies
Die besten Science Fiction Geschichten (1962) — Author, some editions — 11 copies
International Relations Through Science Fiction (1978) — Contributor — 11 copies
New Worlds For Old (1963) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Contributor — 11 copies
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 01, April 1963 (1963) — Contributor — 11 copies
SF Inventing the Future (1972) — Contributor — 11 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 24, No. 4 [April 2000] (2000) — Contributor — 10 copies
Overruled! (2020) — Contributor — 10 copies
Voyager 5 - Collector's Edition (2000) — Contributor — 10 copies
Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future (2006) — Foreword — 10 copies
Young Star Travelers (1986) — Contributor — 10 copies
Technology (1989) — Contributor — 9 copies
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Contributor — 9 copies
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 02, June 1963 (1963) — Contributor — 8 copies
Kopernikus 1 (1980) — Contributor, some editions — 8 copies
Titan XVIII (1976) — Contributor, some editions — 8 copies
The Infinite Web (1977) — Contributor — 8 copies
Satellite Science Fiction October 1956 (1956) — Contributor — 8 copies
Wide-Angle Lens: Stories of Time and Space (1980) — Contributor — 8 copies
The Case for Going to the Moon (1965) — Foreword — 8 copies
Full Forty Fathoms: Stories of Underwater Adventure (1975) — Contributor — 7 copies
To The Stars: Eight Stories of Science Fiction (1971) — Contributor — 7 copies
Fantastic Universe June-July 1953 (1953) — Contributor — 7 copies
Time of Passage (1978) — Contributor — 7 copies
Die Welt , die Dienstag war (1974) — Contributor — 6 copies
Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (1966) — Contributor — 6 copies
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 19 • December 2011 (2011) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Road to the Stars (1992) — Contributor — 6 copies
Det sidste spørgsmål og andre historier (1973) — Author, some editions — 6 copies
Saturn im Morgenlicht (1963) — Contributor — 6 copies
Infinity Science Fiction, November 1955 (1955) — Contributor — 5 copies
Satellite Science Fiction February 1957 (1957) — Contributor — 5 copies
Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1949 — Contributor — 5 copies
Satellite Science Fiction April 1957 — Contributor — 4 copies
Satellite Science Fiction June 1957 (1957) — Contributor — 4 copies
Startling Stories, July 1952 (1952) — Contributor — 4 copies
Startling Stories, September 1949 (1949) — Contributor — 4 copies
Infinity Science Fiction, April 1957 (1957) — Contributor — 4 copies
Thrilling Science Fiction, April 1974 (1974) — Contributor — 3 copies
Worlds of Tomorrow (Berkley Books G-163) (1958) — Contributor — 3 copies
New Worlds Science Fiction 124, November 1962 — Contributor — 3 copies
Playboy Magazine ~ July 1986 (Carrie Leigh) (1986) — Interview — 3 copies
The nightmare reader (1973) — Contributor — 2 copies
Galileo Magazine of Science & Fiction September 1976 (1976) — Contributor — 2 copies
Otte Science Fiction Noveller — Author, some editions — 2 copies
Den ¤elektriske myre og andre science fiction-fortællinger (1984) — Author, some editions — 2 copies
A Chilling Collection (1979) — Contributor — 2 copies
Hva' nu hvis -? : science fiction - fremtidstænkning (1989) — Author, some editions; Author, some editions — 1 copy
Mit eget Genfærd — Author, some editions — 1 copy
9 science fiction stories — Author, some editions — 1 copy
Kvinden der ikke kunne dø — Author, some editions — 1 copy
Omni Magazine October 1989 — Contributor — 1 copy
Udenfor rummet (1958) — Contributor — 1 copy
Den hemmelige Magt — Author, some editions — 1 copy
Argosy: December 1964 — Contributor — 1 copy
Den røde Død på Mars — Author, some editions — 1 copy

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Cabell reference in science fiction story in The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (September 2021)
Found: Arthur C Clarke quote - which book? in Name that Book (July 2021)
Sci-Fi Short Story Futuristic Setting Heist in Name that Book (September 2015)
The RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA Discussion Thread in TBR Challenge (September 2014)
Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke in Group Reads - Sci-Fi (June 2012)
Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008 in Authors In Memoriam (March 2008)

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This is touted as a sci-fi classic? Comic book characters caught up in a comic book story supposedly set a billion years in the future yet playing out like an episode of Buck Rogers. Maybe I should have read the rewrite by Benford instead...?
 
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NurseBob | 13 other reviews | Feb 24, 2024 |
Few elements of sci-fi really, more a life story of a mathematician in Sri Lanka. Some hard to believe stuff like Olympics on the Moon and Solar Sail racing as ways to encourage tourism... Not enough time spent with the aliens to my taste.
 
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Guide2 | 26 other reviews | Feb 21, 2024 |
The great mysterious of RAMA only expand in this second installment keeping you on the edge of your seat.
 
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David_Fosco | 32 other reviews | Feb 15, 2024 |
Arthur C. Clarkes' book The Deep Range, from the mid 1950's, is another optimistic science-fiction look at Earth's future. Set about 200 years in the future, Clarke sees a unified Earth, sovereign nations being done away with about a century prior to the time this book is set in. The premise is that hunger has been eliminated by a unified world effort of developing the oceans into "fields" of plankton, nurturing herds of whales (as well as other aquatic species) similar to how land based ranches have nurtured cattle. Whales are the main nutrient used to feed mankind as well as using all their parts (blubber, ground bones, etc.).
Following the protagonist, Walter Franklin, as he switches his career from being an astronaut to a sea warden, we are brought into the future. We follow his training and though his eyes we learn of how and why the oceans/seas have been cultivated. In the first half of the book, he is guided by Don Burley who begins as his instructor becomes his peer and finally a close family friend - Walter's children call him "Uncle". Through their adventures we learn the beauty and hazards of working the seas. As time goes on we see the warm affinity the men feel towards the beautiful whales they care for.
The second half of the book (spoilers) after the death of Don, we follow Walter as he has become a world administrator of the aquatic farms he has cared for over the years. In the second half, we also begin to learn of a push by a world Buddhist leader to lead mankind away from the eating of flesh into vegetarianism. In this section we learn of the darker side of Watler's world. The slaughtering of the sea animals, focusing on the whales.
This is a beautiful and optimistic book that probably won't ever happen in real life.
I am enjoying my sojourn into the past/future as I read Clarke's early writings. There is a gentleness to his writing during his early period.
I highly recommend reading this.
Ok... so I do get a kick out of something I find in books like this. The role of women is nearly non-existent. All the scientists and wardens and astronauts are men. In this book he meets a doctoral candidate, Indra, who he marries. By all accounts of her description, she is a driven and brilliant scientist... but get married and becomes a housewife whose job is to keep a comfortable home, raise the children, and support her husband! LOL
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