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Any Arthur C. Clarke fans?

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:26 PM
Since i saw Kubrick's 2001 I had to check out the books.

I read 2010 and 2061 which were both really good. I never was into much sci-fi except for space and fringe stuff but i cant get enough of Clarke's work.

anyone else?

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 11:59 PM
I read some of his stuff years ago, and I liked most of it. He's usually known as one of the 'big three' in scifi, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, so maybe you'd like their work too?

posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:27 AM
thnks for the tip

posted on Jan, 26 2010 @ 04:16 PM
The first story I read by A C Clarke was The Sentinel. Everybody knows this story and if they don't; they should!!!
The story that jumped out at me and took the breath from my lungs was his "Nine Billion Names of God". A computer designed and constructed simply to compile the nine billion names of God, despite a belief that if such a thing were to occur, the universe would cease to be.
My absolute favourite is "All The Time In The World". I'll leave it to you to find out what the deal is, but it's a story I tell everybody that'll listen!

[edit on 26-1-2010 by nyarsetna]

posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 06:30 AM
Clarke's RAMA Novels were a Fav of mine . A Great read ............

posted on Jan, 28 2010 @ 12:00 PM
Yeah I love AC Clarke. His stance on religion is awesome IMO. Everyone knows about 2001 and 2010. But I read parts of Rendezvous with Rama and Childhood's End in my younger days.

Clarke's views on the universe are quite similar to Isaac Asimov. For a good (short) read... the Last Question

posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 01:54 AM
A giant in the Sci-Fi literature realm. I read something by him at least 6 times a year. I think my altime favorite AC Clarke story would have to be The Sentinel

posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 08:32 AM
yeah a massive fan. i met him once while on holiday in sri lanka my auntie knows his adoptive daughter and my ex went to school with her daughter(Colombo is a very small city). he was polite but was busy writing a book. so i just blabbered something incoherent he signed one of his calling cards and i was escorted out. i believe he was writing 3001 when i met him.

posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 09:46 PM
Clarke’s best books were written before the 1970s began. Some of them have dated badly, because he always salted his tales with extrapolations from the science and technology of his day, and in many cases the future didn’t turn out exactly as he thought it would. Ten years on from 2001, for example, we are still nowhere near capable of launching a manned mission to Jupiter.

For those who want to sample the very best of Clarke’s fiction, I recommend the following:

Childhood’s End

The City and the Stars

2001: A Space Odyssey

Rendezvous with Rama

The Complete Short Stories of Arthur C. Clarke


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