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Arthur C Clarke


(Arthur Charles Clarke)
UK (1917 - 2008)

aka E G O'Brien, Charles Willis

Arthur.C.Clarke is probably the world's best known and bestselling science fiction writer. He has won innumerable international awards for his fiction, for his science writing and for his inspirational role as one of the chief prophets of the space age. His collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey set new standards for SF films, and he has also presented the television series Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World and its successors. He was described by the New York Times as being "awesomely informed about physics and blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print."

Sir Arthur C Clarke died March 18th 2008 in his adopted home of Sri Lanka.
 
Novels
Prelude to SpaceAgainst the Fall of NightChildhood's EndThe City and the Stars
The Deep RangeA Fall of MoondustDolphin Island: A Story of the People of the SeaGlide Path: To The Heart of Experimental Technology...In WWII!
The Space DreamersImperial EarthThe Fountains of ParadiseCradle
Beyond the Fall of NightThe Ghost from the Grand BanksThe Hammer of GodRichter 10
The TriggerThe Light of Other DaysThe Last Theorem
 
Omnibus
From the Ocean, From the StarsPrelude to MarsAn Arthur C. Clarke second omnibusThe City and the Stars / The Sands of Mars
Clarke's Universe: Lion of Comarre / Fall of Moondust
 
Collections
Expedition to EarthReach for TomorrowTales from the White HartThe Other Side of the Sky
Across the Sea of StarsTales of Ten WorldsThe Nine Billion Names of GodThe Lion of Comarre: And Other Stories
Earthlight and Other StoriesThe Wind from the SunOf Time and StarsThe Best of Arthur C Clarke 1932-1955
Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1956-1972Four Great SF NovelsLion of Comarre / Against the Fall of NightThe Sentinel
More Than One UniverseThe Songs of Distant Earth: And Other StoriesThe Best Short Stories of Arthur C. ClarkeTales from Planet Earth
A Meeting with Medusa: And Other StoriesThe Arthur C. Clarke Collection: 2001 a Space Odyssey/Transit of Earth/Fountains of Paradise/Childhood's End [ABRIDGED]The Shining Ones: And Other StoriesThe Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke
The Ghost from the Grand Banks and the Deep Range
 
Short Stories
 
Anthologies edited
Time Probe: The Sciences in Science FictionThree for TomorrowProject Solar SailHal's Legacy
 
Non fiction series
The Coast of CoralThe Reefs of TaprobaneThe Treasure of the Great Reef
 
Non fiction
Interplanetary Flight (1950)
The Exploration of Space (1951)
The Exploration of the Moon (1954)
The Young Traveller in Space (1954)
     aka Going Into Space
The Making of a Moon (1957)
Boy Beneath the Sea (1958)
The Challenge of the Spaceship (1958)
Voice Across the Sea (1958)
The Challenge of the Sea (1960)
The First Five Fathoms (1960)
Indian Ocean Adventure (1961)
Profiles of the Future (1962)
Indian Ocean Treasure (1964) (with Mike Wilson)
Voices from the Sky (1965)
The Coming of the Space Age (1967)
Man and Space: Life Science Library (1967)
2001: Filming the Future (1968) (with Piers Bizony)
The Promise of Space (1968)
First on the Moon (1970)
Into Space (1971) (with Robert Silverberg)
The Lost Worlds of 2001 (1971)
Beyond Jupiter (1972) (with Chesley Bonestell)
Report on Planet Three: And Other Speculations (1972)
Technology and the Frontiers of Knowledge (1975)
2001 and Beyond (1975)
The View from Serendip (1977)
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World (1980) (with John Fairley and Simon Welfare)
Mysterious Worlds (1980)
Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers (1981) (with John Fairley and Simon Welfare)
Ascent to Orbit: Scientific Autobiography - Technical Writings of Arthur C.Clarke (1984)
1984 Spring: A Choice of Futures (1984)
The Odyssey File (1984) (with Peter Hyams)
Frontline of Discovery: Science on the Brink of Tomorrow (1985)
Arthur C. Clarke's July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century (1986)
Arthur C. Clarke's chronicles of the strange and mysterious (1987) (with John Fairley)
How the World Was One: Beyond the Global Village (1988)
The Worlds of Galileo (1988)
Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography (1989)
An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural: James Randi's Decidedly Skeptical Definitions of Alternate Realities (1992) (with James Randi)
The Fantastic Muse (1992)
By Space Possessed (1993)
The Apollo 11 Moon Landing (1994)
The Colours of Infinity (1994)
The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars (1994)
Arthur C. Clarke's A-Z of Mysteries (1994)
The Supernatural A-Z (1995) (with James Randi)
Macroshift: Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable World (1997)
Arthur C. Clarke and Lord Dunsany: A Correspondence (1998) (with Lord Dunsany)
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysteries (1998) (with John Fairley and Simon Welfare)
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (1998)
Welcome to the Wired World: The New Networked Economy (1999)
Sri Lanka: The Emerald Island (2000)
Arthur C. Clarke and C. S. Lewis: A Correspondence (2001) (with C S Lewis)
Moonwatcher's Memoir: A Diary of 2001, a Space Odyssey (2002) (with Dan Richter)
From Narnia to a Space Odyssey: The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis (2003) (with C S Lewis)
Interplanetary FlightThe Exploration of SpaceThe Exploration of the MoonThe Young Traveller in Space
The Making of a MoonBoy Beneath the SeaThe Challenge of the SpaceshipVoice Across the Sea
The Challenge of the SeaIndian Ocean AdventureProfiles of the FutureIndian Ocean Treasure
Voices from the SkyThe Coming of the Space AgeMan and Space: Life Science Library2001: Filming the Future
The Promise of SpaceFirst on the MoonInto SpaceThe Lost Worlds of 2001
Beyond JupiterReport on Planet Three: And Other Speculations2001 and BeyondThe View from Serendip
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious WorldArthur C. Clarke's World of Strange PowersAscent to Orbit: Scientific Autobiography - Technical Writings of Arthur C.Clarke1984 Spring: A Choice of Futures
The Odyssey FileFrontline of Discovery: Science on the Brink of TomorrowArthur C. Clarke's July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st CenturyArthur C. Clarke's chronicles of the strange and mysterious
How the World Was One: Beyond the Global VillageThe Worlds of GalileoAstounding Days: A Science Fictional AutobiographyAn Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural: James Randi's Decidedly Skeptical Definitions of Alternate Realities
By Space PossessedThe Apollo 11 Moon LandingThe Colours of InfinityThe Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars
Arthur C. Clarke's A-Z of MysteriesThe Supernatural A-ZMacroshift: Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable WorldArthur C. Clarke and Lord Dunsany: A Correspondence
Arthur C. Clarke's MysteriesGreetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!Welcome to the Wired World: The New Networked EconomySri Lanka: The Emerald Island
Moonwatcher's Memoir: A Diary of 2001, a Space OdysseyFrom Narnia to a Space Odyssey: The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis
 
Anthologies containing stories by Arthur C Clarke
No Place Like Earth (1954)
Stories for Tomorrow (1954)
Time to Come (1954)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 5th Series (1956)
Best SF 2 (1956)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 7th Series (1958)
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2 (1959)
13 Great Stories of Science Fiction (1960)
The Fantastic Universe Omnibus (1960)
Out of This World 3 (1962)
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963)
Novelets of Science Fiction (1963)
Spectrum 3 (1963)
The Best Science Fiction Stories 3 (1964)
Tales of Science Fiction (1964)
An ABC of Science Fiction (1966)
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1966)
Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction (1966)
The Future Makers (1968)
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction (1968)
The Stars and Under (1968)
Voyager 5: Collector's Edition (1969)
A Wilderness of Stars (1970)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year (1972)
3000 Years of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1972)
The Nightmare Reader Volume 2 (1973)
New Writings in SF 22 (1973)
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973)
Nebula Award Stories 8 (1973)
Modern Science Fiction (1974)
Tales of Terror From Outer Space (1975)
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977)
To Follow a Star (1977)
The Infinite Arena (1977)
The Science Fictional Solar System (1979)
A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959 (1981)
The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1981)
The Great SF Stories 8: 1946 (1982)
Random Access Messages of the Computer Age (1984)
Election Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of Politics (1984)
The Great SF Stories 13: 1951 (1985)
Top Science Fiction (1985)
Nebula Awards 21 (1987)
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century (1987)
Space Wars (1988)
Curses (1989)
Between Time and Terror (1990)
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992)
Nebula Award-Winning Novellas (1994)
The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
Reel Future (1994)
Science Fiction, Science Fact, and You (1995)
Space Movies: Classic Science Fiction Films (1995)
The Ultimate Alien (1995)
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2 (1996)
Dinosaurs (1996)
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996)
Space Stories (1996)
Cyber-Killers (1997)
The Flying Sorcerers (1997)
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998)
Don't Open This Book! (1998)
The Road to Science Fiction 5: The British Way (1998)
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens (1998)
Vintage Science Fiction (1999)
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories About the End of the World (1999)
Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds (2000)
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000)
No Place Like EarthStories for TomorrowTime to ComeThe Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 5th Series
Best SF 2The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 7th SeriesA Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 213 Great Stories of Science Fiction
The Fantastic Universe OmnibusOut of This World 3Fifty Short Science Fiction TalesNovelets of Science Fiction
Spectrum 3Tales of Science FictionAn ABC of Science FictionThe Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science FictionThe Future MakersOne Hundred Years of Science FictionThe Stars and Under
A Wilderness of StarsThe Best Science Fiction of the Year3000 Years of Fantasy and Science FictionThe Nightmare Reader Volume 2
New Writings in SF 22The Penguin Science Fiction OmnibusNebula Award Stories 8Modern Science Fiction
Tales of Terror From Outer SpaceThe Best Science Fiction StoriesTo Follow a StarThe Infinite Arena
The Science Fictional Solar SystemA Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959The Golden Age of Science FictionThe Great SF Stories 8: 1946
Random Access Messages of the Computer AgeElection Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of PoliticsThe Great SF Stories 13: 1951Nebula Awards 21
Great Science Fiction of the 20th CenturySpace WarsCursesBetween Time and Terror
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction StoriesNebula Award-Winning NovellasThe Ascent of WonderReel Future
Space Movies: Classic Science Fiction FilmsThe Ultimate AlienThe SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2Dinosaurs
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of FantasySpace StoriesCyber-KillersThe Flying Sorcerers
The Playboy Book of Science FictionDon't Open This Book!The Road to Science Fiction 5: The British WayThe Young Oxford Book of Aliens
Vintage Science FictionBangs and Whimpers: Stories About the End of the WorldBruce Coville's Strange WorldsExplorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons
 
Short stories
Travel By Wire! (1937)
Retreat from Earth (1938)
The Awakening (1942)
Whacky (1942)
Loophole (1946)
Rescue Party (1946)
Technical Error (1946)
Castaway (1947)
The Curse (1947)
The Fires Within (1947) (as by E G O'Brien)
Inheritance (1948)
Breaking Strain [short story] (1949)
The Forgotten Enemy (1949)
Hide and Seek (1949)
History Lesson (1949)
Transience (1949)
The Wall of Darkness (1949)
Guardian Angel (1950)
Nemesis (1950)
The Road to the Sea (1950)
Silence, Please! (1950)
Time's Arrow (1950)
A Walk in the Dark (1950)
Captain Wyxtpthll's Flying Saucer (1951)
'If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth...' (1951)
Second Dawn (1951)
The Sentinel [short story] (1951)
Sentinel of Eternity (1951)
Superiority (1951)
Trouble with the Natives (1951)
All the Time in the World (1952)
The Possessed (1952)
Encounter at Dawn (1953)
Encounter in the Dawn (1953)
Expedition to Earth [short story] (1953)
Jupiter V (1953)
The Nine Billion Names of God [short story] (1953)
The Parasite (1953)
Armaments Race (1954)
Big Game Hunt (1954)
No Morning After (1954)
Patent Pending (1954)
Refugee (1955)
The Star (1955)Hugo
This Earth of Majesty (1955)
What Goes Up (1955)
All That Glitters (1956)
Green Fingers (1956)
The Next Tenants (1956)
The Pacifist (1956)
Publicity Campaign (1956)
A Question of Residence (1956)
The Reluctant Orchid (1956)
Robin Hood, FRS (1956)
The Starting Line (1956)
The Ultimate Melody (1956)
Venture to the Moon (1956)
Watch This Space (1956)
The Call of the Stars (1957)
Cold War (1957)
Critical Mass (1957)
The Defestration of Ermintrude Inch (1957)
Feathered Friend (1957)
Freedom of Space (1957)
Let There Be Light (1957)
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea (1957)
Moving Spirit (1957)
The Other Side of the Sky [short story] (1957)
Passer-By (1957)
Security Check (1957)
Sleeping Beauty (1957)
The Songs of Distant Earth [short story] (1957)
Special Delivery (1957)
Take a Deep Breath (1957)
Cosmic Casanova (1958)
The Haunted Spacesuit (1958)
Out of the Sun (1958)
A Slight Case of Sunstroke (1958)
Who's There? (1958)
Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting... (1959)
Crime on Mars (1960)
I Remember Babylon (1960)
Into the Comet (1960)
Summertime on Icarus (1960)
Trouble with Time (1960)
Before Eden (1961)
Death and the Senator (1961)
Hate (1961)
Saturn Rising (1961)
An Ape About the Hoose (1962)
Dog Star (1962)
The Secret (1963)
Sunjammer (1964)
The Wind from the Sun [short story] (1964)
Dial "F" for Frankenstein (1965)
The Longest Science-Fiction Story Ever Told (1966)
A Meeting with Medusa [short story] (1971)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula
Reunion (1971)
Transit of Earth (1971)
Rendezvous with Rama (excerpt) (1973)
The Steam-Powered Word Processor (1986)
The Wire Continuum (1998) (with Stephen Baxter)
Hibernaculum 46 (2000) (with Stephen Baxter)


Awards
Hugo Best Short story winner (1956) : The Star
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1963) : A Fall of Moondust
Hugo nominee (1972) : A Meeting with Medusa [short story]
Nebula winner (1973) : A Meeting with Medusa [short story]
Hugo Best Novel winner (1974) : Rendezvous with Rama
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1974) : Rendezvous with Rama
Nebula Best Novel winner (1974) : Rendezvous with Rama
Hugo Best Novel winner (1980) : The Fountains of Paradise
Nebula Best Novel winner (1980) : The Fountains of Paradise
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1983) : 2010: Odyssey Two


Books about Arthur C Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke: The Authorized Biography
 
Arthur C Clarke recommends
Last and First Men
Last and First Men (1930)
Olaf Stapledon
"No book before or since has ever had such an impact on my imagination."
Star Maker
Star Maker (1937)
Olaf Stapledon
"Probably the most powerful work of imagination ever written."
The Black Flame
The Black Flame (1939)
Stanley G Weinbaum
"During the single year of 1935, Astounding published seven stories by Weinbaum; and in March 1936 . . . his obituary. His entire career had spanned little more than eighteen months, and is the saddest 'what might have been' in the whole history of science fiction."
The Humanoids
The Humanoids (1949)
(Humanoids, book 1)
Jack Williamson
"I have no hesitation in placing Jack Williamson on a plane with two other American giants, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein."
Wolfbane
Wolfbane (1957)
C M Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl
"A work of sheer, exuberant imagination."
Dune
Dune (1965)
(Dune, book 1)
Frank Herbert
"Unique among SF novels...I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings."
The Last Starship from Earth
The Last Starship from Earth (1968)
John Boyd
"A fascinating novel."
The Snowqueen
The Snowqueen (1980)
(Snow Queen, book 1)
Joan D Vinge
"A future classic ... It has the weight and texture of Dune. Hell of an achievement."
Dragon's Egg
Dragon's Egg (1980)
(Cheela, book 1)
Robert L Forward
"Forward's book is a knockout. In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mind - and this is one of them!"
This Is the Way the World Ends
This Is the Way the World Ends (1986)
James Morrow
"The only book in the last two years that I've read twice. A remarkable achievement."
The Architects of Hyperspace
The Architects of Hyperspace (1987)
Thomas R McDonough
"A splendid book. McDonough has created the most mind-boggling artifact since EON."
Requiem: And Tributes to the Grand Master
Requiem: And Tributes to the Grand Master (1989)
Robert Heinlein
"I've read (and cried over) REQUIEM - a fine memorial."
Raft
Raft (1991)
(Xeelee, book 1)
Stephen Baxter
"A major new talent."
Red Mars
Red Mars (1991)
(Mars, book 1)
Kim Stanley Robinson
"A staggering book - the best novel on the colonization of mars that has ever been written."
Timemaster
Timemaster (1992)
Robert L Forward
"No one can beat Bob Forward at hard-core SF in the best Smith/Campbell tradition - and with TIMEMASTER he has excelled himself!"
Beachhead
Beachhead (1992)
Jack Williamson
"A memorable experience."
Green Mars
Green Mars (1993)
(Mars, book 2)
Kim Stanley Robinson
"The best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written."
Blue Mars
Blue Mars (1996)
(Mars, book 3)
Kim Stanley Robinson
"Staggering...required reading for the colonists of the next century."
Encounter with Tiber
Encounter with Tiber (1996)
Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes
"A master of the genre."
Mars Underground
Mars Underground (1997)
William K Hartmann
"A realistic and exciting view of the future presence of humans on Mars."



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