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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.

Space Odyssey
1. 2001 (1968)
2. 2010 (1982)
3. 2061 (1987)
4. 3001 (1997)


Time Odyssey (with Stephen Baxter)
1. Time's Eye (2003)
2. Sunstorm (2005)
3. Firstborn (2007)


Expedition to Earth (1953)
Reach for Tomorrow (1956)
Tales from the White Hart (1957)
The Other Side of the Sky (1958)
Across the Sea of Stars (1959)
Tales of Ten Worlds (1962)
     aka Tales From the Ten Worlds
The Nine Billion Names of God (1967)
The Lion of Comarre (1968)
Earthlight and Other Stories (1971)
The Wind from the Sun (1972)
Of Time and Stars (1972)
The Best of Arthur C Clarke 1932-1955 (1973)
Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1956-1972 (1977)
Four Great SF Novels (1978)
Possessed (1978)
Arthur C. Clarke: 2001, A Space Odyssey; The City and the Stars; The Deep Range, A Fall of Moondust; Rendezvous With Rama (1980)
Lion of Comarre / Against the Fall of Night (1982)
The Sentinel (1983)
More Than One Universe (1985)
The Songs of Distant Earth (1986)
The Best Short Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (1988)
Tales from Planet Earth (1989)
A Meeting with Medusa (1990)
The Arthur C. Clarke Collection (1995)
Childhood Ends (1996)
The Shining Ones (2001)
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (2001)
The Ghost from the Grand Banks and the Deep Range (2001)
The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack (2013) (with Forrest J Ackerman, Neal Asher, Ray Bradbury, Reginald Bretnor, Adam-Troy Castro, John Cory, Samuel R Delany, Philip K Dick, A.A. Jackson IV, Jr., C M Kornbluth, Nancy Kress, Henry Kuttner, Jay Lake, Frank Belknap Long, Alan E Nourse, Jerry Oltion, Pamela Sargent, Jerry Sohl, Mary A. Turzillo, Mary A Turzillo, Howard Waldrop, Harry Warner, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Ralph Williams, Murray F. Yaco and George Zebrowski)
The Ninth Science Fiction Megapack (2014) (with Lester del Rey, Frederik Pohl, Mark Reynolds, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Donald E Westlake)

Short Stories
Anthologies edited

Non fiction series
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 (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 (1972)
Technology and the Frontiers of Knowledge (1975)
2001 and Beyond (1975)
The View from Serendip (1977)
Mysterious Worlds (1980)
Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers (1981) (with John Fairley and Simon Welfare)
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World (1982) (with John Fairley and Simon Welfare)
1984 Spring (1984)
Ascent to Orbit (1984)
The Odyssey File (1984) (with Peter Hyams)
Frontline of Discovery (1985)
Arthur C. Clarke's July 20, 2019 (1986)
Arthur C. Clarke's chronicles of the strange and mysterious (1987) (with John Fairley)
How the World Was One (1988)
The Worlds of Galileo (1988)
Astounding Days (1989)
An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural (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 (1994)
Arthur C. Clarke's A-Z of Mysteries (1994)
The Supernatural A-Z (1995) (with James Randi)
Macroshift (1997)
Arthur C. Clarke and Lord Dunsany (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 (1999)
Sri Lanka (2000)
Arthur C. Clarke and C. S. Lewis (2001) (with C S Lewis)
Moonwatcher's Memoir (2002) (with Dan Richter)
From Narnia to a Space Odyssey (2003) (with 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 (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 (1982)
Random Access Messages of the Computer Age (1984)
Election Day 2084 (1984)
The Great SF Stories 13 (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 (1995)
The Ultimate Alien (1995)
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2 (1996)
Dinosaurs (1996)
The Wizards of Odd (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 (1998)
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens (1998)
Vintage Science Fiction (1999)
Bangs and Whimpers (1999)
Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds (2000)
Explorers (2000)

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 Awards
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)

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

Books about Arthur C Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke (1992) by Neil McAleer
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."
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 (1957)
C M Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl
"A work of sheer, exuberant imagination."
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 (1989)
Robert Heinlein
"I've read (and cried over) REQUIEM - a fine memorial."
Raft (1991)
(Xeelee, book 1)
Stephen Baxter
"A major new talent."
Red Mars
Red Mars (1992)
(Mars, book 1)
Kim Stanley Robinson
"A staggering book - the best novel on the colonization of mars that has ever been written."
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."

The Iron Tempest (2014)
Ron Miller
"The new James Branch Cabell."

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