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1937 Travel By Wire!

This alternate history story takes a lite and humorous look at the first transporter developed in the 1950's.

Category: Short Stories

1938 How We Went To Mars

A member of the Snoring-in-the-Hay Rocket Society of 1952 recounts the home-made spacecraft that unexpectedly took him to Mars.

Category: Short Stories

1938 Retreat From Earth

An alien race plans to colonize Earth, but they must get past the termites first!

Category: Short Stories

1939 Reverie

Clarke examines the possibilities of Science Fiction.

Category: Short Stories

1942 The Awakening

A powerful man is medically frozen for hundreds of years, and awakes to a shocking world.

Category: Short Stories

1942 Whacky

Just as the title suggests: a bizarre slice of existence...or perhaps no existence at all.

Category: Short Stories

1944 Dunsany, Lord Of Fantasy

[Futurian War Digest]

Category: Essays/Other

1944 Rockets

[Futurian War Digest]

Category: Essays/Other

1945 The Coming Age Of Rocket Power

[Spacewards #6]

Category: Essays/Other

1945 Extraterrestrial Relays

[Wireless World]

Category: Essays/Other

1946 Loophole

Martians monitor Man's use of nuclear technology after World War 2.

Category: Short Stories

1946 Rescue Party

Category: Short Stories

1946 Technical Error

Category: Short Stories

1946 The Moon And Mr. Farnsworth

Category: Essays/Other

1946 The Challenge Of The Spaceship

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1947 Castaway

Category: Short Stories

1947 The Curse

Category: Short Stories

1947 The Fires Within

(written as E G O'Brien)

Category: Short Stories

1947 First Men In The Moon

[Star]

Category: Essays/Other

1948 Inheritance

Category: Short Stories

1948 The Problem Of Dr. Campbell

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1949 Breaking Strain

Category: Short Stories

1949 The Forgotten Enemy

Category: Short Stories

1949 Hide And Seek

Category: Short Stories

1949 History Lesson

Category: Short Stories

1949 Transience

Category: Short Stories

1949 The Wall Of Darkness

Category: Short Stories

1949 The Lackeys Of Wall Street

[Fantasy Review]

Category: Essays/Other

1949 Voyages To The Moon

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1949 You’re On The Glide Path, I Think

[The Aeroplane]

Category: Essays/Other

1949 Morphological Astronomy

[Journal of the British Astronomical Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1949 The Conquest Of Space

[Journal of the British Astronomical Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1950 Interplanetary Flight

An advanced reference on rockets, orbital mechanics, and space technology. The final chapter addresses the question of why space travel is a profoundly important human goal.

Category: Non-Fiction

1950 Guardian Angel

Category: Short Stories

1950 Nemesis

Category: Short Stories

1950 The Road To The Sea

Category: Short Stories

1950 Silence, Please!

Category: Short Stories

1950 Time's Arrow

Category: Short Stories

1950 A Walk In The Dark

Category: Short Stories

1950 The Effect Of Interplanetary Flight

Category: Essays/Other

1950 Review: Destination Moon

[Journal of the British Astronomical Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1950 Interplanetary Flight

[London: Temple Press]

Category: Essays/Other

1951 The Sands Of Mars

When a celebrated science fiction writer takes to space on his first trip to Mars, he stumbles upon Mars' most carefully hidden secrets and threatens the future of the entire planet!

Category: Fiction

1951 The Exploration Of Space

Clarke was a technical officer in the wartime RAF specialising in blind landing systems. Incidentally to this, he published 'articles on electronics and radar as well as his first science fiction stories'. This book is a good discussion of the practical possibilites of space exploration, its difficulties and likely solutions. Rather than a reasonably accurate prediction of what actually happened in the 1960's and '70's (which the book contains), this should be seen as an interesting account of planning and development by a well-informed contemporary.

Category: Non-Fiction

1951 Captain Wyxtpthll's Flying Saucer

Category: Short Stories

1951 If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth...

Category: Short Stories

1951 Second Dawn

Category: Short Stories

1951 The Sentinel

Category: Short Stories

1951 Sentinel Of Eternity

Category: Short Stories

1951 Superiority

Category: Short Stories

1951 Trouble With The Natives

Category: Short Stories

1951 Space Travel In Fact And Fiction

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1951 The Exploration Of Space

[London: Temple Press]

Category: Essays/Other

1952 Prelude To Space

Here is the compelling story of the launching of Prometheus -- Earth's first true spaceship -- and of the men who made it happen. Dirk Alexson: Chronicler of the greatest space adventure of all time, he was chosen to immortalize the incredible story of the men and their heroic mission. Sir Robert Derwent: Direct-General of Interplanetary -- London Headquarters for the international space-flight project -- he was the man who got the mission off the ground and into the pages of history. Professor Maxton: The world's leading atomic engineer, he designed the huge ship's drive units and he waited with the rest of the world to see if the project would be a success.

Category: Fiction

1952 Islands In The Sky

The story of 'Island in the Sky' centers around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate througout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possiblilty of work and play in future space, hightened with constant excitment and action.

Category: Fiction

1952 All The Time In The World

Category: Short Stories

1952 The Possessed

Category: Short Stories

1952 Review: When Worlds Collide

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1953 Against The Fall Of Night

Alvin, the only child for many centuries born in what is believed to be the only city left on Earth, leads a renaissance. Man is reclaiming the Earth, but evil has also returned..

Category: Fiction

1953 Childhood's End

The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city--intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began. But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind . . . or the beginning?

Category: Fiction

1953 Encounter At Dawn

Category: Short Stories

1953 Expedition To Earth

Category: Short Stories

1953 Jupiter V

Category: Short Stories

1953 The Nine Billion Names Of God

Category: Short Stories

1953 The Parasite

Category: Short Stories

1953 Expedition To Earth

A collection of short stories.

Category: Collections

1953 Review: Man On The Moon

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1953 Flying Saucers

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1954 The Deep Range

It has taken a long time, but humankind has won its battle against the sea. Now, professionals harvest plankton with which to feed the world, but like space, the sea has not yielded all its secrets, and men such as Franklin, the protagonist of this tale, will never rest until all its fathomless mysteries have been challenged.

Category: Fiction

1954 The Exploration Of The Moon

An analysis on the future of space travel. The book includes 8 colour and 37 black and white illustrations.

Category: Non-Fiction

1954 The Young Traveller In Space

Traces the history of rocket development, satellite launching, manned space flight, and landings on the moon with a discussion of the aims and purposes of space exploration.

Category: Non-Fiction

1954 Armaments Race

Category: Short Stories

1954 Big Game Hunt

Category: Short Stories

1954 No Morning After

Category: Short Stories

1954 Patent Pending

Category: Short Stories

1954 Three Volumes: Childhood's End, Prelude To Space, And Earthlight

The complete novels of Childhood's End, Prelude to Space, and Earthlight in one collection.

Category: Collections

1954 Review: Flying Saucers Have Landed

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1954 Undersea Holiday (“The Submarine Playground”)

[Holiday]

Category: Essays/Other

1954 The Exploration Of The Moon

[London: Frederick Muller]

Category: Essays/Other

1954 Eclipse

[Journal of the British Astronomical Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1954 Astronautical Fallacies

[Journal of the British Interplanetary Society]

Category: Essays/Other

1954 The Star Of Bethlehem

[Holiday]

Category: Essays/Other

1955 Earthlight

The time: 200 years after man's first landing on the Moon. There are permanent populations established on the Moon, Venus and Mars. Outer space inhabitants have formed a new political entity, the Federation, and between the Federation and Earth a growing rivalry has developed. EARTHLIGHT is the story of this emerging conflict.

Category: Fiction

1955 Refugee

Category: Short Stories

1955 The Star

A priest examines the remnants of a civilization destroyed by a nearby exploding star, and contemplate's God's master plan.

Category: Short Stories

1955 This Earth Of Majesty

Category: Short Stories

1955 What Goes Up

Category: Short Stories

1956 The City And The Stars

Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar; for millennia its protective dome shutout the creeping decay and danger of the world outside. Once, it held powers that rules the stars. But then, as legend had it, The invaders came, driving humanity into this last refuge. It takes one man. A Unique to break through Diaspar's stifling inertia, to smash the legend and discover the true nature of the Invaders.

Category: Fiction

1956 The Coast Of Coral

World-famous science and science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke and photographer Mike Wilson spent two adventurous years exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the mightiest coral formation in the world. Presented here are 'the adventures and mishaps, successes and failures' of that underwater expedition, as recorded by Clarke himself. Illustrated with rare underwater photographs, here is a unique look into a region of mystery, of boundless beauty and danger -- one of the most intriguing frontiers on our planet.

Category: Non-Fiction

1956 All That Glitters

Category: Short Stories

1956 Green Fingers

Category: Short Stories

1956 The Next Tenants

Category: Short Stories

1956 The Pacifist

Category: Short Stories

1956 Publicity Campaign

Category: Short Stories

1956 A Question Of Residence

Category: Short Stories

1956 The Reluctant Orchid

Category: Short Stories

1956 Robin Hood, FRS

Category: Short Stories

1956 The Starting Line

Category: Short Stories

1956 The Ultimate Melody

Category: Short Stories

1956 Venture To The Moon

Category: Short Stories

1956 Watch This Space

Category: Short Stories

1956 Reach For Tomorrow

A collection of short stories.

Category: Collections

1957 The Making Of A Moon: The Story Of The Earth Satellite Program

Lively discussion of the early space satellite program. Clarke based this book on interviews with the workers of the Vanguard Project.

Category: Non-Fiction

1957 The Call Of The Stars

Category: Short Stories

1957 Cold War

Category: Short Stories

1957 Critical Mass

Category: Short Stories

1957 The Defestration Of Ermintrude Inch

Category: Short Stories

1957 Feathered Friend

Category: Short Stories

1957 Freedom Of Space

Category: Short Stories

1957 Let There Be Light

Category: Short Stories

1957 The Man Who Ploughed The Sea

Category: Short Stories

1957 Moving Spirit

Category: Short Stories

1957 The Other Side Of The Sky

Category: Short Stories

1957 Passer-By

Category: Short Stories

1957 Security Check

Category: Short Stories

1957 Sleeping Beauty

Category: Short Stories

1957 The Songs Of Distant Earth

Category: Short Stories

1957 Special Delivery

Category: Short Stories

1957 Take A Deep Breath

Category: Short Stories

1957 Tales From The White Hart

A collection of short stories.

Category: Collections

1957 Capricorn To Cancer

[The Reefs of Taprobane]

Category: Essays/Other

1957 Keeping House In Colombo

[The Reefs of Taprobane]

Category: Essays/Other

1957 The Reefcombers’ Derby

[The Reefs of Taprobane]

Category: Essays/Other

1957 Rest Houses, Catamarans, And Sharks

[The Reefs of Taprobane]

Category: Essays/Other

1957 The First Wreck

[The Reefs of Taprobane]

Category: Essays/Other

1958 Boy Beneath The Sea

The marvelous world beneath the sea is not reserved for adults. Mike Wilson, the noted photographer, has taken forty-nine magnificent photographs of young divers and the phenoena they see in the waters around Ceylon. There are pictures of various types of coral and fish. There is a section devoted to the boys' exploration of a sunken ship, and another on underwater archeology, showing the boys examining an ancient temple now swallowed by the sea. Watch David and Kevin as they dive. Also see Rodney Jonklaas, famous Ceylonese underwater hunter and biologist as he catches fish.

Category: Non-Fiction

1958 The Challenge Of The Spaceship: Previews Of Tomorrow's World

This book focuses on the challenges that the spaceship is faced with overcoming - such as exploring the solar system, reaching the stars, etc. - and, most specifically, the cultural, artistic, philosophical, and even theological ramifications of attempting and meeting such challenges.

Category: Non-Fiction

1958 Voice Across The Sea

A complete, though non-technical, account of the laying of the first transatlantic telephone cable across the ocean. 228 pages with 32 black and white photographs.

Category: Non-Fiction

1958 The Haunted Spacesuit

Category: Short Stories

1958 Out Of The Sun

Category: Short Stories

1958 A Slight Case Of Sunstroke

Category: Short Stories

1958 Who's There?

Category: Short Stories

1958 Cosmic Casanova

Category: Short Stories

1959 Out Of The Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting...

Category: Short Stories

1959 The Other Side Of The Sky

A collection of short stories.

Category: Collections

1959 Across The Sea Of Stars

An Omnibus containing the complete novels of Childhood's End and Earthlight, as well as 18 short stories.

Category: Collections

1960 The Challenge Of The Sea

A study in deep sea exploration and the possibilities of future developments and explorations of the sea, written by an experienced underwater diver and salvager. The Chapters are: The World of Water; The Shape of the Sea; Men Among Fish; Ships of Tomorrow; Voices from the Deep; The Floating Prairie; The Harvest of the Sea; The Last Roundup; Wealth from the Waves; Monsters of the Night; The Book of the Past; The Submarine Playground.

Category: Non-Fiction

1960 The First Five Fathoms

In splendid pictures and text the authors show how young skin divers may become masters of the first five fathoms, the most fascinating and beautiful part of the sea. They direct the reader's first steps to the sea, and explain the use of snorkel, mask, and fins. The book also contains the plain truths about what happens to your body underwater, basic facts about diving equipment, and also the roles of etiquette to follow in a world much different from our own. (Intro by Jacques-Yves Cousteau)

Category: Non-Fiction

1960 Crime On Mars

Category: Short Stories

1960 I Remember Babylon

Category: Short Stories

1960 Into The Comet

Category: Short Stories

1960 Summertime On Icarus

Category: Short Stories

1960 Trouble With Time

Category: Short Stories

1960 We’ll Never Conquer Space

[Science Digest]

Category: Essays/Other

1960 Rocket To The Renaissance

[Playboy]

Category: Essays/Other

1961 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.

Category: Fiction

1961 Indian Ocean Adventure

Category: Non-Fiction

1961 Before Eden

Category: Short Stories

1961 Death And The Senator

Category: Short Stories

1961 Hate

Category: Short Stories

1961 Saturn Rising

Category: Short Stories

1961 The Obsolescence Of Man (“Machina Ex Deus”)

[Playboy]

Category: Essays/Other

1961 Space And The Spirit Of Man (“Space Flight And The Spirit Of Man”)

[Astronautics]

Category: Essays/Other

1961 The Uses Of The Moon

[Harper’s]

Category: Essays/Other

1961 The Playing Fields Of Space

[Holiday]

Category: Essays/Other

1962 An Ape About The House

Category: Short Stories

1962 Dog Star

Category: Short Stories

1962 Tales Of Ten Worlds

A collection of short stories.

Category: Collections

1962 Profiles Of The Future: An Inquiry Into The Limits Of The Possible

In this book Arthur C. Clarke considers the future development of human technology, focusing on the ultimate limits of what is possible rather than on what the near future is likely to bring. Originally published in 1962, Clarke has added comments where developments have substantially modified his earlier views. He addresses a wide range of questions: transport, colonising space, novel sources of energy, artificial intelligence, a universal machine that can produce any specified artefact, as well as more fanciful possibilities such as time-travel, teleportation, and invisibility.

Category: Non-Fiction

1962 A Clear Run To The South Pole

[The Treasure of the Great Reef]

Category: Essays/Other

1962 The Isle Of Taprobane

[The Treasure of the Great Reef]

Category: Essays/Other

1962 The Great Reef

[The Treasure of the Great Reef]

Category: Essays/Other

1962 Winding Up

[The Treasure of the Great Reef]

Category: Essays/Other

1962 Failures Of Nerve And Imagination

[Profiles of the Future]

Category: Essays/Other

1963 Dolphin Island: A Story Of The People Of The Sea

Late one night (in the world of the future), a giant cargo hovership makes an emergency landing somewhere in the middle of the United States, and an enterprising citizen named Johnny Clinton stows away on it. In the space of only a few hours the craft crashes into the Pacific Ocean. The sole survivor is Johnny, whose life is saved by the 'People of the Sea'--dolphins. A school of these fantastic creatures guides him to an island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. There Johnny becomes involved with the work of a strange and fascinating research laboratory, learns skindiving and survives a typhoon--only to risk his life again, immediately afterwards, in a cliff-hanger of a climax!

Category: Fiction

1963 Glide Path: To The Heart Of Experimental Technology...In WWII!

During World War II, as an RAF officer, Arthur C. Clarke was in charge of the first radar 'talk-down' equipment, the Ground Controlled Approach, during its experimental trials. His novel Glide Path is based on this work.

Category: Fiction

1963 The Secret

Category: Short Stories

1963 Kalinga Prize Speech

[Fantasy & Science Fiction]

Category: Essays/Other

1964 Indian Ocean Treasure

(with Mike Wilson) Describes the activities of a group of divers who found a sunken ship off the coast of Sri Lanka.

Category: Non-Fiction

1964 The Treasure Of The Great Reef

Category: Non-Fiction

1964 Sunjammer

Category: Short Stories

1964 The Wind From The Sun

Category: Short Stories

1965 Dial 'F' For Frankenstein

Category: Short Stories

1965 Voices From The Sky

A collection of essays divided into three sections: general astronomy and physics, communications satellites, and miscellanous essays.

Category: Collections

1965 Nine Billion Names Of God

A collection of short stories.

Category: Collections

1965 Prelude To Space

An Omnibus containing the complete novels Prelude to Space and the Sands of Mars and sixteen short stories. This collection houses the classic novels Prelude To Space (ACC's first published novel) and The Sands of Mars, as well as a good amount of short stories broken up into two categories: On The Light Side and On The Serious Side. On The Light Side contains a handful of stories from Clarke's classic sci-fi comedy collection Tales From The White Hart, as well as the hilarous short story Trouble With The Natives. On The Serious Side contains Clarke stories from various places that focus on the more serious aspects of science fiction. Included in it are several selection from the Reach For Tomorrow collection and a few other places, as well as the longer short stories Exile of the Eons and Second Dawn. This is a good collection to pick up if you are a Clarke fan because it has a lot of good material in it, and is also an added bonus because much of it contained within is hard to find.

Category: Collections

1966 The Longest Science-Fiction Story Ever Told

Category: Short Stories

1967 Man And Space: Life Science Library

This book reviews the history of Man's interest in space and analyzes the technological developments that have enabled him to explore this new frontier. The book also looks at the future - not only describing travel to the moon and beyond, but also reporting changes that may occur on Earth as a consequence of experiments in space.

Category: Non-Fiction

1967 The Coming Of The Space Age

This is the first space primer for the general reader. Clarke takes the date of October 4th,1957 - the date Sputnik 1 was launched into orbit - as the starting point of his anthology. Many areas are tackled including three autobiographies.

Category: Non-Fiction

1968 2001: A Space Odyssey

On the moon an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications of the discovery that, for the first time, men are sent out deep into the solar system. But before they can reach their destination, things begin to go wrong. Horribly wrong.

Category: Fiction

1968 The Lion Of Comarre / Against The Fall Of Night

No synopsis

Category: Collections

1968 2001: Filming The Future

Using stills from 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as the production sets, outtakes, and rare production artwork, this book contains many details about how Kubrick developed and directed this groundbreaking film. (with Piers Bizony)

Category: Non-Fiction

1968 The Promise Of Space

This book is a collection of essays dealing with the fledgling space progran. The book starts with a history of the space program up until 1968 and ends with speculations about the future.

Category: Collections

1968 More Than Five Senses

[Boys’ Life]

Category: Essays/Other

1968 Possible, That’s All!

[F&SF]

Category: Essays/Other

1969 The Space Dreamers

(see 1952 Prelude To Space)

Category: Fiction

1970 First On The Moon

A chronicle of the journey of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., in Apollo 11 and the historic landing on the moon.

Category: Non-Fiction

1971 A Meeting With Medusa

Category: Short Stories

1971 Reunion

Category: Short Stories

1971 Transit Of Earth

Category: Short Stories

1971 Satellites And Saris

[“Schoolmaster Satellite”]

Category: Essays/Other

1972 Rendezvous With Rama

In 2130, a new celestial body is discovered heading toward the Sun. Earthlings name this object 'Rama' -- a vast cylinder, about 31 miles long and 12 miles across, with a mass of at least ten trillion tons. The spaceship Endeavor, directed by Commander Bill Norton, lands on Rama and has three weeks to explore its hollow interior. Inside the vessel they discover a completely self-contained world -- a world that has been cruising through space for perhaps more than a million years.

Category: Fiction

1972 The Lost Worlds Of 2001

The ultimate trip began with a story called 'The Sentinel' by Arthur C. Clarke. It took flight when Stanley Kubrick asked Clarke to write a novel of space exploration upon which the acclaimed director would base a movie. The result was one of the most extraordinary films of all time - '2001: A Space Odyssey.' Now, journey along through the original story, and different versions as they evolved in the interplay between Kubrick and Clarke.

Category: Non-Fiction

1972 Beyond Jupiter

Beyond Jupiter contains the truly extraordinary illustrations of Chesley Bonestell, an artist internationally known for his ability to paint astronomical subjects with such perfection that his work is sometimes mistaken for photographs - even by astronomers. Bronestell has furnished twenty-six paintings, of which fifteen are reproduced in full color. In addition there are six diagrams and eleven photographs. The paintings are at once beautiful and uncannily accurate in the manner in which they visualize the planets of our solar system both as we know them today, and as they could be revealed by a future probe. (with Chesley Bonestell)

Category: Non-Fiction

1972 The Wind From The Sun

A collection of short stories.

Category: Collections

1972 Report On Planet Three: And Other Speculations

A collection of 23 essays on the future of Man and his technology. Essays include the subjects of space, satellite communications, the internet, alien contact, UFO debunking, speed of light, and relativity.

Category: Collections

1972 Son Of Dr. Strangelove

[The Lost Worlds of 2001]

Category: Essays/Other

1972 The Mind Of The Machine

[Report on Probability Three]

Category: Essays/Other

1972 God And Einstein

[Report on Probability Three]

Category: Essays/Other

1972 The Sea Of Sinbad

[The Observer Magazine]

Category: Essays/Other

1973 Rendezvous With Rama (excerpt)

Category: Short Stories

1973 Mars And The Mind Of Man

[New York: Harper & Row]

Category: Essays/Other

1974 The Snows Of Olympus

[Playboy]

Category: Essays/Other

1975 Imperial Earth

The year is 2276. On the world of Titan, an outer planet of Saturn, Duncan Mackenzie and many other colonists are about to leave their homeland for bicentennial celebrations on Earth. But for Duncan, the journey is also a delicate mission for himself, his family and the future of Titan.

Category: Fiction

1975 2001 And Beyond

Category: Non-Fiction

1975 Technology And The Frontiers Of Knowledge

A collection of lectures.

Category: Collections

1977 The View From Serendip

A collection of mostly non-fiction works consisting of space articles, projections of future societies, a few articles about Clarke's home, Sri Lanka, a handful of speeches, autobiographical fragments, exactly one piece of fiction, and a smattering of various other types of articles.

Category: Collections

1977 Writing To Sell

[introduction to Writing to Sell by Scott Meredith]

Category: Essays/Other

1978 The Fountains Of Paradise

In the 22nd century, visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time, and one which will revolutionize the future of humankind of space: a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometres high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean.

Category: Fiction

1978 Willy And Chesley

[The View from Serendip]

Category: Essays/Other

1978 My Four Feet On The Ground

[introduction to My Four Feet on the Ground by Nora Clarke, Rocket Publishin]

Category: Essays/Other

1980 Close Encounter With Cosmonauts

[Omni]

Category: Essays/Other

1981 Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World

An investigation of the supra-scientific world, strange & unexplained phenomena from around the world. Written under Clarke's direction. (with John Fairley and Simon Welfare)

Category: Non-Fiction

1981 Arthur C. Clarke's World Of Strange Powers

On every page of this book there are stories to challenge credulity and imagination. Tales of ghosts and poltergeists, of dowsers who can find oilwells with a pendulum or a twig, men who can walk on fire, women who bleed with the wounds of Christ, mediums who claim to conjure up the spirits of the dead, visions of the future tragically fulfilled, and children who say they have lived before. The fascination of the supernatural is easy to explain, the truth is more difficult to find. John Fairley and Simon Welfare have pursued the quest in authoritative yet entertaining style, gathering eyewitness accounts throughout the world, and consulting the scientists, doctors and psychiatrists who have investigated some of the strangest stories ever told. Arthur C. Clarke, scientist, best-selling author and connoisseur of the curious, contributes his own analysis of a subject which has fascinated him for half a century. His opinions are thoughtful yet provocative, and his wise and witty reactions to the validity of many of the claims for the paranormal are certain to prove both enlightening and controversial. 'At a generous assessment,' he says, 'approximately half this book is nonsense. Unfortunately, I don't know which half..'(with John Fairley and Simon Welfare)

Category: Non-Fiction

1982 2010: Odyssey Two

2001: A Space Odyssey shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s. An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown over the years. Yet along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions and many more have been answered, in this stunning sequel to the international bestseller. Cosmic in sweep, eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe, and filled with the romance of space, this novel is a monumental achievement and a must-read for Arthur C. Clarke fans old and new.

Category: Fiction

1984 The Odyssey File

The making of the film '2010: Odyssey Two' (with Peter Hyams).

Category: Non-Fiction

1984 The Sentinel

A collection of 10 short stories, including 'The Sentinel', 'Guardian Angel', 'The Songs of Distant Earth', and 'Breaking Strain'.

Category: Collections

1984 Ascent To Orbit: Scientific Autobiography - Technical Writings Of Arthur C. Clarke

This book is an overall collection of Arthur C. Clarke's theories , mathematical equations , and abstract ideas about space travel , and means of obtaining interplanetary flight. The book includes articles from when Arthur C. Clarke first started writing, and a comic book that Arthur C. Clarke used to read as a small child.

Category: Collections

1984 1984: Spring, A Choice Of Futures

This collection of essays and speeches from the late 1970's and early 80's features many of the themes that Clarke is commonly associated with: space, the future, and Sri Lanka.

Category: Collections

1984 Who’s Afraid Of Leonard Woolf?

[1984: Spring]

Category: Essays/Other

1985 2061: Odyssey Three

Arthur C.Clarke's space saga contines in 2061, when an Earth vessel landing on Halley's Comet marks the beginning of another confrontation between Heywood Floyd and David Bowman - or whatever Bowman has become - a newly independent HAL and the unseen alien power that controls the destiny of Earth.

Category: Fiction

1985 Frontline Of Discovery: Science On The Brink Of Tomorrow

Category: Non-Fiction

1985 More Than One Universe

A compendium of several of Clarke's collections of short stories gathered together in one volume.

Category: Collections

1986 The Songs Of Distant Earth

Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees from the last mad days of earth. Paradise looks indeed lost....

Category: Fiction

1986 Arthur C. Clarke's July 20, 2019: Life In The 21st Century

Futurists will welcome this book by the science fiction community's prolific dean whose 1963 classic Profiles of the Future defined possible futures, some of which already have come true. Clarke rejects any label as prophet; as per Profiles ' subtitle, he deals with 'limits of the possible.' In July 20, 2019 , he views a day in the life of the 21st century. The oversize, illustrated book forecasts how people are born, live, and die. We ride orbiting space stations, watch 60-year-old, 8-foot athletes, see that people have been replaced with computers and robots, view most aspects of life, schools, transportation, medicine, work, movies. These are astonishing but realistic perceptions by a master of the craft who as always writes with skill, wit, clarity, and remarkable intelligence.

Category: Non-Fiction

1986 The Steam-Powered Word Processor

Category: Short Stories

1986 The Steam-Powered Word Processor

[Analog]

Category: Essays/Other

1987 Venus Prime 1

'Breaking Strain' Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities far surpassing those of a normal human. For she is more than human, Sparta is a product of advanced biotech engineering. Now she wants to find the memories that have been hidden from her. (Co-authored by Paul Preuss)

Category: Fiction

1987 Cradle

This far-reaching, spine-tingling adventure stretches from the dawn of time to the distant future, from the edges of the universe to the vast depths of the sea. At the bottom of the ocean, an alien creature is dormant. But the time has come for it to awaken. And as it stirs, its power will be unleashed on the planet--and trigger the dawn of human extinction. (Co-authored by Gentry Lee)

Category: Fiction

1987 Arthur C. Clarke's Chronicles Of The Strange And Mysterious

Arthur Clarke's collection of strange cases of beasts, monsters, mermaids, fairies, the supernatural and ancient mysteries. (with John Fairley)

Category: Non-Fiction

1988 Venus Prime 2

'Maelstrom' The second volume of the spectacular science-fiction thriller evolving from the works of Arthur C. Clarke, grandmaster of science fiction and author of 2001: a space odyssey. Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilitiesof superhuman dimension-the product of advanced biotech engineering. When a team of scientists is trapped in the gaseous inferno of Venus, Sparta must risk her life to save them, unaware that her actions will help recover a mysterious artifact: irrefutable evidence of life on another planet. As the secrets of the artifact are revealed, Sparta uncovers a mystery which may lead her to the truth of her own destiny. This gripping saga brings together the genius of Arthur C. Clarke and the talents of distinguished science-fiction writer Paul Preuss. The book has an introduction by Arthur c. Clarke. (Co-authored by Paul Preuss and Jim Burns)

Category: Fiction

1988 Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography

Scientist and grand master of the genre (2001: A Space Odyssey) Clarke has given us a memoir of his youth. It centers on three editors, Harry Bates, F. Orlin Tremaine, and John W. Campbell, who created the magazine now known as Analog (until 1960 it was called Astounding Science Fiction). Clarke gives his reaction to the writers and illustrators who first aroused his interest in science fiction. The scientific ferment of the 1930s and the 1940s is related to the ideas of the period and to the author's work in rocketry and radar. A sweeping view of popular science and popular fiction.

Category: Non-Fiction

1988 The Worlds Of Galileo: The Inside Story Of NASA's Mission To Jupiter

Chronicles the development and execution of the the Galileo Mission to Jupiter. (with Michael Hanlon)

Category: Non-Fiction

1988 How The World Was One: Beyond The Global Village

This is a collection of new and recycled material in which Clarke tells the story many engineering breakthroughs that have made the communications revolution possible. The author's engaging, personable voice and his positive enthusiasm for things scientific are worth encountering again and again.

Category: Collections

1988 Afterword: “Maelstrom II”

[Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime, Volume 2: Maelstrom by Paul Preuss]

Category: Essays/Other

1988 Message To Comsat

Category: Essays/Other

1988 Graduation Address: International Space University

[Satellite address broadcast to graduates]

Category: Essays/Other

1988 Life In The Fax Line

Category: Essays/Other

1989 Venus Prime 3

'Hide and Seek' The third volume in a series of science-fiction thrillers evolving from the works of Arthur C. Clarke, grandmaster of science fiction and author of 2001: a space odyssey. Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities far surpassing those of a normal human - the first product of advanced biotech engineering. At long last, evidence of extraterrestrial life has been found: a plaque discovered on the edge of the north polar icecap on Mars. And when the theft of that alien artifact leads to two murders in the Labyrinth City, Sparta must risk her life - and her identity - to solve the case. As the mystery unravels, the investigation becomes a race across the stars to retrieve the plaque - a quest which will ultimately uncover even more evidence than Earth's scientists have ever discovered! This star-spanning adventure brings together the genius of Arthur C. Clarke and the talents of distinguished science- fiction writer Paul Preuss. Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke. (Co-authored by Paul Preuss)

Category: Fiction

1989 Rama II

Years ago, the enormous, enigmatic alien spacecraft called Rama sailed through our solar system as mind-boggling proof that life existed -- or had existed -- elsewhere in the universe. Now, at the dawn of the twenty-third century, another ship is discovered hurtling toward us. A crew of Earth's best and brightest minds is assembled to rendezvous with the massive vessel. They are armed with everything we know about Raman technology and culture. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to encounter on board Rama II: cosmic secrets that are startling, sensational -- and perhaps even deadly.

Category: Fiction

1989 Coauthors And Other Nuisances

[afterword to Rama II]

Category: Essays/Other

1989 The Colors Of Infinity: Exploring The Fractal Universe

[The Ghost from the Grand Banks]

Category: Essays/Other

1989 Tribute To Robert A. Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

[Astounding Days]

Category: Essays/Other

1990 Venus Prime 4

'The Medusa Encounter' Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities of superhuman dimension -- the product of advanced biotechnology. Recovering from her mission on Mars in Venus Prime 3, Sparta finds herself the guest of the Space Board. But relaxation is short-lived as she sets out on an interplanetary investigation -- of the Space Board itself! Members of the Free Spirit, a religious cult intending to gain control of all the worlds of our galaxy, have infiltrated the Space Board. As the date of the manned mission into the clouds of Jupiter approaches, Sparta's suspicions grow. She is certain the mission has fallen into the hands of the cult, and she is determined to stop it. (Co-authored by Paul Preuss)

Category: Fiction

1990 Venus Prime 5

'The Diamond Moon' Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities of superhuman dimension -- the product of advanced biotechnology. Much excitement has arisen throughout the galaxy over the exploration mission to Jupiter's moon, Amalthea. Led by the renowned Professor J.Q.R. Forster, the dangerous expedition will lead its members to the surface of this strange moon -- and beyond. It is Sparta's mission to monitor the trip on the part of the Board of Space Control. Her task becomes more threatening when Sir Randolph Mays, Forster's rival and nemesis, 'accidentally' crash-lands on Amalthea's surface. Far from innocent, Mays has a plan for laying claim to Forster's discoveries, and only Sparta is able to prevent sabotage. But what is Mays really after? And how will they all react to the discovery of an alien life-form...? (Co-authored by Paul Preuss)

Category: Fiction

1990 Beyond The Fall Of Night

Gregory Benford expands Arthur C. Clarke's novella, Against the Fall of Night, into a novel-length adventure set billions of years in the future about human destiny among the stars. (Co-authored by Gregory Benford)

Category: Fiction

1990 The Ghost From The Grand Banks

A hundred years after the sinking of the Titanic, two of the world's most powerful corporations race to find a way to raise and preserve the doomed luxury liner. The quest to uncover the secrets of the wreck and reclaim her becomes an obsession . . . and for some, a fatal one.

Category: Fiction

1990 Mother Nature Got There First

[Analog]

Category: Essays/Other

1990 The Century Syndrome

[The Ghost from the Grand Banks]

Category: Essays/Other

1990 Marconi Symposium

[Address at Smithsonian Institution]

Category: Essays/Other

1990 Satyajit And Stanley

Category: Essays/Other

1991 Venus Prime 6

'The Shining Ones' Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities of superhuman dimension -- the product of advanced biotechnology. World-renowned professor J.Q.R. Forster's expedition to Jupiter's moon has not proven uneventful. In a furious blaze of ice-geysers, the moon's surface rips off to reveal an ancient alien world-ship. But when the world-ship suddenly hurtles through space toward a black hole, Sparta must find out why, and soon, from a mysterious alien from an unknowable culture, little knowing that what is about to unfold will determine the future of Earth. As the alien ship charts its ancient course, the scheming Sir Randolph Mays and Sparta unwittingly head for their final battle through the eons in the midst of an ancient galactic civil war. (Co-authored by Paul Preuss)

Category: Fiction

1991 The Garden Of Rama

By the twenty-third century Earth has already had two encounters with massive, mysterious robotic spacecraft from beyond our solar system--the incontestable proof of an alien technology that far exceeds our own. Now three human cosmonauts are trapped aboard a labyrinthine Raman vessel, where it will take all of their physical and mental resources to survive. Only twelve years into their journey do these intrepid travelers learn their destination and face their ultimate challenge: a rendevous with a Raman base--and the unseen architects of their galactic home. The cosmonauts have given up family, friends, and possessions to live a new kind of life. But the answers that await them at the Raman Node will require an even greater sacrifice--if humanity is indeed ready to learn the awe-inspiring truth.

Category: Fiction

1991 Credo

[Living Philosophies]

Category: Essays/Other

1991 Introduction To Charles Pellegrino’s Unearthing Atlantis

Category: Essays/Other

1992 An Encyclopedia Of Claims, Frauds, And Hoaxes Of The Occult And Supernatural: James Randi's Decidedly Skeptical Definitions Of Alternate Realities

This alphabetically arranged work is not a reference item but a compendium of names and subjects in the paranormal area. As in previous works, Randi, a stage magician, debunks with gusto everything he considers irrational. While his scholarship is superficial, his breadth of coverage may impress some readers. Those conversant with the field will note many discrepancies and omissions. Appendixes cover the Curse of King Tut's Tomb and some prognostications of the end of the world. Libraries may want this book to balance the popular 'Mystic Wonders' items. (with James Randi)

Category: Non-Fiction

1992 The Fantastic Muse

To mark Clarke's 75th birthday, this seminal article - the earliest known essay on SF poetry - is reprinted for the first time since its original fanzine appearance in 1938, together with a haunting poem of his own from the following year, 'The Twilight of a Sun'. Both items are of significant importance in the history of SF poetry, and as an insight into the early thoughts of this major writer.

Category: Collections

1992 Aspects Of Science Fiction

Category: Essays/Other

1992 Save The Giant Squid! (“Squid!”)

[Omni]

Category: Essays/Other

1992 A Choice Of Futures

[The Illustrated London News]

Category: Essays/Other

1992 Gene Roddenberry

[Omni]

Category: Essays/Other

1992 Scenario For A Civilized Planet (“What Is To Be Done?”)

[Bulletin of Atomic Scientists]

Category: Essays/Other

1992 NASA Sutra: Eros In Orbit

[Playboy]

Category: Essays/Other

1992 Minehead Made Me

'[London Sunday Express]"

Category: Essays/Other

1992 Good-bye, Isaac

[Locus]

Category: Essays/Other

1992 Letter From Sri Lanka

[Live satellite broadcast, Colombo to Washington]

Category: Essays/Other

1992 Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!

[Life]

Category: Essays/Other

1992 For Cherene, Tamara, And Melinda

[LEADERS]

Category: Essays/Other

1993 Rama Revealed

After the appearance of a spaceship, Rama, a second craft arrives, destined to house a group of colonists. But, the colony has become a dictatorship. Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death, escapes to an island called New York, and is forced to flee to the corridors inhabited by octospiders.

Category: Fiction

1993 By Space Possessed: Essays On The Exploration Of Space

A collection of essays about space exploration.

Category: Collections

1993 Back To 2001

[foreword to 2001: A Space Odyssey]

Category: Essays/Other

1993 Encyclical

[The Hammer of God]

Category: Essays/Other

1993 Message To Mars

Category: Essays/Other

1993 Preface: The War Of The Worlds

[Tuttle: Rutland VT & Tokyo]

Category: Essays/Other

1993 Preface: The First Men In The Moon

[Everyman Paperback Classic edition]

Category: Essays/Other

1993 Homage To Frank Paul

Category: Essays/Other

1994 The Hammer Of God

In the year 2110 technology has cured most of our worries. But even as humankind enters a new golden age, an amateur astronomer points his telescope at just the right corner of the night sky and sees disaster hurtling toward Earth: a chunk of rock that could annihilate civilization. While a few fanatics welcome the apocalyptic destruction as a sign from God, the greatest scientific minds of Earth desperately search for a way to avoid the inevitable. On board the starship Goliath Captain Robert Singh and his crew must race against time to redirect the meteor form its deadly collision course. Suddenly they find themselves on the most important mission in human history--a mission whose success may require the ultimate sacrifice.

Category: Fiction

1994 The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Category: Non-Fiction

1994 The Snows Of Olympus: A Garden On Mars

Arthur C. Clarke's unique Vision, accompanied by stunning computer generated images, shows how the planet Mars could be made habitable for humanity through terraforming.

Category: Non-Fiction

1994 Arthur C. Clarke's A-Z Of Mysteries: From Atlantis To Zombies

This is the latest in the series which began with 'Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World'. It examines mysteries from A-Z, such as the Turin shroud and Atlantis, and offers various theories in a quest to explain such phenomena.

Category: Non-Fiction

1994 The Colours Of Infinity

Benoit Mandelbrot discovered what is now called the M-Set in the early seventies and coined the term ‘fractal’ to describe the geometry behind it. The power and the beauty of fractals were only capable of being seen with the advent of computers, which become psychedelic windows on the infinite when using simple fractal equations. In 1992 Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon made the TV documentary, The Colors of Infinity about the Mandelbrot Set and fractals, which has since been seen right round the world. Nigel’s enthusiasm brought together a dream team of contributors for the film who all now contribute to the book tracking how fractals have developed since the film was made. Sir Arthur C Clarke presented the film and in the book gives a lucidly simple account of the mathematics of the M-Set. Benoit Mandelbrot, the Belgian mathematician explains how it began. Professor Michael Barnsley, the computer graphics researcher who developed fractal image compression technology, explains the applications of the breakthroughs. Professor Ian Stewart, author of Does God Play Dice? adds his insights into the beautifully simple equation that gives birth to fractals. Two of the most interesting applications of fractal geometry, reflected by the two new contributors to the book, are to the Internet and to the Stock Market. Dr Gary Flake, Chief Technology Officer at Overture, the leading provider of commercial search on the Internet and just taken over by Yahoo for 1.6 billion dollars, discusses the profoundly fractal nature of the Web in his article: The Self-ish Web. Robert Prechter Jr is President of Elliott Wave International, Inc. and founder of the Socionomics Institute. His latest title is Socionomics: The Science of History and Social Prediction (2003). He writes about how fractals can help us understand the oscillations of stock markets.

Category: Non-Fiction

1994 The Joy Of Maths

Category: Essays/Other

1994 Spaceguard

[University of Moratuwa Convocation Address]

Category: Essays/Other

1994 Bucky

Category: Essays/Other

1995 The Supernatural A-Z

Psychic investigator James Randi turns a clear and critical eye on the world of the occult and the supernatural. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. (with James Randi)

Category: Non-Fiction

1995 Tribute To Robert Bloch

[Robert Bloch: Appreciations of the Master]

Category: Essays/Other

1995 Foreword: Encyclopedia Of Frauds By James Randi

[foreword to An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and the; Supernatural]

Category: Essays/Other

1995 The Coming Cyberclysm

[Asia Week]

Category: Essays/Other

1996 3001: The Final Odyssey

Now approaching the millennium, the light of Lucifer is extinguished and for the second time in four million years, the Monolith awakes. The limitless power of an alien technology has decided what part humanity must play in the evolution of the galaxy.

Category: Fiction

1996 Richter 10

Thirty years after the 1994 Los Angeles earthquake killed his family, Lewis Crane has become the world's top seismologist, determined to protect people from his parent's fate. But in a world controlled by Chinese corporations and split by racist and religious strife, many don't want him to succeed. (Co-authored by Mike McQuay)

Category: Fiction

1996 Tribute To David Lasser

[Locus]

Category: Essays/Other

1996 Toilets Of The Gods

Category: Essays/Other

1996 When Will The Real Space Age Begin?

Category: Essays/Other

1997 Macroshift: Navigating The Transformation To A Sustainable World

We live in the midst of one of the greatest technological revolutions in history, an era of deep-seated transformation—a macroshift in civilization, says preeminent scholar and futurist Ervin Laszlo. Its signs and manifestations are all around us, from the deadly HIV/AIDS epidemic sweeping Africa and the dangerous fire-trap sweatshops routinely killing workers in Bangladesh, to the environmental havoc created by genetic engineering, power plant pollution and mechanized agriculture. The application of new technologies has turned into a double-edged sword. The world is growing together in some respects, but is coming apart in others. Worldwide economic globalization, another sign of the macroshift, all too often benefits the few rather than the many. Hundreds of millions live at a higher material standard of living, but thousands of millions are pressed into abject poverty. The richest 20% earn ninety times the income of the poorest 20%, consume eleven times as much energy, and eat eleven times as much meat. There have been other macroshifts in human history, but they spanned centuries, allowing cultural values, beliefs, and change to occur gradually. Today, technology has reduced our time to adapt; the entire critical period of change is compressed into the lifetime of a generation. Today’s macroshift, explains Laszlo, harbors great promise, as well as grave danger. He outlines two possible scenarios: 'The Breakdown,' where we choose to drift without a change in our current direction toward chaos, anarchy, and destruction, or 'The Breakthrough,' where we collectively transform our thinking and behavior to produce creative, sustainable solutions to dangerous global problems. And he shows what each of us can do—politically, professionally, and privately—to bring about the Breakthrough and shape a humane and sustainable global future. While technology is what drives the unprecedented speed of this macroshift, it is our vision, values, and actions now that will ultimately determine the outcome. The choice is up to us—the power is in our hands.

Category: Non-Fiction

1997 The Birth Of HAL

[Introduction to HAL’s Legacy: 2001’s Computers as Dreams and Reality]

Category: Essays/Other

1997 Review: Imagined Worlds By Freeman Dyson (“Mind Stretch”)

[Times Higher Education Supplement]

Category: Essays/Other

1997 Eyes On The Universe (“Looking Up, Down The Barrel”)

[Times Higher Education Supplement]

Category: Essays/Other

1997 Walter Alvarez And Gerrit L. Verschuur

[Times Higher Education Supplement]

Category: Essays/Other

1997 The Gay Warlords

Category: Essays/Other

1997 More Last Words On UFOs (“Why ET Will Never Call Home”)

[The Times]

Category: Essays/Other

1997 Carl Sagan (“Space Sage”)

[Times Higher Education Supplement]

Category: Essays/Other

1997 Is There Life After Television?

[Speech given at the Fiftieth Annual Emmy Awards]

Category: Essays/Other

1998 Cradle

The major premise of Cradle, like that of many of Clarke's stories, is contact between a few humans from the Miami area in 1994 and the super robots of a damaged space ship submerged off the Florida coast. Telecommunication advances such as videotelephones and highly efficient underwater scanning equipment used in the story bridge from the everyday, real-life aspects of the setting toward the near future, bespeaking technological progress. Presenting a woman and an African-American man in the cluster of main characters signals some sensitivity to issues of racial and gender equality. (Co-authored by Gentry Lee)

Category: Fiction

1998 Arthur C. Clarke And Lord Dunsany: A Correspondence (with Lord Dunsany)

This book collects the hitherto unpublished correspondence between science fiction legend Sir Arthur C. Clarke and fantasy master Lord Dunsany. Their correspondence, which lasted 12 years (1944-1956), reveals much about the world views of both authors.

Category: Non-Fiction

1998 Arthur C. Clarke's Mysteries

'The universe is such a strange and wonderful place that reality will always outrun the wildest imagination.' -- Arthur C. Clarke. Is it possible that there are monsters in the ocean? Do certain people have the apparently effortless ability to endure intense pain? Is time travel possible? Could the Parthians have invented the first battery in 240 B.C.E.? Can you will someone to die? How did the ancient South Americans draw massive land pictures that can only be viewed from a great height? All these strange phenomena--and many more--are investigated by authors John Fairley and Simon Welfare in an entertaining style. And Arthur C. Clarke contributes his own analysis to each chapter. His opinions are always thoughtful and wise, and often witty and provocative. (with John Fairley and Simon Welfare)

Category: Non-Fiction

1998 The Wire Continuum (with Stephen Baxter)

Category: Short Stories

1998 The Power Of Compression (“Words That Inspire”)

[The Reader’s Digest]

Category: Essays/Other

1998 Science And Society (“Presidents, Experts, And Asteroids”)

[Science]

Category: Essays/Other

1999 The Trigger

From the legendary Arthur C. Clarke, in collaboration with Michael Kube-McDowell of Star Wars fame, comes a chilling day-after-tomorrow thriller. Jeffrey Horton of Terabyte Laboratories is the brilliant, driven and idealistic scientist responsible for the discovery of the Trigger. It was an accidental discovery. When Horton fired up his prototype analogue of a laser it triggered all nearby explosive material. In that moment, an end to the power of the gun became feasible. In future, a firearm - or a bomb - could be made powerless to harm the innocent. The Trigger might even mean an end to war. Patriotism dictates that Terabyte hands over the science to the Pentagon. Idealism demands the invention be given to the whole world, regardless of politics. But in a world where violence has reached epidemic proportions, too many people have a stake in the business of violence to give peace a chance. Clarke and McDowell offer a startling vision of the future in which the fate of humankind depends on who controls THE TRIGGER. (Co-authored by Michael P. Kube-McDowell)

Category: Fiction

1999 Welcome To The Wired World: The New Networked Economy

Examines the strategic issues executives need to know to take their business forward in the digital age.

Category: Non-Fiction

1999 Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!

'Nobody has done more in the way of enlightened prediction than Arthur C. Clarke,' wrote Isaac Asimov, no slouch in that department himself. And indeed, this collection of Clarke's essays contains an astonishing amount of prophecy, in everything from space exploration to computer technology. Clarke, probably best known as the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, is one of the most prolific science authors of the 20th century, even though his science fiction works got all the glory. His expertise in tracking scientific innovation and his predilection for far-flung adventure are well represented here. Reading these articles illuminates the enormous amount of research that good science fiction writers do in the course of learning their craft. The collection spans more than 60 years of Clarke's musings. Highlights include essays on undersea and lunar living, working with Stanley Kubrick on the movie version of 2001, and tributes to his favorite authors--Lord Dunsany, Robert Bloch, and Isaac Asimov, especially. Clarke gives each essay a context, and he good-naturedly points out his old errors and failed predictions. Clarke is a fascinating person, a man of great depth and passion, and fans of his science fiction will be pleasantly surprised that his straightforward, bemused style comes through in his nonfiction as well.

Category: Collections

1999 The Twenty-First Century: A (Very) Brief History (“2001 And Beyond”)

[Sunday Telegraph]

Category: Essays/Other

2000 The Light Of Other Days

'Space is what keeps everything from being in the same place. Right?' With these words Hiram Patterson, head of the giant media corporation OurWorld, launches the greatest communications revolution in history. With OurWorld's development of wormhole technology, any point in space can be connected to any other, faster than the speed of light. Realtime television coverage is here: earthquakes and wars, murders and disasters can be watched, exactly as they occur, anywhere on the planet. Then WormCams are made to work across time as well as space. Humanity encounters itself in the light of other days. We witness the life of Jesus, go to the premiere of Hamlet, solve the enigmas that have baffled generations. Blood spilled centuries ago flows vividly once more - and no personal treachery or shame can be concealed. But when the world and everything in it becomes as transparent as glass and there are no more secrets, people find new ways to gain vengeance and commit crime, and Hiram Patterson finds new ways to keep his Machiavellian schemes secret. (Co-authored by Stephen Baxter)

Category: Fiction

2000 Sri Lanka: The Emerald Isle

Category: Non-Fiction

2000 Hibernaculum 46

(with Stephen Baxter)

Category: Short Stories

2001 The Web Between The Worlds

Rob Merlin was the best engineer who had ever lived. That was why 'The King of Space' had to have him for the most spectacular construction project ever -- even though Rob was a potentially fatal threat to his power. Thus begins a breakthrough novel by the former President of the American Astronautical Society, about an idea whose time has come: a shimmering bridge between Earth and space that mankind will climb to the stars! Sound like fantasy? The concept has been in the literature of physics for over three decades, but only a writer with the scientific background of a Sheffield or a Clarke could bring the idea to life. (Co-authored by Charles Sheffield)

Category: Fiction

2001 The Ghost From The Grand Banks / The Deep Range

The Ghost from the Grand Banks: A hundred years after the disaster, two powerful geniuses compete to turn fantasy into factby raising the Titanic. As these two fatal obsessions rage, the Titanic may again become a deathtrap. The Deep Range: In the aftermath of a Martian disaster, space is denied to traumatized astronaut Walter Franklin. His new life as a submarine warden proves to be as treacherous.

Category: Collections

2001 The City And The Stars / The Sands Of Mars

The City And The Stars: The 10-billion-year-old metropolis of Diaspar is humanitys last home. Alone among immortals, the only man born in 10 million years desperately wants to find what lies beyond the city. The Sands Of Mars: Science fiction writer Martin Gibson finally gets a chance to visit the research colony on the Red planet. Its a dream come true, until he discovers the perils of survival on another world.

Category: Collections

2002 The Reefs Of Taprobane

Looking for new underwater worlds to conquer, Arthur Clarke and Mike Wilson followed up their expedition to Australia's Great Barrier Reef (described in The Coast of Coral) by exploring the romantic seas surrounding Ceylon. Meetings with dangerous and beautiful marine creatures were only one side of the expedition's activities. Their adventures included the discovery of many wrecks and the investigation of a 3,000-year-old Hindu temple lying on the ocean bed.

Category: Non-Fiction

2002 Moonwatcher's Memoir: A Diary Of 2001, A Space Odyssey

Dan Richter was a poor, vagabond mime when Stanley Kubrick plucked him from obscurity to choreograph and star in the remarkable 'Dawn of Man' sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Determined not to rehash the hackneyed tradition of 'men in monkey suits,' Kubrick was seeking vivid characterizations by believable prehistoric man-apes whose discovery of weapons and violence presages the future of humanity in space. Since the sequence had no dialog, Kubrick felt that mimes could best express the man-apes' motivations and emotions, and Richter's brief audition quickly confirmed the notion. In this disarming and engrossing day-by-day chronicle of the blossoming of rudimentary ideas into a finished masterpiece, Richter effectively captures the novice's constant sense of awe regarding the complexity of filmmaking. In the process, he spends hours observing primates in zoos and struggles with heroin addiction.(with Dan Richter)

Category: Non-Fiction

2002 The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke

Bringing together more than six decades of sf short stories that have helped to mold the genre, this collection of short fiction by Grandmaster Clarke serves as a definitive example of sf at its best. From such classic tales as 'The Nine Billion Names of God' and 'The Hammer of God' to lesser-known early tales and everything in between, this collection displays the author's fertile imagination and irrepressible enthusiasm for both good storytelling and impeccable science. With over 100 stories and nearly 1000 pages, this volume by the award-winning author of 2001: A Space Odyssey makes a fine addition to any library's short story or sf collection.

Category: Collections

2003 Time's Eye

1885, the North West Frontier. Rudyard Kipling is witness to a British army action to repress a local uprising. And to a terrifying intervention by a squadron of tanks from 2137. Before the full impact of this extraordinary event has even begun to sink in Kipling, his friends and the tanks are, themselves flung back to the 4th century and the midst of Alexander the Great's army. Mankind's time odyssey has begun. It is a journey that will see Alexander avoid his premature death and carve out an Empire that expands from Carthage to China. And it will present mankind with two devastating truths. Aliens are amongst us and have been manipulating our past and our future. And that future extends only as far as 2137 for that is the date Earth will be destroyed. This is SF that spans countless centuries and carries cutting edge ideas on time travel and alien intervention. It shows two of the genre's masters at their groundbreaking best.(Co-authored by Stephen Baxter)

Category: Fiction

2003 From Narnia To A Space Odyssey: The War Of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke And C. S. Lewis

(with C. S. Lewis)

Category: Non-Fiction

2005 Sunstorm

Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth’s history. Why did the Firstborn create Mir? Why was Bisesa taken there and then brought back on the day after her original disappearance? Bisesa’s questions receive a chilling answer when scientists discover an anomaly in the sun’s core–an anomaly that has no natural cause is evidence of alien intervention over two thousand years before. Now plans set in motion millennia ago by inscrutable watchers light-years away are coming to fruition in a sunstorm designed to scour the Earth of all life in a bombardment of deadly radiation. Thus commences a furious race against a ticking solar time bomb. But even now, as apocalypse looms, cooperation is not easy for the peoples and nations of the Earth. Religious and political differences threaten to undermine every effort. And all the while, the Firstborn are watching... (Co-authored by Stephen Baxter)

Category: Fiction

2005 The Last Theorem

Based on the recent sensational proof of Fermat's Theorem 350 years later by a young British mathematician, Andrew Wiles, THE LAST THEOREM charts the story of Ranjit Subramanian, a man fascinated by Fermat's Last Theorem - so simple that anyone can understand it, yet not proved for more than three centuries. Ranjit learns about the Indian mathematical genius Ramanujan (1887-1920) and discovers a three-page proof of the Last Theorem: this might even be Fermat's own proof. The discovery of the Theorem wins Ranjit the Fields Medal - and the attention of the NSA cryptography branch. However, Ranjit soon finds himself drawn by physics rather than cryptography, as there have been some spectacular advances in fusion technology. And these in turn lead to a plasma drive that can open up the Solar System

Category: Fiction

2005 The Dark Blue Depths: Adventures From Inner To Outer Space

Islands in the Sky: Roy Malcolm, a young boy, takes a trip to a space station. At first everything is fun and games, but when Roy manages to get on a ship headed for the space hospital, things change dramatically-he ends up on an unscheduled trip to the moon! Dolphin Island: A Story of the People of the Sea: When a cargo hovership crashes into the Pacific, the sole survivor is saved by a school of dolphins who guide him to an island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Category: Non-Fiction

2006 Clarke's Universe

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 and they hold it a secret, afraid that the knowledge would subvert society. A young man with great prospects and no worries in the world gives them all up to hunt for the fabled city, and what he finds is something mankind has only dreamed of.

Category: Collections

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