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The Stroke Of The Sun

The Stroke Of The Sun


Arthur Charles Clarke

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THE STROKE OF THE SUN By ARTHUR C. CLARKE SOMEONE else should be telling this story someone who understands the funny kind of football they play down in South America. Back in Moscow, Idaho, we grab the ball and run with it. In the small but prosperous republic which Ill call Perivia, they kick it around with their feet. And that is nothing to what they do to the umpire. One of the first things I learned when I got to Perivia, after various distressing adventures in the less democratic parts of ...

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A Fall of Moondust

A Fall of Moondust


Arthur Charles Clarke

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A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke To Liz and Mike CHAPTER 1 To be the skipper of the only boat on the Moon was a distinction that Pat Harris enjoyed. As the passengers filed aboard Selene, jockeying for window seats, he wondered what sort of trip it would be this time. In the rear-view mirror he could see Miss Wilkins, very smart in her blue Lunar Tourist Commission uniform, putting on her usual welcome act. He always tried to think of her as Miss Wilkins, not Sue, when they were on duty ...

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The Last Theorem

The Last Theorem


Frederik Pohl
Arthur Charles Clarke

ISBN: 9780345470218
Year of publication: 2008

Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl THE LAST THEOREM THE FIRST PREAMBLE Arthur C. Clarke says: The incidents at Pearl Harbor lay in the future and the United States was still at peace when a British warship steamed into Nantucket with what was later called the most valuable cargo ever to reach American shores. It was not very impressive, a metal cylinder about an inch high, fitted with connections and cooling fins. It could easily be carried in one hand. Yet this small object had a strong claim ...

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Imperial Earth

Imperial Earth


Arthur Charles Clarke

ISBN: 0345253523195
Year of publication: 1976

ARTHUR C. CLARKE IMPERIAL EARTH Remember them as they were-, and write them off. -ERNEST HEMINGWAY For every man has business and desire. -HAMLET, Act 1, Scene 4 Part I. Titan A SHRIEK IN THE NIGHT Duncan Makenzie was ten years old when he found the magic number. It was pure chance he had intended to call Grandma Ellen, but he had been careless and his fingers must have touched the wrong keys. He knew at once that he had made a mistake, because Grandmas viddy had a two-second delay, even on Auto ...

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Transience

Transience


Arthur Charles Clarke

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Transience By: Arthur C. Clarke The forest, which came almost to the edge of the beach, climbed away into the distance up the flanks of the low, misty hills. Underfoot, the sand was course and mixed with myriads of broken shells. Here and there the retreating tide had left long streamers of weed trailed across the beach. The rain, which seldom ceased, had for the moment passed inland, but ever and again large, angry drops would beat tiny craters into the sand. It was hot and sultry, for the war ...

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Armaments Race

Armaments Race


Arthur Charles Clarke

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Armaments Race Arthur C. Clarke As Ive remarked on previous occasions, no-one has ever succeeded in pinning-down Harry Purvis, prize raconteur of the White Hart, for any length of time. Of his scientific knowledge there can be no doubt-but where did he pick it up And what justification is there for the terms of familiarity with which he speaks of so many Fellows of the Royal Society There are, it must be admitted, many who do not believe a single word he says. That, I feel, is going a little too ...

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History Lesson

History Lesson


Arthur Charles Clarke

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History Lesson Arthur C. Clarke No one could remember when the tribe had begun its long journey. The land of great rolling plains that had been its first home was now no more than a half-forgotten dream. For many years Shann and his people had been fleeing through a country of low hills and sparkling lakes, and now the mountains lay ahead. This summer they must cross them to the southern lands. There was little time to lose. The white terror that had come down from the Poles, grinding continents ...

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Inheritance

Inheritance


Arthur Charles Clarke

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INHERITANCE Arthur C. Clarke As David said, when one falls on Africa from a height of two hundred and fifty kilometers, a broken ankle may be an anticlimax but it is none the less painful. But what hurt him most, he pretended, was the way we had all rushed out into the desert to see what had happened to the A.20 and hadnt come near him until hours later. Be logical, David, Jimmy Langford had protested. We knew that you were O.K. because the base copter radioed when it picked you up. But the A.20 ...

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Silence Please

Silence Please


Arthur Charles Clarke

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Silence Please Arthur C. Clarke You come upon the White Hart quite unexpectedly in one of these anonymous little lanes leading down from Fleet Street to the Embankment. Its no use telling you where it is: very few people who have set out in a determined effort to get there have ever actually arrived. For the first dozen visits a guide is essential: after that youll probably be all right if you close your eyes and rely on instinct. Also-to be perfectly frank-we dont want any more customers, at ...

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A Fall of Moondust

A Fall of Moondust


Arthur Charles Clarke

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A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke To Liz and Mike CHAPTER 1 To be the skipper of the only boat on the Moon was a distinction that Pat Harris enjoyed. As the passengers filed aboard Selene, jockeying for window seats, he wondered what sort of trip it would be this time. In the rear-view mirror he could see Miss Wilkins, very smart in her blue Lunar Tourist Commission uniform, putting on her usual welcome act. He always tried to think of her as Miss Wilkins, not Sue, when they were on duty ...

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The Lost Worlds of 2001

The Lost Worlds of 2001


Arthur Charles Clarke

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The Lost Worlds of 2001 by Arthur Charles Clarke FOREWORD Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. So began the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey when it was published in July 1968. But the first version, four years earlier, had started like this. VIEW FROM THE YEAR 2000 Between the first and last decades of the twentieth century lay a gulf ...

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Encounter at Dawn

Encounter at Dawn


Arthur Charles Clarke

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ENCOUNTER AT DAWN Arthur C. Clarke It was in the last days of the Empire. The tiny ship was far from home, and almost a hundred light-years from the great parent vessel searching through the loosely packed stars at the rim of the Milky Way. But even here it could not escape from the shadow that lay across civilization: beneath that shadow, pausing ever and again in their work to wonder how their distant homes were faring, the scientists of the Galactic Survey still labored at their never-ending ...

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The Next Tenants

The Next Tenants


Arthur Charles Clarke

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The Next Tenants by Arthur C. Clarke The number of mad scientists who wish to conquer the world, said Harry Purvis, looking thoughtfully at his beer, has been grossly exaggerated. In fact, I can remember encountering only a single one. Then there couldnt have been many others, commented Bill Temple, a little acidly. Its not the sort of thing one would be likely to forget. I suppose not, replied Harry, with that air of irrefragable innocence which is so disconcerting to his critics. And, as a ...

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Dolphin Island

Dolphin Island


Arthur Charles Clarke

ISBN: 9780575121775
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Dolphin Island Chapter 1 Johnny Clinton was sleeping when the hovership raced down the valley, floating along the old turnpike on its cushion of air. The whistling roar in the night did not disturb him, for he had heard it almost all his life. To any boy of the twenty-first century, it was a sound of magic, telling of far-off countries and strange cargoes carried in the first ships that could travel with equal ease across land and sea. No, the familiar roar of the air jets could not awaken him, ...

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The City and the Stars

The City and the Stars


Arthur Charles Clarke

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Year of publication: 1957

The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke Preface For the benefit of those who have read my first novel, Against the Fall of Night, and will recognize some of the material in the present work, a few words of explanation are in order. Against the Fall of Night was begun in 1937 and, after four or five drafts, was completed in 1946, though for various reasons beyond the authors control book publication was delayed until some years later. Although this work was well received, it had most of the ...

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