Astounding days: a science fictional autobiography

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Bantam Books, Feb 1, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 258 pages
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Clarke reveals the tale of a young boy growing up in England, who is captured by the wonders of science and the fiction that brings it to life. A must for all genuine fans of science fiction, Astounding Days is a fascinating work of literary history and a touching personal memoir.

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reaction upon reading this in 1990. A very entertaining, chatty memoir of a portion of Clarke’s sf career. Reading this book is like hearing Clarke on his tv shows Mysterious World and World of ... Read full review

Astounding days: a science fictional autobiography

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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 ... Read full review


BATES 1 First Contact
Phantoms of Reality
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About the author (1990)

Arthur C. Clarke is considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He is an international treasure in many other ways: An article written by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.

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