The Ghost From The Grand Banks

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Orion, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 274 pages

A fast-moving mystery adventure by one of the world's greatest ever SF writers

It is 2010. In two years' time it will be the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic. Two of the world's most powerful corporations race to raise the vessel but there are other powers at work, and chaos theory comes into play as plans progress - and six preserved bodies are found.

This novel incorporates two of Arthur C.Clarke's passions - deep sea exploration and future technology - in a fast-moving tale of mysetry and adventure. As operations proceed, the perfectly preserved body of a beautiful girl is found. She was not on the ship's passenger lists.

The quest to uncover the secrets of the wreck and reclaim her becomes an obsession ... and for some, a fatal one.

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User Review  - helver - LibraryThing

So, this appears to be a book where Clarke had two ideas that he really wanted to talk about - raising the Titanic, and Mandelbrot sets. The real art in this book was in weaving those two ideas into a ... Read full review

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User Review  - moopet - LibraryThing

I'm about 15 pages from the end of this book and I'm giving up. It's written badly. It's constructed of short (2-4 page) chapters which all follow exactly the same progression. It's full of ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as an RAF radar instructor, rising to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. After the war he won a BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours from King's College, London. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he also won the KALINGA PRIZE, the AVIATION SPACE-WRITERS PRIZE,and the WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE WRITING PRIZE. He also shared an OSCAR nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, which was based on his story, 'The Sentinel'. He lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008. To discover more about how the legacy of Sir Arthur is being honoured today, please visit

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