Islands in the sky

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New American Library, Mar 1, 1960 - Fiction - 127 pages
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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

This is one of Clarke's earliest and among his few young adult novels The book is centered upon Roy Malcolm, a teen who wins a trip to the Inner Space Station through a game show. That reminds me a ... Read full review

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hen George Lucas was filming the first Star Wars film, and the government authorities had to take a look at the plans for the X-Wing fighter to determine whether government secrets had been leaked out ... Read full review

Contents

Jackpot to Space
9
Goodby to Gravity
16
The Morning Star
33
Copyright

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A writer of science fiction, Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, in 1917. Clarke studied at King's College in London, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. Clarke's first book was Prelude to Space in 1951, but he is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. Some of Clarke's later works include the sequels to 2001, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey, and the novels The Garden of Rama and The Snows of Olympus. Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in the 1950s. He died on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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