Profiles of the future: an inquiry into the limits of the possible

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Harper & Row, 1973 - Science - 237 pages
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PROFILES OF THE FUTURE: AN INQUIRY INTO THE LIMITS OF THE POSSIBLE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Arthur Clarke is the high lama of science fiction and non-fiction; as an astrophysicist he wrote The Exploration of Space; with a Wellsian imagination he concocted Childhood's End. The articles ... Read full review

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Profiles of the Future is a sort of hybrid science fiction and science book in which Arthur C. Clarke speculates upon possible future advances in technology. Originally published in 1962, this edition ... Read full review

Contents

The Failure of Nerve
1
The Failure of Imagination
12
The Future of Transport
22
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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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