Sir Arthur C. Clarke: Odyssey of a Visionary: A Biography

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RosettaBooks, Apr 1, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages

With over 100 books in publication, Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the world's most renowned science fiction writers and winner of every award available in the genre-and this is the only complete biography of his life. This detailed and surprisingly intimate biography takes readers behind the scenes during Clarke's famous collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It also highlights the visionary scientific concepts he imagined in his books-many of which later became reality.

This edition includes forewords by Ray Bradbury and Walter Cronkite as well as a special foreword for this first ebook edition by the author and is a substantial revision of the 1992 publication Arthur C. Clarke: The Authorized Biography, containing expanded material detailing the author's early life and last two decades. A unique chronicle of one of the founders of the science fiction genre, this is the most current and comprehensive biographical reference on the author, inventor, and futurist.


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Earth 1917
Moonward from Somerset
Ego in London
Into the Royal Air Force
The Promise of Space
New Shores
Writer with Wife
Threescore and
New Lease on Life
A Solo Novel and Sundry Pieces
Into the 1990s
Last Years of the 20th Century
Arthur Ambiguous
The Prelude Year
The Real 2001

Toward Southern Stars
Around the World to Ceylon
Space Age Dreams
World Telecommunications Year
Nineteen EightyFour
A Near and Distant Earth
Borrowed Time
Into the Zlst Century
Witness to Tsunami
The View from 2010
The Final Years
Two Media One Last Time And a 90th Birthday Party
Last Days
Letter from Tom Hanks
Selected Interviews and Endnotes Arthur C Clarke Predictions and The Emerging Future
Last Page Final Words About the Author

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About the author (2013)

Neil McAleer is a writer with publications in the areas of popular science, fiction, and biography. He is the author of The Mind-Boggling Universe and The Cosmic Mind-Boggling Book, as well as the Robert S. Ball award-winning The Omni Space Almanac. He has published articles in numerous magazines including Smithsonian's Air and Space, Popular Science, OMNI Magazine, and Discover. In addition, he was a close friend of Arthur C. Clarke's-and his personal interviews with Clarke over the years add considerably to the depth of his biographical work.

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