The View from Serendip

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Ballantine Books, 1978 - Authors, English - 247 pages
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User Review  - helver - LibraryThing

This is an anthology of Clarke's non-fiction writing - mostly things related (at least tangentially) to his choice to live in Sri Lanka (or Ceylon) (or Taprobane) (or Serendip). There are some ... Read full review

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User Review  - Velmeran - LibraryThing

This story is a charming tale of our far future. One brave soul finds the courage to be curious and question the status quo of our dying society. What he finds changes the path of humankind. Read full review

Contents

OQ_9
9
Life in Space
145
Las7 Words on UFOs
158
Copyright

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About the author (1978)

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. 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. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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