Reach for Tomorrow

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Vista, 1996 - Science fiction - 166 pages
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Arthur C. Clarke is acknowledged as one of the finest living writers of science fiction. The twelve tales in this collection, which include Rescue Party , Arthur C. Clarke's first published short story, display the unique blend of scientific realism and soaring visionary imagination that have made him the world s best-loved writer of science fiction.

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

This is an early collection of Clarke's stories published from 1946 to 1953. The opening story is not just his first sale but the most famous--"Rescue Party." In the Preface Clarke writes "a ... Read full review

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User Review  - pgiunta - LibraryThing

Reach for Tomorrow is a collection of Arthur C. Clarke short stories culled from various sources. Overall, most stories are enjoyable but forgettable. There are some gems, however. A Walk in the Dark ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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.

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