Arthur C. Clarke (–) wrote the novel and coauthored the screenplay for Rendezvous With Rama. Rama (Series). Book 1. Arthur C. Clarke Author. A collection of science fiction short stories by Arthur C. bestthing.infots:Second DawnIf I Forget Thee, Oh Earth Breaking Strain History Lesson (as "Expedition to . eBooks-Library publishes Arthur C. Clarke (Sir Arthur Charles Clarke) and other It was this book that firmly established Clarke in the Science Fiction world.

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EARTH. I. 'L. Arthur. C. Clarke. A Del Rey Book. BALLANTINE BOOKS · NEW YORK the United States by Ballantine Books, a division of Random. House, Inc . Or those from Arthur C. Clarke, he of Rendezvous with Rama and A Space Odyssey: "The Deep Range" |PDF| 10 pages; "The Nine Billion Names Of Sci- Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks. Comments: to my knowledge, this is the only available e-text of this book. Source: scanned and OCR-read from a paperback edition with Xerox TextBridge Pro.

We know that but for a gift from the stars, but for the accidental collision of ray and gene, intelligence would have perished on some forgotten African field. October 6. Have got an idea which I think is crucial. The people we meet on the other star system are humans who were collected from Earth a hundred thousand years ago, and hence are virtually identical with us. October 8. Thinking of plot all morning, but after a long walk in the sun we ended up on the East River watching the boats.

October Stanley has invented the wild idea of slightly fag robots who create a Victonan environment to put our heroes at their ease. November Went to Natural History Museum to see Dr. Harry Shapiro, head of Anthropology, who took a poor view of Ardrey. Stan wants our visitors to turn Man into a carnivore; I argued that he always was. Back at the Chelsea, phoned Ike Asimov to discuss the biochemistry of turning vegetarians into carnivores.

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December Stanley calls after screening H. Much of afternoon spent by Stanley planning his Academy Award campaign for Dr. I get back to the Chelsea to find a note from Allen Ginsberg asking me to join him and William Burroughs at the bar downstairs.

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Do so thankfully in search of inspiration. Slowly tinkered with the final pages, so I can have them as a Christmas present for Stanley. We were, indeed, under that delusion—at least, I was.

In reality, all that we had was merely a rough draft of the first two-thirds of the book, stopping at the most exciting point. Nevertheless, the existing manuscript, together with his own salesmanship, allowed Stanley to set up the deal with MGM and Cinerama, and Journey Beyond the Stars was announced with a flourish of trumpets.

Through the spring of , we continued to revise and extend the novel, and threw away—again and yet again—whole sections which we had once imagined to be final and complete. All this time, Stanley was also hiring staff, checking designs, negotiating with actors and technicians, and coping with the millions of other prob1ems which arise in the production of even the most straightforward movie.

The rush of events became far too hectic to enter more than a small fraction of them in my log, and few of them luckily concerned me directly.

My primary job was still polishing the novel, though I was constantly involved in technical discussions with the artists and production staff. Sometimes with disastrous results; see entry for November l0, below. February 9, Fighting hard to stop Stan from bringing Dr.

Poole back from the dead. April 6. Added that one character in the movie would be the Chairman of the Space Council… thirty years from now. Much excitement when Stanley phones to say that the Russians claim to have detected radio signals from space. April Reception at Harcourt, Brace and World.

The place is really humming now—about ten people working there, including two production staff from England. The walls are getting covered with impressive pictures and I already feel quite a minor cog in the works.

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Some psychotic who insists that Stanley must hire him has been sitting on a park bench outside the office for a couple of weeks, and occasionally comes to the building. In self-defense, Stan has secreted a large hunting knife in his briefcase. May 1. Found that a fire had broken out on the third floor of the Chelsea.

Waited anxiously in the lobby while the firemen dealt with it… visions of the only complete copy of the MS going up in smoke…. May 2. May 3. Finished first draft of the runaway antenna soquence.

June 7. Bad book review in the Tribune says I should stick to science exposition and am an amateur at fiction. Late June. One scene calls for four trained warthogs. On that note, more or less, I returned to Ceylon after an absence of over a year, and subsequently rejoined Stanley at the MGM studios at Boreham Wood, fifteen miles north of London, in August.

His empire had now expanded vastly, the art department was in full swing, and impressive sets were being constructed. My time was now equally divided between the apparently never-ending chore of developing ideas with Stanley, polishing the novel, and almost daily consultations at the studio. Suddenly realized how the novel should end, with Bowman standing beside the alien ship.

October 1. Stanley phoned with another ending. I find I left his treatment at his house last night—unconscious rejection? October 3.

Stanley called again later, still very enthusiastic. October 5. Back to brood over the novel. Suddenly I think found a logical reason why Bowman should appear at the end as a baby. And perhaps the Cosmic Consciousness has a sense of humor. Stan has decided to kill off all the crew of Discovery and leave Bowman only. Drastic, but it seems right.

Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Diary

After all, Odysseus was the sole survivor… October For the first time, saw Stan reduced to helpless hysterics as we developed comic ideas. There will be no one in the hibernacula: all the trainees chickened out, but the mission had to go ahead regardless. Clarke also contributed pieces to the Debates and Discussions Corner, a counterblast to an Urania article offering the case against space travel, and also his recollections of the Walt Disney film Fantasia.

He moved to London in and joined the Board of Education as a pensions auditor.

Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke spent most of his wartime service working on ground-controlled approach GCA radar, as documented in the semi-autobiographical Glide Path , his only non-science-fiction novel. Although GCA did not see much practical use during the war, it proved vital to the Berlin Airlift of — after several years of development. Clarke initially served in the ranks, and was a corporal instructor on radar at No. He was commissioned as a pilot officer technical branch on 27 May Post-war[ edit ] After the war he attained a first-class degree in mathematics and physics from King's College London.

He advanced this idea in a paper privately circulated among the core technical members of the British Interplanetary Society in The concept was published in Wireless World in October of that year. In , during a dive trip off Trincomalee, Clarke discovered the underwater ruins of a temple which would subsequently make the region popular with divers. This was his second diving book after the The Coast of Coral. He dived often at Hikkaduwa, Trincomalee and Nilaveli.

Heinlein came to visit, the Sri Lanka Air Force provided a helicopter to take them around the country. The first of the three was Rendezvous with Rama in , which won all the main genre awards [37] and spawned sequels that along with the series formed the backbone of his later career.

In , Clarke appeared in a science fiction film ; he portrayed himself in the telefilm Without Warning , an American production about an apocalyptic alien first-contact scenario presented in the form of a faux newscast. Clarke also became active in promoting the protection of gorillas and became a patron of the Gorilla Organization which fights for the preservation of gorillas.

They separated permanently after six months, although the divorce was not finalised until In the s I'd go out drinking with his boyfriend.

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Self-absorbed he might be and a teetotaller , but an impeccable gent through and through. Who hasn't? As Isaac Asimov once told me, 'I think he simply found he preferred men. Clarke said that some of his private diaries will not be published until 30 years after his death.

When asked why they were sealed, he answered, "Well, there might be all sorts of embarrassing things in them. Later years[ edit ] Clarke at his home in Sri Lanka, Although he and his home were unharmed by the Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami , his "Arthur C. Clarke Foundation worked towards better disaster notification systems. In July , he provided a video address for the Robert A. Heinlein Centennial in which he closed his comments with a goodbye to his fans.

Known as GRB B , the burst set a new record as the farthest object that could be seen from Earth with the naked eye. His younger brother, Fred Clarke, and his Sri Lankan adoptive family were among the thousands in attendance.

Clarke began carving out his reputation as a "scientific" science fiction writer with his first science fiction novel, Against the Fall of Night , published as a novella in It was very popular and considered ground-breaking work for some of the concepts it contained.

Clarke revised and expanded the novella into a full novel which was published in Clarke would later rewrite and expand this work a third time to become The City and the Stars in , which rapidly became a definitive must-read in the field. His third science fiction novel, Childhood's End , was also published in , cementing his popularity.

Clarke capped the first phase of his writing career with his sixth novel, A Fall of Moondust , in , which is also an acknowledged classic of the period. During this time, Clarke corresponded with C.

Lewis in the s and s and they once met in an Oxford pub, The Eastgate , to discuss science fiction and space travel. Clarke voiced great praise for Lewis upon his death, saying that the Ransom trilogy was one of the few works of science fiction that should be considered literature.

Though the story was rejected, it changed the course of Clarke's career. Not only was it the basis for A Space Odyssey , but "The Sentinel" also introduced a more cosmic element to Clarke's work.

Many of Clarke's later works feature a technologically advanced but still-prejudiced mankind being confronted by a superior alien intelligence. In the cases of Childhood's End , and the series, this encounter produces a conceptual breakthrough that accelerates humanity into the next stage of its evolution. This also applies in the far-distant past but our future in The City and the Stars and its original version, Against the Fall of Night.

Clarke's best novel. But I've grown disillusioned, partly because after all this time they're still arguing about whether these things happen. I suspect that telepathy does happen. Clarke also wrote short stories under the pseudonyms of E.

O'Brien and Charles Willis. Clarke Clarke's novelette " The Songs of Distant Earth ", the cover story for the June issue of If , was expanded to novel length almost three decades later For much of the later 20th century, Clarke, Asimov, and Heinlein were informally known as the "Big Three" of science fiction writers.

They remained on cordial terms for many years, including visits in the United States and Sri Lanka. Clarke and Asimov first met in New York City in , and they traded friendly insults and gibes for decades.

They established an oral agreement, the "Clarke—Asimov Treaty", that when asked who was better, the two would say Clarke was the better science fiction writer and Asimov was the better science writer. Although the two later reconciled formally, they remained distant until Heinlein's death in In , Clarke wrote a sequel to titled Odyssey Two , which was made into a film in Clarke wrote two further sequels that have not been adapted into motion pictures: Odyssey Three published in and The Final Odyssey published in The whereabouts of astronaut Dave Bowman the "Star Child" , the artificial intelligence HAL , and the development of native life on Europa, protected by the alien Monolith , are revealed.

Finally, in The Final Odyssey, astronaut Frank Poole 's freeze-dried body, found by a spaceship beyond the orbit of Neptune , is revived by advanced medical science. The novel details the threat posed to humanity by the alien monoliths, whose actions are not always as their builders had intended.

Kubrick and Clarke had met in New York City in to discuss the possibility of a collaborative film project. As the idea developed, they decided to loosely base the story on Clarke's short story, The Sentinel , written in as an entry in a BBC short story competition.But even if you want to stick to sci-fi and sci-fi only, you'll certainly find plenty of the finest shorter-form work with which to treat yourself.

Our civilisation depends on energy, but we can't allow oil and coal to slowly bake our planet. Wrote foreword. June 7. Thinking of plot all morning, but after a long walk in the sun we ended up on the East River watching the boats.

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