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I was studying and found this man, i found him very interesting, so now I would like all of you that like this man talk about him too, of course you newbie is able to study a bit of him, I'll post his Biography here:

"Arthur C. Clarke : BiographyArthur Charles Clarke was born in Somerset, England on December 16, 1917. Interested in science from childhood, Clarke mapped the Moon with the aid of a telescope of his own construction. When growing up, he lacked the financial resources to go to college and worked as a government auditor. He also joined a small, advanced group that called itself the British Interplanetary Society. In 1941, Clarke enlisted in the Royal Air Force and became a radar instructor. While he was in the service, he published his first science fiction stories and wrote an article called "Extra-Terrestrial Relays" for the magazine Wireless World. In this article, he predicted in detail how man-made satelittes could be placed in orbits of the Earth that would allow them to be used to broadcast radio and television signals around the world. Although his idea was met with much skepticism by the scientific community, twenty years later the Early Bird synchronous satellite was launched, bringing his fantastic idea into the realm of reality. Clarke continued to write, becoming a distinguished science fiction author with dozens of collections of short stories and novels that described in detail the possibilities of human exploration of space. He also wrote a large number of scientific essays, many of which have been published in collections. In the 1950s, Clarke developed an interest in undersea exploration and moved to Sri Lanka, where he began a second career in undersea photography. As a consequence, he undertook a number of books on this topic. In the 1960s, Clarke collaborated with movie director Stanley Kubrick to produce the highly-acclaimed film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was based on Clarke's short story "The Sentinel." A sequel film, 2010: The Year We Make Contact was produced in 1984 based on Clarke's novel 2010: Odyssey Two. Clarke's most famous works are the four novels in the "Space Odyssey" series and the four novels in the "Rama" series, the last three of which were cowritten with former NASA scientist Gentry Lee. Clarke has pledged to be alive in the year 2001 to "see what really happens."

Folowing you can se all novels he wrote, I've been reading a couple and love 'em!

Arthur C. Clarke : Bibliography
Novels
Those with stars are in my posession


1952 The Sands of Mars
1952 Islands in the Sky
1953 Childhood's End
1953 Against the Fall of Night*****
1954 Prelude to Space
1955 Earthlight
1956 The City and the Stars*****
1957 The Deep Range
1961 A Fall of Moondust
1963 Dolphin Island
1963 Glide Path
1968 2001: A Space Odyssey*****
1973 Rendezvous with Rama
1975 Imperial Earth
1979 The Fountains of Paradise
1982 2010: Odyssey Two
1986 The Songs of Distant Earth*****
1987 2061: Odyssey Three
1988 Cradle (with Gentry Lee)
1989 Rama II (with Gentry Lee)
1990 Beyond the Fall of Night (with Gregory Benford)
1990 The Ghost from the Grand Banks
1991 The Garden of Rama (with Gentry Lee)
1993 The Hammer of God
1993 Rama Revealed (with Gentry Lee)
1996 Richter 10 (with Mike McQuay)
1997 3001: The Final Odyssey
1999 The Trigger (with Michael Kube-McDowell)
2000 The Light of Other Days (with Stephen Baxter)*****
Short Stories
All the Time in the World (1952)
Ape About the House, An (1962)
Armaments Race (1954)
Awakening, The (1942)
Before Eden (May, 1960) (1961)
Big Game Hunt (1954)
Breaking Strain (aka Thirty Seconds - Thirty Days) (Summer, 1948) (1949)
Castaway (1947)
Cold War
Cosmic Casanova
Critical Mass (1957)
Cruel Sky, The (November, 1966)
Crusade (October, 1966)
Curse, The (May, 1946) (1953)
Death and the Senator (July, 1960) (1961)
Deep Range, The (1954) (1958)
Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch, The
Dial F for Frankenstein (June, 1963) (1965)
Dog Star (aka Moondog) (April, 1961) (1962)
Encounter in the Dawn (aka Encounter at Dawn) (November, 1950) (1953)
Expedition to Earth (aka History Lesson) (1949)
Fires Within, The (1949)
Food of the Gods, The (May, 1961)
Forgotten Enemy, The (1953)
Guardian Angel (July, 1946) (1950)
Hate (aka At the End of the Orbit) (March, 1960) (1961)
Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq. (April, 1967)
Hide-and-Seek (August, 1948) (1949)
I Remember Babylon (October, 1959) (1960)
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..." (December, 1951) (1953)
Inheritance
Into the Comet (aka Inside the Comet) (1960)
Jupiter Five (aka Jupiter V) (June, 1951) (1953)
Last Command, The (June, 1963)
Let There Be Light (1957)
Light of Darkness, The (February, 1964)
Lion of Comarre, The (June, 1945) (1949)
Longest Science-Fiction Story Ever Told, The (April, 1965) (1965)
Loophole (1946)
Love That Universe (October, 1966)
Maelstrom II (May 1962) (1965)
Man Who Ploughed the Sea, The (1954) (1957)
Meeting with Medusa, A (January, 1971) (1971)
Moving Spirit
Nemesis (aka Exile of the Eons)
Neutron Tide (January, 1970) (1970)
Next Tenants, The (1954) (1956)
Nine Billion Names of God, The (May, 1952) (1953)
No Morning After (August, 1953) (1954)
On Golden Seas (1986) (1987)
Other Side of the Sky, The(January, 1957) (1957)
Other Tiger, The (January, 1951) (1953)
Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting... (aka Out of the Cradle) (1959)
Out of the Sun (April, 1957) (1958)
Pacifist, The (1956)
Parasite, The (1953)
Patent Pending (January, 1953) (1954)
Playback (December, 1963)
Possessed, The (June, 1951) (1952)
Publicity Campaign (March, 1953) (1953)
Refugee (aka "?") (aka Royal Prerogative) (aka This Earth of Majesty) (1954) (1955)
Reluctant Orchid, The (April, 1954) (1956)
Rescue Party (March, 1945) (1946)
Retreat from Earth (March, 1938) (1938)
Reunion (November, 1963) (1971)
Road to the Sea, The (aka Seeker of the Sphinx) (1950)
Saturn Rising (1960) (1961)
Second Dawn (1951)
Secret, The (June, 1963)
Security Check (1957)
Sentinel, The (December, 1948) (1951)
Shining Ones, The (December, 1962) (1964)
Silence Please (1954)
Sleeping Beauty (1957)
Slight Case of Sunstroke, A (aka The Stroke of the Sun) (1958)
Songs of Distant Earth, The (February, 1957) (1979)
Star, The (October, 1954) (1955)
Summertime on Icarus (aka The Hottest Piece of Real Estate in the Solar System) (April, 1960) (1960)
Superiority (August, 1948) (1951)
Technical Error (aka The Reversed Man) (1950)
Time's Arrow (1952)
Transience (March, 1947) (1949)
Transit of Earth (February, 1970) (1971)
Travel By Wire (1937)
Trouble with the Natives (1951)
Trouble with Time (aka Crime on Mars) (September, 1979) (1960)
Ultimate Melody, The (1956)
Venture to the Moon (1956, 1957)
Walk in the Dark, A (April, 1945) (1950)
Wall of Darkness, The (August, 1946) (1949)
Whacky (1942)
What Goes Up (1955)
Who's There? (aka The Haunted Spacesuit) (February, 1958) (1958)
Wind from the Sun, The (aka Sunjammer) (May, 1963) (1964)
Collections
1953 Expedition to Earth
Second Dawn
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."
Breaking Strain
Expedition to Earth
Superiority
Nemesis
Hide-and-Seek
Encounter in the Dawn
Loophole
Inheritance
The Sentinel
1956 Reach for Tomorrow
Rescue Party
A Walk in the Dark
The Forgotten Enemy
Technical Error
The Parasite
The Fires Within
The Awakening
Trouble with the Natives
The Curse
Time's Arrow
Jupiter Five
The Possessed
1957 Tales from the "White Hart"
Silence Please
Big Game Hunt
Patent Pending
Armaments Race
Critical Mass
The Ultimate Melody
The Pacifist
The Next Tenants
Moving Spirit
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea
The Reluctant Orchid
Cold War
What Goes Up
Sleeping Beauty
The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch
1958 The Other Side of the Sky
Later editions have a Bibliographical Note written by ACC. No date is given but the note references the film "2001: A Space Odyssey."
The Nine Billion Names of God
Refugee
The Other Side of the Sky
The Wall of Darkness
Security Check
No Morning After
Venture to the Moon
Publicity Campaign
All the Time in the World
Cosmic Casanova
The Star
Out of the Sun
Transience
The Songs of Distant Earth
1959 Across the Sea of Stars (omnibus)
Childhood's End (novel)
Earthlight (novel)
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."
Armaments Race
Breaking Strain
Encounter at Dawn
The Fires Within
Hide-and-Seek
History Lesson
Inheritance
Jupiter Five
The Next Tenants
The Pacifist
The Reluctant Orchid
Rescue Party
The Sentinel
Silence Please
Superiority
Technical Error
Time's Arrow
1962 From the Ocean, From the Stars (omnibus)
The Deep Range (novel)
The City and the Stars (novel)
All the Time in the World
Cosmic Casanova
Venture to the Moon
The Nine Billion Names of God
No Morning After
The Other Side of the Sky
Out of the Sun
Publicity Campaign
Refugee
Security Check
The Songs of Distant Earth
The Star
Transience
The Wall of Darkness
1962 Tales of Ten Worlds
I Remember Babylon
Summertime on Icarus
Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting...
Who's There?
Hate
Into the Comet
An Ape About the House
Saturn Rising
Let There Be Light
Death and the Senator
Trouble with Time
Before Eden
A Slight Case of Sunstroke
Dog Star
The Road to the Sea
1965 An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus
Childhood's End (novel)
Prelude to Space (novel)
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."
Breaking Strain
Hide-and-Seek
History Lesson
Inheritance
Loophole
Nemesis
Second Dawn
Superiority
1965 Prelude to Mars (omnibus)
Prelude to Space (novel)
The Sands of Mars (novel)
The Awakening
Big Game Hunt
Cold War
Critical Mass
The Curse
The Forgotten Enemy
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea
Moving Spirit
Nemesis
The Parasite
The Possessed
Second Dawn
Trouble with the Natives
The Ultimate Melody
A Walk in the Dark
What Goes Up
1967 The Nine Billion Names of God
In addition to an Introduction written in August, 1966, Arthur C. Clarke also wrote short notes prior to some of the stories in this collection.
The Nine Billion Names of God
I Remeber Babylon
Trouble with Time
Rescue Party
The Curse
Summertime on Icarus
Dog Star
Hide and Seek
Out of the Sun
The Wall of Darkness
No Morning After
The Possessed
Death and the Senator
Who's There
Before Eden
Superiority
A Walk in the Dark
The Call of the Stars
The Reluctant Orchid
Encounter at Dawn
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."
Patent Pending
The Sentinel
Transience
The Star
1968 A Second Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus
A Fall of Moondust (novel)
Earthlight (novel)
The Sands of Mars (novel)
1968 The Lion of Comarre & Against the Fall of Night
The Lion of Comarre
Against the Fall of Night (novel)
1972 The Wind from the Sun
The Food of the Gods
Maelstrom II
The Shining Ones
The Wind from the Sun
The Secret
The Last Command
Dial F for Frankenstein
Reunion
Playback
The Light of Darkness
The Longest Science-Fiction Story Ever Told
Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq.
Love That Universe
Crusade
The Cruel Sky
Neutron Tide
Transit of Earth
A Meeting with Medusa
1972 The Lost Worlds of 2001
Son of Dr. Strangelove (essay)
The Sentinel
Christmas, Shepperton (essay)
Monoliths and Manuscripts (essay)
The Dawn of Man (essay)
2001: A Space Odyssey (original version)
View from the Year 2000 - First Encounter - Moon-Watcher - Gift From the Stars - Farewell to Earth - The Birth of Hal - Man and Robot - From the Ocean, From the Stars - With Open Hands - Universe - Ancestral Voices - The Question - Midnight, Washington - Mission to Jupiter - Flight Pay - Discovery - The Long Sleep - Runaway - First Man to Jupiter - The Smell of Death - Alone - Joveday - Jupiter V - Final Orbit - The Impossible Stars - Something Is Seriously Wrong with Space - Ball Game - Last Message -
The Worlds of the Star Gate (essay)
Three Alternate Endings
Reunion
Abyss - Cosmopolis - Scruntiny - Skyrock
Oceana - Into the Night Land - Second Lesson
Epilogue (essay)
1972 Of Time and Stars: The Worlds of Arthur C. Clarke
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."
An Ape About the House
Encounter at Dawn
Feathered Friend
The Fires Within
The Forgotten Enemy
Green Fingers
Hide-and-Seek
Into the Comet
The Nine Billion Names of God
No Morning After
The Reluctant Orchid
Robin Hood, F.R.S.
Security Check
The Sentinel
Trouble with the Natives
Who's There?
1973 The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971
Travel By Wire
Retreat from Earth
The Awakening
Whacky
Castaway
History Lesson
Hide-and-Seek
Second Dawn
The Sentinel
The Star
Refugee
Venture to the Moon
Into the Comet
Summertime on Icarus
Death and the Senator
Hate
Sunjammer
A Meeting with Medusa
1977 The Best of Arthur C. Clarke Volume 1 (1932-1955)
1977 The Best of Arthur C. Clarke Volume 2 (1956-1972)
1978 Possessed and Other Stories
1983 The Sentinel
In addition to an Introduction written in December, 1982, Arthur C. Clarke also wrote short notes prior to each of the stories in this collection.
Introduction: Of Sand and Stars
Rescue Party
Guardian Angel
Breaking Strain
The Sentinel
Jupiter V
Refugee
The Wind from the Sun
A Meeting with Medusa
The Songs of Distant Earth
1990 Tales from Planet Earth
In addition to a portion of the Preface, Arthur C. Clarke also wrote short Introductions prior to each of the stories in this collection (and some had Afterwords as well).
The Road to the Sea
Hate
Publicity Campaign
The Other Tiger
The Deep Range
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."
The Cruel Sky
The Parasite
The Next Tenants
Saturn Rising
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea
The Wall of Darkness
The Lion of Comarre
On Golden Seas
Anthologies
1956 Best SF Two
The Nine Billion Names of God
1963 Best SF 5
The Star
1970 The Making of Kubrick's 2001; Jerome Agel
The Sentinel
1978 Aliens: 3 Novellas
A Meeting with Medusa
1988 A Meeting With Medusa/Green Mars
A Meeting with Medusa
1995 Between Time and Terror
A Walk in the Dark
1995 Dinosaurs: Stories by Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov & Many Others
Time's Arrow
1995 The Ultimate Alien
Before Eden
1996 More of the Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy
???
1997 Tales in Time
???
1999 The Antarktos Cycle: Horror and Wonder at the Ends of the Earth
???
Non-Fiction
1950 Interplanetary Flight
1951 The Exploration of Space
1954 The Exploration of the Moon (w/ R. A. Smith)
1954 Going Into Space (juvenile literature)
1954 The Young Traveller in Space (juvenile literature)
1956 The Coast of Coral (photos by Mike Wilson and Arthur C. Clarke)
1957 The Reefs of Taprobane (photos by Mike Wilson)
1958 The Making of a Moon
1958 Voice Across the Sea
1958 Boy Beneathe the Sea (w/ Mike Wilson)
1960 The Challenge of the Spaceship
1960 The Challenge of the Sea
1960 The First Five Fathoms (w/ Mike Wilson)
1961 Indian Ocean Adventure (w/ Mike Wilson)
1962 Profiles of the Future
Some essays in this book were originally printed as magazine articles.
1964 Indian Ocean Treasure (w/ Mike Wilson)
1964 Man and Space (w/ the Editors of Life)
1965 Voices from the Sky
Some essays in this book were originally printed as magazine articles.
1968 The Promise of Space
1971 Into Space: A Young Person's Guide to Space (w/ Robert Silverberg)
1972 Report on Planet Three and Other Speculations
Some essays in this book were originally printed as magazine articles.
1972 Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow (paintings by Chesley Bonestell)
1974 The Treasure of the Great Reef (w/ Mike Wilson)
1977 The View from Serendip
Some essays in this book were originally printed as magazine articles.
1984 1984: Spring/A Choice of Futures
Some essays in this book were originally printed as magazine articles.
1984 Ascent to Orbit: A Scientific Autobiography
1985 The Odyssey File (w/ Peter Hyams)
1989 July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century
1990 Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography
1992 How the World Was One: Beyond the Global Village (aka How the World Was One: Towards the Tele-Family of Man)
1993 By Space Possessed
1994 The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars
1995 2001: Filming the Future (w/ Piers Bizony)
1998 Arthur C. Clarke & Lord Dunsany: A Correspondence (w/ Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany)
1999 Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! - Collected Essays 1934-1998
2000 Sri Lanka, the Emerald Isle
Misc. Contributions
1959 A Journey to the Center of the Earth; Jules Verne
Wrote Introduction
1962 From the Earth to the Moon; Jules Verne
Wrote Introduction
1966 Time Probe: The Sciences in Science Fiction
Wrote Introduction, collected stories.
1967 The Coming of the Space Age
Famous accounts of man's probing of the universe; selected and edited by Arthur C. Clarke.
1968 The Beginnings of Satellite Communication
Wrote Preface
1969 Three for Tomorrow
Wrote Foreward
1970 The Panic Broadcast; Howard Koch
Introductory interview with Arthur C. Clarke
1970 First on the Moon; ???
Wrote Epilogue
1972 The Challenge of the Stars (aka The New Challenge of the Stars)
Wrote Foreward
1974 The World in Focus; William MacQuitty
Wrote Foreward
1976 The Complete Venus Equilateral; George O. Smith
Wrote Introduction
1977 The Telephone's First Century--and Beyond: Essays on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Telephone Communication
???
1979 The World in Color Photography
Wrote Foreward
1980 Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World; Simon Welfare and John Fairly
Wrote chapter introductions
1981 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space Technology
Wrote Foreward
1984 Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers; John Fairly and Simon Welfare
Wrote chapter introductions 
1985 Sightseeing: A Space Panorama; Barbara Hitchcock
Wrote Foreward
1987 Arthur C. Clarke's Chronicles of the Strange and Mysterious; John Fairly and Simon Welfare
Wrote chapter introductions
1987 Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime Vol. 1: Breaking Strain; Paul Preuss
Wrote Afterword; novel is based on ACC's short story "Breaking Strain"
1988 Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime Vol. 2: Maelstrom; Paul Preuss
???
1989 Visions of Space
Wrote Foreward
1991 Blueprint for Space: Science Fiction to Science Fact
Wrote Epilogue
1991 Sri Lanka; Tom Tidball
Wrote Foreward
1991 Space Commerce; John L. McLucas
Wrote Foreward
1992 The Profession of Science Fiction
Wrote Foreward
1992 Technology 2001: The Future of Computing and Communications; Derek Leebaert (editor)
Wrote Foreward
1993 The Dream Machines: An Illustrated History of the Spaceship in Art, Science and Literature; Ron Miller and Rick Dunning
Wrote Foreward
1993 Unearthing Atlantis: An Archaeological Odyssey; Charles R. Pellegrino
Wrote Foreward
1993 The War of the Worlds; H.G. Wells
Editor
1993 First Men in the Moon; H.G. Wells
Editor
1994 Gene Roddenberry: The Last Coversation; Yvonne Fern
Wrote Foreward
1994 The Millenial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps; Marshall T. Savage
Wrote Introduction
1994 The Ultimate Egoist; Theodore Sturgeon
Wrote Foreward
1995 Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka
Wrote Foreward
1995 An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural (aka The Supernatural A-Z: The Truth and the Lies); James Randi
Wrote Introduction
1995 Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets:The Search for the Million Megaton Menace That Threatens Life on Earth; Duncan Steel
Wrote Foreward
1996 The Dechronization of Sam Magruder; George Gaylord Simpson
Wrote Introduction
1996 Encounter with Tiber; Buzz Aldrin, John Barnes
Wrote Foreward
1997 The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must; Robert Zubrin, Richard Wagner
Wrote Foreward
1997 The Roving Mind
Wrote Essay
1997 Hal's Legacy : 2001's Computer As Dream and Reality; David G. Stork
Wrote Essay?
1998 Intelligent Software Agents; Richard Murch, Tony Johnson
Wrote Foreward"


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serverph

moving from "introductions"...


Janissary

I have read:

 

City and the Stars (My fav. not-a-serie book of all times)

Imperial Earth

Songs of Distant Earth

 


ongnoai

Say twista, you got a greaaaaat topic there! I think that guy Arthur C. Clarke is one of the greatest sci-fi author ever, aside from being a top-notch scientist.I've read to my recollections :Tales from the White HeartChildhood's EndEarthlight The Nine Billion Names of GodThe Songs of Distant EarthThe Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch... and I've seen 2001, A Space Odyssey, of courseThanks for bringing up the topic.Cheers all, chums



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