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Classic sf

Advantages: Highly effective large-scale plot
Disadvantages: Prose style is sometimes pedestrian

Anyone who seriously wants to read science fiction should probably take the time to read some of the classics, as an idea of sf's history can be invaluable in understanding where modern author's are coming from. "Childhood's End" would undoubtedly be one ...

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A must!

Advantages: Accessible even to non science fiction fans
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Although this book is quite slow and hard to get into once you are caught up in its web this book becomes almost impossible to put down right up till the end. At places the thoughts and emotions conveyed become almost spell binding and in one or to places ...

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Clarke's best early work

Advantages: Great SF
Disadvantages: None

Way back when (1950 to be precise), Arthur C Clarke wrote a lot of short stories; one of these was called 'Guardian Angel', and in my opinion is one of Clarke's best, because of the build up to a climax in the last line, revealing the identity of the 'Ove ...

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Maybe the best SF book ever written.

Advantages: very easy to read
Disadvantages: it's kind of short

...I'm not a big fan of Arthur C. Clarke but Childhood's End is in my top 10 Favorite Books of All Time. It has everything. Mystery, suspense, originality,drama,aliens etc. Even though the idea of apocalypse isn't new, Clarke is original by bringing a possib ...

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A Rama Drama in Space

Advantages: Imaginative and thought provoking
Disadvantages: Dull and predictable characters

Arthur C. Clarke (16 December 1917 - 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist probably best remembered for the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, written in collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick during the making of the ...

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Review of Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke

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