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A product of its time

Advantages: Clarke's superb writing style
Disadvantages: It hasn't aged well

The main drawback that there is in reading this book is that the events it is predicting have occured. Clarke wrote this book in 1947 and the story of the book is about the first moon landing in 1977 so we need to give him a little leeway. The book its ...

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Review of Prelude to Space - Arthur C. Clarke

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Imperial Earth, by CW666

Advantages: Sci-Fi
Disadvantages: Drama thing

This book starts out as a normal sci-fi adventure, but soon turns into a drama. The beginning is about a kid, Duncan, on one of Saturn's moons, Titan. He dreams of space, methane monsters, etc. The book quickly progresses to Duncan's adult life and a t ...

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Review of Imperial Earth - Arthur C. Clarke

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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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Review of Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke

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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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Review of Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke

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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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Review of Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke

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