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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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Review of Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke

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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 ...

Zmugzy 15.05.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke

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Overall disappointing

Advantages: some fascinating ideas
Disadvantages: too long, too much politics, not enough sf

I've been a fan of Arthur C Clarke's for many years. It's always a joy when a new novel of his appears. This one was written with a partner. Arthur has co-written previous novels, and they have ben very successful. This one is sadly, very disappointing. ...

Chess_Peace 12.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Trigger - Michael Kube-McDowell, Arthur C. Clarke

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Immortals and Gods

Advantages: An intriguing story, food for thought
Disadvantages: Lacking a human element

Alvin is a resident of the technologically masterful city of Diaspar, like all the other citizens of this self sufficient city Alvin has all his living needs catered for. In other ways Alvin is different, he doesn’t have the same morbid fear of the world ...

kepler3001 22.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The City and the Stars - Arthur C. Clarke

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FROM APEMAN TO SPACEMAN

Advantages: Well written, good concepts and detail
Disadvantages: Slight flaws in the structure and lack of theme development

...Many people believe that the film 2001: A Space Odyssey is an adaptation of Arthur C Clarke’s book but in fact almost uniquely for such a highly regarded novel the truth is the other way around. Stanley Kubrick the director of the film had read a sh ...

Mauri 27.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke

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