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Arthur C. Clarke was a renowned science fiction author and inventor best known for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ Born in 1917 in Minehead, Somerset, Clarke came from a family of four children.
Order of Space Odyssey Series
|1||2001: A Space Odyssey||1968||Description / Buy|
|2||2010: Odyssey Two||1982||Description / Buy|
|3||2061: Odyssey Three||1987||Description / Buy|
|4||3001: The Final Odyssey||1997||Description / Buy|
Order of Rama Series with Gentry Lee
|1||Rendezvous with Rama||1973||Description / Buy|
|2||Rama II||1989||Description / Buy|
|3||The Garden of Rama||1991||Description / Buy|
|4||Rama Revealed||1993||Description / Buy|
|5||Bright Messengers||1995||Description / Buy|
|6||Bright Messengers: A New Novel Set in the Rama Universe||1995||Description / Buy|
|7||Double Full Moon Night||1999||Description / Buy|
|8||The Tranquility Wars||2000||Description / Buy|
|9||The Tranquility Wars||2000||Description / Buy|
Order of A Time Odyssey Series with Stephen Baxter
|1||Time's Eye||2003||Description / Buy|
|2||Sunstorm||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Firstborn||2007||Description / Buy|
Order of Life Science Library Series
|1||The Body||1964||Description / Buy|
|2||Man And Space||1964||Description / Buy|
Order of Blue Planet Series
|1||The Coast of the Coral||1956||Description / Buy|
|2||The Reefs of Taprobane||1956||Description / Buy|
|3||The Treasure of the Great Reef||1964||Description / Buy|
Order of Arthur C. Clarke Standalone Novels
|1||Against the Fall of Night||1948||Description / Buy|
|2||Prelude to Space (Short Story)||1950||Description / Buy|
|3||The Sands of Mars||1951||Description / Buy|
|4||Islands in the Sky||1952||Description / Buy|
|5||Childhood's End||1953||Description / Buy|
|6||Earthlight||1955||Description / Buy|
|7||City and the Stars||1956||Description / Buy|
|8||The Deep Range||1957||Description / Buy|
|9||A Fall of Moondust||1961||Description / Buy|
|10||Dolphin Island||1963||Description / Buy|
|11||Glide Path||1963||Description / Buy|
|12||Imperial Earth||1975||Description / Buy|
|13||The Fountains of Paradise||1979||Description / Buy|
|14||The Songs Of Distant Earth||1986||Description / Buy|
|15||July 20, 2019||1986||Description / Buy|
|16||Cradle||1987||Description / Buy|
|17||Beyond the Fall of Night||1990||Description / Buy|
|18||The Ghost from the Grand Banks||1990||Description / Buy|
|19||The Hammer of God||1993||Description / Buy|
|20||Richter 10||1996||Description / Buy|
|21||The Trigger||1999||Description / Buy|
|22||The Light of Other Days||2000||Description / Buy|
|23||The Last Theorem||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Arthur C. Clarke Non-Fiction Books
|1||Interplanetary Flight||1950||Description / Buy|
|2||The Exploration of Space||1951||Description / Buy|
|3||Boy Beneath the Sea||1958||Description / Buy|
|4||Voice Across The Sea||1958||Description / Buy|
|5||Profiles of the Future||1962||Description / Buy|
|6||Voices from the Sky||1966||Description / Buy|
|7||The Promise of Space||1968||Description / Buy|
|8||Into Space||1971||Description / Buy|
|9||The View from Serendip||1977||Description / Buy|
|10||1984: Spring - A Choice of Futures||1984||Description / Buy|
|11||Astounding Days||1990||Description / Buy|
|12||How the World Was One||1992||Description / Buy|
|13||Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!||1999||Description / Buy|
|14||The Exploration of the Moon (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Star Science Fiction Series with Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance, Richard Matheson, Philip K. Dick, Lester del Rey, Jack Williamson
|1||Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2||1953||Description / Buy|
Order of The Year's Best Science Fiction Anthology Series
|1||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection||1986||Description / Buy|
|2||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection||1988||Description / Buy|
|3||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection||1991||Description / Buy|
|4||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection||1992||Description / Buy|
|5||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection||1993||Description / Buy|
|6||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection||1995||Description / Buy|
|7||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection||1997||Description / Buy|
|8||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection||1999||Description / Buy|
|9||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection||2000||Description / Buy|
|10||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection||2001||Description / Buy|
|11||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection||2002||Description / Buy|
|12||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection||2005||Description / Buy|
|13||The Best of the Best||2005||Description / Buy|
|14||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection||2006||Description / Buy|
|15||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection||2007||Description / Buy|
|16||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection||2008||Description / Buy|
|17||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection||2008||Description / Buy|
|18||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection||2010||Description / Buy|
|19||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection||2013||Description / Buy|
|20||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection||2014||Description / Buy|
|21||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Infinite Stars Series
|1||Infinite Stars||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Arthur C. Clarke Short Story Collections
|1||Tales From The White Hart||1957||Description / Buy|
|2||A Meeting With Medusa||1988||Description / Buy|
Arthur C. Clarke Anthologies
|1||Star Science Fiction Stories 3||1955||Description / Buy|
|2||50 Short Science Fiction Tales||1963||Description / Buy|
|3||The Best of British SF 2||1977||Description / Buy|
|4||The Best of British SF 1||1977||Description / Buy|
|5||The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels||1980||Description / Buy|
|6||Space Odyssey||1983||Description / Buy|
|7||Battlefields Beyond Tomorrow||1987||Description / Buy|
|8||The Ultimate Alien||1995||Description / Buy|
|9||The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction||2010||Description / Buy|
|10||Bug-Eyed Monsters & Bimbos||2011||Description / Buy|
|11||In Space No One Can Hear You Scream||2013||Description / Buy|
|12||The Ninth Science Fiction Megapack||2014||Description / Buy|
|13||The Baen Big Book of Monsters||2014||Description / Buy|
|14||Grave Predictions||2016||Description / Buy|
|15||Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers||2019||Description / Buy|
The author was a curious child, obsessed with science and astronomy. He spent many a night gazing at the stars using his homemade telescope.
His father’s death attracted financial hardships that prevented Clarke from completing his formal education. He started working soon after leaving middle school.
Despite securing a position in the government as a bureaucrat, Clarke’s love for the stars never left him. He spent his days with the British Interplanetary Society championing space travel.
The author was starting to make headway as a writer, experimenting with newsletters and articles when the Second World War entered the picture, interrupting his endeavors and pulling Clarke into the Royal Air Force.
The author thrived during the war. For all its horrors, WWII encouraged Clarke to utilize his technical aptitude. It also inspired several stories and articles, some of which predicted notable technological developments such as geostationary satellite systems.
Once the war ended, Clarke went back to school, attending King’s College, London, and pursuing math and physics. Despite the challenges, the author successfully juggled his responsibilities as a writer and scientist.
After piquing the interest of the public with ‘Interplanetary Flight,’ a nonfiction book that dissected the future of space travel, the author finally published a full-length novel (Prelude to Space).
This was the first of many critically acclaimed works. Clarke became a star, winning the adoration of mainstream audiences while also securing the respect of the science community, which perceived him as a revolutionary thinker.
Eventually, the author moved to Sri Lanka, where he stayed for the rest of his days, dabbling in photography and scuba diving. He developed a fascination with undersea worlds, using his fame to draw attention to underwater safaris.
But his love for astronomy and space never left him. He wrote a book (Profiles of the Future) that made significant predictions about the technological developments and advancements that would occur in the coming centuries.
The author’s renown reached new heights in the 1960s when director Stanley Kubrick turned his stories into ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ one of the most popular science fiction films of all time.
Clarke’s mobility was significantly reduced when he contracted polio. The disease confined him to a wheelchair. But he continued to make waves in the science community.
He created an organization (The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation) that uses grants and awards to improve the quality of life of people in developing nations through technological advancements. Clarke died in 2008 at the age of 90.
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
Clarke won Hugo, Nebula, and John W Campbell Memorial Awards.
Arthur C. Clarke Books into Movies
The Stanley Kubrick movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ was based on Clarke’s work. The sequel novel (2010: Odyssey Two) received a film adaptation in 1984.
‘Childhood’s End’ became a three-episode miniseries on the Syfy Channel.
Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Clarke was knighted in 2000, but he couldn’t receive the honor in person because he wasn’t well enough to travel to London. Clarke’s best books include:
2001: A Space Odyssey: A long time ago, at the proverbial dawn of time, the world was populated by benevolent man-apes that stood on the verge of extinction because of various natural threats.
A mysterious object descended and changed these man-apes, introducing a violent streak, along with a spark for imagination and innovation that allowed the human race to survive.
In 2001, humankind made a discovery so incredible that astronauts were sent out into the solar system for the first time to investigate the enigma.
Rendezvous with Rama: Rama was unlike anything humanity had ever seen. The celestial object was heavy, weighing several trillion tons. It was hurtling through space, towards earth at incredible speeds.
It did not take experts long to realize the truth. Rama was not a natural object. Rama was a spacecraft. For the first time in human history, the world is preparing to receive visitors from another planet.
But who are the Ramans? Where do they come from? What kind of technology do they possess? More importantly, what do they want? Are they peaceful or hostile?
When Does The Next Arthur C. Clarke book come out?
Arthur C. Clarke doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Tales From The White Hart and was released on October, 1st 2021. It is the newest book in the Arthur C. Clarke Short Story Collections.