History Creator / ArthurCClarke

13th Apr '17 8:10:59 PM pokedude10
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* PrefersTheIllusion: In "The Lion of Comarre", the protagonist discovers an automated city of [[LotusEaterMachine people living in virtual reality]]. When he tries to "liberate" two of the inhabitants, one is utterly confused by the return to reality and another understands what happened and [[UnwantedRescue tells him to go away and let him resume the fantasy]]. He leaves them to their dreams.
18th Jan '17 11:31:17 AM Xtifr
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* SolarPunk: The short story ''Sunjammer'', aka ''The Wind from the Sun'', describes a race between solar sail spacecraft.

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* SolarPunk: The short story ''Sunjammer'', "Sunjammer", aka ''The "The Wind from the Sun'', Sun", describes a race between solar sail spacecraft.



* WatchTheWorldDie: The short story ''The Nine Billion Names of God''. It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and the stars go out one by one. Subverted in that there's not really a safe vantage point from which to watch the end of the universe.

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* WatchTheWorldDie: The short story ''The "The Nine Billion Names of God''.God". It ends with the main characters standing outside a monastery, watching as God turns off the universe and the stars go out one by one. Subverted in that there's not really a safe vantage point from which to watch the end of the universe.
18th Jan '17 11:27:33 AM Xtifr
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* ''The Ghost from Grand Banks''



* IronicEcho: Pretty much all of the ''Harry Purvis'' tales.



* LocalHangout: The ''White Hart''.



* NoPoverty: In ''The City and the Stars.''



* PlanetSpaceship: In ''The City and the Stars'', it is revealed at the end that [[spoiler: most of the humanity left the Galaxy to explore the universe... in a star cluster made into a fleet.]]



* RetractableAppendages: The male inhabitants of Diaspar, in ''The City and the Stars'', have retractable genitalia.



* VirtualRealityInterrogation: In ''The City and the Stars'', the heroes are questioning a robot which must keep silent until the end of time. The MasterComputer simulates just that.



--> "... and everyone had learned a great deal, though not necessarily in the areas that the organizers had intended. The first few weeks, for example, were mostly occupied by experiments in zero-gravity sex, despite warnings that this was an expensive addiction for those compelled to spend most of their lives on planetary surfaces."

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--> "... and everyone had learned a great deal, though not necessarily in the areas that the organizers had intended. The first few weeks, for example, were mostly occupied by experiments in zero-gravity sex, despite warnings that this was an expensive addiction for those compelled to spend most of their lives on planetary surfaces.""
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18th Jan '17 11:09:22 AM Xtifr
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!! Selected other works:
* ''The Deep Range''
* ''A Fall of Moondust'' (Hugo winner)
* ''Imperial Earth''
* ''Islands in the Sky''
* ''The Last Theorem'' (with Creator/FrederikPohl)
* ''The Light of Other Days'' (with Creator/StephenBaxter)
* ''Prelude to Space''
18th Jan '17 11:02:48 AM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheStars''

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* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheStars''''Literature/TheCityAndTheStars'' (revision of ''Against the Fall of Night'')
18th Jan '17 11:00:18 AM Xtifr
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* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''
** Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries



* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''
** Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries




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17th Jan '17 8:15:04 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheFountainsOfParadise''
11th Jul '16 9:33:11 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”''
-->-- '''Arthur C. Clarke'''
4th Jun '16 4:48:58 PM morenohijazo
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* SolarPunk: The short story ''Sunjammer'', aka ''The Wind from the Sun'', describes a race between solar sail spacecraft.
12th Feb '16 7:41:02 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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--> No wonder that the most popular item in the ship's library these last few days had been the ''[[UsefullNotes/{{NASA}} Nasa]] [[Literature/KamaSutra Sutra]]'', an old book and an old joke, [[DontExplainTheJoke explained so often that it was no longer funny.]]
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--> No wonder that the most popular item in the ship's library these last few days had been the ''[[UsefullNotes/{{NASA}} Nasa]] ''UsefullNotes/{{NASA}} [[Literature/KamaSutra Sutra]]'', an old book and an old joke, [[DontExplainTheJoke explained so often that it was no longer funny.]]
----** And the flight of the cruise liner ''Mentor'' had:
--> "... and everyone had learned a great deal, though not necessarily in the areas that the organizers had intended. The first few weeks, for example, were mostly occupied by experiments in zero-gravity sex, despite warnings that this was an expensive addiction for those compelled to spend most of their lives on planetary surfaces."
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