History Creator / ArthurCClarke

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."
13th Jan '16 10:59:08 AM aye_amber
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One of the world's most famous science fiction writers, Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) is responsible for works such as ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'', the ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'' and ''Literature/TheSongsOfDistantEarth''. Has influenced almost all the science fiction that has arrived in his wake, from ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Much of his fiction features Creator/OHenry style {{twist ending}}s at the end of each story or chapter. He is considered one of the "Big Three" of ScienceFiction along with Creator/IsaacAsimov and Creator/RobertAHeinlein. He was the last of the Big Three to leave us, after Heinlein and Asimov, in that order.

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One of the world's most famous science fiction writers, Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) is responsible for works such as as: ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'', the ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'' and ''Literature/TheSongsOfDistantEarth''. Has influenced almost all the science fiction that has arrived in his wake, from ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Much of his fiction features Creator/OHenry style {{twist ending}}s at the end of each story or chapter. He is considered one of the "Big Three" of ScienceFiction along with Creator/IsaacAsimov and Creator/RobertAHeinlein. He was the last of the Big Three to leave us, after Heinlein and Asimov, in that order.
31st Dec '15 11:49:21 AM SteveMB
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** The psychic aliens in "Second Dawn" (see the PsychicPowers entry) discover another intelligent species on their world with much better manipulative appendages, and hope that the development of a new civilization based on physical science will avert an otherwise inevitable psychic war. [[spoiler: The story ends with the discovery of a curious glowing rock, their first step toward the discovery of nuclear fission.]]
12th Dec '15 4:44:34 PM Specialist290
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** Communications satellites.

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** Communications satellites. (Not surprising, since he basically invented the concept.)
9th Dec '15 8:16:54 AM BrendanRizzo
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** "Rescue Party" ends in a line implying HumansAreSpecial. While nothing exceptional for MilitaryScienceFiction, it's particularly jarring to see it in Clarke's context.

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** "Rescue Party" ends in a line implying HumansAreSpecial.both that HumansAreSpecial and that HumansAreTheRealMonsters. While nothing exceptional for MilitaryScienceFiction, it's particularly jarring to see it in Clarke's context.
31st Oct '15 5:21:48 PM nombretomado
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One of the world's most famous science fiction writers, Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) is responsible for works such as ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'', the ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'' and ''Literature/TheSongsOfDistantEarth''. Has influenced almost all the science fiction that has arrived in his wake, from ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Much of his fiction features OHenry style {{twist ending}}s at the end of each story or chapter. He is considered one of the "Big Three" of ScienceFiction along with Creator/IsaacAsimov and Creator/RobertAHeinlein. He was the last of the Big Three to leave us, after Heinlein and Asimov, in that order.

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One of the world's most famous science fiction writers, Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) is responsible for works such as ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'', the ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'' and ''Literature/TheSongsOfDistantEarth''. Has influenced almost all the science fiction that has arrived in his wake, from ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Much of his fiction features OHenry Creator/OHenry style {{twist ending}}s at the end of each story or chapter. He is considered one of the "Big Three" of ScienceFiction along with Creator/IsaacAsimov and Creator/RobertAHeinlein. He was the last of the Big Three to leave us, after Heinlein and Asimov, in that order.
30th Oct '15 10:27:34 AM Specialist290
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* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheStars''
10th Sep '15 10:07:28 PM karstovich2
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** In a somewhat sad example, rarely do love interests work out for the good. A common phrase used in his collections of short stories is "married another man." In the Space Odyssey series, Heywood Floyd is divorced twice with the second being on his way to Jupiter. In 3001 the first woman Poole falls for ends up horrified due to a 'mutilation', and the second relationship falls apart romantically 15 years after they get married and have kids.

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** In a somewhat sad example, rarely do love interests work out for the good. A common phrase used in his collections of short stories is "married another man." In the Space Odyssey series, Heywood Floyd is divorced twice with the second being on his way to Jupiter. In 3001 the first woman Poole falls for ends up horrified due to his 'mutilation' (non-medical circumcision having ceased to be a 'mutilation', thing by the 31st century) and the second relationship falls apart romantically 15 years after they get married and have kids.
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