History Creator / ArthurCClarke

18th Aug '17 5:49:24 PM dlchen145
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One of the world's most famous science fiction writers, Arthur C. Clarke (19172008) 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. Charles Clarke (19172008) (16 December 1917 19 March 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.
30th Jul '17 11:24:05 AM ElectroKraken
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* ReclusiveArtist: Was famously hard to access in his later years.



* TechnologyMarchesOn:
** If you read his collected short stories, many of his '50s stories involve his AuthorAppeal communications satellites. The difference between his stories and the eventual reality? His stories always feature ''manned'' Space Stations as the communication/broadcast satellites.
** Stories involving manned planetary/lunar expeditions/colonies.
** The British having anything to do with the above lunar expeditions.
22nd Jul '17 12:14:28 AM jormis29
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* ''The Light of Other Days'' (with Creator/StephenBaxter)

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* ''The Light of Other Days'' ''Literature/TheLightOfOtherDays'' (with Creator/StephenBaxter)Creator/StephenBaxter)
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7th Jun '17 11:37:14 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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** [[BiTheWay Bisexuality]] also shows up quite often in his stories in an approving manner, which doesn't help the [[AmbiguouslyBi theories]] [[AmbiguouslyGay surrounding]] his sexuality.
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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