Arthur C. Clarke is one of this century's most visionary and versatile thinkers. In the crowning achievement of his extraordinary career, Clarke has collected his ground-breaking non-fiction pieces into one volume. Charting an exceptional career of over six decades, the essays in Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! reveal Clarke's piercing mind and lively wit as well as the march of science through our modern age.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"Nobody has done more in the way of enlightened prediction than Arthur C. Clarke," wrote Isaac Asimov, no slouch in that department himself. And indeed, this collection of Clarke's essays contains an astonishing amount of prophecy, in everything from space exploration to computer technology. Clarke, probably best known as the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, is one of the most prolific science authors of the 20th century, even though his science fiction works got all the glory. His expertise in tracking scientific innovation and his predilection for far-flung adventure are well represented here. Reading these articles illuminates the enormous amount of research that good science fiction writers do in the course of learning their craft. The collection spans more than 60 years of Clarke's musings. Highlights include essays on undersea and lunar living, working with Stanley Kubrick on the movie version of 2001, and tributes to his favorite authors--Lord Dunsany, Robert Bloch, and Isaac Asimov, especially. Clarke gives each essay a context, and he good-naturedly points out his old errors and failed predictions. Clarke is a fascinating person, a man of great depth and passion, and fans of his science fiction will be pleasantly surprised that his straightforward, bemused style comes through in his nonfiction as well. --Therese LittletonAbout the Author:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, CBE was born in England in 1917 and has lived in Sri Lanka since 1956. He is the author of such bestselling books as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhoods End and Rendezvous with Rama.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description VOYAGER. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0006483690I5N10
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # PL00896894B
Book Description London, Voyager, 2000. 8°, Softcover/Paperback. Book Condition: Gut. 558 pp, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, good copy, bon etat, K289 ISBN 0006483690 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 400. Bookseller Inventory # 907630
Book Description Voyager, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1240594
Book Description Voyager. Book Condition: Very Good. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 963231
Book Description Harpercollins UK, 2000. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Gut. 600 Seiten Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! EH3128 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 381. Bookseller Inventory # 280612
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, London, 2000. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Sehr gut. 195 x 130 mm. 555 p. Gutes Leseexemplar. Bookseller Inventory # 078249
Book Description Voyager 2000-07-17, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Bookseller Inventory # 9780006483694-21
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, 2000. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First edition. pp. 558. Very slight toning to pages. Bookseller Inventory # 00001681
Book Description VOYAGER (HARPERCOLLINS), LONDON, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Slight wear/creasing on cover edges. Slight peeling on cover turning points. Lightly tanned pages. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. A collection of essays by Arthur C. Clarke. Essays. Bookseller Inventory # 007908