Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!

3.82 avg rating
( 152 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780312198930: Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

An anthology of futuristic nonfiction essays by the best-selling author of 2001: A Space Odyssey spans more than sixty years of work in a collection, organized chronologically, that includes his prophetic predictions about geosynchronous satellites, space travel, and the Internet. 35,000 first printing.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"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 Littleton

About 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.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Arthur C. Clarke
Published by St Martins Pr (1999)
ISBN 10: 0312198930 ISBN 13: 9780312198930
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312198930

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Clarke, Arthur C.
Published by St Martins Pr (1999)
ISBN 10: 0312198930 ISBN 13: 9780312198930
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110312198930

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke (Editor)
Published by St Martins Pr (1999)
ISBN 10: 0312198930 ISBN 13: 9780312198930
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0312198930

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Clarke, Arthur C.; Macauley, Ian T.
Published by St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. (1999)
ISBN 10: 0312198930 ISBN 13: 9780312198930
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
A.B.Normal Books
(Dunstable, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition, 1st Impression. As new in as new DJ covered with Brodart. 3x5 Autographed card with certified author's signature in blue ink laid in. Clarke's autograph guaranteed. Purchased from a book dealer noted for signed books and autographs that I have I have dealt with many times from whom I purchased many Clarke items. For pictures or additional info write me at info at abnormalbooks dot com. Signed On Other. Seller Inventory # 350170

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 106.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds