Arthur C. Clarke

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« on: December 30, 2013, 12:39:51 pm »
Any fans here?

Mostly known for his "2001 a space odyssey" I guess, but I was wondering if any of you have read his earlier works.
A friend recommends "Childhood`s end" and "The city and the stars".

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 08:23:04 pm »
childhood's end is cool, and has, in my reading, some RSB antecedents.  the fountains of paradise is less impressive, i thought, but it's a hugo/nebula winner and therefore should be read.  i didn't much care for the rama stuff and hated imperial earth.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 11:15:22 am »
Loved Rama!  Captures that big big big story feel and the aliens are very alien, like in Blindsight.

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 12:40:15 pm »
I agree with MG - I liked Rama, the sequels which were co-authored are really not very good though.

I also really like The City and the Stars and the Sands of Mars some of his earlier stuff.

Also have to look Clarke for his Third Law. Third Law rocks!