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2001: A Space Odyssey
The story begins with a sort of prologue, it speaks of a group of man-apes. They usually only eat plants, nuts, berries etceteras. But one day something strange happens. An object arises from the skies and settles in the ape territory. At night, the rectangle shaped object hypnotises the apes and orders them to come to it. When all the apes have arrived it learns them how to use objects to advance their way of living, and give evolution a push. When the...
3001: The Final Odyssey
A frozen astronaut in deep space is brought back. He then tackles the problem of an extremely powerful computer slave, the Monolith, that has recieved orders to destroy the human race. ...
A Fall of Moondust
A shuttle full of tourists is stranded on the moon, beneath the surface of a volatle sea of dust. The rescuers must race not only for the lives of the victims, but also for their own....
Childhood's End
In the late 20th century, giant spaceships station themselves over Earth's great cities, and an alien spokesperson named Karellen begins to deal with the UN Secretary General about dismantling the various countries' aggressive weaponry. Peace comes uneasily to the planet and a century passes before the visiting Overlords' role becomes clear. A human being stows away on an Overlord supply vessel to find out where they come from, while a new generation of ...

Clarke booklist

Cradle
A spaceship comes to Earth, looking for a way to continue its voyage to save the aquatic species of Canthor....
Earthlight
This fine but old book of Clarke tells us, this time, about political tensions between Earth and The Federation, which is a coalition of Mars, Venus and a few moons of he outer gas giants. The tension is caused by the need of the federation for heavy elements (Titanium, Uranium etc.) and by the fact that Earth is extremely rich in such elements, and the other planets aren't, but Earth is refusing to let them open mines on its surface, with the excuse tha...
Fountains of Paradise
An exciting story of future technology that describes construction of a "space elevator" and all the trials and tribulations that go along with it! ...
Garden of Rama
Stranded in RAMA, Nicole Des Jardins tries to create a family. After New Eden is created by the Ramans, Nakamura tries to take over control and destroy the Octospiders, Avians and Myrmicats....
Islands in the Sky
This is basically a travelogue about a fairly ordinary kid who spends his vacation in an orbiting space station and has several adventures. Like many clark stories, this doesent have a plot with serious conflict, but instead many small subplots. It is also an exposition for Clarke's ideas about near-future solar system exploration. In fact, this is the story in which he invented the communications sattlelite....
Rama II
The Raman spaceship is back, a special team is sent again. Nicole Des Jardins takes us in a wonderful trip to discover more about RAMA....

Arthur C. Clarke list of books

Rama Revealed
In this final RAMA book. Humans and Octospiders try to bring down the corrupt government of New Eden. The Eagle interferes, and Nicole goes back to the Node, to find her destiny....
Rendezvous with Rama
In the 22nd century, a giant alien object is discovered while passing through our solar system. A mining ship is sent to rendezvous with this extraterrestrial object, which was given the name Rama. Inside, they find a miniature world full of wonder and mystery......
Songs of Distant Earth
Loren Lorenson is a refugee from a destroyed earth. aboard the Starship Magellan, the last to flee the solar-system before its sun goes nova, the lucky few who were given a place in her berths observe the demise of the Earth before entering hibernation for the decades long journey to a new home. In order to make the journey in safety Magellan huddles behind a debris shield made of ice. The shield however would not survive the entire journey and mus...
The Trigger
A new device is invented, called the Trigger. It is able to make a weapons explode. Later in the book, a Jammer is created to deactivate the weapons. This book shows the political ramifications of the invention of these weapons....


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