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2001: Una odisea espacial

by Arthur C. Clarke

Una expedición a los confines del universo y a los del alma, en la que pasado, presente y futuro se amalgaman en un continuo enigmático. ¿Qué esencia última nos rige? ¿Qué lugar ocupa el hombre en el complejo entramado del infinito? ¿Qué es el tiempo, la vida, la muerte? Una grandiosa novela de dimensiones épicas cuyo amplio abanico de interpretaciones ofrece una visión totalizadora. Arthur C.Clarke colaboró estrechamente con Stanley Kubrick en la producción de la célebre película homónima.

2001: A Space Odyssey

by Arthur C. Clarke

The year is 2001, and cosmonauts uncover a mysterious monolith that has been buried on the Moon for at least three million years. To their astonishment, the monolith releases an equally mysterious pulse--a kind of signal--in the direction of Saturn after it is unearthed. Whether alarm or communication, the human race must know what the signal is--and who it was intended for. The Discovery and its crew, assisted by the highly advanced HAL 9000 computer system, sets out to investigate. But as the crew draws closer to their rendezvous with a mysterious and ancient alien civilization, they realize that the greatest dangers they face come from within the spacecraft itself. HAL proves a dangerous traveling companion, and the crew must outwit him to survive. <P> This novel version of the famous Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey was written by Clarke in conjunction with the movie's production. It is meant to stand as a companion piece, and it offers a complementary narrative that's loaded with compelling science fiction ideas.

2010: Odyssey Two

by Arthur C. Clarke

An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown. Yet, a host of questions has grown more insistent, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions have been answered, in this stunning sequel. Cosmic in sweep, eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe, and filled with the romance of space, this novel is a good read.

2061: Odyssey Three

by Arthur C. Clarke

The third book in Clarke's beloved Space Odyssey series, 2061: Odyssey Three returns to Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths and the alien intelligences behind them. Floyd is chosen as one of a handful of celebrity guests to witness the first manned touchdown on the surface of Halley's Comet on the privately-owned spaceship Universe. <P> But the touchdown is not fated to go as planned. On Jupiter's moon Europa, which has undergone a transformation after events at the end of 2010: Odyssey Two, scientists have spotted the sudden growth of a gigantic, asymmetrical mountain determined to be one single enormous diamond-a fragment of Jupiter's core. The Universe's sister ship, Galaxy, is hijacked and forced to crash into Europa's ocean-and the Universe is diverted from its original mission to rescue the crew. <P> In this book, Heywood Floyd must once again survive an encounter with HAL, David Bowman, and the mysterious monolith-building race with its own hidden agenda-that will shape the destiny of the human race.

3001: The Final Odyssey

by Arthur C. Clarke

A thousand years after being cast into the frozen void of space by the supercomputer HAL, Frank Poole is brought back to life--and thrust into a world more technically advanced than the one he left behind. He discovers a world of human minds directly interfacing with computers; genetically engineered dinosaur servants; and massive space elevators built around the Equator. He also discovers an impending threat to humanity--lurking within the enigmatic monoliths. To fight it, Poole must join forces with David Bowman and HAL, now fused into one corporeal consciousness--and the only being with the power to thwart the monoliths' mysterious creators. A continuation of Arthur C. Clarke's groundbreaking Space Odyssey series, 3001: The Final Odyssey takes readers on a journey full of mysticism, wonder, and suspense.

Against the Fall of Night

by Arthur C. Clarke

Alvin, the only child for many centuries born in what is believed to be the only city left on Earth, leads a renaissance. Man is reclaiming the Earth, but evil has also returned.

Beyond the Fall of Night

by Arthur C. Clarke Gregory Benford

AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT is one of Arthur C Clarc's earliest extended works of fiction. Set in the very far future, it tells the story of a young man, Alvin, the only child to be born in the enclosed city of Diaspar for many centuries. Dissatisfied with the stasis of Utopian life in the city, Alvin discovers that Diaspar is not, as its inhabitants believe, the only city left on earth to turned to desert. There is another city, Lys, who's people have remained close to nature. For Alvin, this discovery, is the first step in a journey that will take him to the stars - and to the truth about the universe. In Benford's sequel, Alvin's discovers lead to a renaissance; man is reclaiming the Earth and even recreating earlier species of humanity. But along with creativity, evil has returned to the Earth.

The Challenge of the Sea

by Arthur C. Clarke

While tremendous strides toward the conquest of space occupy most of today's headlines, scientists are also exploring the vast secret recesses of the sea. Clarke takes us beneath the sea...

The Challenge of the Spaceship: Previews of Tomorrow's World

by Arthur C. Clarke

The last quarter of this century will be an age of exploration such as Man has never seen before. Astronomy and physics will be the fields of knowledge most immediately affected. Yet the first direct results of astronautics may be less important in the long run than the indirect consequences. With the expansion of the world's mental horizons may come one of the greatest outbursts of creative activity ever known.<P> In THE CHALLENGE OF THE SPACESHIP Arthur C. Clarke speculates on the changes that will come in our own generation -- the first generation to break away from the limitations of our own planet -- and predicts some of the astonishing scientific developments that will inevitably come in future centuries. Among these will be manned spaceships traveling at speeds of more than 1,000,000 m.p.h., techniques for changing and controlling the climate of the entire earth, exploration of an area ten times greater than all our continents on the other planets of the Solar System, and discovery of the basic secrets of life and synthesis of living matter in the laboratory.

Childhood's End

by Arthur C. Clarke

When a mysteries race from space seizes control of Earth, humanity questions their secretiveness. When they finally emerge from the seclusion of their space ships, humanity questions their grand scheme. The plot thickens when it is revealed that the overlords are but servants to another more ominous super race.

The City and the Stars

by Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the "Big Three." Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke's work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings. Clarke's short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

The City and the Stars / The Sands of Mars

by Arthur C. Clarke

"The City and the Stars" was the earliest Clarke novel to mix science and mystical transcendence, a theme that he carried through in many later novels. Alvin, a young man born in the enclosed utopian city of Diaspar, in Earth's far future, becomes impatient with the technology-mediated claustrophobia of his "perfect" life and determines to find out what is beyond his city.<P>"The Sands of Mars" was Arthur C. Clarke's first full-length novel. It was one of the first SF novels about Mars to abandon the romantic fantasies of Edgar Rice Burroughs, C. S. Lewis, and Ray Bradbury. When it was written, it was already a certainty that the planet's atmosphere was too thin to support higher animals of the terrestrial type. There could be no Martian princesses, alas. In "The Sands of Mars," celebrated writer Martin Gibson is on his first trip to Mars. Things go smoothly enough until he actually sets foot on the red planet -- at which point he stumbles upon Mars's most carefully hidden secrets... <P>"Arthur Clarke is probably the most critically admired of all currently active writers of science fiction... awesomely informed about physics and astr

The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke Volume 2

by Arthur C. Clarke

Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey,Childhood's End,The City and the Stars, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke is the most celebrated science fiction author alive. He is--with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein--one of the writers who define science fiction in our time. Now Clarke has cooperated in the preparation of a massive, definitive edition of his collected shorter works. From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre," through classics like "The Star," "Earthlight," "The Nine Billion Names of God," and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel, and movie,2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God," this immense volume encapsulates one of the great SF careers of all time.

The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke Volume 3

by Arthur C. Clarke

Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey,Childhood's End,The City and the Stars, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke is the most celebrated science fiction author alive. He is--with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein--one of the writers who define science fiction in our time. Now Clarke has cooperated in the preparation of a massive, definitive edition of his collected shorter works. From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre," through classics like "The Star," "Earthlight," "The Nine Billion Names of God," and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel, and movie,2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God," this immense volume encapsulates one of the great SF careers of all time.

The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke Volume 4

by Arthur C. Clarke

Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey,Childhood's End,The City and the Stars, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke is the most celebrated science fiction author alive. He is--with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein--one of the writers who define science fiction in our time. Now Clarke has cooperated in the preparation of a massive, definitive edition of his collected shorter works. From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre," through classics like "The Star," "Earthlight," "The Nine Billion Names of God," and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel, and movie,2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God," this immense volume encapsulates one of the great SF careers of all time.

Cradle

by Arthur C. Clarke Gentry Lee

In 1994, a missile mysteriously disappears off the coast of Florida during military testing. While investigating the link between the disappearance and some unusual whale sightings, journalist Carol Dawson finds much more--an enigmatic artifact that may not be of earthly origin. The artifact may be worth millions--and Dawson and her colleagues must outwit thieves and criminals to keep it safe. But the artifact leads to another, bigger discovery deep beneath the ocean's surface--a discovery that could change the face of humanity forever.

The Deep Range

by Arthur C. Clarke

AUTHORS NOTE.

Dilemmas: The Secret, and Flowers for Algernon

by Arthur C. Clarke Daniel Keyes

Two books, The Secret by Clarke and Flowers for Algernon by Keyes; a poem Now in the Stillness by Coatsworth, and discussion questions for both books. Also a roundtable discussion with questions about both books.

Dolphin Island

by Arthur C. Clarke

No synopsis available.

Earthlight

by Arthur C. Clarke

Two hundred years after humans first touched down on the surface of the Moon, there are permanent settlements there--as well as on Venus and Mars. The inhabitants of these colonies have formed their own political alliance: the Federation. On the Moon, a government agent from Earth is hunting a suspected spy at a prominent observatory. He is caught up in the larger political struggle between Earth's government and that of the Federation, and ultimately must struggle for his life--in the beautiful and barren landscape of the Moon under Earth's light.

Expedition to Earth

by Arthur C. Clarke

This collection of Clarke's work was originally published in 1953, when it was selected as one of the best science fiction books of the year by Boucher and McComas. It contains many short stories that would later become classics, including "The Sentinel"--the basis for the later classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. These stories present a brilliant showcase of Clarke's many-layered approach to the moral dilemmas of scientific advancement--from the thrilling and brutal "Breaking Strain" to the more poetic and thoughtful "Second Dawn." This collection represents a tour-de-force of science fiction storytelling sure to delight fans of Clarke's work and the SF genre.

A Fall of Moondust

by Arthur C. Clarke

A lunar cruise ends in disaster after a moonquake sinks the cruiser Selene beneath a sea of liquid-fine lunar dust on the Moon's Sea of Thirst. Facing enormous environmental barriers, the rescue team finds their courage, ingenuity, and resources tested to the breaking point--as trapped passengers and crew slowly run out of time. Originally published in 1961, A Fall of Moondust was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel, and was the first science fiction tale chosen as a Reader's Digest Condensed Book. Informed by the most current scientific knowledge of the time, A Fall of Moondust is a realistically conceived and gripping story of human resourcefulness and triumph in the face of nearly insurmountable challenges.

Firstborn

by Arthur C. Clarke Stephen Baxter

With this epic tale of altered histories and different earths, a universe where Alexander's empire prompted a different past, a world where strange alien 'eyes' gaze upon a fractured reality, a time when man is looking to colonise the red planet Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter scale new heights of ambition and sheer story telling brio. This is classic SF adventure from two of the biggest names in the genre. A heady combination of high concept SF, big engineering projects and human drama.

The Fountains of Paradise

by Arthur C. Clarke

Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars -- through the construction of a space elevator connecting to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the planet's surface. The elevator would lift interstellar spaceships into orbit without the need of rockets to blast through the Earth's atmosphere-making space travel easier and more cost-effective.<P><P> Unfortunately, the only appropriate surface base for the elevator is located at the top of a mountain already occupied-by an ancient order of Buddhist monks who strongly oppose the project. Morgan must face down their opposition-as well as enormous technical, political, and economic challenges-in order to make the project successful.<P> Winner of the Nebula and Hugo awards, this novel combines believable science based on the knowledge of the time with heart-stopping suspense-sure to delight science fiction readers and fans of Clarke alike.

Garden of Rama

by Arthur C. Clarke

The Ramans return in the third saga of extraterrestrial contact--a riveting odyssey of a future Eden. The phenomenon begun in Rendezvous with Rama and carried on in Rama II continues in a masterpiece of technological extrapolation--an exhilarating adventure into the heart of both the universe and humankind. Arthur C. Clarke is without question the world's best-known and bestselling science fiction writer. He was born in Minehead, Somerset; the town recently hosted a Festival of Space in honour of his seventy-fifth birthday. He has won innumerable international awards for his fiction, for his scientific writing, and for his inspirational role as one of the chief prophets of the space age. His collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey set new standards for SF films. As the presenter of the TV series Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World and its successors, Clarke has become a household name. He lives in Sri Lanka. Gentry Lee combines two remarkable careers; on the one hand he is a screenwriter, whose credits include Carl Sagan's Cosmos series; on the other he is a distinguished space scientist, being chief scientist on NASA's' deep space exploration programme. His collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke was born when he was assigned by Warner Brothers to script the film of Cradle from Clarke's extensive treatment.

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