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Arthur C. Clarke - Randevú ​a Rámával
A. ​C. Clarke 1973-ban adta közre jelen regényét, mely azonnal óriási világsikert aratott. Címét arról az űrhajóról kapta, melyet a XXII. század közepén fedeznek fel a Jupiteren túl. Az Endeavour napkutató űrhajót küldik a Ráma felderítésére... Clarke mindent tud, amit egy sci-fi írónak tudni kell. Fantáziája valóságos tudományos tényekre alapozva szárnyal, és mint Kuczka Péter a kötet utószavában megállapítja: mindig az emberség, az emberiesség oldalán áll. Kitartó tudásvágy élteti minden regényét, és ezzel fogja meg olvasót is.

Arthur C. Clarke - 2010 ​- Második űrodisszeia
2010-ben ​egy űrhajó szovjet és amerikai személyzetével együtt útnak indul a Jupiter különös holdrendszere felé. Itt fedezték fel ugyanis a Holdon talált furcsa, fekete hasáb a TMA óriási mását. Ember és számítógép keresi a kapu titkát és titkokat keres a Csillaggyermek, az egykori Bowman névre hallgató űrhajós is. Az élet titkait keressük az íróval együtt, s annyit bizonyosan megtudunk, hogy újabb és újabb kérdéseket tegyünk fel.

Arthur C. Clarke - A ​város és a csillagok
A ​történelem tele van nagyszerű városokkal, de Diasparhoz egy sem fogható. Évmilliók óta zárkózik védelmező kupolája mögé, hogy elszigetelje magát a széthulló külvilág veszélyeitől. Valamikor olyan hatalommal rendelkezett, ami előtt még a csillagok is meghódoltak, de aztán − a legendák szerint − a bolygón kívülről érkező támadók visszaűzték az emberiség utolsó maradékát a város biztonságot nyújtó falai közé. Diaspar lakói örök életűek, de a halhatatlanságért nagy árat fizettek: sosem hagyhatják el tökéletesen szervezett, minden kényelemmel ellátott otthonukat. Ebbe a változatlanságba dermedt világba születik bele Alvin, a Kiválasztott, aki merőben más vágyakkal rendelkezik, mint a többi ember. Ő meg akarja tudni, mi van a város falain kívül. Mivel erre senkitől, még a Központi Komputertől sem kap választ, maga indul el rejtett föld alatti folyosókon, hogy utánajárjon a legendáknak, és megfejtse Diaspar elzárkózásának igazi titkát. A Clarke legjobb műveit csokorba gyűjtő sorozatunk második darabja örök érvényű, filozofikus mese az SF hőskorából, tele hihetetlen kalandokkal és technikai csodákkal. Az új kiadást mintegy keretbe foglalja a szerző magyarul először olvasható előszava, valamint a neves ausztrál írónak, Damien Brodericknek külön a mi kötetünk számára készített utószava. „Clarke legtökéletesebb műve.” − The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Galaktika Fantasztikus Könyvek sorozatban megjelent kiadás.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - A drót-kontinuum
Csaknem 60 év telt el az Utazzon dróton megjelenése óta, amikor Clarke újra elővette a teleportáció témáját, és elhatározta, hogy alaposabban körüljárja. Erősítésnek fiatal szerzőtársat vett maga mellé, és ketten együtt nagyívű történetet találtak ki egy világról, mely olyan, mint a miénk, de mégsem teljesen azonos vele. A figyelmesen olvasó SF-rajongók számára pedig, külön ajándékként, számos apró utalást rejtettek el benne Clarke klasszikus 2001-ére és folytatásaira.

Arthur C. Clarke - The Songs of Distant Earth (Oxford Bookworms)
'High above them, Lora and Clyde heard a sound their world had not heard for centuries - the thin scream of a starship coming in from outer space, leaving a long white tail like smoke across the clear blue sky. They looked at each other in wonder. After three hundred years of silence, Earth had reached out once more to touch Thalassa ...' And with the starship comes knowledge, and love, and pain. In these five science-fiction stories Arthur C. Clarke takes us travelling through the universe into the unknown, but always possible future."

Arthur C. Clarke - Michael P. Kube-McDowell - The Trigger
From the legendary Arthur C. Clarke, in collaboration with Michael Kube-McDowell of Star Wars fame, comes a chilling day-after-tomorrow thriller. Jeffrey Horton of Terabyte Laboratories is the brilliant, driven and idealistic scientist responsible for the discovery of the Trigger. It was an accidental discovery. When Horton fired up his prototype analogue of a laser it triggered all nearby explosive material. In that moment, an end to the power of the gun became feasible. In future, a firearm - or a bomb - could be made powerless to harm the innocent. The Trigger might even mean an end to war. Patriotism dictates that Terabyte hands over the science to the Pentagon. Idealism demands the invention be given to the whole world, regardless of politics. But in a world where violence has reached epidemic proportions, too many people have a stake in the business of violence to give peace a chance. Clarke and McDowell offer a startling vision of the future in which the fate of humankind depends on who controls THE TRIGGER.

Arthur C. Clarke - Fritz Leiber - James Blish - Robert Sheckley - Theodore Sturgeon - Walter M. Miller - Damon Knight - Philip K. Dick - Alfred Bester - Frederick Brown - Jerome Bixby - William Tenn - Theodore Cogswell - Ward Moore - William Morrison - Gyilkos Idő
Műfajtörténeti visszapillantásnál – s egy nagyszabású sorozat első darabjaként – így is van ez rendjén. Asimov az 1953-as esztendő legszebb, legértékesebb, legmeghökkentőbb történeteit rendezte kötetbe. A „remekművek” megjelölés aligha könyvkereskedői túlzás: ezek az iskolateremtő alkotások ma egytől egyig klasszikus daraboknak számítanak.

Arthur C. Clarke - Tales ​from Planet Earth
If ​you want an omnibus of short fiction by Arthur C. Clarke, a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master, then you want _The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke_. If you're looking for a representative sample of Clarke's short stories, or for some examples of the creative and extrapolative abilities that established Clarke as one of science fiction's greatest and most important writers, then check out _Tales from Planet Earth_. Tales from Planet Earth ranges widely across time, but the stories are centered on our home world. Many SF writers confine their visions of earth to its flatlands, but Clarke is three-dimensional; his stories "Hate," "The Deep Range," and "The Man Who Ploughed the Sea" plunge into the ocean, while "The Cruel Sky" ascends the Himalayas. Some stories, like "The Other Tiger" and "'If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth...'," end on chilling twists. "The Road to the Sea" spans centuries and millennia to explore how humanity's exodus to the stars may affect the world left behind. "Hate" considers how transcendence of the Earth's atmosphere may affect ancient enmities. "The Parasite" demonstrates a scary nastiness not usually associated with Clarke. "The Wall of Darkness" is set on an alternate-universe earth so different from ours, and "The Lion of Comarre" is set in a future so far away, that both stories feel like fantasy; but both are rigorously extrapolated from scientific theory. Two lighthearted entertainments, "The Next Tenants" and "The Man Who Ploughed the Sea," are from Tales of the White Hart. All of the stories in _Tales from Planet Earth_ are recommended. The iBooks 2001 Anniversary Edition of _Tales from Planet Earth_ collects 14 SF stories first published between 1950 and 1987.

Arthur C. Clarke - Report ​on Planet Three
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Arthur C. Clarke - The ​Wind from the Sun
A ​volume containing all 18 short stories written by Arthur C. Clarke in the 1960s. They depict a future in which technologies are beginning to dictate man's lifestyle - even to demand life for themselves.

Arthur C. Clarke - A ​Fall of Moondust
Time ​is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist cruiser Selene, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface, her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the mercilessly unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment. A brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival, A FALL OF MOONDUST is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension by the field's foremost author.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - Firstborn
Though ​supposedly the last volume of Clarke and Baxter's Time Odyssey series (after 2005's Sunstorm), this intriguing and frustrating installment of the high-octane space opera ends with an astounding cliffhanger just as humans have begun to confront the ancient and super-powerful Firstborn, who attack any species that might become a rival. Having barely survived a Firstborn-created solar flare, Earth now must cope with a meteor bomb approaching from deep space. Tensions rise between secretive, paranoid forces on Earth and equally suspicious groups among the Spacers, whose identification with humanity's home is waning. Meanwhile, in a pocket universe created by the Firstborn for some inscrutable purpose, slices from different Terran eons nervously adjust to each other. The narrative leaps about too much to develop characters, but Clarke has never been as interested in individuals as in humanity's ability to accept change as a species. It's too early to tell whether that theme will be enough to carry the story to a coherent conclusion.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - Time's ​Eye
Sir ​Arthur C. Clarke is a living legend, a writer whose name has been synonymous with science fiction for more than fifty years. An indomitable believer in human and scientific potential, Clarke is a genuine visionary. If Clarke has an heir among today’s science fiction writers, it is award-winning author Stephen Baxter. In each of his acclaimed novels, Baxter has demonstrated dazzling gifts of imagination and intellect, along with a rare ability to bring the most cerebral science dramatically to life. Now these two champions of humanism and scientific speculation have combined their talents in a novel sure to be one of the most talked-about of the year, a 2001 for the new millennium.

Arthur C. Clarke - Stephen Baxter - The ​Light of Other Days
The ​Light of Other Days is a 2000 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter, which explores the development of wormhole technology to the point where information can be passed instantaneously between points in the space-time continuum.

Arthur C. Clarke - Das ​Lied der fernen Erde
In ​den Fünfziger-Sechziger Jahren, als die Neutrino-Teilchen gerade erst entdeckt waren (bzw. in das Atommodell aufgenommen wurden), beobachteten die Astronomen eifrig den Himmel - auf der Jagd nach Neutrinos, die die Sonne ins All geblasen hat. Doch die beobachtete Menge an Neutrinos blieb weit hinter der erwarteten Menge zurück. Für dieses Phänomen gab es nach einigen Überlegungen nur eine mögliche Ursache: Die Sonne hat so gut wie all ihren Wasserstoffvorrat in Helium fusioniert. Sie steht kurz vor dem Verglühen.

Arthur C. Clarke - C. S. Lewis - From ​Narnia to a Space Odyssey
From ​Narnia to a Space Odyssey is a provocative account of the debate and discussion between Clarke and Lewis presenting their opposing views on technology and its effects on society in a fascinating manner, unfolding throughout their prose, both fiction and non-fiction, and through their own correspondence. Their encounter sets the stage for the dilemma we face today: Is technology the beauty that will lead us to a more utopian society, or is it the beast that endangers our humanity and spirit?

Arthur C. Clarke - Islands ​in the Sky
Roy ​Malcolm is the surprised winner of a T.V. contest sponsored by World Airways and for his prize chooses to go the Inner Station - a rocket base hundreds of miles above the Earth. After undergoing a searching aptitude and physical fitness test, he finds himself _en route_ for the Station - little expecting the terrifying mysteries and hazards he was to encounter when he arrived.

Arthur C. Clarke - Profiles ​of the Future
This ​book originally appeared in 1962, and was based on essays written during the period 1959 - 1961. Since it was concerned with ultimate possibilities, and not with achievements to be expected in the near future, even the remarkable events of the last decade have dated it very little. But Arthur Clarke has gone over the book making corrections and comments where necessary in order to bring it right up-to-date. The author, amongst many fascinating excursions into what the future may hold, discusses the fourth dimension and the obsolescence of the law of gravity, the exploration of the entire solar system and the colonization of some of it; seas will be mined for energy and minerals, and asteroids will be pulled to Earth to supply needed materials; men, already bigger than they need be, may be bred smaller to be more efficient on less food.

Arthur C. Clarke - Gentry Lee - Rama ​II (angol)
Years ​ago, the enormous, enigmatic alien spacecraft called Rama sailed through our solar system as mind-boggling proof that life existed -- or had existed -- elsewhere in the universe. Now, at the dawn of the twenty-third century, another ship is discovered hurtling toward us. A crew of Earth's best and brightest minds is assembled to rendezvous with the massive vessel. They are armed with everything we know about Raman technology and culture. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to encounter on board Rama II: cosmic secrets that are startling, sensational -- and perhaps even deadly.

Arthur C. Clarke - The ​Other Side of the Sky
The ​Other Side of the Sky presents a glimpse of our future: a future where reality is no longer contained in earthly dimensions, where man has learned to exist with the knowledge that he is not alone in the universe. These stories of other planets and galactic adventures show Arthur C. Clarke at the peak of his powers: sometimes disturbing, always intriguing.

Arthur C. Clarke - The ​Promise of Space
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Arthur C. Clarke - The ​Space Trilogy - Islands of the Sky / Earthlight / The Sands of Mars
Islands ​in the Sky, first published in 1954, sees Roy Malcolm winning a trip to the Inner Station, a space station rotating 500 miles from Earth. The Sands of Mars, set in the 21st century, has a group of pioneers struggling to change the face of this inhospitable planet. In Earthlight, two centuries hence, man has colonised the planets and the inhabitants of the Moon owe no allegiance to any nation on Earth - or to Earth itself . . . This omnibus edition of three of Arthur C. Clarke's early novels shows the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey exploring space and time in adventurous and thoughtful ways.

Arthur C. Clarke - Tales ​from the White Hart
In ​the White Hart Pub in London just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court—a consummate tall-tale teller who always has a good story up his sleeve. He is joined by science fiction writers Samuel Youd, John Wyndham, and Clarke himself—all under pseudonyms, and all trying to outdo each other with their outlandish tales of science and invention. Inspired by the Jorkens collections by Lord Dunsany, this collection of stories is Clarke’s third—and, while they were written in locations as diverse as New York and Sydney, they all have a distinctly English flavor. Written by one of the genre’s most important authors, Tales of the White Hart is sure to delight Clarke fans, lovers of science fiction, and anyone who appreciates a good tall tale.

Arthur C. Clarke - Gentry Lee - Rama ​Revealed
n ​the long-awaited conclusion to one of the most heralded science fiction series ever, Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee reveal the ultimate Raman plan for humanity. The Hugo and Nebula award-winning Rendezvous with Rama, the bestselling Rama II, and The Garden of Rama were only the prelude to this stunning conclusion to an epic journey. On its mysterious voyage through interstellar space, a massive, alien starship carries its passengers to the end of a generations-long odyssey. For the great experiment conceived by the Ramans has failed. Rama III, with its carefully designed Earth habitat, as well as environments to house other intelligent species, has become a battleground. Instead of creating a utopia, the human contingent has brought forth a tyrant who seeks to conquer the other sectors of the vast Raman ark. Cosmonaut Nicole des Jardins, a lone voice for reason who is now jailed and awaiting execution, is aided in a daring escape by two tiny robots. On New York Island, the dark, brood deserted city in the midst of Rama III's cylindrical sea, Nicole is reunited with her long-lost husband, Richard Wakefield, whom she'd given up for dead. Joined by their children and other rebels from the Earth sector, Nicole and Richard enter New York's labyrinthine underground aboard a ghostly subway hoping to find the ship's secret inner workings. What they find instead is the emerald-domed lair of the technologically advanced species that rules this fabulous subraman world: the octospiders. These arachnidlike creatures are luring Nicole and the rebels into their domain, but the Earth group is divided as to whether the octospiders are allies or enemies - and anxious to discover the fate of two oftheir group abducted by the enigmatic aliens. Yet even as this drama unfolds, Rama III continues its inexorable course to its final destination: the Node. To some, the Node is a vast engineering station; to others, it is a place of wonder and miracles. From here a powerful force ha

Arthur C. Clarke - The ​Space Trilogy
"Islands ​in the Sky", first published in 1954, sees Roy Malcolm win a trip to the Inner Station, a space station rotating 500 miles from Earth. "The Sands of Mars", set in the 21st century, has a group of pioneers struggling to change the face of this inhospitable planet. "Earthlight" is set in a human colony on the moon. This omnibus edition of Arthur C. Clarke's early novels shows the author of "2001: A Space Odyssey" exploring space and time in adventurous and thoughtful ways. Although the course of recent history has been different, these novels offer a glimpse of what-might-have-been, as envisoned nearly 50 years ago by the greatest sci-fi writer of them all.

Arthur C. Clarke - The ​Songs of Distant Earth and Other Stories (Oxford Bookworms)
'High ​above them, Lora and Clyde heard a sound their world had not heard for centuries - the thin scream of a starship coming in from outer space, leaving a long white tail like smoke across the clear blue sky. They looked at each other in wonder. After three hundred years of silence, Earth had reached out once more to touch Thalassa...' And with the starship comes knowledge, and love, and pain. In these five science-fiction stories Arthur C. Clarke takes us travelling through the universe into the unknown, but always possible future.

Arthur C. Clarke - Expedition ​to Earth
ELEVEN ​MASTERFUL SCIENCE FICTION TALES OF WONDER IN THIS WORLD AND BEYOND HIDE AND SEEK "K.15 was a military intelligence operative. It gave him a considerable pain when unimaginative people called him a spy. But at the moment he had much more serious grounds for complaint . . ." SUPERIORITY "When the war opened we had no doubt of our ultimate victory. The combined fleets of our allies greatly exceeded in number and armament those which the enemy could muster against us. We were sure we could maintain this superiority. Our belief proved, alas, to be only too well founded . . ." EXPEDITION TO EARTH "It was in the last days of the Empire. The tiny ship was far from home, and almost a hundred light-years from the great parent vessel searching through the loosely packed stars at the rim of the Milky Way. But even here it could not escape from the shadow that lay across civilization . . ."

Arthur C. Clarke - Mike McQuay - Richter ​10
When ​he was seven years old, a major earthquake killed Lewis Crane's parents. As an adult, Crane has dedicated his life to protecting humanity from a similar tragedy. He's a Nobel-winning earthquake scientist, and the founder of the Foundation – an organization that has perfected equipment sensitive enough to predict an earthquake strike down to the minute. With unrelenting dedication to his cause, Crane's organization explores the idea of fusing the Earth's tectonic plates together-stopping all earthquakes forever by halting tectonic activity. But what effect will this have on the earth-and can it stop another major earthquake due in the United States? In this book, Arthur C. Clarke applies an imagination big enough for deep space to the inner workings of our planet. It's a fascinating exploration of the possible future of earthquake prediction technology – and a compelling read for science fiction fans.

Arthur C. Clarke - Childhood's ​End
The ​Overlords appeared suddenly over every city--intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began. But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind . . . or the beginning?

Arthur C. Clarke - Gentry Lee - Ráma ​II.
Az ​emberiség földön kívüli intelligenciával való első találkozása nem tudott fényt deríteni az idegenek eredetére és céljaira. A Rámával randevúzó, talányt talány után felfedező űrhajósok csupán egyetlen tényt tudtak biztosan megállapítani: a rámaiak mindenből hármat készítettek. Sokan ebből arra következettek, hogy a Naprendszert meglátogató idegen űrhajót további kettő fogja követni. És lám, igazuk lett: Hetven évvel az első csillaghajó után újabb Ráma dübörög a Föld felé! Hiába fogadja azonban az új jövevényt jóval felkészültebb emberi expedíció, mint elődjét, a randevú a második Rámával hamarosan baljós események sorozatába torkollik. Az új csillagközi vándor ugyanis -bár kívülről szakasztott mása az első Rámának- új kihívásokat kínál felderítőinek, akik nem biztos, hogy mindig a legbölcsebb módon reagálnak ezekre...

Arthur C. Clarke - A ​jövő körvonalai
"A ​jövőt megjósolni nem lehet, és minden, akármilyen részletére vonatkozó efféle kísérlet néhány éven belül nevetségességbe fullad. E könyv célja gyakorlatibb és sokkal becsvágyóbb. Nem akarja leírni a jövőt, csupán meghatározni azokat a kereteket, amelyeken belül a lehetséges jövőknek lenniük kell. Ha a korokra úgy tekintünk, mint előttünk elterülő feltérképezetlen és felfedezetlen tájra, az első, amit megkísérelünk, hogy határait felmérjük, és kiterjedéséről valamiképpen tájékozódjunk. Részletes földrajza nyilván ismeretlen marad - míg csak el nem érjük. Néhány kivételtől eltekintve, a jövőnek egyetlen vonására, a technikára szorítkozom, és nem foglalkozom az erre épülő társadalommal. Ez nem jelent olyan erős korlátozást, mint amilyennek tűnik, hiszen a tudomány a jövőn sokkal inkább uralkodni fog, mint amennyire a jelenen uralkodik. Sőt, jövendölés véleményem szerint csakis e téren lehetséges egyáltalán. A fejlődés jelenlegi fokán lehetetlen bármi olyan technikai alkotást elképzelni, amelyet ne lehetne a következő öt évszázad során elérni, ha az általában elérhető. De ennek a szemlélődésnek a szempontjából mindegy, hogy a szóban forgó dolgok tíz vagy tízezer év alatt válhatnak valóra. Csak az az érdekes, hogy mi, és nem az, hogy mikor."

Arthur C. Clarke - Mesék ​a Földről
Mi ​marad több ezer év múlva a földi civilizációból? Megérti-e a földi kultúrát a mérhetetlen messzeségből a Földre érkező idegen? Milyen új életformát talál magának a jövő embere itt a Földön? Milyen titokzatos jelenségeket kell megértenie, mi mindennel kell megbírkóznia annak, aki úgy határoz hogy nem hagyja le jó öreg bolygónkat? A tér- és időbeli korlátokat nem ismerő képzelőerővel megáldott Clarke a tudományos-fantasztikus irodalom egyik legolvasotabb művelője a Föld nevű planétát választotta számos írása színteréül, témájul, amelyek közül most a legjobbakat egy kötetben összegyűjtve olvashatja ennek a műfajnak minden rajongója.

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