posts on 12/29/2009 5:03:05 PM
Songs Of Distant Earth seems to be somewhat maligned here. Whilst not Hard SF as such it is most certainly an enchanting tale written in a very easy style with a lot of human interest and a very sad, wistful ending, beautifully composed. It is the perfect introduction to Arthur C. Clarke, or an excellent read for those more familiar with him. He has produced many, many fine novels which can be read and read again and this certainly deserves it's place among them.
posts on 10/16/2009 4:10:49 PM
hi i read a arthur c clarke book years ago that my dad had, it wasn't a story book it was about true storys of people who had experienced strange things, for example it told a story of a man frozen in the ice, i can't remember the name of the book at all and i'd love to buy it, i hope someone reconises this book id be gratefull for any responses thanks
posts on 7/27/2006 8:34:08 AM
Does anyone know how Mr. Clarke came up with the name Karellen? I tried to find out through a friend of a friend who has worked with Arthur Clarke, but the message came back that Mr. Clarke couldn't remember writing the book, much less the origins of characters names.
posts on 2/23/2006 7:19:50 AM
It seems that this book is really great and I'm looking forward to buy it.
But before I'll buy it can somebody give me a summary of this book?
I'm looking forward for answers.
posts on 9/25/2005 5:05:52 PM
Sorry guys, but I never was able to get his email address.
He would have answered me by now.
posts on 9/25/2005 12:31:16 AM
Mr Clarke can be contacted throught his publishers
: David Higham Associates
5-8 lower john street
also, university of colombo sri lanka
posts on 7/15/2005 6:39:33 AM
I have just finished reading the novel ''Songs of Distant Earth'' and have one lingering albeit most probably inconsequential query. Towards the end of the book, Kandor gives Mirissa a little bell like box which contains one single tooth, supposedly ''the last remains of the one person on earth who founded a faith that was totally unmarred by violence'' (paraphrased). Is this supposed to be Sýdharta (sp?)? An explanation will go a long way.
The book itself is mediocre yet the actual idea is quite interesting. As with quite a few latter day Clarke books, great concept yet underwhelming execution.
posts on 7/11/2005 9:12:06 PM
I read the story crime on mars but i dont get it.what is the story all about?
posts on 7/7/2005 7:49:41 PM
Looking for a way to contact Arthur Clarke an old friend of our father, John Burns Maxwell.
Carol E.; Donald B. Maxwell
posts on 6/16/2005 12:20:37 PM
It's my hope to follow up on the story of a friend of Dr. Clarke's, Bob Mars.
They dived extensively in Sri Lanka and their adventures were the basis of a non-fiction book.
Mr. Mars was the first to excavate Port Royal, Jamaica and had quite a resume.
If he is still living, I would like to know more about his discovery of the ancient wreck of a Greek or Roman ship off the coast of Brazil.
As I understand the story, when Mr. Mars asked the Brazilian government for permission to excavate the wreck, the military promptly buried the site under tons of mud.
Can anyone help me on this tantalizing mystery?