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The space trilogy

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

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Part of the Gollancz S.F. series
1857987802 / 9781857987805
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United Kingdom
Science fiction
20 cm [xi], 506p.
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Contents: Islands in the sky. Originally published: London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952 - The sands of Mars. Originally published: London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1951 - Earthlight. Originally published: London: Muller, 1955.
Arthur C. Clarke is the bestselling and most famous living writer of science fiction in the world Backlist continues to sell steadily These three novels have been too long out of print 'Rereading Sands as I wrote my book brought back the sense of wonder and adventure that it inspired in my childhood. I found it astounding how fresh and relevant the story remains.' Donna Shirley, manager of the Mars Exploration Program 2001 is, of course, Arthur C. Clarke's year!

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.


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