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Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as an RAF radar instructor, rising to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. After the war he won a BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours from King’s College, London. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he also won the KALINGA PRIZE, the AVIATION SPACE-WRITERS PRIZE,and the WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE WRITING PRIZE. He also shared an OSCAR nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, which was based on his story, ‘The Sentinel’. He lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008.  To discover more about how the legacy of Sir Arthur is being honoured today, please visit http://www.clarkefoundation.org

Read the first five chapters of The Medusa Chronicles!

We have a Christmas treat to for you. We are delighted to be able to share with you the first five chapters of The Medusa Chronicles, the brand new novel by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds. Inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s short story A Meeting with Medusa, this novel, with permission from the Clarke Estate, continues the story of Commander Howard Falcon over centuries of space-exploration, interaction with AI, first contact and beyond. All brought to life by … More

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what Team Gollancz are reading over the weekend..

Amy – Rivers of London

Emily – Monstrous Regiment

Charlie – Othergirl

Marcus – Arthur C. Clarke The Collected Stories

Jen – Murder is Bad Manners

Gillian – L’ange de la Nuit

Simon – the 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear

Let us know what you’ll be reading this weekend in the comments below!

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From the Archive: I

At Gollancz we have the considerable good fortune to publish some of the biggest and greatest names in SF and Fantasy and to work with the most amazing backlist . . . which also means we have an astonishing archive containing some brilliant behind-the-scenes correspondence with authors which stretches back for decades.

Today we take real pleasure in sharing a few photos which delighted us – of Sir Arthur C. Clarke meeting Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, and … More

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