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eBook Earthlight ePub

by Arthur C. Clarke

  • ISBN: 0345306325
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Del Rey (February 12, 1982)
  • ePub book: 1240 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1940 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 204

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Earthlight is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, published in 1955. It is an expansion to novel length of a novella of the same name that he had published four years earlier.

Earthlight is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Earthlight is a science fiction adventure story set on the Moon, where a government agent is looking for a suspected spy at a major observatory on the Moon. The context is strong tension between Earth (which controls the Moon) and independent settlers elsewhere in the Solar System.

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Earthlight, Arthur C. Clarke Earthlight is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1955. Earthlight is a adventure story set on the Moon, where a government agent is looking for a suspected spy at a major observatory on the Moon. The year is not given, but it is some time in the 22nd century.

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE FRAS (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a science writer who was an avid populariser of space travel and a futurist of uncanny ability. He wrote over a dozen books and many essays for popular magazines

The time: 200 years after man's first landing on the Moon. There are permanent populations established on the Moon, Venus and Mars.

The time: 200 years after man's first landing on the Moon.

List of the best Arthur C. Clarke books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years

List of the best Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His novel 2001: A Space Odyssey was turned into one of the greatest movies of all time, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Interestingly enough Clarke co-wrote the screenplay for the film, making him a definite part of film history.

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This marvelous lunar espionage thriller by the science fiction grandmaster and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey packs.

EARTHLIGHT is the story of this emerging conflict. With vaulting imagination Arthur C. Clarke describes life on the strange, awe-inspiring surface of the moon, scene of a most fantastic and exciting contest of arms. Two centuries from now there may be men who do not owe allegiance to any nation on Earth, or even to Earth itself. This brilliant story tells of a time when man stands upon the moon and the planets, tells of men now divided by the vast stretches of the Solar System but once again torn by jealousy and fear.

Comments

Anayanis Anayanis
This is the first book by Clarke that I have read, however, I have already purchased about 10 others. I love science and astronomy. Any and everything to do with space draws me in like nothing else in the universe. So I was beyond happy to find all these books by this author.
So, I just finished reading Earthlight. I love the plot of this book. The fact that there are civilizations on the moon and other planets makes this story intriguing. However, the entire length of the book was slow. The characters did not grab my attention or make me compelled to feel the story the way some of my favorite books do. Overall the book was fairly boring. If not for my love of space I probably would have quit reading this book. The scientific aspects of this book were amazing though. Clarke goes into great detail about things that are so amazingly hard to wrap your mind around that it made me wish we as mankind were at this point in space and scientific development.
I am super excited to start reading the next book in my list by Clarke. I do hope that the next one is a little more fast paced than this one though. I would recommend this book to the science lover but I would not recommend it to someone looking for a fast-paced page turner.
Dagdalas Dagdalas
I first read this book over 40 years ago and while much of the technology described is outdated i.e. no smart phones or wifi, Earthlight remains one of my favorite books by my favorite sci-fi author. I love the fact that Clarke's novels are always so scientifically and technically accurate and in that regard this is one of his best. Some may find it a tad boring lacking in "action". I loved it for the science and his rich and detailed descriptions of the lunar geography.
Qumen Qumen
Well written in excellent English, Earthlight is a classic Clarke story. The concise writing gives a tight story, and contains none of the superfluously over-descriptive wording of most modern science fiction, indeed of most modern fiction. Very enjoyable, allowing the reader's imagination to fill in the mental pictures, rather than having all details brushed in by the author. At the same time, very accurate in the descriptions of actions, activities, and environments as they likely will occur when humans return to the moon.
GEL GEL
I have read this novel many times over 20 years. It still re-charges my interest in alternative world-views. Most of what this man wrote was about disrupting the entrenched viewpoints of his time while demonstrating a shrewd appreciation of the current orbital and perturbation properties of his current times.

His style is rather dated by today's benchmarks but his incisive prose and clear (including scientific) dialogue leaves you with a satisfying feeling of having learned something. And indeed you have.

A very good introductory novel for Sci-Fi newbies.
Mezilabar Mezilabar
Short book. Cute though. The technology is dated but that makes it rather quaint I think. I found it a bit slow, but maybe just because I couldn't make the world believable.
The whole universal peace thing is a bit much for me ...it seems forced. I find it hard to imagine two powers coming to a head in battle, destroying each other, then running home, shamefaced, and signing a treaty. But maybe I'm just cynical.
OCARO OCARO
I dont know in what order he wrote this, he has so many books and short storys, but no matter the order anything by Arthur C. Clark is going to be a great read.
Umor Umor
I have always been a fan of Arthur C.Clarke.As a scientist, he was ahead of his time and this is reflected in his writiing.There is always an interesting perspective which puts you into thinking, this might be possible.
I felt this book was slow and the action was described in a clinical way with no suspense leading up to it and then its gone and you realize that's what you have been waiting for.