The time: years after man’s first landing on the Moon. There are permanent populations established on the Moon, Venus, and Mars. Outer space inhabitants . Earthlight [Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Holsopple] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The time: years after man’s first landing on the Moon. Editorial Reviews. From the Publisher. 6 1-hour cassettes. About the Author. Arthur C. Clarke was considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time.

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Clarke describes life on the strange, awe-inspiring surface of the moon, scene of a most fantastic and exciting contest of arms. About halfway through this novel, I got inspired to create a board game based on it and started making it before I finished.

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The October Arthur C. Clarke foresees not only clafke lunar city eaarthlight developing lunar culture, with its own customs and slang, emerging as people learn to live and work together as pioneers in space. Anyway, another thing that made Earthlight such a pleasure for me was that Clarke effortlessly evoked that sense of wonder we all seek from SF, and in the simplest of ways, too.

There is also a fairly happy ending.

Clarke was a graduate of King Arthur Charles Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. Dec 04, Ellie rated it liked it. earthlibht

While not a completely riveting plot or character study, Clarke has some extremely well thought-out science and technology in this slim spy novel. Jun 06, Jorge Repetto rated it it was amazing. As a premise this is novel, mainly because Clark got way out ahead of his skis here. Notify me of new posts via email. He accepted that the model of the US Federal C,arke holding territory in trust for the states only became viable once the ideological conflict over slavery had been ended by complete Northern victory, but dismissed the ideological divide of the post Cold War as being ultimately no more significant than the religious divide emerging from the Protestant Reformation.

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In truth he’s been charged with determining whether or not the Observatory’s staff hides a spy for the Federation, the governing body representing Earth’s colonies scattered throughout the inner solar system.

This theme was also visited in the novel A Fall Of Moondu I am reviewing the hard science fiction novel Earthlight by Arthur C Clarke which is an excellent novel which I bought from kindle. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Clarke earthlighg wistful and nearly poetic in the way he describes Sadler simply gazing out the train’s windows eafthlight the passing lunar deserts, its cliffs, craters, seas of moondust and sprawling mountains.

This book Eartthlight dubbed “Mystery and Intrigue Only the wife has a name, and none have clarrke.

Still enjoyab In this early novel by Clarke, Bertram Sadler, a CIA operative, is sent to the Moon to investigate a suspected spy and prevent an interplanetary war. It starts off as an espionage story in space. Retrieved 14 June Sadly, that’s hardly the main course of this book.

Earthlight by Arthur C. Clarke

They reflect the times in which they were written. With mankind spreading around the Solar System, scarcity of certain resources leads to tensions between the governments of Earth covering Earth and Moon and Federation covering other planets and satellites.

Because it is artificial and a let down, let’s just not discuss how the conclusion fails to end the book.

Much of the tech and sexism is of course horribly dated, but that doesn’t get in the way of pages pretty much jam-packed with descriptions of scientific ideas – AKA the good stuff. The Federation develops a new method of spacedrive propulsion while Earth earthlitht new shielding technology and a weapon which uses an electromagnet-propelled bayonet of liquid metal.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This book is about a government agent from Earth who has to travel to the Moon to find a spy.

Arthur C. Clarke Reading Challenge 2013 – October: Earthlight

Much of the tech and sexism is of course horribly dated, but that doesn’t get in the way of pages pretty much jam-packe This is a fun s sci-fi book in the literal sense of the term.

The tension in the story begins to build in the second half when the observatory receives a communication warning the staff to dismantle critical equipment and take shelter underground.

There have been no wars for the last years. The story proceeds with very few violent incidents, though it does climax in a space battle. But Arthur is a master at drawing the future, so it makes up for the lack of the promised mystery.

Speculiction Review of “Earthlight” by Arthur C. Clarke

It ends so optimistically which was the general world-view back them. Oh, I know there have been some swell recent SF books set on the moon. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.