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Sunstorm : A Time Odyssey : Book Two - Arthur C. Clarke

Sunstorm

A Time Odyssey : Book Two

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Published: 13th April 2006
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The observatory on the moon has the proof. Life on earth will be incinerated in April 2037 by a massive solar flare. It is building down and it is unstoppable.

With only 18 months until doomsday mankind must unite and embark on the most ambitious engineering project ever - the construction, at the La Grange point between the sun and the earth, of a deflecting mirror the diameter of our home planet. The price of failure? Extinction.

One scientist, an expert on the sun, predicted the flare. One person who knew nothing about the sun nevertheless knew the exact date that life on earth would come to an end. She had witnessed the bizarre time dislocations brought by the 'eyes'. She knows who is responsible.

About the Authors

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as a radar instructor for the RAF, rising to the rank of flight-lieutenant. After the war, he entered King's college, London. Taking in 1948, his BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he has won 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 has lived in Sri Lanka since 1956.

Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent SF writer of his generation. Published around the world he has also won major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife.

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  • Compelling Characters
  • Easy To Read
  • Innovative Ideas
  • Original Story

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  • Older Readers

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Praise for Time' s Eye " A rousing adventure." - The New York Times Book Review""" Wonderfully entertaining . . . a story that engrosses you with its dramatized ideas about the nature of existence . . . You won' t set the book down either to eat or sleep or work if you can help it." - Chicago Tribune" "" By the end, when two of history' s most ambitious conquerors meet, we are so thoroughly invested in the characters, we can' t wait for the sequel." - Entertainment Weekly" "(Editor' s Choice) " A fast and engaging read." "- "Rocky Mountain News"" "From the Hardcover edition."

Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick. His collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey set new standards for SF films, and he has also presented the television series Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World and its successors.

Clarke was a graduate of King's College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics. He was a past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.

Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS-Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W. Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama. Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was awarded the CBE in 1989.

Sir Arthur C Clarke died March 18th 2008 in his adopted home of Sri Lanka.

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ISBN: 9780575078017
ISBN-10: 0575078014
Series: Gollancz S.F.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 13th April 2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.176