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Book Title: Prelude to Mars|
The author of the book: Arthur C. Clarke
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.52 MB
Edition: Harcourt, Brace & World
Date of issue: June 1st 1965
ISBN 13: 9780151739226
Read full description of the books Prelude to Mars:Librarian note: While this record is for ISBN 0151739226 it appears that all of the printings were without an ISBN with some being book club editions. The same cover was used for all editions and so we have a single record on Goodreads.
This is omnibus and collection of two previously published novels and 16 short stories. The novels are Prelude to Space (1951) and The Sands of Mars (1951). There are eight humorous short stories from Clarke's Tales from the White Hart collection:
• Big Game Hunt (1956)
• Critical Mass (1949)
• The Ultimate Melody (1957)
• Moving Spirit (1957)
• The Man Who Ploughed the Sea (1957)
• Cold War (1957)
• What Goes Up (1956)
• Trouble with the Natives (1951 - This did not appear in Tales from the White Hart but one of the locations in this story is the White Hart bar)
There are also eight serious short stories:
• A Walk in the Dark (1950)
• The Forgotten Enemy (1948)
• The Parasite (1953)
• The Curse (1946)
• The Possessed (1953)
• The Awakening (1942)
• Exile of the Eons (1950)
• Second Dawn (1951)
Read information about the authorArthur 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.
Clarke was a graduate of King's College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics. He is 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.
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