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Childhood's End

The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city--intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

Year: 1953     Genre: Space Opera

2001 A Space Odyssey

An essential member of your crew is Hal, the electronic, almost-human brain that ceaselessly guides your course. On the Earth colonized Moon, deep in the crater Tycho, a discovery has been made that has shattered the human concept of the universe. You are journeying towards something. You do not know what it is. You only know it has been waiting for man to find it for four million years.

Year: 1968     Genre: Science FictionSpace Exploration

Rendezvous with Rama

By the year 2130, the solar system has been colonized, with humans living on planets ranging from Mercury to the moons of Neptune. Despite so much expansion and discovery, there have been no signs of intelligent life besides our own Earth-born. Until Rama.

Year: 1972     Genre: Alien Contact

Dec 16, 1917 -- Mar 19, 2008
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1953Childhood's End Space Opera
19682001 A Space Odyssey Science Fiction, Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
1972Rendezvous with Rama Alien Contact, Rama
19822010: Odyssey Two Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
1986The Songs of Distant Earth Space Exploration
19872061: Odyssey Three Hard SF, Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
1989Rama II Alien Contact, Rama
1991The Garden of Rama Alien Contact, Space Exploration, Rama
1993Rama Revealed Space Exploration, Rama
1993The Hammer of God Space Exploration
19973001 the Final Odyssey Hard SF, Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
2001The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction, Short Stories