Jan 30, 2012

RhoDeo 1205 AC Clark

Hello, hope you'll had a good weekend, I missed the marathon tennismatch but just from some watching some of it later I do wonder how come Azarenka playing 3 hours (semi+final) gets the same price money as Djokovic who had to work his socks of for 11 hours, after all the money is generated by tv airtime and that's not sexist. Besides these females seem to be playing a different game, be it under the same rules. Girls just want to have fun..

Ok Arthur Clark had more up his sleeve than just 2001 Space Odyssey and the coming weeks I have some BBC dramatizations lined up for you all...N'joy

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Arthur C. Clarke was born in England. His prime interest was : Science. He became the Chairman of the renowned British Interplanetary Society, when to confess to an interest in space was to admit to some kind of advanced lunacy. He began to write for British and American magazines, and his first book was one of the masterpieces of imaginative science fiction, Against the Fall of Night, later re-written as The City and the Stars. Another early book of non-fiction was The Exploration of Space which was offered by the Book-of-the-Month Club in 1952.

By this late date it is doubtful if even Arthur knows how many books in how many languages are to his credit. To mention only a few: Childhood's End, Rendevous with Rama, and the recently published Imperial Earth. But it is perhaps as author of the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey that he is best known.


Childhood's End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war, helps form a world government, and turns the planet into a near-utopia. Many questions are asked about the origins and mission of the aliens, but they avoid answering, preferring to remain in their space ships, governing through indirect rule. Decades later, the Overlords eventually show themselves, and their impact on human culture leads to a Golden Age. However, the last generation of children on Earth begins to display powerful psychic abilities, heralding their evolution into a group mind, a transcendent form of life.

In 1996, a script from Tony Mulholland was commissioned, resulting in a new, two-part adaptation. The BBC produced the two-hour radio dramatization of the novel, broadcasting it on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997. The recording was released on cassette in 1998 and on CD by BBC Audiobooks in 2007 Clarke's novel was nominated for the Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2004.

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Arthur C. Clarke - Childhoods End ( 26mb)

01 Childhoods End pt 1 57:21

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