A Study Guide for Arthur C  Clarke s The Sentinel Book

A Study Guide for Arthur C Clarke s The Sentinel


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410337252

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A Study Guide for Arthur C Clarke s The Sentinel Book Description :

A Study Guide for Arthur C. Clarke's "The Sentinel," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Sentinel Book
Score: 3.5
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The Sentinel


  • Author : Arthur Charles Clarke
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Science fiction, English
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:52155599

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The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories Book

The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories


  • Author : Leon L. Gammell
  • Publisher : Borgo Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105040458122

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The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories Book Description :

Providing fast-action science fiction novels, Startling Stories was established beginning in January 1939 as a sister publication to Thrilling Wonder Stories. Publishing 99 issues in all, and combining Fantastic Story Magazine and Thrilling Wonder Stories with its ninety-seventh issue, it finally suspended publication in Fall 1955, one of the last of the pulps to fold. Leon L. Gammell, an avid reader and collector of that period, views that era's stories with both nostalgia and objectivity; his incisive critiques will provide interested readers with numerous guideposts to a wealth of exciting fantasy and SF reading.

Childhood s End Book
Score: 4
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Childhood s End


  • Author : Arthur C. Clarke
  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Release Date : 2012-11-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795324970

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Childhood s End Book Description :

In the Retro Hugo Award–nominated novel that inspired the Syfy miniseries, alien invaders bring peace to Earth—at a grave price: “A first-rate tour de force” (The New York Times). In the near future, enormous silver spaceships appear without warning over mankind’s largest cities. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race far superior to humanity in technological development. Their purpose is to dominate Earth. Their demands, however, are surprisingly benevolent: end war, poverty, and cruelty. Their presence, rather than signaling the end of humanity, ushers in a golden age . . . or so it seems. Without conflict, human culture and progress stagnate. As the years pass, it becomes clear that the Overlords have a hidden agenda for the evolution of the human race that may not be as benevolent as it seems. “Frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic . . . Clarke is a master.” —Los Angeles Times

Videohound s Family Video Guide Book

Videohound s Family Video Guide


  • Author : Martin F. Kohn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996-09
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN 10 : 0787609846

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Videohound s Family Video Guide Book Description :

Rates more than four thousand videos suitable for family viewing, providing indexes by theme, actors, actresses, and directors

Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick Book

Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick


  • Author : Christopher B. Barnett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317588276

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Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick Book Description :

Terrence Malick is one of the most important and controversial filmmakers of the last few decades. Yet his renown does not stem from box office receipts, but rather from his inimitable cinematic vision that mixes luminous shots of nature, dreamlike voiceovers, and plots centered on enduring existential questions. Although scholars have thoroughly examined Malick’s background in philosophy, they have been slower to respond to his theological concerns. This volume is the first to focus on the ways in which Malick integrates theological inquiries and motifs into his films. The book begins with an exploration of Malick’s career as a filmmaker and shows how his Heideggerian interests relate to theology. Further essays from established and up-and-coming scholars analyze seven of Malick’s most prominent films – Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998), The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011), To the Wonder (2012), and Knight of Cups (2015) – to show how his cinematic techniques point toward and overlap with principles of Christian theology. A thorough study of an iconic filmmaker, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in the emerging field of religion and film.

Arthur C  Clarke Book

Arthur C Clarke


  • Author : Joseph D. Olander
  • Publisher : New York : Taplinger Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105036913817

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Arthur C Clarke Book Description :

A critical assessment of the novels and short stories of Arthur C. Clarke, presented with a brief biographical sketch, highlights his contributions to science fiction and his impact on literature in general

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide Book
Score: 4
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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide


  • Author : Nick Rennison
  • Publisher : A&C Black Academic and Professional
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000111490441

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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide Book Description :

Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some of the best and most interesting books that have been published. This greatly expanded edition also includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lovers should be without.

The Collected Stories of Arthur C  Clarke Book
Score: 4.5
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C Clarke


  • Author : Arthur C. Clarke
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 980
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795349737

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The Collected Stories of Arthur C Clarke Book Description :

Six decades of fascinating stories from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey gathered in one compendium (The New Yorker). Arthur C. Clarke, along with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein, was a definitive voice in twentieth century science fiction. A prophetic thinker, undersea explorer, and “one of the true geniuses of our time,” Clarke not only won the highest science fiction honors, the Nebula and Hugo Awards, but also received nominations for an Academy Award and the Nobel Peace Prize, and was knighted for his services to literature (Ray Bradbury). Now, more than one hundred works of the sci-fi master’s short fiction are available in the “single-author collection of the decade” (Booklist, starred review). This definitive edition includes early work such as “Rescue Party” and “The Lion of Comarre,” classics like “The Nine Billion Names of God” and “The Sentinel” (which was the kernel of the later novel and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and later works including “A Meeting with Medusa” and “The Hammer of God.” Encapsulating one of the great science fiction careers of all time, this immense volume “displays the author’s fertile imagination and irrepressible enthusiasm for both good storytelling and impeccable science” (Library Journal). “One of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print.” —The New York Times “As his Collected Stories helps to demonstrate, there has been no popular writer since the days of C S Lewis and Charles Williams whose disposition is more nakedly apocalyptic, who takes greater pleasure in cradling eternity in the palm of his hand.” —The Guardian

Outer Limits Book

Outer Limits


  • Author : Howard Hughes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857723932

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Outer Limits Book Description :

HOWARD HUGHES'S NEW FILMGOERS' GUIDE TO SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS DELVES DEEP INTO THE LANDMARK MOVIES OF THIS EVERPOPULAR GENRE, FROM METROPOLIS TO AVATAR AND BEYOND, AND COVERS OVER 250 MORE Outer Limits explores science-fiction cinema through 26 great films, from the silent classic Metropolis to today. It reviews the galaxy of stars and directors who have created some of the most popular films of all time, including George Lucas's 'Star Wars' films, Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Minority Report, James Cameron's 'Terminator' films and Ridley Scott's milestones Alien and Blade Runner. It also discusses everything from A-listers 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes, to Japanese monster movies, 1950s B-movies, creature features and cult favourites, depicting time travel, distant planets or alien invasions. Films featured include The War of the Worlds, Independence Day, Tarantula, Godzilla, The Thing, Forbidden Planet, Barbarella, Galaxy Quest, Mad Max 2, Back to the Future, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Star Trek, Apollo 13, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Matrix, and many, many more. Illustrated with original posters, Outer Limits is an informative, entertaining tour of the sci-fi universe.

Intersections Book

Intersections


  • Author : Thomas L. Wymer
  • Publisher : Popular Pressof Bowling Green State
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015003938837

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The British National Bibliography Book

The British National Bibliography


  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Bibliography, National
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079755933

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English in Australia Book

English in Australia


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: English language
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000739833

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The Songs of Distant Earth Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

The Songs of Distant Earth


  • Author : Arthur C. Clarke
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release Date : 2012-11-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795325847

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The Songs of Distant Earth Book Description :

Earth refugees threaten a peaceful space settlement in this influential novel from the Golden Age science fiction author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa—sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before Earth’s destruction. Thalassa’s resources are vast—and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world—carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying planet. Reputed to be Arthur C. Clarke’s favorite novel, The Songs of Distant Earth addresses several fascinating scientific questions unresolved in their time—including the question of why so few neutrinos from the sun have been measured on Earth. In addition, Clarke presents an inventive depiction of the use of vacuum energy to power spacecraft—and the technical logistics of space travel near the speed of light. “Clarke’s simple, musical style never falters in this sobering yet far from bleak commentary on humanity’s longing for the stars. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

Literature and Film Book

Literature and Film


  • Author : Jeffrey Egan Welch
  • Publisher : New York : Garland Pub.
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105002379993

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Stanley Kubrick  a Guide to References and Resources Book
Score: 5
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Stanley Kubrick a Guide to References and Resources


  • Author : Wallace Coyle
  • Publisher : Hall Reference Books
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Motion picture producers and directors
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015024657440

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Leonard Maltin s TV Movies Book

Leonard Maltin s TV Movies


  • Author : Leonard Maltin
  • Publisher : Signet Book
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages : 1021
  • ISBN 10 : 0451132122

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