The Songs of Distant Earth By Arthur C. Clarke

Of all the works in the extensive Clarke canon, this novel is said to be his favorite. Set in the oceanic planet of Thalassa, a group of humans is faced with dwindling resources after a spaceship arrives from Earth, carrying a million refugees. In this book, Clarke explores some of the most compelling scientific mysteries of his day—and develops innovative ideas about the logistics of speed-of-light space travel.


Arthur C. Clarke

One of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th and 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke is the author of over 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections that laid the groundwork for the science fiction genre. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke's work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.Clarke's short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke's is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

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