The Sands of Mars By Arthur C. Clarke

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This is Clarke’s first full-length science fiction novel—in which fictional sci-fi author Martin Gibson boards the first interplanetary spaceship for passenger travel to Mars. Gibson reports back on the colony’s progression—in a story that’s fascinating both for its plot and its detailed account of futuristic technologies that solve some of the thorniest problems of interplanetary colonization.

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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 and2010: 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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