Prelude to Space by Arthur C. Clarke audiobook

Prelude to Space

By Arthur C. Clarke
Read by Derek Perkins

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780345341020
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Here is the compelling story of the launching of Prometheus - Earth's first true spaceship - and of the men who made it happen. Dirk Alexson, chronicler of the greatest space adventure of all time: He was chosen to immortalize the incredible story of the men and their heroic mission. Sir Robert Derwent, Direct-General of Interplanetary-London Headquarters for the International Space-Flight Project: He was the man who got the mission off the ground and into the pages of history. Professor Maxton, the world's leading atomic engineer: He designed the huge ship's drive units and he waited with the rest of the world to see if the project would be a success.

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Summary

Summary

Here is the compelling story of the launching of Prometheus - Earth's first true spaceship - and of the men who made it happen.

Dirk Alexson, chronicler of the greatest space adventure of all time: He was chosen to immortalize the incredible story of the men and their heroic mission.

Sir Robert Derwent, Direct-General of Interplanetary-London Headquarters for the International Space-Flight Project: He was the man who got the mission off the ground and into the pages of history.

Professor Maxton, the world's leading atomic engineer: He designed the huge ship's drive units and he waited with the rest of the world to see if the project would be a success.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clarke’s agile imagination stretches what can be, should be, and might be in man’s unfolding destiny.” Roger Ebert, praise for the author
“As a science fiction author, Clarke has all the essentials.” New Yorker, praise for the author
“Clarke is mighty convincing as a scientific prophet!” New York Times, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Arthur C. Clarke

Author Bio: Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke is considered one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. He is best known for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, for which he also coauthored the screenplay with Stanley Kubrick for the 1968 Academy Award–winning major motion picture. Besides winning a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, he was awarded the Kalinga Prize, a UNESCO award for popularizing science. He was knighted by the British monarchy and is the only science fiction writer to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is an international treasure in many other ways: An article written by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. His books of both fiction and nonfiction have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English