Science Fiction > Space Exploration

    2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

An essential member of your crew is Hal, the electronic, almost-human brain that ceaselessly guides your course. On the Earth colonized Moon, deep in the crater Tycho, a discovery has been made that has shattered the human concept of the universe. You are journeying towards something. You do not know what it is. You only know it has been waiting for man to find it for four million years.

Year: 1968
Genre: Science FictionSpace Exploration

    2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke

Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft; to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong . . . and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.

Year: 1982
Genre: Space Exploration

    2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke revisits the most famous future ever imagined, as two expeditions into space are inextricably tangled by human necessity and the immutable laws of physics. And Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman--or whatever Bowman has become--a newly independent HAL, and the power of an alien race that has decided Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.

Year: 1987
Genre: Hard SFSpace Exploration

    3001 the Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

It began four million years ago with a gleaming black monolith - an inexplicable apparition that ignited the spark of human consciousness transforming ape into man. It continued at the dawn of the twenty-first century when an identical black monolith was excavated on the moon - beginning the adventures of Dave Bowman, his deputy, Frank Poole, and the supercomputer HAL.

Year: 1997
Genre: Hard SFSpace Exploration

    Rama Revealed by Arthur C. Clarke

On its mysterious voyage through interstellar space, a massive alien starship carries its human passengers to the end of a generations-long odyssey. But the great experiment designed by the Ramans has failed, and Rama III has become a battleground. Fleeing a tyrant, a band of humans ventures into the nether regions of the ship, where they encounter an emerald-doomed lair ruled by the fabulously advanced octospiders.

Year: 1993
Genre: Space Exploration

    The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Three human cosmonauts are trapped aboard a labyrinthine Raman vessel, where it will take all of their physical and mental resources to surviv. Only twelve years into their journey do these intrepid travelers learn their destination and face their ultimate challenge: a rendevous with a Raman base--and the unseen architects of their galactic home. The cosmonauts have given up family, friends, and possessions to live a new kind of life. But the answers that await them at the Raman Node will require an even greater sacrifice--if humanity is indeed ready to learn the awe-inspiring truth.

Year: 1991
Genre: Alien ContactSpace Exploration

    The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke

In the year 2110 technology has cured most of our worries. But even as humankind enters a new golden age, an amateur astronomer points his telescope at just the right corner of the night sky and sees disaster hurtling toward Earth: a chunk of rock that could annihilate civilization. While a few fanatics welcome the apocalyptic destruction as a sign from God, the greatest scientific minds of Earth desperately search for a way to avoid the inevitable.

Year: 1993
Genre: Space Exploration

    The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

Just a few islands in a planetwide ocean, Thalassa was a veritable paradise--home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had fled Earth. Mesmerized by the beauty of Thalassa and overwhelmed by its vast resources, the colonists lived an idyllic existence, unaware of the monumental evolutionary event slowly taking place between their seas. . . .

Year: 1986
Genre: Space Exploration

 

TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

2001 A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke A Space OdysseyScience FictionSpace Exploration
2010: Odyssey Two Arthur C. Clarke A Space OdysseySpace Exploration
2061: Odyssey Three Arthur C. Clarke A Space OdysseyHard SFSpace Exploration
3001 the Final Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke A Space OdysseyHard SFSpace Exploration
Rama Revealed Arthur C. Clarke RamaSpace Exploration
The Garden of Rama Arthur C. Clarke RamaAlien ContactSpace Exploration
The Hammer of God Arthur C. Clarke Space Exploration
The Songs of Distant Earth Arthur C. Clarke Space Exploration