The Sands of Mars
The Mars of this novel has no fabulous cities or exotic princesses: it is the planet which modern science has revealed to us, and the book's authenticity provides a far greater excitement than would fantasy.
Against this background, Arthur C. Clark...more
اللى ميعرفش ارثر سى كلارك
الراجل عالم اقمار صناعية هو صاحب نظرية ان 3 اقمار صناعية مدارية متزامنة (بيتحركوا بنفس السرعة و الاتجاه حوالين الارض) تقدر تغطى الارض كلها بالبث بتاعها
له كتاب علمى عن المستقبليات "علوم المستقبل"
ارشحه بقوة للقراء
لقطات من المستقبل - بحث فى حدود الممكن
و لميشتو كاكو كتاب فى نفس الموضوع "المستقبليات"
ارشحه للقراء الا و هو
احب الراويات التى يكتبها علماء امثال اسحق عظيموف
ارثر سى كلارك
I'm afraid I remembered next to nothing abo ...more
The Sands of Mars is an example of an author not only stretching his imagination into a novel-length statement for t...more
Given Clarke's stringent adherence and reputation, it's tempting to pick at the things he doesn't get right--cigarettes on spaceships, typewriters, administrator-secretaries on Mars, meteorologists on space stations, news ...more
Fantascienza hard d’altri tempi
So bene di trovarmi al cospetto di un classico della fantascienza scritto negli anni ’50 del secolo passato, ma sono ovviamente costretta a giudicarlo in base ai miei gusti di lettrice di questi tempi.
Si tratta di uno dei primi esempi di fantascienza hard, cioè che cerca di basarsi sulla scienza reale, ma, essendo un romanzo del 1951, la maggior parte della scienza è sorpassata. Quindi va presa così com’è.
La storia suona fredda e ...more
For some reason, I struggled to keep my attention on the book for at least the first half. It was mildly interesting, but not enough to keep my focus on it.
I didn't really start, I think, to pay attention to what I was reading, until Squeak and the Airweed got involved.
The problem that I have with Clarke seems to be that he's a wonderful writer for the FIRST book in a series, and that after tha ...more
And that's sort of the tone of the entire book: it just meanders and never really goes anywhere. No real p ...more
(do tada je objavljivao samo priče)
puno je tu naive (hej - 1951. - opet je sve "atomsko") no odmah se vidi i budući master tzv. hard-core SF podžanra - ne upada ni tada lako u zamke popularnog, maltene magijskog, SF-a (mada ima dijelova koje baš i ne može znanost objasniti - recimo, nije mi baš jasna uloga metana i atomskog pogona no možda sam i ponešto propustio :) )
jedan zanimljiv oblik hrvatskog iz 1957. sa milijardom zareza ...more
Films like Interstellar (awful) and The Martian (awesome) try to recapture that optimism, but somehow never quite get it. Maybe I'm showing my age but compared to new sci-fi, some of which is seriously depressing, I'll give Mr Clarke 4-5 stars every t ...more
Marsı anlatırken, Mars'ın terraformation veya dünyalaştırılma sürecine tanık oluyor ve Mars'ın aslında kendi kendine yetebilen bir dünya olduğunu fark ediyor.
Kitap Arthur C. Clarke tarafından 1951 yılında yayınlanmış. Kitabı okudum (dinledim), ancak diğer Clarke kitapları kadar etkilendiğimi söyleyemeyeceğim.
I enjoyed this a lot more than I did Foundation. In part that might be because I forgave the book in advance for being written in 1951, and containing all the societal luggage of the era. I think, however, ...more
Clarke was one of the most scifi writers who was using science in his novels, and maybe that had given him that unique style of writing, especially when he was writing on space, and space related topics.
>I thought Northanger Abbey was the final book.<
>Written first. Published last.<
>That makes much more sense. 'Cause it's a novel
You know? You see Austen as the young writer,
"Who's a heroine? What makes a good story?"
"Are novels a waste of time?" "Am I gonna write?"
"What should I write about?"<
Apologies for quoting from „The Jane Austen book club“, but it stroke me as more than fitting to use these musings ...more
Clarke wrote this story in the 1940s, and it was based on the best scientific understanding of the time. His p ...more
While the tme in the spaceship and that on the Mars collony are still relevant today;
technology and mentallity often are still stuc ...more
a Clarke novel that I definitely had not read before - and I thought I had raided the Belfast library system of its entire stock of his works when I was a teenager. Though bound second in my omnibus volume, it was Clarke's first published novel, dating from 1951. It's set a few years after the establishment of a Mars colony; the journalist protagonist (who is also an sf novelist) is being sent as what we'd now call an embedded member of the team, to writ ...more
That said, from a modern perspective, 'The Sands of Mars' has aged amusingly. It's to Clarke's credit that despite this approach ...more
Basically, a mostly unlikeable sf writer is traveling to Mars as one of the first tourists. He explores, discovers the Martians (not intelligent) that all the scientists said couldn't exist, finds the son he didn't know he had, and gets mixed up in plots.
The story really shows its age. People smoke on spaceships, everything is on sp ...more
Clarke was a graduate of King's Co ...more