Arthur C. Clarke acquired his first science fiction magazine - a copy of Astounding Stories - in 1930, when he was 13. Immediately he became an avid reader and collector: and, soon enough, a would-be-writer. The rest is history. Now, in Astounding Days, he looks back over those impressed by him, discussing their scientific howlers, and their remarkable proportion of predictive bulls-eyes - and writing of his early life and career. Written with relaxed good humour, Astounding Days is full of fascinating comment and anecdote.I wrote my reminiscences of this period for Holiday Magazine. ... Though they had formed the American Interplanetary Society in 1930, the name had been changed to American Rocket ... in our twenties, and our occupations ranged from aeronautical engineer to Civil Servant, from university student to Stock Exchange clerk.
|Author||:||Arthur C. Clarke|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-09-29|