Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | December 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur!

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (December 16, 1917 –March 19, 2008) was a British science fiction author,  inventor, and futurist, who was famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke were known as the “Big Three” of science fiction.

Clarke is one of the authors highlighted in this month’s library display that invites you to “Step into the Future with Sci-fi.” The display is also an invitation to read something that’s not your usual genre.

Not a science fiction fan? From the website Flashlight Worthy here’s a list of titles for new sci-fi readers. Then check out Nancy Pearl’s list of some of her favorite science fiction and fantasy titles.

So give sci-fi a try–explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, boldly go where no man has gone before.



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