SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE - INSCRIBED TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 183983
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ARTHUR C. CLARKE
Clarke signed and dated this typescript of The Snows of Olympus in Sri Lanka in 1972, the year that Olympus Mons - the subject of this essay - was photographed from orbit by Mariner 9.
Inscribed typescript inscribed "To Shirley Cohen,/with all good wishes/Arthur C. Clarke/Sri Lanka/27 Oct '75'" in blue ink.2 pages, 8½x11. Titled: The Snows of Olympus. This essay is named after Nix Olympus, now known as Olympus Mons, which is the tallest known mountain in the Solar System. It was photographed from space by Mariner 9 in the year that this typescript was signed. Clarke (1917-2008, born in Minehead, Somerset, England) was a researcher and science fiction author perhaps best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 1964, the popular science fiction writer had been approached by director Stanley Kubrick, who wanted to make "the proverbial good science fiction movie." Clarke simultaneously wrote his novel, which spanned man's exploration of his universe from the savannahs of Africa to the rings of Saturn, as Kubrick was creating the film. Both debuted in 1968. Besides his sequels to 2001, Clarke has produced some of science fiction's most celebrated novels, including Childhood's End and Rendezvous with Rama, thought-provoking short stories like The Nine Billion Names of God, and many essays. A resident of Sri Lanka since 1946, Clarke won two Hugo and one Nebula award, and he shared an Oscar nomination with Kubrick for 2001 in 1968. Fine condition.
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