Books The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books  

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List of the best Arthur C. Clarke books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His novel 2001: A Space Odyssey was turned into one of the greatest movies of all time, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Interestingly enough Clarke co-wrote the screenplay for the film, making him a definite part of film history. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Arthur C. Clarke who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

List, features books like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama. What are Arthur C. Clarke's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke

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Rendezvous with Rama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke

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The City and the Stars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke

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The Nine Billion Names of God is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books

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2010: Odyssey Two is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
2010: Odyssey Two Arthur C. Clarke

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3001: The Final Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
3001: The Final Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke

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The Songs of Distant Earth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Songs of Distant Earth Arthur C. Clarke

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The Fountains of Paradise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Fountains of Paradise Arthur C. Clarke

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2061: Odyssey Three is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
2061: Odyssey Three Arthur C. Clarke

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Against the Fall of Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Against the Fall of Night Arthur C. Clarke

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A Fall of Moondust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
A Fall of Moondust Arthur C. Clarke

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The Hammer of God is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Hammer of God Arthur C. Clarke

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The Sands of Mars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Sands of Mars Arthur C. Clarke

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Imperial Earth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Imperial Earth Arthur C. Clarke

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The Garden of Rama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Garden of Rama Gentry Lee, Arthur C. Clarke

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The Light of Other Days is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Light of Other Days Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter

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Tales from the White Hart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Tales from the White Hart Arthur C. Clarke

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The Best of Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke

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Islands in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Islands in the Sky Arthur C. Clarke

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The Deep Range is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Deep Range Arthur C. Clarke

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Tales from Planet Earth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Tales from Planet Earth Arthur C. Clarke

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The Collected Stories of Arthu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books

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The Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Sentinel Arthur C. Clarke

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Rama II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Rama II Gentry Lee, Arthur C. Clarke

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Rama Revealed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Rama Revealed Gentry Lee, Arthur C. Clarke

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Prelude to Space is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Prelude to Space Arthur C. Clarke

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The Last Theorem is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Last Theorem Frederik Pohl, Arthur C. Clarke

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The Case for Mars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Case for Mars Robert Zubrin, Arthur C. Clarke

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The Other Side of the Sky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Other Side of the Sky Arthur C. Clarke

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Firstborn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Firstborn Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter

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The Wind from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Wind from the Sun Arthur C. Clarke

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Reach for Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Reach for Tomorrow Arthur C. Clarke

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Tales of Ten Worlds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Tales of Ten Worlds Arthur C. Clarke

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Masters of the Wired World: cy... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Masters of the Wired World: cyberspace speaks out Hugh Brett, Martin Bangemann, Nathaniel Borenstein

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Earthlight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Earthlight Arthur C. Clarke

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Cradle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Cradle Gentry Lee, Arthur C. Clarke

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Expedition to Earth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Expedition to Earth Arthur C. Clarke

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Profiles of the Future is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Profiles of the Future Arthur C. Clarke

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Sunstorm is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Sunstorm Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter

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Dolphin Island is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Dolphin Island Arthur C. Clarke

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Time's Eye is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Time's Eye Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter

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The Trigger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
The Trigger Michael P. Kube-McDowell, Arthur C. Clarke

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More Than One Universe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
More Than One Universe Arthur C. Clarke

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Beyond the Fall of Night is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Beyond the Fall of Night Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford

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Glide Path is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Glide Path Arthur C. Clarke

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The Ghost from the Grand Banks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books

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Of Time and Stars is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Of Time and Stars Arthur C. Clarke

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Richter 10 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Richter 10 Mike McQuay, Arthur C. Clarke

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Venture to the Moon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Venture to the Moon Arthur C. Clarke