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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
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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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Rendezvous with Rama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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The City and the Stars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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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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The Songs of Distant Earth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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2010: Odyssey Two is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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The Fountains of Paradise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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3001: The Final Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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A Fall of Moondust is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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Against the Fall of Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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The Sands of Mars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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The Hammer of God is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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2061: Odyssey Three is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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The Best of Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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The Collected Stories of Arthu... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books

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The Wind from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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Reach for Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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The Other Side of the Sky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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The Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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Expedition to Earth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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Earthlight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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Islands in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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Imperial Earth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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Prelude to Space is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
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