I stumbled into a lovely second-hand bookshop the other day and found Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘The Other Side of the Sky’, a lovely collection of short stories that was first published in 1958. 507 more words
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Confession time: I’ve not read very much classic science fiction. As a kid, I was always more into dragons and wizards than space ships and aliens, and as an adult I find I’m just not often interested in reading books that are older than I am. 869 more words
What first got me about this science fiction story is that it may not be entirely fiction.
In the twenty-second century, a visionary scientist with an unbelievably cool name (Vannevar Morgan) has drawn up the plans to build an elevator from earth to space. 493 more words