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Glide Path. 1963 Glide Path
by Arthur C. Clarke
First Edition 1963
Harcourt, Brace & Company
New York
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustrator unknown
230 pages
Price: $4.50

Glide Path, a non-genre novel by Arthur C. Clarke.

A fictional acount with semi-autobiographical elements based on events Clarke witnessed during the development of ground controlled descent radar systems during the Second World War.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1973 printing of the Sphere Books paperback edition, ISBN 0722124244. Cover illustration by David Hardy.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
At a top secret RAF establishment a group of dedicated scientists, courageous flyers and specially trained servicemen are working under pressure to perfect a radar talk down system for planes . . .

This novel, set during World War II in the pioneering days of radar, presents the unusual picture of a world famous science fiction writer turning for once to the past.

Based on the author's own wartime experiences, the background is drawn with absolute authenticity, while the strong dramatic plot makes a powerful and compelling novel.

"Very readable, often exciting"
Birmingham Evening Mail

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