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Report on Planet Three. 1972 Report on Planet Three
and Other Speculations

by Arthur C. Clarke
1st Edition 1972
Harper & Row
New York
SBN 601079361
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Bob Korn
252 pages
Price: tbc

Report on Planet Three and Other Speculations, a collection of non-fiction essays by Arthur C. Clarke discussing space, space travel and other space related topics.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1984 printing of the Pan Books paperback edition, ISBN 0330281828. Cover image by Laurie-Rae Chamberlain.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
'Is life possible on planet three? Martian astronomers regard the prospects as extremely poor. The atmosphere with its large quantity of gaseous oxygen is intensely poisonous. The high gravity rules out any large forms of life . . .'

Report on Planet Three
Arthur C. Clarke’s joke is on us. Planet Three is, of course, our Earth. The Report is his astringent satire on our astronomers’ style of speculation about Space.

This brilliant collection of essays ranges from the technology of tomorrow and the possibility of developing new senses, to the identification of the star that led the Magi to Bethlehem. Also included is Clarke’s own enlightening account of the creation and reception of SF’s most spectacular film - 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Arthur C. Clarke
'In the imaginative mapping and measuration of the future, he is one of the outstanding figures’
- New York Times

Cover shows Electrophotography by Laurie-Rae Chamberlain on the Cannon NP Color Copier.

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