The Resource Islands in the sky, Arthur C. Clarke, (electronic resource)

Islands in the sky, Arthur C. Clarke, (electronic resource)

Label
Islands in the sky
Title
Islands in the sky
Statement of responsibility
Arthur C. Clarke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roy Malcolm has always been fascinated by space travel. And when he wins a voyage to the Inner Space Station as a game show prize, he's sure it's the trip of a lifetime. Before long, Roy is taken in by the young crew-and shares their adventures and lives. One of Arthur C. Clarke's earliest novels, Islands in the Sky is particularly noteworthy for its description of geostationary communications satellites. While this technology was nonexistent during the writing of this book, it later became commonplace-and Clarke is credited with the first practical descriptions of such technology. This book is compelling not just as a fictional tale, but as an example of the prescient power of Clarke's vision
Summary
A teenage boy in the twenty-first century encounters interplanetary crime on his five hundred-mile voyage to an artificial space station
Storyline
Tone
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020357
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1917-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, Arthur C.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Space stations
  • Science fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Islands in the sky, Arthur C. Clarke, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795325601
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11327229
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Islands in the sky, Arthur C. Clarke, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795325601
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11327229
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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