Space Trilogy

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

Islands in the Sky Publisher's Summary

The story of Island in the Sky centers around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possibility of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action.

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  • Book 1

    • Islands in the Sky

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Charles Carroll
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The story of Island in the Sky centers around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possibility of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun early novel, aimed perhaps at teens

    • By Darryl on 10-28-12

    Regular price: $17.96

  • Book 2

    • Earthlight

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Earthlight" was first published in the August 1951 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It was later expanded into the novel of the same name. Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) is regarded as one of the most-influential science fiction writers of all time. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • The Sands of Mars

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is the 21st century, and on Mars a dedicated group of pioneers - among them some of Earth's finest brains - struggle to change the face of the planet. Science fiction writer Martin Gibson finally gets a chance to visit the research colony on the Red Planet. It's a dream come true - until he discovers the difficulties and perils of survival on another world...and the very real terror it holds.

    Regular price: $20.03

    • The Sands of Mars

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    When a celebrated science fiction writer takes to space on his first trip to Mars, he stumbles upon Mars' most carefully hidden secrets and threatens the future of the entire planet!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good "Golden Age" novel

    • By Darryl on 10-28-12

    Regular price: $19.60