Famed sci-fi author Authur C. Clarke is making the move to eBooks. RosettaBooks, an independent eBook publisher, announced today that many of the author's influential works have been released in eBook formats. The books are now on sale for $9 per volume in the Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, and Kobo eBook stores.
The Arthur C. Clarke eBook collection includes 35 of the author's works, including Childhood's End, the 2001: A Space Odyssey series, the Rendezvous with Rama series, and Prelude to Space. All 11 of Clarke's short story collections are also included in the eBook collection.
“Arthur C. Clarke’s work is as fresh and engaging today as when originally published decades ago. Clarke’s novels and short stories are uniquely suited to eBook formats. It is an honor for RosettaBooks to publish the Arthur C. Clarke Collection,” said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of RosettaBooks.
Clarke, who died in 2008, was the author of numerous novels and short stories. His writings won many Hugo and Nebula awards, and for decades he was known as one of the "big three" of sci-fi authors, along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. He also hosted the Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World U.K. television series and its successors. In 1994, Clarke was nominated for a Noble Peace Prize.
Clarke is also famous for popularizing the idea of geostationary satellites, and the geostationary orbits satellites today use are often referred to as the "Clarke Orbit."