Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Arthur C. Clarke

Freemasonry is a System of Morality Veiled in Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols

Arthur C. Clarke - All the Time in the World

Arthur C. Clarke - The Parasite

The Wall of Darkness

The Nine Billion Names of God


When the mysterious space object known as "Rama" appears in the solar system, the crew of the SV Endeavour is sent to investigate.

What is the secret at the heart of the space object known as Rama and why, years after the event, has Commander William Norton never spoken about what he found there?

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

Dramatized for radio by Tony Mulholland. Directed by Brian Lighthill with music by Jeff Mearns.

Alone many miles above the Earth, Jan Rodricks, the last surviving human, is witnessing the end of the world. As he watches, he records for the benefit of history how mankind was doomed...

The massive spaceships appeared over every city on Earth, bringing the Overlords, a seemingly benign race vastly superior in technology and intelligence. Led by the enigmatic Karellen, they promised a new age of peace and prosperity, and with the help of UN Secretary General Stormgren, they eradicated poverty, disease and war. But contentment has its price...

As the years pass, culture, science and religion start to die, and there are those who question the road down which the Overlords are leading them. For it seems the apparently benevolent and omnipotent masters of the Earth are themselves only the servants of a greater power: a power they have no choice but to obey...

Part 1 - Beginning
The world is at war. Self-destruction seems inevitable. Then the overlords arrive, but what is it they really want?

Part 2 - End
The Overlords have remained unseen, ruling the world from a distance, for over fifty years. Now they are about to reveal themselves.