Cheap Book: Brief History of Time, Arthur Clarke,

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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking for $2.99

A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.

Rama II by Arthur Clark and Gentry Lee for two bucks.

Years after the first encounter with a mysterious alien spacecraft in Rendezvous With Rama, a second spaceship enters the solar system—and a team of Earth’s most accomplished scientists and cosmonauts is sent to intercept it.

The human crew is no stranger to Raman culture and technology. But Rama II offers surprises not encountered on the first ship—surprises that could turn out to be deadly. Set against a backdrop of economic crisis that threatens all human settlements throughout the solar system, Rama II tells the story of an advanced scientific team dealing with the unexpected both on an enigmatic alien spacecraft and within their own psyches.

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3 thoughts on “Cheap Book: Brief History of Time, Arthur Clarke,

  1. Brief History of Time is an interesting read, and well worth (IMO) the time to read then re-read.

    Amusing little sidenote: Just before it came out Hawking was interviewed by Time magazine and let loose this little bit.

    “Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales,” says Hawking. “In the end, however, I did put in Einstein’s famous equation E = m c squared. I hope that this will not scare off half my potential readers.”

  2. I swallowed Rendezvous With Rama whole and re-read it several times. I didn’t think the sequels lived up to its promise.

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