Arthur C. Clarke acquired his first science fiction magazine - a copy of Astounding Stories - in 1930, when he was 13. Immediately he became an avid reader and collector: and, soon enough, a would-be-writer. The rest is history. Now, in Astounding Days, he looks back over those impressed by him, discussing their scientific howlers, and their remarkable proportion of predictive bulls-eyes - and writing of his early life and career. Written with relaxed good humour, Astounding Days is full of fascinating comment and anecdote.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
My reaction upon reading this in 1990. A very entertaining, chatty memoir of a portion of Clarke’s sf career. Reading this book is like hearing Clarke on his tv shows Mysterious World and World of ... Read full review
ASTOUNDING DAYS: A SCIENCE FICTIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY (A BANTAM SPECTRA BOOK)User Review - Kirkus
Clarke rambles nostalgically through the odd early days of the influential pulp science-fiction magazine, Astounding Tales of Super-Science, in a warmly appreciative yet far from uncritical tribute to ... Read full review