Author Archives: Daniel Cornwall

Stories that still work: Rescue Party (1946)

Rescue Party is a story about a ship from an alien galactic federation attempting to save people and cultural artifacts that it could from the doomed planet Earth. It was written in 1946 by Arthur C. Clarke and collected in: … Continue reading

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Stories that still work: The Awakening (1942)

The Awakening is a story about suspended animation. It was written in 1942 by Arthur C. Clarke and collected in: Clarke, Arthur Charles. 2002. The collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke. New York: Tom Doherty Associates. (Find in a library). The … Continue reading

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Clarke was right about sci-fi ideas: Reverie

I’m working my way through: Clarke, Arthur Charles. 2002. The collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke. New York: Tom Doherty Associates. Find in a library. I thought it would be fun to highlight stories or commentary from this volume that I … Continue reading

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ALA’s Republican Problem

This is a blog post I’ve been meaning to write since American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro’s report on ALA’s “historic success” in getting members of Congress to sign “Dear Appropriator” letters in support of federal library funding.  A … Continue reading

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Book Review: Connecting Alaskans

I recently finished the book: Hudson, Heather E. 2015. Connecting Alaskans: telecommunications in Alaska from telegraph to broadband. If you live or frequently work in Alaska or rural communications, I highly recommend this book to you.  It is readable for … Continue reading

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Exploring possible societies: Childhood’s End

I recently reread a science fiction classic: Clarke, Arthur C. 1953. Childhood’s end. New York: Ballantine Books. If you haven’t read the book, Wikipedia has a good synopsis. Part of the book describes a golden age of humanity prior to … Continue reading

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Review (sort of) Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

I recently experienced Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End in two media: BOOK Clarke, Arthur C. 1953. Childhood’s end. New York: Ballantine Books. DVD Hurran, Nick, Matthew Graham, Paul M. Leonard, John G. Lenic, Mike Vogel, Osy Ikhile, Daisy Betts, et … Continue reading

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