The View from Serendip

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The View from Serendip
The View from Serendip.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Arthur C. Clarke
Cover artist Terry Steadham[1]
Language English
Publisher Random House[1]
Publication date
October 1977[1]
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 273
ISBN 0-394-41796-8

The View from Serendip is a collection of essays and anecdotes by Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1977. The pieces include Clarke's experiences with diving, Sri Lanka, his relationships with other science fiction authors such as Isaac Asimov, and other personal memoirs. There are also reproductions of past lectures, as well as speculations about things of scientific interest.[2] The essay "The World of 2001" had been previously published in Vogue. It predicted the end of menial labor (mental as well as manual), due to automation and bio-engineered apes.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Title: The View from Serendip". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Clarke, Arthur C. (17 October 1977). "THE VIEW FROM SERENDIP by Arthur C. Clarke". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "When robots take our jobs, humans will be the new 1%. Here's how to fight back | Michael Belfiore | Opinion". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 

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