A brilliant mind! I've always been a big fan of Arthur C Clarke and have read most of his sci-fi novels. Those novels were always based on plausible science (as opposed to sci-fantasy novels) and I believe he is also credited with the invention of the communications satellite. I can remember watching '2001 - A Space Odyssey' (written by Arthur C Clarke and directed by Stanley Kubrick) for the first time when I was about 14. It blew my mind! Not only the story, but the special effects were way beyond anything else of that time. There were also funny little digs at the real world. An example being the computer onboard the spaceship was called 'HAL'. In each case, this is one letter back in the alphabet from 'IBM'.Remarkably prescient look into the future by Arthur C Clarke in the early 1960s. He correctly forecast the Internet, the ability to work from home instead of commuting and instant communication anywhere in the world for ordinary people.
That's one of the few that I haven't read. Looking it up online, it sounds very good and typical Clarke -I am not quite sure but I purchased a Clarke paperback in T4 LHR before flying off to Colombo. The title was 'Trigger ' I think. About a world of nation where unauthorised firearms were rendered useless and if memory serves, self destructed. The only fiction book I read in one go, so good I couldn't put it down, even in the customs hall!