The Deep Range
by Arthur C. Clarke
Review by Ernest Lilley
Roc Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0451096215
Date: 03 February 1981 List Price $1.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Arthur C. Clarke's reputation is inseparable from 2001, A Space Odyssey and a host of other outer space novels, but this unfairly overshadows the author's own personal love, the sea. Though he may never see orbit he has been an aquanaut for more than forty years. He has explored the waters off his adopted Sri Lanka and has written several books that expound (with Mike Wilson, Clarke's exploration partner; Boy Beneath The Sea, The First Five Fathoms, Indian Ocean Adventure, Indian Ocean Treasure and The Treasure Of The Great Reef.) or exploit (Dolphin Island, The Deep Range) the undersea world. From official release/information:
Book Description: This story takes place about 100 years in the future, when the earth's population is fed principally from the sea--on whale products or from plankton farms. Its hero is Walter Franklin, a grounded space engineer now assigned to a submarine patrol tending the whale herds.
DEEP RANGE vibrates with exciting adventures of the mysterious sea: a fight with a giant squid at 12,000 feet, a search for a great sea serpent, and a heroic rescue of a damaged submarine--all vividly and plausibly portrayed.