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.