The Guardian – As with so many things, Arthur C Clarke foresaw the contamination of other worlds (Letters, 14 June) in his short story Before Eden, published in Amazing (June 1961), which relates the arrival and departure of an Earth spaceship to Venus, and its consequences.

Summary

  • As with so many things, Arthur C Clarke foresaw the contamination of other worlds (Letters, 14 June) in his short story Before Eden, published in Amazing (June 1961), which relates the arrival and departure of an Earth spaceship to Venus, and its consequences.
  • Tom DawkesDinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan• How sad that Dave Collins (Letters, 13 June) felt the need to trot out the trope about vegans and meat-free versions of sausages and burgers.
  • Ian PickfordGlasgow• Vic Marks claims that Scotland’s victory over England in the one-day cricket match in Edinburgh (Report, Sport, June 13) “could be appreciated on either side of Hadrian’s Wall”.
  • Harry WatsonEdinburgh• Kenny Dalglish may be the first to be knighted but Liverpool FC has a long history of honoured players – St John played centre-forward for the club (Letters, 13 June; Report, 9 June).
  • Steve ElliotLondon• My father owned a Morris Minor and one day pulled up at a set of traffic lights next to a Bentley (Letters, 12 June).


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