Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

ISBN-10: 0312878605

ISBN-13: 9780312878603

Edition: 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Arthur C. Clarke
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Description: Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End, The City and the Stars, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke is the most celebrated science fiction author alive. He is—with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein—one of the writers who define science fiction in our time. Now Clarke has cooperated in the preparation of a massive, definitive edition of his collected shorter works. From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre," through classics like "The Star," "Earthlight," "The Nine Billion Names of God," and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel, and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God," this immense volume encapsulates one of the great SF careers of all time.

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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 1/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 976
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

Foreword
Travel by Wire!
How We Went to Mars
Retreat From Earth
Reverie
The Awakening
Whacky
Loophole
Rescue Party
Technical Error
Castaway
The Fires Within
Inheritance
Nightfall
History Lesson
Transience
The Wall of Darkness
The Lion of Comarre
The Forgotten Enemy
Hide-and-Seek
Breaking Strain
Nemesis
Guardian Angel
Time's Arrow
A Walk In the Dark
Silence Please
Trouble With the Natives
The Road to the Sea
The Sentinel
Holiday On the Moon
Earthlight
Second Dawn
Superiority
'If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth ...'
All the Time In the World
The Nine Billion Names Of God
The Possessed
The Parasite
Jupiter Five
Encounter In the Dawn
The Other Tiger
Publicity Campaign
Armaments Race
The Deep Range
No Morning After
Big Game Hunt
Patent Pending
Refugee
The Star
What Goes Up
Venture to the Moon
The Pacifist
The Reluctant Orchid
Moving Spirit
The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch
The Ultimate Melody
The Next Tenants
Cold War
Sleeping Beauty
Security Check
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea
Critical Mass
The Other Side of the Sky
Let There Be Light
Out of the Sun
Cosmic Casanova
The Songs of Distant Earth
A Slight Case of Sunstroke
Who's There?
Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting ...
I Remember Babylon
Trouble With Time
Into the Comet
Summertime on Icarus
Saturn Rising
Death and the Senator
Before Eden
Hate
Love That Universe
Dog Star
Maelstrom II
An Ape About the House
The Shining Ones
The Secret
Dial F For Frankenstein
The Wind From the Sun
The Food of the Gods
The Last Command
Light of Darkness
The Longest Science-fiction Story Ever Told
Playback
The Cruel Sky
Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq.
Crusade
Neutron Tide
Reunion
Transit of Earth
A Meeting With Medusa
Quarantine
'siseneG'
The Steam-powered Word Processor
On Golden Seas
The Hammer of God
The Wire Continuum (with Stephen Baxter)
Improving the Neighbourhood
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