The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

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by Arthur C. Clarke
     
 

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In the title story of this collection, Earth has entered its final ice age�precipitated by the cooling of the sun. In this forbidding climate, a small tribe of nomadic human survivors travels toward the equator ahead of glaciers moving down from the North Pole, carrying with them a handful of relics from the 21st century�and racing against the ice to preserve them

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In the title story of this collection, Earth has entered its final ice age�precipitated by the cooling of the sun. In this forbidding climate, a small tribe of nomadic human survivors travels toward the equator ahead of glaciers moving down from the North Pole, carrying with them a handful of relics from the 21st century�and racing against the ice to preserve them from annihilation.

This collection is a showcase of groundbreaking stories that wrestle with the moral, psychological, and ethical implications of scientific advancement�written by one of the foremost science fiction authors of our time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the �Big Three.� Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke�s work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.

Clarke�s short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015759389
Publisher:
RosettaBooks
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Series:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Short Stories , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
134,341
File size:
525 KB

Meet the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the �Big Three.� Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke�s work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.

Clarke�s short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1917
Date of Death:
March 19, 2008
Place of Birth:
Minehead, Somerset, England
Place of Death:
Sri Lanka
Education:
1948, King's College, London, first-class honors in Physics and Mathematics

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Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had the original paperback and lost it. Decided to get the new ebook version as a replacement, but didn't check the stats. The orig paperback had over 900 pages; this has less than a third of that. Lots of my favorites r missing. Disappointing.
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