The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

by Arthur C. Clarke
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

by Arthur C. Clarke

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In a single volume, the complete short fiction of one of the greatest SF writers of the century

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312878603
Publisher: Tor Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/14/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 976
Sales rank: 243,555
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.72(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Born in Minehead, Somerset in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke is perhaps the most celebrated science fiction author alive today. He is the author of more than sixty books with more than 50 million copies in print, and the winner of all the field's highest honors. He was named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1986.

In 1945 he published the technical paper "Extra-terrestrial Relays", which in essence invented the principle of worldwide communication via geosynchronous satellite.

His well-known novels include Childhood's End; Against the Fall of Knight; 2001:A Space Odyssey; Rendezvous with Rama; Imperial Earth; The Fountains of Paradise; 2010: Odyssey Two; 2061: Odyssey Three, and 3001. In 1968, he collaborated with director Stanley Kubrick on the screenplay for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was derived from his story "The Sentinel."

He has lived in Colombo, Sri Lanka since 1956. He was awarded the CBE in 1989 and knighted in 1998.

Date of Birth:

December 16, 1917

Date of Death:

March 19, 2008

Place of Birth:

Minehead, Somerset, England

Place of Death:

Sri Lanka


1948, King's College, London, first-class honors in Physics and Mathematics

Table of Contents

Travel by Wire!
How We Went to Mars
Retreat From Earth
The Awakening
Rescue Party
Technical Error
The Fires Within
History Lesson
The Wall of Darkness
The Lion of Comarre
The Forgotten Enemy
Breaking Strain
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
Second Dawn
'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
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
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
The Cruel Sky
Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq.
Neutron Tide
Transit of Earth
A Meeting With Medusa
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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