The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke by Arthur C. ClarkeThe Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke by Arthur C. Clarke

The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke

byArthur C. Clarke

Paperback | January 14, 2002

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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.

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 1...
Title:The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. ClarkeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:976 pages, 9.32 × 6.32 × 1.79 inPublished:January 14, 2002Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Exhaustive collection Its so hard to rate or have an opinion on short story collections. Some stories are really great, while others illicit no response at all. Forgive me while I get literary for second. There's a quote from Edgar Allen Poe (which I got from Stephen King), where he says "A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it." I think that's true, and when a short story is done right, it shows. But when that doesn't work, I feel nothing at all from the story. (Which is why I don't revere King's early short stories. I don't read him for the 'horror', his scares just aren't going to affect me) But back to Clarke. There are a lot of great stories to be found here. And a lot of them are heavy on science and space exploration. Albeit from the 1950s perspective, but still really interesting. I do think that 100 stories is way too many, but nice if you wanted to have most of Clarke's short works in one tome. If you just want to read some stories from Clarke the earlier collections (Expedition To Earth, Reach for Tomorrow and The Other Side Of The Sky) are probably the best bet and they are in much more digestible chunks. Favourite Stories: Rescue Party, The Fires Within, History Lesson, Technical Error, Loophole, Forgotten Enemy, Nemesis, The Star, Venture to the Moon, Nine Billion Names of God, Refugee, Out of the Sun, The Songs of Distant Earth, Into the Comet, Crusade, siseneG
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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

Editorial Reviews

"This may be the single-author collection of the decade, even though the decade has barely begun . . . If the term 'sense of wonder' didn't exist, it would now have to be invented to describe what Clarke's majestic narratives evoke." -Booklist (Starred Review)"With his awesome inventiveness, sure grasp of scientific principle, readability, openness, and utter lack of viciousness or meanness, it's easy to understand why Clarke became the single most famous and influential non-American SF writer of the post-WWII period. If you are unacquainted with Clarke--possible, though barely--begin here at once. If you're old friends: Browse. Enjoy. Wonder." -Kirkus Reviews"Arthur C. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age . . . the colossus of science fiction." -The New Yorker"He is the prophet of the space age." -Times of London"Nobody has done more in the way of enlightened prediction than Arthur C. Clarke." -Isaac Asimov"Arthur C. Clarke is one of the true geniuses of our time." -Ray Bradbury"One of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print." -The New York Times