9780312878214

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312878214

  • ISBN10:

    0312878214

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-02-10
  • Publisher: Tor Books
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Travel by Wire!
1(4)
How We Went to Mars
5(8)
Retreat From Earth
13(9)
Reverie
22(2)
The Awakening
24(3)
Whacky
27(2)
Loophole
29(6)
Rescue Party
35(21)
Technical Error
56(13)
Castaway
69(6)
The Fires Within
75(7)
Inheritance
82(7)
Nightfall
89(3)
History Lesson
92(7)
Transience
99(5)
The Wall of Darkness
104(15)
The Lion of Comarre
119(36)
The Forgotten Enemy
155(5)
Hide-and-Seek
160(9)
Breaking Strain
169(22)
Nemesis
191(12)
Guardian Angel
203(22)
Time's Arrow
225(11)
A Walk In the Dark
236(8)
Silence Please
244(9)
Trouble With the Natives
253(10)
The Road to the Sea
263(38)
The Sentinel
301(8)
Holiday On the Moon
309(23)
Earthlight
332(39)
Second Dawn
371(24)
Superiority
395(8)
If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth...'
403(4)
All the Time In the World
407(10)
The Nine Billion Names Of God
417(6)
The Possessed
423(5)
The Parasite
428(9)
Jupiter Five
437(23)
Encounter In the Dawn
460(9)
The Other Tiger
469(3)
Publicity Campaign
472(4)
Armaments Race
476(6)
The Deep Range
482(7)
No Morning After
489(5)
Big Game Hunt
494(5)
Patent Pending
499(8)
Refugee
507(10)
The Star
517(5)
What Goes Up
522(8)
Venture to the Moon
530(20)
The Pacifist
550(8)
The Reluctant Orchid
558(8)
Moving Spirit
566(10)
The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch
576(5)
The Ultimate Melody
581(6)
The Next Tenants
587(7)
Cold War
594(6)
Sleeping Beauty
600(8)
Security Check
608(4)
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea
612(13)
Critical Mass
625(6)
The Other Side of the Sky
631(16)
Let There Be Light
647(5)
Out of the Sun
652(6)
Cosmic Casanova
658(6)
The Songs of Distant Earth
664(23)
A Slight Case of Sunstroke
687(6)
Who's There?
693(4)
Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting ...
697(5)
I Remember Babylon
702(9)
Trouble With Time
711(5)
Into the Comet
716(8)
Summertime on Icarus
724(9)
Saturn Rising
733(9)
Death and the Senator
742(16)
Before Eden
758(9)
Hate
767(12)
Love That Universe
779(3)
Dog Star
782(5)
Maelstrom II
787(11)
An Ape About the House
798(6)
The Shining Ones
804(13)
The Secret
817(5)
Dial F For Frankenstein
822(6)
The Wind From the Sun
828(15)
The Food of the Gods
843(4)
The Last Command
847(2)
Light of Darkness
849(5)
The Longest Science-fiction Story Ever Told
854(1)
Playback
855(3)
The Cruel Sky
858(15)
Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq.
873(2)
Crusade
875(4)
Neutron Tide
879(2)
Reunion
881(2)
Transit of Earth
883(11)
A Meeting With Medusa
894(34)
Quarantine
928(1)
'siseneG'
929(1)
The Steam-powered Word Processor
930(5)
On Golden Seas
935(3)
The Hammer of God
938(10)
The Wire Continuum (with Stephen Baxter)
948(17)
Improving the Neighbourhood
965

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