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The Collected Stories Of Arthur C Clarke

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780795349737
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Six decades of fascinating stories from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey gathered in one compendium (The New Yorker). Arthur C. Clarke, along with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein, was a definitive voice in twentieth century science fiction. A prophetic thinker, undersea explorer, and “one of the true geniuses of our time,” Clarke not only won the highest science fiction honors, the Nebula and Hugo Awards, but also received nominations for an Academy Award and the Nobel Peace Prize, and was knighted for his services to literature (Ray Bradbury). Now, more than one hundred works of the sci-fi master’s short fiction are available in the “single-author collection of the decade” (Booklist, starred review). This definitive edition includes early work such as “Rescue Party” and “The Lion of Comarre,” classics like “The Nine Billion Names of God” and “The Sentinel” (which was the kernel of the later novel and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and later works including “A Meeting with Medusa” and “The Hammer of God.” Encapsulating one of the great science fiction careers of all time, this immense volume “displays the author’s fertile imagination and irrepressible enthusiasm for both good storytelling and impeccable science” (Library Journal). “One of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print.” —The New York Times “As his Collected Stories helps to demonstrate, there has been no popular writer since the days of C S Lewis and Charles Williams whose disposition is more nakedly apocalyptic, who takes greater pleasure in cradling eternity in the palm of his hand.” —The Guardian
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The Collected Stories

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 1471228614
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A forth collection of gripping short stories from the most acclaimed Science Fiction author of any generation. Arthur C Clarke is without question the world's best-known and most celebrated science fiction writer. His career, spanning more than sixty years, is one of unequalled success. Clarke has always been celebrated for his clear prophetic vision, which is fully on display in this audiobook, but there are also many stories which show his imagination in full flight, to the distant future and to far-flung star systems. This forth volume in a series of five includes some of Clarke's most accomplished work, including Sleeping Beauty, The Man who Ploughed the Sea and Cosmic Casanova. Track Listing: CD 1: The Next Tenants read by Nick Boulton Track 2 to 7, 21' 03 Cold War read by Sean Barrett Track 8 to 11, 15' 21 Sleeping Beauty read by Roger May Track 12 to 19, 24' 55 CD 2: The Man Who Ploughed the Sea read by Nick Boulton Track 1 to 13, 39' 12 Critical Mass read by Sean Barrett Track 14 to end of CD 2, 14' 23 CD 3: The Other Side of the Sky read by Roger May Track 1 to 13, 53' 52 Let There Be Light read by Mike Grady Track 14 to end of CD 3, 17' 17 CD 4 and 5: Out of the Sun read by Nick Boulton Track 1 to 4, 17' 38 Cosmic Casanova read by Sean Barrett Track 5 to 9, 17' 06 The Songs of Distant Earth read by Roger May Track 10 to Track 12 of CD 5, 83' 22 A Slight Case of Sunstroke read by Mike Grady Track 13 of CD 4 to end of CD 5, 21' 37 CD 6: Who's There read by Nick Boulton Track 1 to 3, 15' 10 Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting read by Sean Barrett Track 4 to 7, 15' 10 I Remember Babylon read by Roger May Track 8 to 14, 30' 18 Trouble With Time read by Mike Grady Track 15 to end of CD 6, 14' 32 CD 7: Into the Comet read by Nick Boulton Track 1 to 6, 24' 12 Summertime on Icarus read by Sean Barrett Track 7 to 13, 28' 36 Saturn Rising read by Roger May Track 14 of CD 7 to Track 3 of CD 8, 29' 41 CD 8: Death and the Senator read by Mike Grady Track 4 to 16, 53' 57 Before Eden read by Nick Boulton Track 17 of CD 8 to Track 5 of CD 9, 26' 11 CD 9: Hate read by Sean Barrett Track 6 to 14, 41' 17 Love that Universe read by Roger May Track 15 to end of CD 9, 10' 28

The Collected Stories

Author : Arthur Charles Clarke
ISBN : 057507065X
Genre : Science fiction, English
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All of Arthur C. Clarke¿s short stories collected in one volume, beginning with ¿Rescue Party¿, Clarke¿s first ever published short story. A volume which showcases his range and variety, each story a classic example of the unique mixture of speculation and fiction which has made Clarke a household name. This edition is being published in October, in plenty of time for 2001, the year which is synonymous with Clarke¿s visions of the future.
Category: Science fiction, English

The Collected Stories Of Arthur C Clarke

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780795329074
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In the title story of this outstanding collection, a group of cosmonauts discovers the remains of an advanced civilization in a remote star system—destroyed when their sun went supernova. They find that the civilization was very similar to Earth’s—and that its people knew of their coming doom centuries before it occurred. What they find leads their chief astrophysicist—also a Jesuit priest—into a deep crisis of faith, sparked by a shocking revelation that has implications not just for history—but for religion. This collection of short stories demonstrates not only Clarke’s technological imagination—but also a deep poetic sensibility that led him to ponder the philosophical and moral implications of technological advances. These stories demonstrate the range of his vision as an author—based on both our scientific potential and the deeper aspects of the human condition.
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Tales From Planet Earth

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780743423793
Genre : Fiction
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If you want an omnibus of short fiction by Arthur C. Clarke, a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master, then you want The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke. If you're looking for a representative sample of Clarke's short stories, or for some examples of the creative and extrapolative abilities that established Clarke as one of science fiction's greatest and most important writers, then check out Tales from Planet Earth. Tales from Planet Earth ranges widely across time, but the stories are centered on our home world. Many SF writers confine their visions of earth to its flatlands, but Clarke is three-dimensional; his stories "Hate," "The Deep Range," and "The Man Who Ploughed the Sea" plunge into the ocean, while "The Cruel Sky" ascends the Himalayas. Some stories, like "The Other Tiger" and "'If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth...,’" end on chilling twists. "The Road to the Sea" spans centuries and millennia to explore how humanity's exodus to the stars may affect the world left behind. "Hate" considers how transcendence of the Earth's atmosphere may affect ancient enmities. "The Parasite" demonstrates a scary nastiness not usually associated with Clarke. "The Wall of Darkness" is set on an alternate-universe earth so different from ours, and "The Lion of Comarre" is set in a future so far away, that both stories feel like fantasy; but both are rigorously extrapolated from scientific theory. Two lighthearted entertainments, "The Next Tenants" and "The Man Who Ploughed the Sea," are from Tales of the White Hart. All of the stories in Tales from Planet Earth are recommended. The iBooks 2001 Anniversary Edition of Tales from Planet Earth collects 14 SF stories first published between 1950 and 1987, including the satire "On Golden Seas," which has "never before [been] collected in any Clarke book." —Cynthia Ward “ a collection of Arthur's science fiction stories, science fiction dealing with science, extrapolated intelligently. How you will enjoy it!" —ISAAC ASIMOV The fiction of Arthur C. Clarke has spanned the universe. He has carried us across unimaginable distances to alien times and places. Yet he has not lost sight of his home. Many of his greatest stories are set—or have their roots—right here on Planet Earth. In this book, Clarke's best stories about our home planet are gathered together. For Arthur C. Clarke, more than any other science fiction writer, "home" is the entire Earth, through all of space and time. In this book, he shows us around his home to share his wonder. He invites us to share his vision and his dream. About the Author Arthur C. Clarke is the author of many seminal works of science fiction, most notably; 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Little Brown).
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Short Story Index

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ISBN : 03609774
Genre : Short stories
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Media Review Digest

Author : C. Edward Wall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025885737
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The Gissing Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213179315
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Profiles Of The Future

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780575121829
Genre : Fiction
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An inquiry into the limits of the possible. Our problems on Jupiter, Mercury, Venus - conquering Time - transport in the future - overcoming gravity - communications across space - benevolent electronic brains. The range of this enthralling book is immense: from the re-making of the human mind to the vast reaches of the universe. Newly revised, even the remarkable events of the last decade have affected few of the exciting speculations by Arthur C. Clarke - a scientist whose expert and wide knowledge is matched only by his brilliant imagination.
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