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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke


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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.

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.

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

Product Details

Clarke, Arthur Charles
Tor Books
Clarke, Arthur Charles
Clarke, Arthur C.
Science fiction
Short stories
Science fiction, English
Science Fiction - Short Stories (Single Author)
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
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9.21 x 6.19 x 1.69 in

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