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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1999 (Unabridged Selections) | [Arthur C. Clarke]

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1999 (Unabridged Selections)

From early stories like "Breaking Strain," to classics like "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 groundbreaking works such as "The Hammer of God" and "Transit to Earth," this volume encapsulates one of the great science fiction writing careers of all time.
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From early stories like "Breaking Strain," to classics like "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 groundbreaking works such as "The Hammer of God" and "Transit to Earth," this volume encapsulates one of the great science fiction writing careers of all time.

Also, this collection begins with an original foreword read by the author himself, Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

This is a collection of unabridged selections from the hardcover book of the same name. Look for another collection called The Shining Ones next year, which will complete the collection in audio.

©2001 TOR; (P)2002 Audio Literature

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"This may be the single-author s[cience] f[iction] collection of the decade, even though the decade has barely begun." (Booklist)

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    Peter Milford, CT, United States 08-26-10
    Peter Milford, CT, United States 08-26-10
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    "Blasphemy"

    Dated material can be educational and entertaining and Clarke’s stories fill the bill in this respect. But something other than an interesting comparison between then and now is required to make a story live beyond its time. What is missing in Clarke’s works is-- and forgive me if I sound stuffy-- poetry. Perhaps it is too much emphasis on the science of the times being inserted into these stories, almost guaranteeing obsolescence (exceptions are noted). I offer for comparison Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles.”
    I commit blasphemy, I know, but these stories by Clarke failed to sweep me away into the void on a rush of exhaust that is not particularly concerned with how things work, but rather with what happens as a result of the fact that they do. IMHO.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy United States 01-15-13
    Jeremy United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Some real gems in here!"
    Would you listen to The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke again? Why?

    Yes. The stories are interesting enough to warrant re-reads.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the download and time. Wish there were more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Green Lane, PA, USA 11-26-03
    Elizabeth Green Lane, PA, USA 11-26-03
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    "A little uneven but fun"

    Spanning AC Clarke's career it's not suprising that the stories are a bit uneven.
    But, on the whole, worthwhile.

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    TexasRanger 05-24-03
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    "Brought back memories"

    It was great to relive some of the stories I had read in my youth. Interestly the stories weren't as far out there as I once thought. An enjoyable listen.

    Wish I could have easy replayed some of endings to enjoy the close.

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