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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke Audiobook

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

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Author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novels Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountains of Paradise along with such memorable novels as Childhood's End, Sir Arthur C. Clarke was - with Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein - one of the writers who defined the classic era of science fiction. From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre" through classic stories including "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 comprehensive short story collection encapsulates one of the great science fiction careers of all time.

©2000 Arthur C. Clarke (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Charles 09-15-16
    Charles 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "List of stories from"

    With thanks to Alexander Arsovon August 30, 2011 review of the paperback I took the list from.
    Be sure to check the complete MUCH longer and better review https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/RN9FZFUXK9SMB?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

    Arthur C. Clarke The Collected Stories

    Tor, Hardback, 2001
    8vo. x+966 pp. Foreword by Arthur Clarke, June 2000 [ix-x].

    First published thus, 2000.

    Contents*

    PART 1
    Foreword 05:48
    1. Travel by Wire! [1937] 11:54
    2. How We Went to Mars [1938]** 24:17
    3. Retreat from Earth [1938] 29:41
    4. Reverie [1939]** 05:44
    5. The Awakening [1942] 06:49
    6. Whacky [1942] 03:03
    7. Loophole [1946] 12:43
    8. Rescue Party [1946] 1:06:40
    9. Technical Error [1946] 46:20
    10. Castaway [1947] 16:32
    11. The Fires Within [1947] 24:24
    12. Inheritance [1947] 19:16
    13. Nightfall [1947, aka "The Curse"] 06:37
    14. History Lesson [1949] 22:43
    15. Transience [1949] 15:07
    16. The Wall of Darkness [1949] 50:19
    17. The Lion of Comarre [1949] 1:13:14 + 48:43
    18. The Forgotten Enemy [1948] 16:16
    PART 2
    19. Hide-and-Seek [1949] 26:22
    20. Breaking Strain [1949] 1:16:00
    21. Nemesis [1950] 43:18
    22. Guardian Angel [1950] 1:11:41
    23. Time's Arrow [1950] 32:10
    24. A Walk in the Dark [1950] 24:55
    25. Silence Please [1950] 28:11
    26. Trouble with the Natives [1951] 29:25
    27. The Road to the Sea [1951] 1:04:05 + 1:07:42
    28. The Sentinel [1951] 25:19

    PART 3
    29. Holiday On the Moon [1951]** 1:11:47
    30. Earthlight [1951]** 59:51+ 1:00:55
    31. Second Dawn [1951] 1:22:58
    32. Superiority [1951] 23:50
    33. "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..." [1951] 11:42
    34. All The Time in the World [1952] 28:32
    35. The Nine Billion Names of God [1953] 15:46
    36. The Possessed [1953] 14:54
    37. The Parasite [1953] 29:37
    38. Jupiter Five [1953] 1:16:39
    39. Encounter in the Dawn [1953] 30:11

    PART 4
    40. The Other Tiger [1953] 09:09
    41. Publicity Campaign [1953] 10:31
    42. Armaments Race [1954] 16:34
    43. The Deep Range [1955] 21:21
    44. No Morning After [1954] 15:19
    45. Big Game Hunt [1956] 14:39
    46. Patent Pending [1954] 27:04
    47. Refugee [1955] 30:21
    48. The Star [1955] 16:06
    49. What Goes Up [1956] 27:09

    Venture to the Moon [1956] 1:01:28
    50. The Starting Line 51. Robin Hood, F.R.S. 52. Green Fingers
    53. All that Glitters 54. Watch this Space 55. A Question of Residence

    56. The Pacifist [1956] 25:20
    57. The Reluctant Orchid [1956] 23:43
    58. Moving Spirit [1957] 29:38
    59. The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch [1957] 14:59
    60. The Ultimate Melody [1957] 18:29
    61. The Next Tenants [1957] 22:50
    62. Cold War [1957] 16:37
    63. Sleeping Beauty [1957] 24:07
    64. Security Check [1956] 11:33
    65. The Man Who Ploughed the Sea [1957] 44:02
    66. Critical Mass [1949] 16:28

    PART 5
    The Other Side of the Sky [1957] 49:25
    67. Special Delivery 68. Feathered Friend 69. Take a Deep Breath
    70. Freedom of Space 71. Passer-by 72. The Call of the Stars

    73. Let There Be Light [1957] 16:00
    74. Out of the Sun [1958] 16:59
    75. Cosmic Casanova [1958] 15:28
    76. The Songs of Distant Earth [1958] 1:20:23
    77. A Slight Case of Sunstroke [1958] 18:19
    78. Who's There? [1958] 11:17
    79. Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting... [1959] 13:12
    80. I Remember Babylon [1960] 27:56
    81. Trouble with Time [1960] 14:25
    82. Into the Comet [1960] 24:17
    83. Summertime on Icarus [1960] 31:29
    84. Saturn Rising [1961] 25:26
    85. Death and the Senator [1961] 50:53
    86. Before Eden [1961] 26:41
    87. Hate [1961] 42:01
    88. Love That Universe [1961] 09:58
    89. Dog Star [1962] 14:03
    90. Maelstrom II [1965] 33:25
    91. An Ape About the House [1962] 15:38

    PART 6
    92. The Shining Ones [1962] 41:27
    93. The Secret [1963] 14:23
    94. Dial F for Frankenstein [1965] 16:41
    95. The Wind from the Sun [1964] 54:08
    96. The Food of the Gods [1964] 11:15
    97. The Last Command [1965] 05:19
    98. The Light of Darkness [1966] 18:48
    99. The Longest Science-fiction Story Ever Told [1966] 01:33
    100. Playback [1966] 08:36
    101. The Cruel Sky [1967] 48:44
    102. Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq. [1967] 05:31
    103. Crusade [1968] 13:12
    104. Neutron Tide [1970] 04:34
    105. Reunion [1971] 04:22
    106. Transit of Earth [1971] 36:45
    107. A Meeting with Medusa [1971] 1:59:04
    108. Quarantine [1977] 02:35
    109. siseneG [1984] 00:45
    110. The Steam-powered Word Processor [1986]***15:05
    111. On Golden Seas [1986] 09:17
    112. The Hammer of God [1992]** 34:02
    113. The Wire Continuum (with Stephen Baxter) [1998]**55:12
    114. Improving the Neighbourhood [1999]** 05:04

    * In square brackets: the year of first publication, usually in magazine.

    ** Apparently first appearance at all, or at least first appearance in book form.

    *** The only appearance of this piece in book form before seems to have been in the collections of essays Astounding Days (1989) and Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (1999).

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    Greg Costello 08-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow! So happy in Audio form!"

    For anyone who does not know who Arthur C. Clark is, then you are missing one of the great minds of all time. This giant tome of stories (over 100!) is a great way to be introduced to the original master of SciFi.
    For A.C.C. fans, this is a very good find! The narrators are top notch.

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    Elisabeth Carey 11-15-16
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    "Excellent SF from an earlier era"

    These are the collected shorter works of Arthur C. Clarke, and that almost ought to be enough to say about it. It spans his entire career, and includes his best-known classics, lesser-known works, and has the Tales From the White Hart stories sprinkled throughout. The stories here are funny and grim, optimistic and pessimistic, and feature the best and the worst of the human race. I found Clarke's view of women's and girls' roles to be interesting. He seems to have never thought women were less intelligent or less capable, but at the same time he started out taking women's roles for granted. Only later in his career do we start to see women who are not only intelligent and capable, but also having independent lives and careers.

    Unlike some male writers of his generation, though, he doesn't seem to have resisted the realization that social roles were changing.

    He was a good, solid, entertaining writer who took his science seriously. The ones we have now with that same seriousness about the science are mostly edgier, and you wouldn't want them not to be. It's a different time and a different culture. Clarke's perspective on the universe is still his own, though, and well worth a read or a listen. Ray Porter, Jonnathan Davis, and Ralph Lister do excellent work in reading these stories.

    Note that at 51 hours, this is quite a few listens!

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from Audible in exchange for an honest review.

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    Stephen 11-01-16
    Stephen 11-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved a lot of these stories"

    There were several short stories in this book that I had to immediately re-listen to a couple times, because they were just so phenomenal and awe-inspiring. The stories range from only a minute long up to a couple of hours long, and include a couple of short stories which inspired some of Clarke's longer novels. I wasn't a big fan of the narrator Ralph Lister, who seemed to read the most, however there are a couple of other narrators who read as well.

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