Arthur C. Clarke, it has often been pointed out, possess the best attributes of poet and scientist. Clarke is also a profound philosopher. This story is a rare example of sympathetic insight mingled with the best science-fiction traditions. It may shock or disturb you, but it will not leave you unmoved. One thing, however, is certain: it could have been written by no one else.
Public Domain (P)2014 Mike Vendetti
Dr. Nils Rasmussen
Although only just under 17 minutes, this story has had a much more lasting effect on me than any novel I have ever read.
Almost like poetry, if any single sentence was cut out from this story, it wouldn't be the same. Its perfection in simplicity is astonishing.
I will never forget this story. I think that says enough.
10.00 / 10.00
Of course the ending stands out for the sheer anguish and despair but the build up within the story was very well done.
I love his voice! It matches the narrator perfectly.
It has been done on t.v. at least once.
Clarke pulls awe and wonder from the sky and offers it from his hands to yours.
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