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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.
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.
1. Travel by Wire!  11:54
2. How We Went to Mars ** 24:17
3. Retreat from Earth  29:41
4. Reverie ** 05:44
5. The Awakening  06:49
6. Whacky  03:03
7. Loophole  12:43
8. Rescue Party  1:06:40
9. Technical Error  46:20
10. Castaway  16:32
11. The Fires Within  24:24
12. Inheritance  19:16
13. Nightfall [1947, aka "The Curse"] 06:37
14. History Lesson  22:43
15. Transience  15:07
16. The Wall of Darkness  50:19
17. The Lion of Comarre  1:13:14 + 48:43
18. The Forgotten Enemy  16:16
19. Hide-and-Seek  26:22
20. Breaking Strain  1:16:00
21. Nemesis  43:18
22. Guardian Angel  1:11:41
23. Time's Arrow  32:10
24. A Walk in the Dark  24:55
25. Silence Please  28:11
26. Trouble with the Natives  29:25
27. The Road to the Sea  1:04:05 + 1:07:42
28. The Sentinel  25:19
29. Holiday On the Moon ** 1:11:47
30. Earthlight ** 59:51+ 1:00:55
31. Second Dawn  1:22:58
32. Superiority  23:50
33. "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."  11:42
34. All The Time in the World  28:32
35. The Nine Billion Names of God  15:46
36. The Possessed  14:54
37. The Parasite  29:37
38. Jupiter Five  1:16:39
39. Encounter in the Dawn  30:11
40. The Other Tiger  09:09
41. Publicity Campaign  10:31
42. Armaments Race  16:34
43. The Deep Range  21:21
44. No Morning After  15:19
45. Big Game Hunt  14:39
46. Patent Pending  27:04
47. Refugee  30:21
48. The Star  16:06
49. What Goes Up  27:09
Venture to the Moon  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  25:20
57. The Reluctant Orchid  23:43
58. Moving Spirit  29:38
59. The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch  14:59
60. The Ultimate Melody  18:29
61. The Next Tenants  22:50
62. Cold War  16:37
63. Sleeping Beauty  24:07
64. Security Check  11:33
65. The Man Who Ploughed the Sea  44:02
66. Critical Mass  16:28
The Other Side of the Sky  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  16:00
74. Out of the Sun  16:59
75. Cosmic Casanova  15:28
76. The Songs of Distant Earth  1:20:23
77. A Slight Case of Sunstroke  18:19
78. Who's There?  11:17
79. Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting...  13:12
80. I Remember Babylon  27:56
81. Trouble with Time  14:25
82. Into the Comet  24:17
83. Summertime on Icarus  31:29
84. Saturn Rising  25:26
85. Death and the Senator  50:53
86. Before Eden  26:41
87. Hate  42:01
88. Love That Universe  09:58
89. Dog Star  14:03
90. Maelstrom II  33:25
91. An Ape About the House  15:38
92. The Shining Ones  41:27
93. The Secret  14:23
94. Dial F for Frankenstein  16:41
95. The Wind from the Sun  54:08
96. The Food of the Gods  11:15
97. The Last Command  05:19
98. The Light of Darkness  18:48
99. The Longest Science-fiction Story Ever Told  01:33
100. Playback  08:36
101. The Cruel Sky  48:44
102. Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq.  05:31
103. Crusade  13:12
104. Neutron Tide  04:34
105. Reunion  04:22
106. Transit of Earth  36:45
107. A Meeting with Medusa  1:59:04
108. Quarantine  02:35
109. siseneG  00:45
110. The Steam-powered Word Processor ***15:05
111. On Golden Seas  09:17
112. The Hammer of God ** 34:02
113. The Wire Continuum (with Stephen Baxter) **55:12
114. Improving the Neighbourhood ** 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).
78 of 79 people found this review helpful
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.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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.
23 of 25 people found this review helpful
This is a fantastic collection of stories. You get to relive the golden age of science fiction, and do it at a bargain price. This is 51 hours of stories for just a single credit. I wish all of the older books came packaged like this, I would be going through them all.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
At times, the work truly dated itself and more than once in unpleasant ways. Outside of minor complaints, I was quite happy with this purchase. The ideas and mechanics of the stories were quite interesting. It was also nice that they varied in length. This collection is great for anyone who listens to audio books regularly.
Depending on what story Ray Porter narrated, it made it slightly unpleasant as he has a rather dull voice. Another complaint, which are minor and should not stop you from purchasing this collection, was the blatant sexism. It seemed all but the last two hours (excluding one story shortly into the collection) the exclusive roles a woman could take were either a secretary or someone's wife.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Simply one of the best Sci Fi Writers of all time. if you don't like one of these stories, read the next one and you will. These readers do an excellent job with his material. Many of his insights became reality. Some astronauts praise his preclusions. What a bargain many hours of entertainment.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Each of the narrators focused on a style or theme of stories which was amazing.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke to be better than the print version?
I have not read the print version.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The author was my favorite character. These stories are through his eyes.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
It's amazing to see how many of Mr. Clarke's have evolved into reality, and how well his knowledge of science influenced these stories.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
what a delight to hear the history of sci-fi and to see what we've done and Miss but we haven't even started.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful