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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey | Arthur C. Clarke

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

    Katherine says: "The glory and horror of space"
  • Rendezvous with Rama | Arthur C. Clarke

    Rendezvous with Rama

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
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    At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

    Random says: "Pathetic narrator."
  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America | Robert A. Heinlein,Arthur C. Clarke,Isaac Asimov,Robert Silverberg - editor

    The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
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    This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

    Jim Harris says: "The heart and soul of science fiction "
  • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke | Arthur C. Clarke

    The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

    • UNABRIDGED (51 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Ray Porter, Jonathan Davis, Ralph Lister
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    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.

    KW Charlie says: "List of stories from"
  • Childhood's End | Arthur C. Clarke

    Childhood's End

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
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    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    Ryan says: "Still a classic of visionary science fiction"
  • The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must | Robert Zubrin,Richard Wagner,Arthur C. Clarke - Foreword

    The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Zubrin, Richard Wagner, Arthur C. Clarke - Foreword
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream - the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with engaging anecdotes. The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions.

    Julian D. Siano says: "Realistic story on the journey to Mars"
  • 2061: Odyssey Three | Arthur C. Clarke

    2061: Odyssey Three

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world's best-loved science-fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this New York Times best seller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy - whether it wishes to or not.

    Gary says: "This guy is just phenomenal!"
  • The Fountains of Paradise | Arthur C. Clarke

    The Fountains of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Hard"
  • Time's Eye: A Time Odyssey, Book 1 | Arthur C. Clarke,Stephen Baxter

    Time's Eye: A Time Odyssey, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline.

    Tim says: "A nice road to nowhere"
  • The Star | Arthur C. Clarke

    The Star

    • UNABRIDGED (16 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Mike Vendetti
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    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.

    Niels J. Rasmussen says: "The Single Greatest Short Story I Have Ever Heard"
  • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century  | John W. Campbell,Frederik Pohl,Terry Bisson,Ursula K. Le Guin,Judith Merrill,Greg Bear,Harlan Ellison,David Brin,Arthur C. Clarke,Eric Frank Russell

    The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By John W. Campbell, Frederik Pohl, Terry Bisson, and others
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, David Ackroyd
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    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    Gregory R. Martin says: "Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi"
  • 3001: The Final Odyssey | Arthur C. Clarke

    3001: The Final Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    In 3001: The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke brings the greatest and most successful science fiction series of all time to its magnificent, stunningly unforeseen conclusion. As we hurtle toward the new millennium in real time, Clarke brilliantly - daringly - leaps 1,000 years into the future to reveal a truth we are only now capable of comprehending. An epic masterpiece at once dazzlingly imaginative and grounded in scientific actuality, 3001 is a story that only Arthur C. Clarke could tell.

    Saturnberry says: "Poor ol' Frank"
  • The City and the Stars  | Sir Sir Arthur C. Clarke

    The City and the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sir Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Geoffrey T. Williams
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    Diaspar is Earth's last city - surrounded by deserts, on a world where the oceans have long since dried up. It is a domed, isolated, technological marvel, run by the Central Computer. Diaspar has conquered death. People are called forth; they live for a thousand years and then are recalled, to be born thousands of years later, over and over again. No child has been born for at least 10 million years. Until Alvin....

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "A Classic"
  • The Light of Other Days  | Stephen Baxter,Arthur C. Clarke

    The Light of Other Days

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Stephen Baxter, Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy - forever.

    Lisa Callihan says: "When Seeing All is not Understanding All"
  • A Meeting with Medusa | Arthur C. Clarke

    A Meeting with Medusa

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    "A Meeting with Medusa" was first published in the December 1971 issue of Playboy. Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) is regarded as one of the most-influential science fiction writers of all time. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

    Jean Philippe F Launberg says: "Entertaining"
  • History Lesson | Arthur C. Clarke

    History Lesson

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    "History Lesson" was first published in the May 1949 issue of Startling Stories. Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) is regarded as one of the most-influential science fiction writers of all time. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

    Edqp says: "Was expecting the full book"
  • The Songs of Distant Earth | Arthur C. Clarke

    The Songs of Distant Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    June 1958 issue of If. It was later expanded into the novel of the same name. Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) is regarded as one of the most-influential science fiction writers of all time. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

    Philip says: "This is not the same story. "
  • Time's Arrow | Arthur C. Clarke

    Time's Arrow

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    "Time's Arrow" was first published in the summer 1950 issue of Science-Fantasy. Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) is regarded as one of the most-influential science fiction writers of all time. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

  • Earthlight | Arthur C. Clarke

    Earthlight

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
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    The time: 200 years after man's first landing on the Moon. There are permanent populations established on the Moon, Venus, and Mars. Outer space inhabitants have formed a new political entity, the Federation, and between the Federation and Earth a growing rivalry has developed. Earthlight is the story of this emerging conflict.

    Daniel Davis says: "A brilliant science fiction spy work"
  • A Fall of Moondust | Arthur C. Clarke

    A Fall of Moondust

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Time is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist cruiser Selene, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface, her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the mercilessly unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment. A brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival, A Fall of Moondust is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension by the field's foremost author.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Old Fashioned Science Fiction"
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