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So whether you're already familiar with his works or not (most notably Childhood's End and the Rama series), you certainly can't go wrong picking up this veritable brick of a collection--912 pages in all--as either primer or essential reference. Within you'll find virtually every short piece of fiction that Clarke has ever published, from 1937's endearingly twee (in retrospect) "Travel by Wire" to 1999's "Improving the Neighbourhood," the first sci-fi Nature ever published.
The Collected Stories is all short works (as short as 31 words in one case) and includes some of Clarke's best stories, including the lighthearted "Tales of the White Hart" and the momentous "The Star" and "The Nine Billion Names of God." --Paul Hughes
A GREAT compilation of many rare works by the Best creative writer of Sci-Fi and beleive it or not...Humourous story telling!Published 19 days ago by ssands1
If you're a SF fan and I have to explain to you who Arthur C Clarke is, then this may be the greatest gift anyone can give you beyond a time machine that will take you back in time... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Battaglia
Caught quite a few typos here and there but nothing that ruins Arthur C. Clarke's awesome writing. Some of the stories reminded me a bit of how H.P. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Douglas Larry Booze
This is a must read for any fan of Arthur C. Clarke. Many of the stories are genius but the shortest "Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq" is amazing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by August Kramer
A fantastic collection of Clarke's work. If you love science-fiction or just like it, this is a book you should check out. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jeremi Watkins