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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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 14 days ago by Maurice Farrar
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 1 month ago by Jeremi Watkins
Just what I needed for my hard to buy for husband for Christmas... He LOVES Arthur C. Clarke, as do I. To have every story in one place is amazing. To say thank you is not enough!Published 5 months ago by Julie K
Husband loved the book I bought him. He's a big AcC fan and hadn't read some of these before. He read it multiple times.Published 6 months ago by Nerva