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.
Boy I did not realize that Arthur C. Clarke was writing some cool short stories and novelettes. Nothing like Arthur !Published 5 months ago by Alain J. Deflandre
Arthur Clarke was one of the seminal SF authors, along with Asimov, Bradbury, and Heinlein. This book contains about 100 stories in 976 pages. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this book for my Dad. We both love Sci-Fi literature, and this volume is a great compilation of most of his work with some of the best shorrt (and not so short) stories... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jose Flores Velasco
I was doubtful about this purchase at first, but the collection of stories here is definitely worth it. great workPublished 15 months ago by rahela begum
One of the sci-fi Gods. I keep short story books in the car for unexpected times I'm stuck in a waiting room. Some short stories were turned into full novels. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert R. Berry
Several of the early stories have never been republished. Some are ho-hum. Others are great. There are a lot of great treasures in this book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by BradleyK
The book is worth it just for The Reluctant Orchid! Great stuff. I love all the White Hart stories particularly.Published 21 months ago by Catherin W Cunningham
Fun book to read, just about half way through it now. Of course some of the stories are out of date because of when they were written. Read morePublished 22 months ago by DAVID R HARVILLE
When it comes to SF, I was born in the wrong generation. I really love the SF from Clarke's day. Yes some of it is dated, but I can look past that and enjoy the story for what it... Read morePublished 22 months ago by MadMatt