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    • ISBN:9781857983234
    • Publication date:11 Oct 2001

The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke

By Arthur C. Clarke

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The definitive collection of short stories from the 20th century's greatest science fiction writer.

The definitive collection of short stories from the century's greatest science fiction writer

All of Arthur C. Clarke's short stories collected in one volume, beginning with TRAVEL BY WIRE - Clarke's first ever published short story.

A volume which showcases his range and variety, each story a classic example of the unique mixture of speculation and fiction which has made Clarke a household name.

Biographical Notes

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset in 1917. He studied at King's College, London, receiving a BSc in physics and mathematics. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Air Force and was part of the team that developed the early warning radar defence system, an experience recounted in his 1963 novel Glide Path. A paper published in the October 1945 edition of Wireless World on the subject of geostationary satellites is widely recognised as having 'invented' the telecommunications satellite system. Clarke began publishing SF in 1946 with 'Loophole' in Astounding Science Fiction magazine, and soon established himself as one of the major science fiction voices of the 20th century. He won the first of three Hugo Awards for short story 'The Star' in 1956, and his 1973 novel Rendezvous With Rama won the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. He is, though, best known as the writer and co-creator with Stanley Kubrick of the groundbreaking SF film 2001: A Space Odyssey. A year after the release of that film, Clarke found himself beside US broadcasting legend Walter Cronkite, commentating on the historic Apollo 11 mission to place a man on the moon. Awarded the SFWA Grand Master Award in 1985 and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, Arthur C. Clarke was a giant of modern SF and one of the premier thinkers of our time. He died at his home in Sri Lanka in March 2008.

To discover more about how the legacy of Sir Arthur is being honoured today, please visit http://www.clarkefoundation.org

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  • ISBN: 9780575098770
  • Publication date: 02 Jun 2011
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Gateway

Against the Fall of Night

Arthur C. Clarke
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke

In the year ten billion A.D., Diaspar is the last city on Earth. Agelss and unchanging, the inhabitants see no reason to be curious about the outside world. But one child, Alvin - only seventeen and the last person to be born in Diaspar - finds that he is increasingly drawn to what lies outside the city walls. Even though he knows the Invaders, who devastated the world, may still be out there...Later rewritten, expanded and republished as The City and the Stars, this early novella by one of the greats of science fiction remains a powerful and evocative depiction of the future of humanity...

Gateway

Earthlight

Arthur C. Clarke
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke
Gateway

The Sands of Mars

Arthur C. Clarke
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke
Gateway

Dark Benediction

Walter M. Miller Jr
Authors:
Walter M. Miller Jr

Walter M. Miller Jr is best remembered as the author of A Canticle for Leibowitz, universally recognized as one of the greatest novels of modern SF. But as well as writing that deeply felt and eloquent book, he produced many shorter works of fiction of stunning originality and power.His profound interest in religion and his innate literary gifts combined perfectly in the production of such works as The Darfstellar, for which he won a Hugo in 1955, Conditionally Human, I, Dreamer and The Big Hunger, all of which are included in this brilliant and essential collection.

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The Snows of Olympus

Arthur C. Clarke
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke
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Assignment Gestapo

Sven Hassel
Authors:
Sven Hassel
Gollancz

Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura

James Barclay
Authors:
James Barclay

Thousands of years ago the elves were enslaved by the Wytch Lords. Murdered in their thousands, worked to death in slave gangs and divided against themselves, the wounds inflicted by man run deep - and elves have very long memories. Two of them - Auum and Takaar - led the rise against their enslavers, and united their people against men in order to free their nation. Now Calaius is at peace ... but that doesn't mean their nation is safe.Men need their help.The Wytch Lords have rallied, men's magic has grown more powerful, and their politics have become altogether more dangerous. Especially now: one of the mages has created a spell, called Dawnthief, which has the potential to destroy all living things on the planet. All four magical colleges are fighting to seize it and, in the background, the Wytch Lords have schemes of their own. Schemes which involve crushing the elven nation for good. Whoever seizes the spell, it places the elves in tremendous danger. But can Auum and Takaar overcome their differences and work together to save Calaius? And even if they can, is it not already too late ... ?Find out more on his website, www.jamesbarclay.com, or you can follow @barculator on Twitter.

Gollancz

Hogfather

Terry Pratchett
Authors:
Terry Pratchett
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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke

When young Roy Malcolm won the aviation quiz contest, his prize should have meant an ordinary sight-seeing jaunt on one of the man-made space stations that circled the earth. But instead the trip turned into a terrifying journey as misadventure after misadventure plagued the artificial satellite. The climatic moment came when one of the crew pushed the wrong button and rocketed the runaway ship into outer space...

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The Garden of Rama

Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
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Rama Revealed

Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee

Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship named by its discoverers Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists. But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, committing genocide against its peaceful alien neighbours and terrorizing its own inhabitants. Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped and crossed the Cylindrical Sea to the island of mysterious skyscrapers which the humans call New York. There she is reunited with her husband, and soon they are joined by others of their family and friends. But pursuit is not far behind and they are forced to flee to the subterranean corridors of New York inhabited by the menancing octospiders.

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No Enemy But Time

Michael Bishop
Authors:
Michael Bishop
Gollancz

Black Heart

Holly Black
Authors:
Holly Black

The conclusion to the gripping Curse Workers series from bestselling author Holly BlackCassel Sharpe knows he's been used as an assassin, but he's trying to put all that behind him. He's trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He's trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he's trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he's been raised to believe the government is the enemy.But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what's right and what's wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what's a con and what's truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet - this time on love.

Gateway

Profiles Of The Future

Arthur C. Clarke
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke

An inquiry into the limits of the possible.Our problems on Jupiter, Mercury, Venus - conquering Time - transport in the future - overcoming gravity - communications across space - benevolent electronic brains.The range of this enthralling book is immense: from the re-making of the human mind to the vast reaches of the universe. Newly revised, even the remarkable events of the last decade have affected few of the exciting speculations by Arthur C. Clarke - a scientist whose expert and wide knowledge is matched only by his brilliant imagination.

Gollancz

Hungry For You

Lynsay Sands
Authors:
Lynsay Sands

As one of the most ancient in the Argeneau clan, Cale Valens has given up on finding a life mate. His friends and family, however, have not. In fact, they believe they've finally found his perfect match. Getting them together, however, requires one little white lie ...Alexandra Willan is in a panic. Her restaurant is due to open in two weeks, but her chef just walked out. Then a highly recommended replacement arrives, an impossibly handsome culinary genius who sends electric tingles racing through her body ...Except he can't cook. In fact, Cale hasn't eaten real food in two thousand years. Yet he's determined to prove to Alex his prowess in the kitchen ... and elsewhere. Because never has he hungered so for any mortal woman. And not just for a taste of her, but for the whole delicious feast!

Gollancz

The Immortal Hunter

Lynsay Sands
Authors:
Lynsay Sands

Even vampires need a vacation. But Decker Argeneau's ends abruptly when he's asked to help hunt the group of rogue vampires targeting mortals - one that might include a defector in his own family. Before he can worry about that, though, he's got to rescue the latest victim. It's all part of the job, including taking a bullet for a beautiful doctor.Dr Danielle McGill doesn't know if she can trust the man who just saved her life. There are too many questions, such as what is the secret organization he says he's part of, and why do his wounds hardly bleed? However, with her sister in the hands of some dangerous men, she doesn't have much choice but to trust him.Except now Decker's talking about life mates and awakening a passion that's taking Dani beyond anything she's ever known. Being undead may not be half-bad ... especially if it means spending forever with a man who would love her with his mind, body, and immortal soul.

Gollancz

Vampires are Forever

Lynsay Sands
Authors:
Lynsay Sands

Inez Urso is beginning to have her doubts. Her business associate Thomas Argeneau has some interesting traits, like an allergic reaction to the sun, excellent night vision, and not much of an appetite for food. And to top it all off, he just tried to bite her neck ... but maybe that was a sign of passion. If so, she'd be happy to experience more, despite her determination not to mix business with pleasure.Well, if not forever, at least two hundred years. Inez is the most beautiful woman he's seen in centuries. Those luscious lips, seductive curves, and her elegant neck ... he just couldn't resist the temptation of one little bite. Now Thomas will do anything to convince her that only an immortal like him can satisfy her all night long ...

Gollancz

Rama: The Omnibus

Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that has arrived in the galaxy and has been dubbed Rama by the astronomers observing it. It is a huge cylindrical object, 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. It will kindle their wildest dreams ... and fan their darkest fears. For no one knows who the Ramans are or why they have come. And now the moment of rendezvous awaits - just behind a Raman airlock door.

Gollancz

The Ghost From The Grand Banks

Arthur C. Clarke
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke
Gateway

By Space Possessed

Arthur C. Clarke
Authors:
Arthur C. Clarke