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Expedition to Earth. 1953 Expedition to Earth
by Arthur C. Clarke
First Edition 1953
Ballantine Books
New York
Publisher Code: H-52
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Richard Powers
166 pages
Price: $2.00

Expedition to Earth, a collection of short fiction by Arthur C. Clarke.

  • Second Dawn
  • "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."
  • Breaking Strain
  • History Lesson*
  • Superiority
  • Exile of the Eons**
  • Hide and Seek
  • Expedition to Earth***
  • Loophole
  • Inheritance
  • The Sentinel
*Under the title of Expedition to Earth in the British edition.
**Under the title of Nemesis in the British edition.
***Under the title of Encounter in the Dawn in the British edition.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1966 printing of the Pan Books paperback edition. Cover illustrator unknown.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
Arthur C. Clarke is one of the giants of science fiction. More than 2,000,000 of his books have been sold throughout the world.

Twice Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, he was the winner of the 1962 Kalinga Prize awarded by UNESCO for the popularisation of science.


EXPEDITION TO EARTH - the first contact of two races, one primitive and with an unknown future, the other age-old and doomed . . .

HISTORY LESSON - they came to the Third Planet five thousand years too late, but found a record of its people . . .


HIDE AND SEEK - one man in a space suit, trapped on a moon only 20 kilometres across, and against him one heavily armed cruiser . . .

EXILE OF THE EONS - the cornered tyrant who put himself to sleep for a century . . . and overslept . . .

a collection of stories to haunt you and to make you dream

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