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Of Time and Stars. 1972
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Of Time and Stars. 1972 Of Time and Stars
by Arthur C. Clarke
First Edition 1972
ISBN 0575015713
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustrator unknown
208 pages
Price: £1.30

Of Time and Stars, a collection of short fiction by Arthur C. Clarke.

  • The Nine Billion Names of God
  • An Ape About the House
  • Green Fingers
  • Trouble with the Natives
  • Into the Comet
  • No Morning After
  • "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth"
  • Who's There?
  • All the Time in the World
  • Hide and Seek
  • Robin Hood, F.R.S.
  • The Fires Within
  • The Forgotten Enemy
  • The Reluctant Orchid
  • Encounter at Dawn
  • Security Check
  • Feathered Friend
  • The Sentinel
The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1993 printing of the Roc paperback edition for Focus magazine. Cover illustration by Peter Elson.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
Includes the story that became
2001: A Space Odyssey

A Tibetan monastery hires a giant computer to list the nine billion names of God - with terrifying results.

A bored housewife encourages her laboratory-bred serving ape to take up painting - and astonishes the art world.

A lunar exploration mission stumbles across a sentinel left by an ancient space-faring civilization.

Of Time and Stars collects eighteen of Arthur C. Clarke’s classic stories. Full of humanity, humour and solidly scientific speculation, this volume includes 'The Sentinel', the story that inspired 2001: A Space Odyssey

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