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The Best of Arthur C. Clarke. 1973 The Best of Arthur C. Clarke
1937-1971

by Arthur C. Clarke
Edited by Angus Wells.
First Edition 1973.
Sidgwick & Jackson.
London.
ISBN 0283979798.
Hardback in dust jacket.
Cover illustration by Chris Foss.
336 pages.
Price: £2.50.

Notes
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, a collection of short fiction by Arthur C. Clarke.

  • Travel By Wire!
  • Retreat From Earth
  • The Awakening
  • Whacky
  • Castaway
  • History Lesson
  • Hide and Seek
  • Second Dawn
  • The Sentinel
  • The Star
  • Refugee
  • Venture to the Moon
    • The Starting Line
    • Robin Hood, F.R.S.
    • Green Fingers
    • All That Glitters
    • Watch This Space
    • A Question of Residence
  • Into the Comet
  • Summertime on Icarus
  • Death and the Senator
  • Hate
  • Sunjammer
  • A Meeting With Medusa
The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1974 printing of the Sphere Books paperback edition, ISBN 0722124260. Cover illustration by Chris Foss.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
ARTHUR C. CLARKE
the author of such science fiction classics as
Sands of Mars, Childhood's End and the world-famous 2001: A Space Odyssey is concerned with both the scientific and the metaphysical aspects of sf. A founder member of the British Interplanetary Society, Clarke originated the proposal for the use of satellites for communications: his technical knowledge is equalled only by his skill as a writer.

These eighteen stories are chosen to show Clarke’s development in both areas.

The collection includes

HIDE AND SEEK
One man against a murderously efficient space cruiser - on an asteroid only 20 kilometres wide.

THE SENTINEL
The short story on which the author based
2001.

SUNJAMMER
A fleet of mighty sunships embarks upon a fabulous voyage.

This anthology includes a complete bibliography and an introduction by Arthur C. Clarke.

 
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