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The Sentinel.1983 The Sentinel
by Arthur C. Clarke
First Edition 1983
Berkley Books
New York
ISBN 0425061833
Trade paperback
Cover illustration and interior artwork by Lebbeus Woods
304 pages
Price: $6.95

The Sentinel, a collection of short fiction by Arthur C. Clarke.

  • Rescue Party
  • Guardian Angel
  • Breaking Strain
  • The Sentinel
  • Jupiter V
  • Refugee
  • The Wind from the Sun
  • A Meeting with Medusa
  • The Songs of Distant Earth
The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1991 printing of the Grafton Books paperback edition, ISBN 0586212043. Cover illustration by Chris Moore.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
The author of more than fifty books - with over 15 million copies in print - Arthur C. Clarke is one of the world’s most distinguished figures in modern science and science fiction.

The Sentinel is a magnificent retrospective showcase of his finest shorter fiction. Spanning four decades of writing, this book includes many gems of a genius at the height of his powers. The titlepiece is the story that inspired 2001, 'Guardian Angel' is the rarely anthologised work that gave birth to Childhood’s End, and 'The Songs of Distant Earth' is the original version of Clarke’s own favourite novel.

Along with other outstanding tales of vaulting imagination are fascinating introductions telling the history of each story from conception to completion.

From one of the greatest science-fiction writers of all time, The Sentinel is one of those all-too-few collections that must be read, re-read, then treasured.

'Clarke is one of the greatest imaginative writers of "hard" science fiction'
New Scientist

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