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The Collected Stories. 2000 The Collected Stories
by Arthur C. Clarke
First Edition 2000
Gollancz / Orion
ISBN 057507065X
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover design by Blacksheep Design
x+966 pages
Price: £20.00

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

  • Travel by Wire!
  • How We Went to Mars
  • Retreat from Earth
  • Reverie
  • The Awakening
  • Whacky
  • Loophole
  • Rescue Party
  • Technical Error
  • Castaway
  • The Fires Within
  • Inheritance
  • Nightfall
  • History Lesson
  • Transience
  • The Wall of Darkness
  • The Lion of Comarre
  • The Forgotten Enemy
  • Hide-and-Seek
  • Breaking Strain
  • Nemesis
  • Guardian Angel
  • Time's Arrow
  • A Walk in the Dark
  • Silence Please
  • Trouble with the Natives
  • The Road to the Sea
  • The Sentinel
  • Holiday On the Moon
  • Earthlight
  • Second Dawn
  • Superiority
  • "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..."
  • All The Time in the World
  • The Nine Billion Names of God
  • The Possessed
  • The Parasite
  • Jupiter Five
  • Encounter in the Dawn
  • The Other Tiger
  • Publicity Campaign
  • Armaments Race
  • The Deep Range
  • No Morning After
  • Big Game Hunt
  • Patent Pending
  • Refugee
  • The Star
  • What Goes Up
  • Venture to the Moon
    • The Starting Line
    • Robin Hood, F.R.S.
    • Green Fingers
    • All That Glitters
    • Watch This Space
    • A Question of Residence
  • The Pacifist
  • The Reluctant Orchid
  • Moving Spirit
  • The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch
  • The Ultimate Melody
  • The Next Tenants
  • Cold War
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Security Check
  • The Man Who Ploughed the Sea
  • Critical Mass
  • The Other Side of the Sky
    • Special Delivery
    • Feathered Friend
    • Take a Deep Breath
    • Freedom of Space
    • Passer-By
    • The Call of the Stars
  • Let There Be Light
  • Out of the Sun
  • Cosmic Casanova
  • The Songs of Distant Earth
  • A Slight Case of Sunstroke
  • Who's There?
  • Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting...
  • I Remember Babylon
  • Trouble with Time
  • Into the Comet
  • Summertime on Icarus
  • Saturn Rising
  • Death and the Senator
  • Before Eden
  • Hate
  • Love That Universe
  • Dog Star
  • Maelstrom II
  • An Ape About the House
  • The Shining Ones
  • The Secret
  • Dial F for Frankenstein
  • The Wind from the Sun
  • The Food of the Gods
  • The Last Command
  • Light of Darkness
  • The Longest Science-fiction Story Ever Told
  • Playback
  • The Cruel Sky
  • Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq.
  • Crusade
  • Neutron Tide
  • Reunion
  • Transit of Earth
  • A Meeting with Medusa
  • Quarantine
  • siseneG
  • The Steam-powered Word Processor
  • On Golden Seas
  • The Hammer of God
  • The Wire Continuum (with Stephen Baxter)
  • Improving the Neighbourhood
The image above and the blurb below are from the 2001 printing of the Gollancz paperback edition, ISBN 9781857983234. Cover design by Blacksheep.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
Arthur C. Clarke is without question the world’s best-known and most celebrated science fiction writer. His career, spanning more than sixty years, is one of unequalled success. Now, in this huge and definitive book, he has collected every science fiction story shorter than novel length which he has published: more than 100 in all, arranged in order of publication, from 'Travel By Wire' in 1937 through to 'Improving the Neighbourhood' in 1999.

Clarke has always been celebrated for his clear prophetic vision, which is fully on display in this book, but there are also many stories which show his imagination in full flight, to the almost unimaginably distant future, and to far-flung star systems.

'Arthur C. Clarke is one of the true geniuses of our time'

'Arthur C Clarke’s first book for the millennium is a mammoth, truly indispensable collection . . . COLLECTED STORIES is a capstone to one of the greatest careers in science fiction and easily earns any hyperbole that a reviewer may indulge in. The story of science fiction cannot be told without the stories that are gathered here. Truly essential'

'Nearly 1,000 pages of some of the best short fiction the field has ever seen'

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