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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke
by Arthur C. Clarke (2001)


Clarke cooperated in the preparation of this massive, definitive edition of his collected shorter works. It spans early work like 'Rescue Party' and 'The Lion of Comarre', through classics like 'The Star', 'Earthlight', 'The Nine Billion Names of God', and 'The Sentinel', all the way to later work like 'A Meeting with Medusa' and 'The Hammer of God'. A truly magnificent collection.





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Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke (1953)


The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city... intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. Never trust a benevolent alien.





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The City and the Stars
by Arthur C. Clarke (1956)


Earthbound inhabitants of an enclosed high-tech far-future city live out utopian lifestyles, but long ago gave up travel to the stars. The adventurous hero gets out and winds up in the nature-loving city of Lys. Eventually he discovers an abandoned alien spaceship heads off to the cosmos. Clarke's masterful evocation of the far future of humanity, considered his finest novel by many.





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2001: A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke (1968)


On the Moon, an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent out deep into our solar system, culminating in a mission to Saturn to track down its origins. The super-intelligent HAL 9000 computer starts getting some ideas of his own along the way. Long before their destination is reached, things begin to go horribly wrong.





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Rendezvous with Rama [S1]
by Arthur C. Clarke (1973)


Captain Cook-obsessed commander leads crew in exploration of interior of huge cylindrical alien artefact on near-sun trajectory. No-one knows who built it or why it is here. The allusion to Cook hints at the fundamental premise on offer which celebrates the pure joy of exploration. The book won a swag of awards including a Nebula and Hugo, in the process remaining one of Clarke's most popular.





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The Fountains of Paradise
by Arthur C. Clarke (1979)


In the 22nd century visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time, one which will revolutionise the future of humankind of space - a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometres high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean. But the only financially viable place to build it happens to be a sacred mountain with a monastery on top.





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2010: Odyssey Two
by Arthur C. Clarke (1982)


The sequel to '2001' answers most of the big questions that left us hanging. In particular, the mystery of Dave Bowman's transformation into the Star-Child, and the alien purpose that lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space. In addition, the computer HAL gets some serious psychoanalysis. This sequel is cosmic in sweep and eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe.





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The Songs of Distant Earth
by Arthur C. Clarke (1986)


Just a few islands in a planetwide ocean, Thalassa was a veritable paradise... home to one of the small colonies founded centuries before by robot Mother Ships when the Sun had gone nova and mankind had fled Earth. Then the Magellan arrived in orbit carrying one million refugees from the last, mad days on Earth. And suddenly uncertainty and change had come to the paradise that was Thalassa.


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