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

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

The Awakening. 1942
Summertime on Icarus. == The Hottest Piece of Real Estate in the Solar System. 1960
Hide and Seek. 1949
History Lesson. 1949
Castaway. 1947
Whacky. 1942
Retreat from Earth. 1938
Travel by Wire. 1937
Into the Comet. == Inside the Comet. 1960
Second Dawn. 1951
Venture to the Moon. 1956
The Sentinel. 1954
Refugee. == ?. 1955
The Star. 1955
Hate. == At the End of the Orbit. 1961
Death and the Senator. 1961
Sunjammer. 1965
(bibliography). 1973
A Meeting With Medusa. 1972

Arthur C. Clarke.
Childhood's End.
Pan. 1954

rating : 1 : unmissable

expanded from "Guardian Angel"

Super-powerful aliens come to Earth, and take over. What are their ultimate intentions, and why won't they let us even see them?

Arthur C. Clarke.
Expedition to Earth.
Sphere. 1954

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Hide and Seek. 1949
Second Dawn. 1951
The Sentinel. 1954
'If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth...'. 1954
Breaking Strain. 1954
filmed as Trapped in Space, 1994
Expedition to Earth. 1954
Superiority. 1954
Nemesis. 1954
Encounter in the Dawn. 1954
Loophole. 1954
Inheritance. 1954

Arthur C. Clarke.
A Fall of Moondust.
Pan. 1961

rating : 1.5 : unmissable

A tourist bus on the Moon gets sucked into a chasm filled with fine dust. The race is on to save the trapped passengers.

Arthur C. Clarke.
The Lion of Commare & Against the Fall of Night.
Corgi. 1968

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Against the Fall of Night. 1948
revised and expanded as The City and the Stars
The Lion of Comarre. 1949

Arthur C. Clarke.
The Other Side of the Sky.
Corgi. 1961

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Venture to the Moon. 1956
Refugee. == ?. 1955
The Star. 1955
The Nine Billion Names of God. 1953
The Other Side of the Sky. 1957
Special Delivery. 1961
Feathered Friend. 1961
Take a Deep Breath. 1961
Freedom of Space. 1961
Passer-by. 1961
The Call of the Stars. 1961
The Wall of Darkness. 1949
Security Check. 1957
No Morning After. 1954
The Starting Line. 1961
Robin Hood, F.R.S.. 1961
Green Fingers. 1961
All That Glitters. 1961
Watch This Space. 1961
A Question of Residence. 1961
Publicity Campaign. 1956
All the Time in the World. 1952
Cosmic Casanova. 1961
Out of the Sun. 1954
Transcience. 1961
The Songs of Distant Earth. 1961

Arthur C. Clarke.
Profiles of the Future.
Pan. 1962

(read but not reviewed)

Arthur C. Clarke.
Reach for Tomorrow.
Corgi. 1956

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

The Awakening. 1942
The Forgotten Enemy. 1949
The Curse. 1953
A Walk In The Dark. 1950
Trouble With the Natives. 1951
Technical Error. == The Reversed Man. 1950
Jupiter Five. 1953
The Possessed. 1952
The Fires Within. 1949
Time's Arrow. 1952
Parasite. 1953
Rescue Party. 1946

Arthur C. Clarke.
Report on Planet Three.
Corgi. 1972

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Report on Planet Three. 1972
The Men on the Moon. 1972
Meteors. 1972
The Star of the Magi. 1972
Vacation in Vacuum. 1972
So You're Going to Mars?. 1972
Next - The Planets!. 1972
The Planets Are Not Enough. 1972
When the Aliens Come. 1972
Possible, That's All!. 1972
God and Einstein. 1972
Across the Sea of Stars. 1972
The Mind of the Machine. 1972
Technology and the Future. 1972
Beyond Babel. 1972
More than Five Senses. 1972
Things That Can Never Be Done. 1972
The World We Cannot See. 1972
Things in the Sky. 1972
Which Way Is Up?. 1972
Haldane and Space. 1972
Son of Dr. Strangelove. 1972
The Myth of 2001. 1972

Arthur C. Clarke.
Tales from the White Hart.
Sidgick & Jackson. 1957

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

The Next Tenants. 1956
Sleeping Beauty. 1957
Critical Mass. 1957
Armaments Race. 1954
Patents Pending. 1954
The Ultimate Melody. 1956
Cold War. 1957
Moving Spirit. 1957
What Goes Up. 1955
The Pacifist. 1956
Big Game Hunt. 1954
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea. 1957
The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch. 1957
The Reluctant Orchid. 1956
Silence Please. 1954

Arthur C. Clarke.
Tales of Ten Worlds.
Corgi. 1962

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Summertime on Icarus. == The Hottest Piece of Real Estate in the Solar System. 1960
Into the Comet. == Inside the Comet. 1960
Hate. == At the End of the Orbit. 1961
Death and the Senator. 1961
Before Eden. 1961
Saturn Rising. 1961
I Remember Babylon. 1960
Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting.... == Out of the Cradle. 1959
Who's There?. == The Haunted Spacesuit. 1958
An Ape About the House. 1962
Let There Be Light. 1957
Trouble With Time. == Crime on Mars. 1960
A Slight Case of Sunstroke. == The Stroke of the Sun. 1958
Dog Star. == Moondog. 1962
Road to the Sea. == Seeker of the Sphinx. 1950

Arthur C. Clarke, ed.
Three for Tomorrow.
Sphere. 1969

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Roger Zelazny. The Eve of RUMOKO. 1969
James Blish. We All Die Naked. 1969
Robert Silverberg. How It Was When the Past Went Away. 1969

Arthur C. Clarke.
The Wind from the Sun.
Corgi. 1962

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

A Meeting With Medusa. 1972
The Food of the Gods. 1961
Maelstrom II. 1962
The Shining Ones. 1962
The Wind From the Sun. 1963
The Secret. 1963
The Last Command. 1963
Dial F for Frankenstein. 1963
Reunion. 1963
Playback. 1963
The Light of Darkness. 1964
The Longest Science Fiction Story Ever Told. == A Recursion in Metastories. 1966
Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq.. 1967
Love That Universe. 1966
Crusade. 1966
The Cruel Sky. 1966
Neutron Tide. 1970
Transit of Earth. 1970

Arthur C. Clarke, ed.
Project Solar Sail.
Roc/Penguin. 1990

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Larry Niven. The Fourth Profession. 1971
Poul Anderson. Sunjammer. 1964
The Wind From the Sun. 1963
The Winds of Space (forward to Project Solar Sail). 1990
Isaac Asimov. Sailing the Void (introduction to Project Solar Sail). 1990
Ray Bradbury, Jonathan V. Post. To Sail Beyond the Sun (A Luminous Collage). 1990
K. Eric Drexler. The Canvas of Night. 1990
David Brin. Ice Pilot. 1990
Jonathan Eberhart. A Solar Privateer. 1981
Chauncey Uphoff, Jonathan V. Post. A Rebel Technology Comes Alive. 1990
Alfred Lord Tennyson. Argosies of Magic Sails. 1990
Brian Palaszewski. Ion Propulsion: The Solar Sail's Competition. 1990
Charles Sheffield. The Grand Tour. 1987
Scott E. Green. Lightsail. 1990
Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason. Rescue at L-5. 1990
Robert L. Forward, Joel Davis. Lightsails to the Stars. 1990
Joe Clifford Faust. Goodnight, Children. 1990
Robert L. Staehle, Louis Friedman. Solar Sails in an Interplanetary Economy. 1990
Afterword to "Project Solar Sail". 1990

Arthur C. Clarke.
The Ghost from the Grand Banks.
Bantam. 1990

Arthur C. Clarke, Michael Kube-McDowell.
The Trigger.
Bantam. 1999

Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter.
The Light of Other Days.
Tor. 2000

Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl.
The Last Theorem.
Harper Collins. 2008

Arthur C. Clarke.
The City and the Stars.
Corgi. 1956

rating : 1 : unmissable

revised and expanded "Against the Fall of Night"

Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford.
Beyond the Fall of Night.
ACE. 1990

expansion of "Against the Fall of Night"

Arthur C. Clarke.
2001: A Space Odyssey.
Arrow. 1968

rating : 1 : unmissable

Named for the start of the third millennium, this is not simply the "book of the film": it was developed in parallel with Kubrick's masterpiece. And it's a little less cryptic in its ending.

Arthur C. Clarke.
3001: The Final Odyssey.
Voyager/HarperColins. 1997