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Clarke always had a more delicate and poetic side, and this collection includes one of his finest stories along this vein, "Second Dawn," in which telepathically gifted aliens without hands deal with the moral dilemmas of science. Many of the stories address a Space Age that never was--Clarke was assuming that things would happen later than they did, but that more would follow quicker; this in itself gives the book charm as an add-on to its considerable conceptual wit. Few short story collections are SF classics, but this is a major exception. --Roz Kaveney, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
One of his best collections of short stories, it includes The Sentinel, the story that inspired 2001: A Space Odyssey.Published on June 1 2000 by Craig Chalquist, PhD, author of TERRAPSYCHOLOGY and DEEP CALIFORNIA
This is the first Arthur C. Clarke book I've read, and I was disappointed. Clarke writes traditional "hard" science fiction and, sadly, the science aspects of his work... Read morePublished on Aug. 11 1999 by Craig