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Arthur C. Clarke is one of the greatest science fiction writers of the century, and surely the most celebrated science fiction author alive. He is -- with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein -- one of the writers who define the genre. Now, at the dawn of the year 2001, Sir Arthur C. Clarke has cooperated in the preparation of a massive definitive edition of hi ...more
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Published April 10th 2001 by Audio Literature (first published April 10th 1968)
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Elar
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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These short stories have survived test of time really well. Only some of them felt really awkward.
Olof
Dec 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Difficult to believe these were written 1937--49. Other than some technological lingo being really off (or just a bit off) these novels echo fairly recent ideas (or at least I thought they were ;)). And most of them are REALLY good :) Respect to you, Sir ACC!
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Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's fascinating to see in this collection of Clarke stories, the evolution and refinement of his work. Some of the earliest stories such as "How We Went to Mars" (1938) read like HG Wells's "The Time Machine" in that an amateur gentleman assembles a remarkable machine that resembles a Victorian sitting parlor with wings and recounts a fantastic voyage. Thankfully, this is not requiring any attention to minor details such as hostile alien environments, zero-G and high-G acceleration, etc. I can ...more
Mladen
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Wall of Darkness is one of the first science fiction things I've in my life(It was some Clark's short story collection) and I still remember it fondly. Still, the best one here is Travel by wire. To it seperately I give 5/5 stars.
Todd Martin
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The Lion of Comarre & Other Stories consists of a collection of early Arthur C. Clarke tales written between 1937 – 1949. The stories are surprisingly solid and universally interesting, a surprise given that some were written before Clarke was considered a professional writer. Very nice.
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Arthur C. Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.

Clarke was a graduate of King's Co
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