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2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Library edition: December 2000, 1st printing

Orbit

ISBN 1-84149-055-5

Hardcover, xxviii+252 pages

£12.99

Notes:

  •  'A Space Odyssey' series #1.

  •  Introduction by Stephen Baxter, 'To Stanley: In Memoriam' essay by Arthur C. Clarke.

Arthur C. Clarke

Legal name: Clarke, Arthur Charles

Birth place: Minehead, Somerset, England

Birth date: 16 December 1917

Death date: 19 March 2008

Language: English

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Biographic comments: Resident guest status in Sri Lanka awarded in 1975; the Sri Lankabhimanya (Sri Lanka's highest civil

honour) awarded in 2005.

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Novels

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Imperial Earth: A Fantasy of Love and Discord

1975

Library edition: September 1975, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-02011-3

Hardcover, 287 pages

£3.50

Notes:

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The Last Theorem

with Frederik Pohl

2008

Library edition: August  2008, 1st edition, 1st printing

HarperVoyager

ISBN 978-0-00-728998-1

Hardcover, xii+299 pages

£18.99

Notes:

  •  Features a near-future Sri Lankan mathematician who solves Fermat's Last Theorem at a time of alien contact.

  •  Novel begun by Clarke but completed by Pohl.

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The Collected Stories

2000

Library edition: January 2000, 1st edition, 1st printing

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-07065-X

Hardcover, x+966 pages

£20.00

Notes:

Fiction: 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  //  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  //  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 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  //  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  //  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  //  The Light of Darkness  //  The Longest Science-

Fiction Story Ever Told  //  Playback  //  The Cruel Sky  //  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  //  Improving the Neighbourhood

Essay: Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq. (If guest editorial, December 1967)

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Collections

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Childhood's End

1953

Library edition: October 2001, SF Masterworks hardcover edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-07263-6

Hardcover, 208 pages

£9.99

Notes:

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Against the Fall of Night / Beyond the Fall of Night

with Gregory Benford

1991

Library edition: April 1991, 1st edition, 1st printing

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-04765-8

Hardcover, x+966 pages

£13.99

Notes:

  •  Omnibus edition of the authors' Against the Fall of Night stories.

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Omnibus editions

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Rama II

with Gentry Lee

1989

Library edition: November 1989, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-04545-0

Hardcover, 377 pages

£12.95

Notes:

  •  'Rama' series #2.

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The Space Trilogy

2001

Library edition: May 2001, 1st edition, 1st printing

Gollancz

ISBN 1-85798-780-2

Trade paperback, xii+506 pages

£7.99

Notes:

  •  Omnibus edition of the novels Islands in the Sky (1951), The Sands of Mars (1952) and Earthlight (1955).

  •  Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke, Introduction to The Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke, Foreword to The Sands of

     Mars by Donna Shirley.

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The Garden of Rama

with Gentry Lee

1991

Library edition: September 1991, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-05169-8

Hardcover, 398 pages

£14.99

Notes:

  •  'Rama' series #3.

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Rama Revealed

with Gentry Lee

1993

Library edition: November 1993, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-05577-4

Hardcover, 477 pages

£15.99

Notes:

  •  'Rama' series #4.

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2010: Odyssey Two

1982

Library edition: 1982, 1st edition

Granada

ISBN 0-246-11912-8

Hardcover, xiv+216

£7.95

Notes:

  •  'A Space Odyssey' series #2.

Rendezvous with Rama

1973

Library edition: June 1973, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-01587-X

Hardcover, 256 pages

£2.00

Notes:

  •  'Rama' series #1.

  •  Winner of the 1973 BSFA Award, 1974 Campbell Memorial Award, 1974 Hugo Award, 1974 Locus Award, 1974

     Nebula Award for Best Novel, 1980 Seiun Award for Best Translated Novel.

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2061: Odyssey Three

1988

Library edition: January 1988, 1st edition

Grafton

ISBN 0-246-13323-6

Hardcover, 254

£10.95

Notes:

  •  'A Space Odyssey' series #3.

  •  Author's Note by Arthur C. Clarke.

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3001: The Final Odyssey

1997

Library edition: March 1997, 1st edition, 1st printing

Voyager

ISBN 0-246-12689-2

Hardcover, 273 pages

£16.99

Notes:

  •  'A Space Odyssey' series #4.

  •  Essays 'Sources and Acknowledgements' and 'Valediction' by Arthur C. Clarke.

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The City and the Stars

1956

Library edition: March 2001, SF Masterworks edition, 1st printing

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-07263-6

Trade paperback, 208 pages

£9.99

Notes:

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A Fall of Moondust

1961

<  2013, SF Masterworks (II) edition

Gollancz

ISBN 978-1-4072-4637-6

Trade paperback, 208 pages

£9.99

Notes:

  •  'Preface to the 1987 Edition' by Arthur C. Clarke.

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The Fountains of Paradise

1979

Library edition: January 1979, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-02520-4

Hardcover, 255 pages

£4.95

Notes:

  •  Set on the fictional island of Taprobane in the Indian Ocean.

  •  Winner of the 1980 Hugo Award and the 1980 Nebula Award for Best Novel.

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The Songs of Distant Earth

1986

Library edition: May 1986, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-345-33219-9

Hardcover, 256 pages

$17.95

Notes:

  •  Author's Note by Arthur C. Clarke.

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Cradle

with Gentry Lee

1988

Library edition: June 1988, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-04164-1

Hardcover, 309 pages

£11.95

Notes:

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The Ghost from the Grand Banks

1990

Library edition: October 1990, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-04906-5

Hardcover, 293 pages

£12.95

Notes:

  •  Essays 'Sources and Acknowledgements' and 'Appendix: The Colours of Infinity' by Arthur C. Clarke.

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Richter 10

with Mike McQuay

1996

Library edition: February 1996, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-06116-2

Hardcover, 341 pages

£15.99

Notes:

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The Trigger

with Michael Kube-McDowell

1999

Library edition: November 1999, 1st edition

Voyager / HarperCollins

ISBN 0-00-224711-9

Hardcover, 550 pages

£17.99

Notes:

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The Light of Other Days

with Stephen Baxter

2000

Library edition: September 2000, 1st UK edition

Voyager / HarperCollins

ISBN 0-00-224704-6

Hardcover, 312 pages

£17.99

Notes:

  •  Afterword by Stephen Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke.

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Time's Eye

with Stephen Baxter

2004

Library edition: January 2004, 1st edition

Ballantine / Del Rey

ISBN 0-00-224704-6

Hardcover, 312 pages

$26.95

Notes:

  •  'A Time Odyssey' series #1.

  •  A CD-ROM is included in the back of the book, which includes essays, authors interviews and two complete novels,

     Manifold: Time and Manifold: Evolution by Stephen Baxter.

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Sunstorm

with Stephen Baxter

2005

Library edition: March 2005, 1st edition

Ballantine / Del Rey

ISBN 0-345-45250-X

Hardcover, 328 pages

$25.95

Notes:

  •  'A Time Odyssey' series #2.

  •  Afterword by Stephen Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke.

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Firstborn

with Stephen Baxter

2008

Library edition: January 2008, 1st edition

Ballantine / Del Rey

ISBN 978-0-345-49157-2

Hardcover, 364 pages

$25.95

Notes:

  •  'A Time Odyssey' series #3.

  •  Afterword by Stephen Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke.

Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography

1989

Library edition: May 1989, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-04446-2

Hardcover, 224 pages

£12.99

Notes:

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Non-fiction

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The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars

1994

Library edition: November 1994, 1st edition

Gollancz

ISBN 0-575-05652-5

Hardcover, 120 pages

£18.99

Notes:

  •  Prologue and Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke.

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Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! A Vision of the 20th Century As It Happened

1999

Library edition: 1999, 1st edition, 1st printing

Voyager

ISBN 0-00-224697-X

Hardcover, xxviii+558 pages

£19.99

Notes:

  •  Acknowledgements, Preface and Introductions (Parts I-VI) by Arthur C. Clarke.

  •  Edited by Ian T. Macauley with short introductory notes to each essay.

  •  Essays 'Sources', 'Index', 'About the Author' and 'About the Editor' are uncredited.

Essays: Introduction (Part I)  //  Dunsany, Lord of Fantasy  //  Rockets  //  The Coming Age of Rocket Power  //  

Extraterrestrial Relays  //  The Moon and Mr. Farnsworth  //  The Challenge of the Spaceship  //  First Men in the Moon  

//  The Problem of Dr. Campbell  //  The Lackeys of Wall Street  //  Voyages to the Moon  //  You're on the Glide Path, I

Think  //  Morphological Astronomy  //  The Conquest of Space

Introduction (Part II)  //  The Effect of Interplanetary Flight  //  Space Travel in Fact and Fiction  //  Review: Destination

Moon  //  Interplanetary Flight  //  The Exploration of Space  //  Review: When Worlds Collide  //  Review: Man on the

Moon  //  Flying Saucers  //  Review: Flying Saucers Have Landed  //  Undersea Holiday  //  The Exploration of the

Moon  //  Eclipse  //  Astronautical Fallacies  //  The Star of Bethlehem  //  Capricorn to Cancer  //  Keeping House in

Colombo  //  The Reefcombers' Derby  //  Rest Houses, Catamarans, and Sharks  //  The First Wreck  //  A Clear Run to

the South Pole  //  The Isle of Taprobane  //  The Great Reef  //  Winding Up

Introduction (Part III)  //  Failures of Nerve and Imagination  //  We'll Never Conquer Space  //  Rocket to the

Renaissance  //  The Obsolescence of Man  //  Space and the Spirit of Man  //  The Uses of the Moon  //  The Playing

Fields of Space  //  Kalinga Prize Speech  //  More Than Five Senses  //  Son of Dr. Strangelove  //  Possible, That's All!  

//  The Mind of the Machine  //  God and Einstein

Introduction (Part IV)  //  Satellites and Saris  //  Mars and the Mind of Man  //  The Sea of Sinbad  //  Willy and Chesley  

//  The Snows of Olympus  //  Writing to Sell

Introduction (Part V)  //  The Steam-Powered Word Processor  //  Afterword: "Maelstrom II"  //  Mother Nature Got There

First  //  Message to Comsat, February 18, 1988  //  Graduation Address: International Space University  //  Back to

2001  //  Coauthors and Other Nuisances  //  The Power of Compression  //  Live in the Fax Lane  //  Credo  //  The

Colors of Infinity: Exploring the Fractal Universe  //  Close Encounter with Cosmonauts  //  The Century Syndrome  //  

Who's Afraid of Leonard Woolf?  //  My Four Feet on the Ground

Introduction (Part VI)  //  Marconi Symposium  //  Introduction to Charlie Pellegrino's Unearthing Atlantis  //  Tribute to

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)  //  Satyajit and Stanley  //  Aspects of Science Fiction  //  Save the Giant Squid!  //  A

Choice of Futures  //  Gene Roddenberry  //  Jack Williamson's Beachhead  //  Scenario for a Civilized Planet  //  NASA

Sutra: Eros in Orbit  //  Minehead Made Me  //  Good-bye, Isaac  //  Encyclical  //  Letter from Sri Lanka  //  Message to

Mars  //  Preface: The War of the Worlds  //  Preface: The First Men in the Moon  //  The Joy of Maths   //  Tribute to

Robert Bloch  //  Spaceguard  //  Foreword: Encyclopedia of Frauds by James Randi  //  Bucky  //  Homage to Frank

Paul  //  Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!  //  The Birth of HAL  //  The Coming of Cyberclysm  //  Tribute to David

Lasser  //  Toilets of the Gods  //  When Will the Real Space Age Begin?  //  Review: Imagined Worlds by Freeman

Dyson  //  Eyes on the Universe  //  Walter Alvarez and Gerrit L. Verschuur  //  The Gay Warlords  //  More Last Words

on UFOs  //  Carl Sagan  //  For Cherene, Tamara, and Melinda  //  Science and Society  //  Is There Life After

Television?  //  The Twenty-First Century: A (Very) Brief History

Prelude to Space

1951

<  1953, 1st hardcover edition

Sidgwick & Jackson

No ISBN

Hardcover, 176 pages

9/6

Notes:

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The Deep Range

<  1957, 1st UK edition

Frederick Muller

No ISBN

Hardcover, 224 pages

13/6

Notes:

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Tales from the White Hart

1957

<  January 2007 edition

PS Publishing

ISBN 978-1-905834-77-8

Hardcover, xi+208 pages

£20.00

Notes:

  •  Introduction by Stephen Baxter, 'Preface to the 1969 Edition'  by Arthur C. Clarke.

  •  'Time Gentlemen Please' by Baxter and Clarke is unique to this edition.

Fiction: Silence Please  //  Big Game Hunt  //  Patent Pending  //  Armaments Race  //  Critical Mass  //  The Ultimate

Melody  //  The Pacifist  //  The Next Tenants  //  Moving Spirit  //  The Man Who Ploughed the Sea  //  The Reluctant

Orchid  //  Cold War  //  What Goes Up  //  Sleeping Beauty  //  The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch  //  Stephen

Baxter, Arthur C. Clarke, Time Gentlemen Please