In the title story of this outstanding collection, a group of cosmonauts discovers the remains of an advanced civilization in a remote star systemadestroyed when their sun went supernova. They find that the civilization was very similar to Earthasaand that its people knew of their coming doom centuries before it occurred. What they find leads their chief astrophysicistaalso a Jesuit priestainto a deep crisis of faith, sparked by a shocking revelation that has implications not just for historyabut for religion. This collection of short stories demonstrates not only Clarkeas technological imaginationabut also a deep poetic sensibility that led him to ponder the philosophical and moral implications of technological advances. These stories demonstrate the range of his vision as an authorabased on both our scientific potential and the deeper aspects of the human condition.INTRODUCTION By 1955 Clarke was in full stride artistically; a#39;The Stara, a deliberately blasphemous work rejected by ... had an incendiary impact upon the then small enclosure of science fiction and won the second Hugo Award awarded atanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke|
|Author||:||Arthur C. Clarke|
|Publisher||:||RosettaBooks - 2012-11-30|