The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

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In the title story of this outstanding collection, a group of cosmonauts discovers the remains of an advanced civilization in a remote star systema€”destroyed when their sun went supernova. They find that the civilization was very similar to Eartha€™sa€”and that its people knew of their coming doom centuries before it occurred. What they find leads their chief astrophysicista€”also a Jesuit priesta€”into a deep crisis of faith, sparked by a shocking revelation that has implications not just for historya€”but for religion. This collection of short stories demonstrates not only Clarkea€™s technological imaginationa€”but 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 authora€”based 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


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