Sunday, 31 March 2013

Bibliography of the Works of Arthur C. Clarke


Arthur C. Clarke: A Bibliography

I have always believed that having a bird's-eye view of a writer’s oeuvre does increase one’s appreciation, or least it paves the way to something like that. I have found very useful a similar bibliography of Somerset Maugham – another professional writer par excellence with very simple yet highly personal writing style coupled with astonishing productivity, versatility and quality for decades – and it is my hope that this attempt for a bibliography of Arthur Clarke may help a little people to whom he has something special to say but who are not yet familiar with his staggering output in detail. Few important notes must be made by way of preface.

The first thing I must stress strongly is that this is a bibliography for readers. This is not a bibliography for collectors. First English and American editions are given in order to put the works in their right historical contexts. Physical descriptions of books are kept to minimum. In contrast, description of contents is kept to maximum. Only later editions which contain some new contribution by Arthur himself are listed. The presence of modern paperbacks reflects the idiosyncrasies of my personal collection and does not pretend to be comprehensive. What it does attempt is to give accurate information about the contents. The brief comments about the nature of each book should give an idea of its character.

The most important functional unit in the bibliography is the book solely by Arthur Clarke. Anthologies, magazines, etc. are neither listed nor mentioned – except in exceptional cases. This is a bibliography for book readers, not for magazine collectors.

All short stories and essays are accompanied by the year of their first appearance, usually but not always in magazine form. Alternative titles are listed only when they refer to differences in book form; the numerous variant titles in magazines are not listed. For full-length books the year of first publication, not the year of writing, is given. In the few cases when there is significant difference in between, this is noted.

When pieces are reprinted, all cross-references are noted in square brackets as follows: year of first publication in any form; type of the piece (if necessary), first appearance in book form together with the year, direct reference in this bibliography. For example, Arthur’s famous paper pioneering the geostationary satellites, “Extraterrestrial Relays” appears thus in later editions:
Extraterrestrial Relays [1945; Voices from the Sky, 1965, III. 13.],
which means that it was first published (in any form) in 1945, first appeared in book form twenty years later in Voices from the Sky, and more information about this volume can be found in section III. 13. When, for the sake of clarity, there are exceptions from this rule, they are noted. When the years coincide, one of them is naturally omitted. For example:
Report on Planet Three [1959, The Challenge of the Spaceship, III. 8.],
When novels are reprinted in omnibus editions, only the year of their first publication in book form, together with the cross references, is given. For example,
Childhood’s End [1953; novel, I. 4.]
When a piece in a table of contents is not given any year, this means that it first appears in book form in this particular volume. When the year is different from the one of the first publication, the reason is explained in the corresponding Notes on the Contents. Numbering of short stories and essays is done for the sake of convenience, not because it necessarily occurs in the books themselves.

Any collaborations of Arthur with other writers are ruthlessly excluded. Even limited experience makes it perfectly clear that his “ordinary” writing style does not mix well with other writers’.

Last but not least, the invaluable collaboration of ISFDB is here gratefully acknowledged.

The Bibliography is structured in five major parts:

I. Novels
II. Short story collections
III. Non-fiction
IV. Collected editions
V. Miscellaneous writing
V. 1. Pieces in books by/with others
V. 2. Pieces not yet in book form

Sections I and II are self-explanatory. Section III includes non-fiction volumes which collected for the first time material previously available only in magazines or books not solely by Arthur (e.g. anthologies and the like). Section IV contains omnibuses as well as collections of short stories or essays in which the majority of material, as indicated, was already published in previous books. Section V lists, in chronological order, pieces that have been written and published, but have never been collected before; anthologies are excluded for the simple reason that they contain nothing unobtainable elsewhere. Perhaps a short overview of the five parts would be useful in the beginning.

I. NOVELS
I. 1. Prelude to Space (1951)
I. 2. The Sands of Mars (1951)
I. 3. Islands in the Sky (1952)
I. 4. Childhood's End (1953)
I. 5. Against the Fall of the Night (1953)
I. 6. Earthlight (1955)
I. 7. The City and the Stars (1956)
I. 8. The Deep Range (1957)
I. 9. A Fall of Moondust (1961)
I. 10. Dolphin Island (1963)
I. 11. Glide Path (1963)
I. 12. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
I. 13. Rendezvous With Rama (1973)
I. 14. Imperial Earth (1975)
I. 15. The Fountains of Paradise (1979)
I. 16. 2010: Odyssey Two (1982)
I. 17. The Songs of Distant Earth (1986)
I. 18. 2061: Odyssey Three (1988)
I. 19. The Ghost from the Grand Banks (1990)
I. 20. The Hammer of God (1993)
I. 21. 3001: The Final Odyssey (1997)

II. SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
II. 1. Expedition to Earth (1953)
II. 2. Reach for Tomorrow (1956)
II. 3. Tales from the White Hart (1957)
II. 4. The Other Side of the Sky (1958)
II. 5. Tales of Ten Worlds (1962)
II. 6. The Wind from the Sun (1972)
II. 7. The Lost Worlds of 2001 (1972)

III. NON-FICTION BOOKS
III. 1. Interplanetary Flight (1950)
III. 2. The Exploration of Space (1951)
III. 3. The Exploration of the Moon (1954)
III. 4. The Coast Of Coral (1956)
III. 5. The Making of a Moon (1957)
III. 6. The Reefs of Taprobane (1957)
III. 7. Voice Across the Sea (1958)
III. 8. The Challenge of the Spaceship (1959)
III. 9. The Challenge of the Sea (1960)
III. 10. Indian Ocean Adventure (1961)
III. 11. Profiles of the Future (1962)
III. 12. Indian Ocean Treasure (1964)
III. 12. The Treasure of the Great Reef (1964)
III. 13. Voices from the Sky (1965)
III. 14. The Promise of Space (1968)
III. 15. Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow (1972) 
III. 16. Report on Planet Three and Other Speculations (1972)
III. 17. The View From Serendip (1977)
III. 18. 1984: Spring, A Choice of Futures (1984)
III. 19. Ascent to Orbit: A Scientific Autobiography (1984)
III. 20. Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography (1989)
III. 21. How the World was One: Beyond the Global Village (1992)
III. 22. The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars (1994)

IV. COLLECTED EDITIONS
IV. 1. Across the Sea of Stars (1959)
IV. 2. From the Ocean, from the Stars (1961)
IV. 3. Prelude to Mars (1965)
IV. 4. An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus (1965)
IV. 5. The Nine Billion Names of God (1967)
IV. 6. The Lion of Comarre / Against the Fall of Night (1968)
IV. 7. An Arthur C. Clarke Second Omnibus (1968)
IV. 8. Of Time and Stars (1972)
IV. 9. The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 (1973)
IV. 10. The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1955 (1976)
IV. 11. The Best of Arthur C. Clarke 1956-1972 (1977)
IV. 12. Four Great SF Novels (1978)
IV. 13. The Sentinel (1983)
IV. 14. 2001: A Space Odyssey/The City and the Stars/The Deep Range/A Fall of Moondust/Rendezvous With Rama (1987)
IV. 15. Tales from Planet Earth (1989)
IV. 16. More Than One Universe: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (1991)
IV. 17. By Space Possessed: Essays on the Exploration of Space (1993)
IV. 18. Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (1999)
IV. 19. The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (2000)
IV. 20. The City and the Stars / The Sands of Mars (2001)
IV. 21. The Space Trilogy (2001)
IV. 23. 3001: The Final Odyssey / The Songs of Distant Earth (2004)
IV. 22. The Ghost from the Grand Banks and the Deep Range (2001)
IV. 24. The Dark Blue Depths: Adventures from Inner to Outer Space (2005)
IV. 25. Clarke's Universe (2006)

V. MISCELLANEOUS WRITING
V. 1. Pieces in books by/with others [64 entries]
V. 2. Pieces not yet in book form [96 entries]


I. NOVELS

I. 1. Prelude to Space (1951)
I. 1. 1. Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3, 1951. First publication ever.
I. 1. 2. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953. First publication in book form. Revised.
I. 1. 3. Gnome Press, 1954. First US Edition. Minor revisions.
I. 1. 4. Lancer, 1961. Under the title Master of Space.
I. 1. 5. Four Square Books, 1962. New preface dated “December, 1961”.
I. 1. 6. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970. New “Post-Apollo Preface”?
I. 1. 7. Ballantine, 1976. New “Post-Apollo Preface” dated “September 1975”. Identical with above?
Arthur’s first finished novel. Written in the summer of 1947.

I. 2. The Sands of Mars (1951)
I. 2. 1. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1951. First UK edition.
I. 2. 2. Gnome Press, 1952. First US edition.
I. 2. 3. Signet, 1987. New preface.
I. 2. 4. Gollancz, 2001. As part of the omnibus The Space Trilogy (see IV. 21.). New preface.

I. 3. Islands in the Sky (1952)
I. 3. 1. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952. First UK edition.
I. 3. 2. Winston, 1952. First US edition.
I. 3. 3. Signet, 1987. New preface.
I. 3. 4. Gollancz, 2001. As part of the omnibus The Space Trilogy (see IV. 21.).

I. 4. Childhood's End (1953)
I. 4. 1. Ballantine, 1953. First US edition.
I. 4. 2. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954. First UK edition.
I. 4. 3. Pan, 1990. New preface and new first chapter.
I. 4. 4. Del Rey, 2001. New preface.

I. 5. Against the Fall of the Night (1953)
I. 5. 1. Gnome Press, 1953. First US edition in book form.
I. 5. 2. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968. New preface. Together with The Lion of Comarre, IV. 6.
First published in the magazine Startling Stories, November 1948. Later greatly expanded into The City and the Stars (1956).

I. 6. Earthlight (1955)
I. 6. 1. Ballantine, 1955. First US edition.
I. 6. 2. Frederick Muller, 1955. First UK edition.
I. 6. 3. Gollancz, 2001. As part of the omnibus The Space Trilogy (see IV. 21.).

I. 7. The City and the Stars (1956)
I. 7. 1. Frederick Muller, 1956. First UK edition.
I. 7. 2. Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1956. First US edition. New/original preface?
I. 7. 3. Signet, 1987. New preface?
I. 7. 4. Gollancz, 2001. SF Masterworks #39. No preface at all.

I. 8. The Deep Range (1957)
I. 8. 1. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1957. First US edition.
I. 8. 2. Frederick Muller, 1957. First UK edition.
I. 8. 3. Signet, 1987. New preface.
I. 8. 4. Aspect/Warner, 2001. The above preface. Together with The Ghost of the Great Banks, IV. 22.

I. 9. A Fall of Moondust (1961)
I. 9. 1. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961. First US edition.
I. 9. 2. Gollancz, 1961. First UK edition.
I. 9. 3. Signet, 1987. New preface.
I. 9. 4. Gollancz, 1995. VGSF. Contains “Preface to the 1987 edition” dated “24 August 1986”.

I. 10. Dolphin Island (1963)
I. 10. 1. Gollancz, 1963. First UK edition.
I. 10. 2. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1987. First US edition.
I. 10. 3. Dragon, 1968. New “A Note from the Author”.
I. 10. 4. Puffin, 1986. “A Note from the Author” signed “April 1977”.

I. 11. Glide Path (1963)
I. 11. 1. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. First US edition. Original preface?
I. 11. 2. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1969. First UK edition. The same as above?
I. 11. 3. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1976. Paperback. Contains untitled, unsigned and undated prefatory note.
I. 11. 4. Signet, 1987. New Introduction + a 1963 Preface.
Arthur’s only non-sf novel, based on his experiences as an RAF radar officer during the Second World War.

I. 12. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
I. 12. 1. New American Library, 1968. First US Edition. Original Foreword.
I. 12. 2. Hutchinson, 1968. First UK edition. Original Foreword.
I. 12. 3. Arrow, 1970. New Foreword by 'A.C.C.' and 'S.K.'?
I. 12. 4. Legend, 1989. New preface titled “Back to 2001“. Probably reprinted in IV. 18.
I. 12. 5. New American Library, 1999. New Introduction.
I. 12. 6. Roc, 1999. The same introduction as above + “To Stanley: In Memoriam”.

I. 13. Rendezvous With Rama (1973)
I. 13. 1. Gollancz, 1973. First UK edition.
I. 13. 2. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973. First US edition.

I. 14. Imperial Earth (1975)
I. 13. 1. Gollancz, 1975. First UK edition. Original “Acknowledgments and Notes”. 38 chapters.
I. 13. 2. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. First US edition. “Acknowledgements and Notes” expanded. 43 chapters.
I. 13. 3. Ballantine, 1976. “Additional Note” dated “June 1976”.
I. 13. 4. Pan, 1977. Contains “Addendum” signed “June 1976” and “Acknowledgements and Notes” signed “January 1974 – January 1975”. 38 chapters.

I. 15. The Fountains of Paradise (1979)
I. 15. 1. Gollancz, 1979. First UK edition. Original Preface and “Sources and Acknowledgments” section.
I. 15. 2. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. First US edition.
I. 15. 3. Gollancz, 2000. SF Masterworks #34. Contains Preface, “Afterword: Sources and Acknowledgments” dated “1969-78” and “Addition to Afterword” dated “March 1989”.

I. 16. 2010: Odyssey Two (1982)
I. 16. 1. Granada, 1982. First UK edition.
I. 16. 2. Del Rey, 1982. First US edition.
I. 16. 3. Voyager, 1997. Contains “Author’s Note” dated “January 1982” and “Acknowledgments” dated “July 1981 – March 1982”.

I. 17. The Songs of Distant Earth (1986)
I. 17. 1. Grafton, 1986. First UK edition.
I. 17. 2. Del Rey, 1986. First US edition.
I. 17. 3. Del Rey, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Contains “Author’s Note” dated “July 3, 1985”, “Bibliographical Note” dated “July 1 1985” and “Acknowledgments”.

I. 18. 2061: Odyssey Three (1988)
I. 18. 1. Del Rey, 1988. First US edition.
I. 18. 2. Grafton, 1988. First UK edition.
I. 18. 3. Grafton, 1989. Paperback. Contains “Author’s Note” dated “April 1987”, “Acknowledgements” dated “25 April 1987” and a footnote in the end dated “30 September 1987”.

I. 19. The Ghost from the Grand Banks (1990)
I. 19. 1. Gollancz, 1990. First UK edition. Original “Appendix: The Colours of Infinity” and “Sources and Acknowledgements”.
I. 19. 2. Bantam, 1990. First US edition.
I. 19. 3. Aspect/Warner, 2001. New preface. Together with The Deep Range, IV. 22.

I. 20. The Hammer of God (1993)
I. 20. 1. Gollancz, 1993. First UK edition. Original “Sources and Acknowledgements”.
I. 20. 2. Bantam, 1993. First US edition.
I. 20. 3. Bantam, 1994. Paperback. Contains the “Sources and Acknowledgements”.

I. 21. 3001: The Final Odyssey (1997)
I. 21. 1. Del Rey, 1997. First US edition.
I. 21. 2. Voyager, 1997. First UK edition. Original “Sources and Acknowledgments” and “Valediction”.
I. 21. 3. Del Rey, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Contains the “Sources and Acknowledgments” and “Valediction”, the latter signed “September 19, 1996”.


II. SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

II. 1. Expedition to Earth (1953)
II. 1. 1. Ballantine, 1953. First US edition.
II. 1. 2. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954. First UK edition.

Contents:
1. Second Dawn [1951]
2. "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..." [1951]
3. Breaking Strain [1949]
4. History Lesson [1949, aka “Expedition to Earth” in some editions]
5. Superiority [1951]
6. Exile of the Eons [1950, aka “Nemesis”, IV. 19.]
7. Hide and Seek [1949]
8. Expedition to Earth [1953, aka “Encounter in the Dawn”, IV. 19.]
9. Loophole [1946]
10. Inheritance [1947]
11. The Sentinel [1951]

II. 2. Reach for Tomorrow (1956)
II. 2. 1. Ballantine, 1956. First US edition. Original preface.
II. 2. 2. Gollancz, 1962. First UK edition.

Contents:
Preface
1. Rescue Party [1946]
2. A Walk in the Dark [1950]
3. The Forgotten Enemy [1948]
4. Technical Error [1946]
5. The Parasite [1953]
6. The Fires Within [1947]
7. The Awakening [1942]
8. Trouble with the Natives [1951]
9. The Curse [1946, aka „Nightfall“, IV. 19.]
10. Time's Arrow [1950]
11. Jupiter Five [1953]
12. The Possessed [1953]

II. 3. Tales from the White Hart (1957)
II. 3. 1. Ballantine, 1957. First US edition. Original preface dated “October, 1956”.
II. 3. 2. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1972. First UK edition.
II. 3. 3. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1972. Contains Preface and “About Arthur C. Clarke” dated “May, 1969”; the latter consists almost entirely of quotations.

Contents:
1. Silence, Please! [1950]
2. Big Game Hunt [1956]
3. Patent Pending [1956]
4. Armaments Race [1954]
5. Critical Mass [1949]
6. The Ultimate Melody [1957]
7. The Pacifist [1956]
8. The Next Tenants [1957]
9. Moving Spirit [1957]
10. The Man Who Ploughed the Sea [1957]
11. The Reluctant Orchid [1956]
12. Cold War [1957]
13. What Goes Up [1956]
14. Sleeping Beauty [1957]
15. The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch [1957]

II. 4. The Other Side of the Sky (1958)
II. 4. 1. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1958. First US edition.
II. 4. 2. Gollancz, 1961. First UK edition.
II. 4. 3. Gollancz, 1987. Contains “Preface to the 1987 edition” and “Note on 1958 edition”.

Contents: [Gollancz, 1987]
Note on 1958 edition
Preface on 1987 edition
1. The Nine Billion Names of God [1953]
2. Refugee [1955]
3-8 The Other Side of the Sky [1957]
3. Special Delivery
4. Feathered Friend
5. Take a Deep Breath
6. Freedom of Space
7. Passer-By
8. The Call of the Stars
9. The Wall of Darkness [1949]
10. Security Check [1956]
11. No Morning After [1954]
12-17Venture to the Moon [1956]
12. The Starting Line
13. Robin Hood, F.R.S.
14. Green Fingers
15. All That Glitters
16. Watch This Space
17. A Question of Residence
18. Publicity Campaign [1953]
19. All the Time in the World [1952]
20. Cosmic Casanova [1958]
21. The Star [1955]
22. Out of the Sun [1958]
23. Transience [1949]
24. The Songs of Distant Earth [1958]

II. 5. Tales of Ten Worlds (1962)
II. 5. 1. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962. First US edition.
II. 5. 2. Gollancz, 1963. First UK edition.

Contents:
1. I Remember Babylon [1960]
2. Summertime on Icarus [1960]
3. Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting . . . [1959]
4. Who's There? [1958]
5. Hate [1961]
6. Into the Comet [1960]
7. An Ape About the House [1962]
8. Saturn Rising [1961]
9. Let There Be Light [1957]
10. Death and the Senator [1961]
11. Trouble With Time [1960]
12. Before Eden [1961]
13. A Slight Case of Sunstroke [1958]
14. Dog Star [1962]
15. The Road to the Sea [1951]

II. 6. The Wind from the Sun (1972)
II. 6. 1. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972. First US edition. Original preface.
II. 6. 2. Gollancz, 1972. First UK edition.
II. 6. 3. Signet, 1987. New Preface. Three previously uncollected pieces.

Contents:
Preface
1. The Food of the Gods [1964]
2. Maelstrom II [1965]
3. The Shining Ones [1962]
4. The Wind from the Sun [1964, aka “Sunjammer”, IV. 9.]
5. The Secret [1963]
6. The Last Command [1965]
7. Dial F for Frankenstein [1965]
8. Reunion [1971]
9. Playback [1966]
10. The Light of Darkness [1966]
11. The Longest Science-fiction Story Ever Told [1967]
12. Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq. [1961]
13. Love That Universe [1961]
14. Crusade [1968]
15. The Cruel Sky [1967]
16. Neutron Tide [1970]
17. Transit of Earth [1971]
18. A Meeting with Medusa [1971]
Only in the Signet 1987 edition:
19. siseneG [1984]
20. When the Twerms Came [1972; The View from Serendip, 1977, III. 17.]
21. Quarantine [1977]

II. 7. The Lost Worlds of 2001 (1972)
II. 7. 1. Signet, 1972. First US edition. Original Foreword.
II. 7. 2. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1972. First UK edition.

Contents:
Foreword
1. View of the Year 2000
2. Son of Dr. Strangelove
3. The Sentinel [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
4. Christmas, Shepperton
5. Monoliths and Manuscripts
6. The Dawn of Man
7. First Encounter
8. Moon-Watcher
9. Gift from the Stars
10. Farewell to Earth
11. The Birth of HAL
12. Man and Robot
13. From the Ocean, from the stars
14. With Open Hands
15. Universe
16. Ancestral Voices
17. The Question
18. Midnight, Washington
19. Mission to Jupiter
20. Flight Pay
21. Discovery
22. The Long Sleep
23. Runaway
24. First Man to Jupiter
25. The Smell of Death
26. Alone
27. Joveday
28. Jupiter V
29. Final Orbit
30. The Impossible Stars
31. Something Is Seriously Wrong with Space
32. Ball Game
33. Last Message
34. The Worlds of the Star Gate
35. Reunion
36. Abyss
37. Cosmopolis
38. Scrutiny
39. Skyrock
40. Oceana
41. Into the Night Land
42. Second Lesson
Epilogue

Notes on the contents:
The book is a very curious mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Apart from the Foreword and the Epilogue, the contents can be split as follows:

- Chapters 1, 3, 7-10, 12-18, 20-33, 35-42 are fiction: leftovers, alternative versions, etc. that were supposed to be used in the writing of the novel but in the event were discarded. The only exception is the short story ''The Sentinel'' which was published as early as 1951. All other pieces apparently appear here for the first time.

- Chapters 2, 4-6, 11, 19 and 34 are non-fiction. They mostly serve as links between the fictional parts. The early chapters are mainly concerned with the genesis of the novel and the movie in parallel.


III. NON-FICTION BOOKS

III. 1. Interplanetary Flight (1950)
III. 1. 1. Temple Press, 1950. First UK edition. Original preface.
III. 1. 2. Harper & Brothers, 1951. First US edition.
III. 1. 3. Temple Press, Harper & Brothers, 1960. Revised Edition. Revisions not carried out by Arthur.
III. 1. 4. Berkley, 1985. Reprints the original 1950 edition. “Note on 1985 Printing” dated “September 25, 1984”. Frontispiece, 15 plates, 13 figures, 6 tables.
Technical introduction to astronautics.

Contents:
Note on 1985 Printing
Preface
Chapter I: Historical Survey
Chapter II: The Earth's Gravitation Field
Chapter III: The Rocket
Chapter IV: The Problem of Escape by Rocket
Chapter V: The Earth-Moon Journey
Chapter VI: Interplanetary Flight
Chapter VII: The Atomic Rocket
Chapter VIII: Spaceships and Space Stations
Chapter IX: Subsidiary Problems
Chapter X: Opening Frontiers
Mathematical Appendix
Bibliography
Index

III. 2. The Exploration of Space (1951)
III. 1. 1. Temple Press, 1950. First UK edition. Original preface dated “May 1951”. Frontispiece, 14 plates (3 colour). 18 figures.
III. 1. 2. Harper & Brothers, 1951. First US edition.
III. 1. 3. Harper & Brothers, 1959. Revised Edition. New preface.
III. 1. 4. Premier, 1960. Contains revisions and preface from above.
Non-technical introduction to astronautics.

Contents: [Premier edition]
Preface
1. The Shaping of the Dream
2. The Earth and Its Neighbors
3. The Rocket
4. Escaping from Earth
5. The Road to the Planets
6. The Spaceship
7. The Journey to the Moon
8. Navigation and Communication in Space
9. Life in the Spaceship
10. The Moon
11. The Lunar Base
12. The Inner Planets
13. The Outer Planets
14. Exploring the Planets
15. Stations in Space
16. Other Suns than Ours
17. To the Stars
18. Concerning Means and Ends
Index

The original edition contains the same 18 chapters, slightly revised, but also the following plates:

Frontispiece: Automatic Rocket Surveying Mars [in colour, by Leslie Carr after R. A. Smith]
Plate I: High-Altitude Man-Carrying Rocket [R. A. Smith]
Plate II: Spaceships Refuelling In Free Orbit [R. A. Smith]
Plate III: Lunar Type of Spaceship: Sectional View [R. A. Smith]
Plate IV: Spaceship on the Moon [R. A. Smith]
Plate V: The Lunar Base [in colour, by Leslie Carr after R. A. Smith]
Plate VI: (a) Pictorial Map of Moon; (b) Mare Ibrium Region
Plate VII: Lunar Formations: (a) Hevel and Lohrmann; (b) Sirsalis
Plate VIII: The Space Suit
Plate IX: The Martian Base [in colour, by Leslie Carr after R. A. Smith]
Plate X: Map of Mars
Plate XI: Building The Space-Station [R. A. Smith]
Plate XII: The Space-Station [R. A. Smith]
Plate XIII: A Multitude Sun System [in colour, by Leslie Carr]
Plate XIV: (a) The Great Nebula In Andromeda; (b) Star Clouds In Cygnus

The original and the revised edition differ only slightly as regards the figures in the text:

Figure 1. The Solar System.
Figure 2. The Earth's Atmosphere.*
Figure 3. The Reduction of Gravity with Distance.
Figure 4. The Principle of Reaction.
Figure 5. The Rocket Principle.
Figure 6. The Two Types of Rocket.
Figure 7. The Effect on Fuel Weight on Rocket Speeds.
Figure 8. The Forces in the Rocket Motor.
Figure 9. The ''Pit'' Analogy of the Earth's Gravitational Field.
Figure 10. The Easiest Routes to Mars and Venus.
Figure 11. Returning to Earth by Air-Braking.
Figure 12. Checking of the Spin of a Spaceship (I) by Rocket, (II) by Flywheel.
Figure 13. Position-finding in Space.
Figure 14. Altering the Velocity of a Spaceship.
Figure 15. Departure Curve from Earth.
Figure 16. Producing ''Artificial Gravity''.
Figure 17. Map of Moon.
Figure 18. Space-station Orbits.
* This figure is missing in the Premier Paperback, which in turn contains one which is missing here ("Figure 9. The Gravity Fields of Earth and Moon". That's why the figures from 3 to 9 have a "+1" difference between both editions. )

III. 3. The Exploration of the Moon (1954)
III. 3. 1. Frederick Muller, 1954. First UK edition. Original Introduction and Epilogue. 45 plates (8 colour) by R. A. Smith.
III. 3. 2. Harper & Brothers, 1955. First US edition.
Lavishly illustrated speculative colonisation of the Moon. Each plate is accompanied by title and specific text.

Contents:
Introduction
Part One: On the Frontier of Space
1. Assembling Satellite Rocket
2. Instrument-carrying Rocket in Orbit
3. Mounting Winged Rocket on Boosters
4. Winged Rocket Taking Off (Colour)
5. Booster Separating
6. Winged Rocket Returning to Earth
7. The Spacesuit
8. Practising Movement in Space
Part Two: To the Moon
9. Triple Launching Site (Colour)
10. Tankers in Orbit
11. Refuelling Rocket-Plane in Free Orbit
12. Telecontrol Centre
13. Refuelling Robot Rocket
14. Robot Rocket Approaching Moon
15. Designing Lunar Spaceship
16. Shedding Carapace (Colour)
17. Robot Rocket Lands on Moon
Part Three: The Pioneers
18. Manned Rocket Lands
19. The Explorers Emerge
20. Erecting Solar Generators
21. Supply Dropping
22. Retrieving Supplies
23. Prospecting for Air
24. Lunar Ray Crater
25. Inside Igloo
26. Excavating Lunar Cavern (Colour)
27. Commencing Permanent Dome
28. Building Up Supplies
29. Lunar Mists
30. Air Purification Plant
31. Commencing Lunar Observatory
Part Four: The Colonists
32. Testing Nuclear Reactor (Colour)
33. Reactor Transport
34. Converting Reactor
35. Erecting Overhead Transport Lines
36. The Lunar Base
37. Hydroponic Farm
38. Inside Hydroponic Tube (Colour)
39. Lunar Gymnasium
40. Inside Lunar City (Colour)
41. Lunar Space-Port
42. Eclipse Seen from Moon (Colour)
43. Space-Station
44. Orbiting Martian Probe
45. The Price......
Epilogue

III. 4. The Coast Of Coral (1956)
III. 4. 1. Frederick Muller, 1956. First UK edition. 64 colour and black-and-white photographs by Mike Wilson and Arthur Clarke.
III. 4. 2. Harper & Brothers, 1956. First US edition.
Underwater adventures at the Great Barrier Reef.

Contents:
1. The Road to the Reef
2. White Water
3. Death of a Spearman
4. Entering the Cops
5. How to Call an Octopus
6. In the Wet
7. Out to the Reef
8. Heron Island
9. The Stone Jungle
10. Rendezvous with Sharks
11. Devil on the Reef
12. The Wolf Pack
13. "Spike"
14. North to the Sun
15. Through the Torres Strait
16. Drifting for Shell
17. Pearls and Politics
18. Of Perilous Seas
19. A Chapter of Accidents
20. The Turtle Hunt
21. Aladdin's Cave
22. The Last Dive
23. A Walk in the Dark
24. The Reef is Waiting
25. Postscript - For Fotographers Only

III. 5. The Making of a Moon (1957)
III. 5. 1. Frederick Muller, 1957. First UK edition.
III. 5. 2. Harper & Brothers, 1957. First US edition. 17 colour and 40 black-and-white photographs.
III. 5. 3. Harper & Brothers, 1958. Revised Edition.
The history of the first American artificial satellite.

III. 6. The Reefs of Taprobane (1957)
III. 6. 1. Frederick Muller, 1957. First UK edition.
III. 6. 2. Harper & Brothers, 1957. First US edition.
III. 6. 3. IBooks, 2001.
Underwater adventures around Ceylon. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, mostly by Mike Wilson.

Contents:
Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
1. Capricorn to Cancer
2. Keeping House in Colombo
3. The Reefcombers’ Derby
4. Rest Houses, Catamarans and Sharks
5. The First Wreck
6. A Clear Run to the South Pole
7. Castle Dracula
8. The Dinosaur Hunt
9. How Not To Take Underwater Photographs
10. The Wreck of Hardingham
11. The Aeonas Goes Around
12. Pearls and Palaces
13. The Beautiful and Deadly
14. The Biggest Wreck in the World
15. The Temple of a Thousand Columns
16. A Very Expensive Night
17. Trouble With Dynamite
18. Flight from Trinco
19. Ektachrome and Decapods
20. This Way to Babel
21. Some Underwater Encounters
22. A Dive in the Jungle
23. Fortress in the Sky
Photographic Note

III. 7. Voice Across the Sea (1958)
III. 7. 1. Frederick Muller, 1958. First UK edition.
III. 7. 2. Harper & Brothers, 1959. First US edition.
III. 7. 3. William Luscombe, 1974. Revised Edition. ‘’Preface to the Second Edition’’ dated ‘’1974’’.
III. 7. 4. Harper & Row, 1974. The same as above.
The history of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph and telephone cables. The revised edition includes discussion on optic fibres as well.

Contents: [Revised Edition]
Preface
1. Introduction
2. The Coming of the Telegraph
3. Channel Crossing
4. A Great American
5. Lord of Science
6. False Start
7. Triumph and Disaster
8. Post-mortem
9. The Brink of Success
10. Heart’s Content
11. Battle of the Sea Bed
12. Girdle around the Earth
13. The Deserts of the Deep
14. The Cable’s Core
15. The Wires Begin to Speak
16. The Man Before Einstein
17. Mirror in the Sky
18. Transatlantic Telephone
19. The Dream Factory
20. Submarine Repeaters
21. Technical Interlude
22. Production Line
23. Laying the Cable
24.The New Cables
25. Communication Satellites
26. Star of India

III. 8. The Challenge of the Spaceship (1959)
III. 8. 1. Frederick Muller, 1959. First UK edition. Original preface?
III. 8. 2. Harper & Brothers, 1959. First US edition. Original preface?
III. 8. 3. Ballantine, 1961. Revised Preface dated “May 1961”.
III. 8. 4. Pocket Books, 1980. Contains undated Introduction, different from the Revised one and apparently written for the 1959 edition.
Arthur’s first collection of speculative essays and popular science.

Contents: [Pocket Books]
Introduction
The Challenge of the Spaceship [1946; this is a revised 1959 version]
Vacation in Vacuum* [1953]
Journey by Earthlight [1959]
So You’re Going to Mars?* [1953]
The Planets Are Not Enough* [1955]
Meteors* [1959]
The Star of the Magi* [1954]
Where’s Everybody? [1957]
The Sun [1995]
What Can We Do About the Weather? [1959]
Oh for the Wings… [1959]
Across the Sea of Stars* [1959]
Of Mind and Matter [1958]
Which Way Is Up?* [1959]
Report on Planet Three* [1959]
Question Time [1959]
Things in the Sky* [1959]
The Men on the Moon* [1958]
The Radio Universe [1959]
Of Space and the Spirit [1959]
Envoi

*Reprinted in Report on Planet Three (1972), see III. 16.

III. 9. The Challenge of the Sea (1960)
III. 9. 1. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960. First US edition. Preface by Wernher von Braun.
III. 9. 2. Frederick Muller, 1960. Contains the above preface.
III. 9. 3. Dell, 1966. Paperback. Contains the above preface.
Speculative non-fiction of the type Arthur normally writes about space.

Contents:
Introduction
Chapter 1. The World of Water
Chapter 2. The Shape of the Sea
Chapter 3. Men Among Ships
Chapter 4. Ships of Tomorrow
Chapter 5. Voices From the Deep
Chapter 6. The Floating Prairie
Chapter 7. The Harvest of the Sea
Chapter 8. The Last Round-up
Chapter 9. Wealth From the Waves
Chapter 10. Monsters of the Night
Chapter 11. The Book of the Past
Chapter 12. The Submarine Playground

III. 10. Indian Ocean Adventure (1961)
III. 10. 1. Harper & Row, 1961. First US edition.
III. 10. 2. Arthur Barker, 1962. First US edition. Original Foreword. Photos by Mike Wilson.
Underwater adventures in the Great Basses Reef, about ten miles south of Ceylon.

Contents:
Foreword
Acknowledgments
1. To the Roaring Reef
2. Tower in the Sea
3. The Arena
4. Grouper Territory
5. The Lantern
6. How Not to Feed Sharks
7. Farewell to the Reef
[Postscript]

III. 11. Profiles of the Future (1962)
III. 11. 1. Gollancz, 1962. First UK edition. Original Introduction.
III. 11. 2. Harper & Row, 1963. First US edition.
III. 11. 3. Pan, 1973. Revised Edition. New preface.
III. 11. 4. Pan, 1983. Newly revised edition.
III. 11. 5. Indigo, 1999. Last revisions. New “Foreword to the Millennial Edition” dated “April 1999”.
One of Arthur’s most important non-fiction books. The chapters are virtually self-contained. Attempts to define the possible limits of science and technology in the future.

Contents: [Indigo Edition]
Foreword to Millennial Edition
Introduction
1. Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Nerve
2. Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination
3. The Future of Transport
4. Riding on Air
5. Beyond Gravity
6. The Quest For Speed
7. World Without Distance
8. Rocket to the Renaissance
9. You Can't Get There From Here
10. Space, the Unconquerable
11. About Time
12. Ages of Plenty
13. Aladdin's Lamp
14. Invisible Men, and Other Prodigies
15. The Road to Lilliput
16. Brain and Body
17. The Obsolescence of Man
18. The Long Twilight
Chart of the Future

III. 12. Indian Ocean Treasure (1964)
III. 12. 1. Harper& Row, 1964. First US edition.
III. 12. 2. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1972. Apparently first UK edition. Photos mostly by Mike Wilson.
Treasure hunt at the Great Basses Reef, some ten miles south of Ceylon. A heavily abridged edition of the next title.

Contents:
1. Of Time and Treasure
2. The Great Reef
3. The Finding of the Treasure
4. Mogul Silver
5. The Stars in the Their Courses
6. False Starts and Alarms
7. Kirinda Beach
8. Through the Reef
9. The Mother Lode
10. The Bronze Cannon
11. Interlude, with Elephants
12. The Last Dive
13. Farewell to the Reef
14. The Monsoon

III. 12. The Treasure of the Great Reef (1964)
III. 12. 1. Harper & Row, 1964. First US edition. 60 b-w photos, mostly by Mike Wilson.
III. 12. 2. Perennial Library, 1965. Paperback. Two 16-pp inserts with photos by Mike Wilson.
III. 12. 3. Ballantine, 1974. Revised Edition???
Treasure hunt at the Great Basses Reef, some ten miles south of Ceylon. The full version of the previous title.

Contents:
Acknowledgments
1. Of Time and Treasure
2. The Isle of Taprobane
3. The Great Reef
4. The Cave of Ali Baba
5. Boy Beneath the Sea
6. The Finding of the Treasure
7. Mogul Silver
8. What To Do Till the Lawyers Come
9. Celluloid Dreams
10. The Mysterious Occident
11. Preparations and Distractions
12. The Stars in Their Courses
13. False Start
14. Kirinda Beach
15. Through the Reef
16. Valley of Wrecks
17. View from the Dinghy
18. The Mother Lode
19. The Bronze Cannon
20. Recipe for an Underwater Archaeologist
21. Piranhas and Elephants
22. Caught in the Surge
23. The Last Dive
24. Winding up
25. “Via Vida”
26. Reflections on Squid
27. Prospects and Retrospects
Appendices A-D

III. 13. Voices from the Sky (1965)
III. 13. 1. Harper & Row, 1965. First US edition. Three original prefaces.
III. 13 .2. Gollancz, 1966. First UK edition.
III. 13. 3. Pyramid Books, 1967.
III. 13. 4. Pocket Books, 1980.
Arthur’s second collection of speculative essays and popular science.

Contents:
Preface 1
1. Space Flight and the Spirit of Man [1961]
2. The Uses of the Moon [1961]
3. To the Stars
4. Beyond Centaurus [1964]
5. The Light of Common Day [1963]
6. Ships for the Stars [1962]
7. Seas of Tomorrow
8. The Winds of Space
9. Time for the Stars
10. The Playing Fields of Space
Preface 2
11. A Short Pre-History of Comsats, Or: How I Lost a Billion Dollars in My Spare Time [1962]
12. The Social Consequences of the Communications Satellites [1961]
13. Broadway and the Satellites
14. The World of the Communications Satellite [1964]
Preface 3
15. Kalinga Award Speech [1962]
16. Memoirs of an Armchair Astronaut (Retired) [1963]
17. Science and Spirituality
18. Class of '00
19. The Meddlers [1964]
20. The Lunatic Fringe
21. The Electronic Revolution [1962]
22. H. G. Wells and Science Fiction [1962]
23. "Dear Sir . . ."
24. Appendix: Extraterrestrial Relays [1945]

III. 14. The Promise of Space (1968)
III. 14. 1. Hodder & Stoughton, 1968. First UK edition.
III. 14. 2. Harper & Row, 1968. First US edition.
III. 14. 3. Pyramid Books, 1970. Revised Edition. 64 plates, 25 figures, 13 tables. Introduction dated “September 1967”.
III. 14. 4. Berkley, 1985. The same revisions, figures and tables as above. No plates.
Arthur’s magnum opus on astronomy, astronautics, history and future of space exploration.

Contents: [of the revised edition]
Acknowledgments
Introduction
I. Beginnings
1. Imaginary Voyages
2. From Fantasy to Science
3. "Nothing to Push Against"
4. Power for Space
5. Escape from Earth
6. Other Orbits, Other Moons
7. The Price of Speed
II. Around the Earth
8. Moonrise in the West
9. Opening Skies
10. First Harvest
11. Man in Orbit
12. Islands in the Sky
III. Around the Moon
13. Voyagers to the Moon
14. The Birth of Apollo
15. The Vehicle
16. The Mission
17. The Moon
18. The Uses of the Moon
19. The Lunar Colony
IV. Around the Sun
20. The Trillion-Mile Whirlpool
21. Paths to the Planets
22. Children of the Sun
23. The Outer Giants
24. The Commerce of the Heavens
25. Tomorrow's Worlds

The Pyramid Books edition contains also the following plates:
Plate 1. Automatic rocket surveying Mars.
Plate 2. Lunar-type spaceship: sectional view.
Plate 3. Tsiolkovsky Crater, on the far side of the Moon, photographed by Lunar Orbiter 3 on February 19, 1967.
Plate 4. Robert H. Goddard and one of his rockets.
Plate 5. V-2 being prepared for landing at White Sands Proving Ground.
Plate 6. Cutaway view of Titan 3: a standard liquid-fueled of the 1960s, able to develop more than 2,5 million pounds of thrust in its four stages.
Plate 7. The giant Sputnik-carrying rocket displayed at the Paris Air Show, 1967.
Plate 8. The Pageos satellite.
Plate 9. Unmanned orbital telescope.
Plate 10. Three hurricanes visible on a map-photo compiled from pictures taken by the ESSA #5 weather satellite in September, 1967, and transmitted via ATS 1.
Plate 11. A Hughes Aircraft Company engineer encircled by the antennae of the 790-pound ATS 1 communication satellite.
Plate 12. The ATS communications satellite: sectional view.
Plate 13. Cloud patterns over Earth, photographed by ATS 1.
Plate 14. Tycho Crater, photographed by Lunar Orbiter 5 from an altitude of 135 miles on August 15, 1967.
Plate 15. Photograph of Gemini 7, taken through the hatch window of Gemini 6 at an altitude of 160 miles during rendezvous manoeuvres on December 15, 1965.
Plate 16. Telstar communication satellite.
Plate 17. Syncom communications satellite: sectional view.
Plate 18. The Syncom satellite, without its covering of solar cell panelling, undergoing final checkout.
Plate 19. Final checkout of the Early Bird Communication satellite.
Plate 20. The Intelsat communications satellite.
Plate 21. Preparing of Vostok 1 for Yuri Gagarin's orbital flight.
Plate 22. Vostok 1.
Plate 23. Vostok 1 after atmospheric re-entry.
Plate 24. Space station.
Plate 25. Adjusting the antenna of Ranger 2.
Plate 26. Surveyor 3 model.
Plate 27. Surveyor 5's photo of a lunar boulder, 1966.
Plate 28. Surveyour spacecraft.
Plate 29. The 85-foot diameter antennae used for tracking Surveyor 1 en route to its soft landing on the Moon.
Plate 30. Model of Lunar Orbiter.
Plate 31. The crescent of Earth seen from the Moon by Orbiter 1.
Plate 32. Earth photographed from a distance of 214 808 miles on August 8, 1967, by Lunar Orbiter 5. India and Ceylon are visible through light clouds near the center; the entire east coast of Africa is shown from the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope; Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Red Sea, the Arabian Peninsula, the Persian Gulf and the Black Sea all can be seen.
Plate 33. Orbiter 2's close-up of the Crater of Copernicus taken on November 23, 1966. From the horizon to the base of photo is about 17 miles; Orbiter 2 was 28,4 miles above the lunar surface when the picture was taken.
Plate 34. The Saturn 5 space vehicle used in the Apollo missions.
Plate 35. Sectional view of the Saturn 5 space vehicle.
Plate 36. The Saturn S-II stage: sectional view.
Plate 37. The Saturn S-IVB stage: sectional view.
Plate 38. Apollo Command Module subsystems: sectional view.
Plate 39. Apollo Service Module subsystems: sectional view.
Plate 40. Apollo mission: model of the Lunar Module.
Plate 41. Apollo mission: jettisoning of first stage (S-IC).
Plate 42. Apollo mission: jettisoning of second stage (S-II).
Plate 43. Apollo mission: Command and Service Modules separate from LM/S-IVB stage.
Plate 44. Apollo mission: Command and Service Modules turn around to prepare for docking.
Plate 45. Apollo mission: Command and Service Modules dock with Lunar Module.
Plate 46. Apollo mission: jettisoning of S-IVB stage after docking.
Plate 47. Apollo mission: Command and Service Lunar Modules braking into lunar parking orbit.
Plate 48. Apollo mission: Lunar Module separates from Command and Service Modules.
Plate 49. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. descends tot he surface of the Moon on the Apollo 11 mission.
Plate 50. Astronaut Aldrin on the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, who took the picture, is reflected in Aldrin's faceplate, as is the Lunar Module.
Plate 51. Moon as seen from Earth.
Plate 52. The Mare Orientale on the far side of the Moon, photographed by Lunar Orbiter 4 on May 25, 1967.
Plate 53. Surveyor 1 photograph of the Moon's surface and its footpad, computer-enhanced to show granular surface particles as small as 1/50 of an inch.
Plate 54. The Hyginus Rille, a lunar canyon photographed by Lunar Orbiter 3 on February 18, 1967, at an altitude of 39 miles.
Plate 55. A 17-meter rolling rock and its 225-meter long trail, Vitello Crater, photographed by Lunar Orbiter 5 on August 17, 1967. The rock seems to have rolled uphill over part of its path, as though it gained momentum from a long downhill roll on the opposite high slope.
Plate 56. This lunar canyon, 150 miles long and 5 miles wide at some places, is located at the far side of the Moon and was discovered by Lunar Orbiter 4.
Plate 57. One of the first photos of the Moon's surface, transmitted by Surveyor 1. (Surveyor's footpad is in lower left.)
Plate 58. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. First three photographed with 100-inch telescope; Pluto with 200-inch telescope.
Plate 59. Mariner spacecraft and lauch vehicle system.
Plate 60. Mariner 4's photograph of number 11 of Mars.
Plate 61. Pictures relayed by Mariner 6 on July 31, 1969, show the rugged Martian terrain from 3125 miles up. The photos revealed a previously unsuspected region of chaotic, jumbled ridges.
Plate 62. Star clouds in the Milky Way, Sagitarius region.
Plate 63. A globular star cluster.
Plate 64. Spiral nebula in Ursa Major.

Figures and tables in both editions – Pyramid and Berkley – are virtually identical:

Figure 1. The rocket principle.
Figure 2. The forces in the rocket engine.
Figure 3. Solid-propellant rockets.
Figure 4. Liquid-propellant rockets.
Figure 5. Gravity and distance.
Figure 6. The gravitational fields of Earth and the Moon.
Figure 7. Orbits in the Earth's gravitational crater.
Figure 8. Orbits around the Earth.
Figure 9. The rocket-velocity law.
Figure 10. Rocket mass ratios.
Figure 11. Weight breakdowns of one- and two-stage rockets.
Figure 12. Angular speeds of satellites.
Figure 13. Ground track of low-inclination orbit.
Figure 14. Application satellites.
Figure 15. The transparency of the atmosphere at varying wave lengths.
Figure 16. The Apollo mission.
Figure 17. Libration points in the Earth-Moon system.
Figure 18. The Solar System.
Figure 19. The gravitational field of the Sun.
Figure 20. Hohmann orbits to Mars and Venus.
Figure 21. High-speed orbits around the Sun.
Figure 22. Orbit of Mariner 4.
Figure 23. Mars fly-by mission.
Figure 24. Orbit of Jupiter probe.
Figure 25. Solid-core nuclear rocket.

Table 1. The Earth's atmosphere.
Table 2. Mission launch speeds.
Table 3. Rocket propellants.
Table 4. The Earth-Moon mission.
Table 5. Apollo - Saturn 5.
Table 6. Typical Apollo mission.
Table 7. Planetary gravitational fields.
Table 8. Earth-Mars missions (with landing).
Table 9. Mars and Venus fly-bys.
Table 10. The Solar System.
Table 11. The twenty nearest stars.
Table 12. 1-G voyages.
Table 13. Interstellar trips at constant 1 G.

III. 15. Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow (1972) 
III. 15. 1. Little, Brown, 1972. Original preface. 15 plates by Chesley Bonestell.
Lavishly illustrated with paintings, drawings, schemes and photos. Published as an appetizer to the so called “Grand Tour of the Solar System”.

Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Opening Frontiers
2. Cosmic Billiards
3. The First Scouts*
4. Appointment with Mars*
5. Sunward Ho!
6. Through the Asteroids
7. The World of the Gods
8. Lord of the Rings
9. The Last of the Giants
10. Into the Abyss*
* Reprinted in IV. 17.

III. 16. Report on Planet Three and Other Speculations (1972)
III. 16. 1. Harper & Row, 1972. First US edition. Original preface.
III. 16. 2. Gollancz, 1973. First UK edition.
III. 16. 3. Corgi, 1973. Contains the original preface, dated “January 1971”.
Arthur’s third collection of speculative essays and popular science.

Contents:
Preface
I. Talking of Space
1. Report on Planet Three [1959]
2. The Men of the Moon [1958]
3. Meteors [1959]
4. The Star of the Magi [1954]
II. Outward from Earth
5. Vacation in Vacuum [1953]
6. So You're Going to Mars? [1953]
7. Next - The Planets! [1968]
8. The Planets Are Not Enough [1955]
9. When the Aliens Come [1968]
10. Possible, That's All! [1968]
11. God and Einstein
12. Across the Sea of Stars [1959]
III. The Technological Future
13. The Mind of the Machine [1968]
14. Technology and the Future [1967]
15. Beyond Babel [1969]
IV. Frontiers of Science
16. More Than Five Senses
17. Things That Can Never Be Done
18. The World We Cannot See
19. Things in the Sky [1959]
V. Son of Dr. Strangelove, etc.
20. Why Way Is Up? [1959]
21. Haldane and Space [1968]
22. Son of Dr. Strangelove
23. The Myth of 2001 [1969]
* Nos. 1-6, 8, 12, 19, 20 previously published in The Challenge of the Spaceship (1959), see III. 8.

III. 17. The View From Serendip (1977)
III. 17. 1. Random House, 1977. First US edition.
III. 17. 2. Pan, 1979. First UK edition.
A fascinating collection of essays, memoirs, speeches. Only for Clarke buffs.

Contents:
1. Concerning Serendipity
2. Dawn of the Space Age
3. Servant Problem - Oriental Style [1961]
4. The Scent of Treasure [1961]
5. The Stars in Their Courses [1962]
6. How to Dig Space [1964]
7. A Breath of Fresh Vacuum
8. The World of 2001 [1966]
9. 'And Now—Live from the Moon . . . '
10. Time and the Times [1969]
11. The Next Twenty Years [1972]
12. Satellites and Saris [1971]
13. The Sea of Sinbad [1972]
14. Willy and Chesley
15. Mars and the Mind of Man [1973]
16. The Snows of Olympus [1974]
17. Introducing Isaac Asimov [1975]
18. Life in Space [1974]
19. Last (?) Words on UFOs [1975]
20. When the Twerms Came [1972]
21. The Clarke Act
22. Technology and the Limits of Knowledge [1972]
23. To the Committee on Space Science [1975]
24. The Second Century of the Telephone [1976]
25. Ayu Bowan!

Notes on the contents:

The articles “Servant Problem - Oriental Style” and “The Scent of Treasure” were apparently written in 1961, but whether they were published at the time remains unclear.

“The Stars in Their Courses” first appeared on 28 January 1962 in Ceylon Sunday Times as ''Common Sense about the Planets''.

“How to Dig Space” first appeared in the December 1964 issue of Detroit Athletic Club News.

“The World of 2001” is a 1966 article written for Vogue.

“Time and the Times” consists of two articles first published, for obvious reasons, in July 1969. One appeared in the Time magazine, the other, heavily abridged and the title (not Arthur’s) “Will Advent of Man Awaken a Sleeping Moon”, in the New York Times. The latter article also appears in 1984: Spring – A Choice of Futures as “The Eve of Apollo”; see. III. 18.

“The Next Twenty Years” is a 1972 article written for the Chicago Tribune Magazine.

“Satellites and Saries” consists of a speech delivered to State Department on 20 August 1971 (aka “INTELSAT address” or ''The United States of Earth'') plus an article also known as ''Schoolmaster Satellite'' but which usually appears without title. The essay, the whole of it presumably, was first published in London Daily Telegraph from December 17, 1971.

“The Sea of Sinbad” consists of two articles written in 1972 for the Observer Magazine, originally accompanied with photos by Peter Castellano.

“Mars and the Mind of Man” consists of unrehearsed notes from 12 November 1971 (the Mariner 9 mission) together with some ''Afterthoughts'' as first published in The Mars and the Mind of Man, 1973, various contributors.

“The Snows of Olympus” first appeared in December, 1974, in Playboy.

“Introducing Isaac Asimov” is an address given on 14 June 1972 in London on occasion of Asimov’s lecture to the Mensa. Contains also a delicious ''The Asimov Response'' in the end.

“When the Twerms Came” is a 1972 short story, a sketch rather, apparently previously unpublished in any form.

“Technology and the Limits of Knowledge” is a 1972 lecture delivered Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of History and Technology.

“To the Committee on Space Science” was a hearing on 24 July, 1975, in the House of Representatives Committee on Space and Applications; contains also a ''Subsequent question period''; first published in Future Space Programs, 1975.

“The Second Century of the Telephone” is a 1976 concluding address delivered to American Telegraph and Telephone Company.

III. 18. 1984: Spring, A Choice of Futures (1984)
III. 18. 1. Granada, 1984. First UK edition.
III. 18. 2. Del Rey, 1984. First US edition.
Arthur’s fourth collection of essays. This one includes less popular science and space speculation, but a great deal of reflections on global communications and writing as a profession.

Contents:
I. The Weapons of Peace
1. Beyond the Global Village [1983]
2. New Communications and the Developing World [1982]
3. In the Hall of the Knights [1982]
4. To Russia, with Love... [1982]
5. War and Peace in the Space Age [1983]
6. Electronics and Education [1980]
7. A Flash of Golden Fire [1983]
II. Apollo and After
8. The Eve of Apollo [1969]
9. Apollo Plus Ten [1979]
10. Space Flight - Imagination and Reality [1982]
11. The Discovery of the Solar System [1981]
12. Viking on the Plain of Gold [1976]
13. Space Facts and Space Fallacies [1983]
14. Predictions [1980]
III. The Literary Scene
15. Of Sand and Stars [1983, The Sentinel, IV. 13.]
16. Last and First Books [1983]
17. The Poetry of Space [1981]
18. Shaw and the Sound Barrier [1960]
19. Richard Jefferies [1948]
20. Who's Afraid of Leonard Woolf? [1984]
21. With Brendan Behan [1981]
22. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame [1982]
23. My Four Feet on the Ground [1978]
24. The Web Between the Worlds [1979]
25. Mysterious World [1980]
26. Writing to Sell [1977]
IV. From the Coast of Coral
27. Beneath the Indian Ocean [1972]
28. The Last Wilderness [1983]
29. The People of the Sea [1983]
30. Tourism: The Challenge of Change [1978]
31. The Menace of Creationism [1984]

Notes on the contents:

“Beyond the Global Village” was first published in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, December 1983. Arthur's address at the United Nations on May 17, 1983, the World Telecommunications Day. Reprinted in III. 19 and IV. 17.

“New Communications and the Developing World” first published in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, March 29, 1982. Arthur’s UNESCO address delivered at a Conference of IPDC in Paris on June 16, 1981.

“War and Peace in the Space Age” was first published in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, July 1983. Arthur’s address given on December 11, 1982, at the First Symposium of the Sri Lanka Institute of Fundamental Studies.

III. 19. Ascent to Orbit: A Scientific Autobiography (1984)
III. 19. 1. John Wiley, 1984. First US edition.
Arthur’s technical papers together with several non-technical essays and a great deal of autobiographical content. Only for Clarke buffs.

Contents:
I. The Marconi International Fellowship
1. In the Hall of the Knights [1984, reprinted in IV. 18.]
II. First Flights
2. Amazing Story: Science Discussion and Brass Tacks [1938]
3. An Elementary Mathematical Approach to Astronautics [1939]
III. Waves and Circuits
4. More Television Waveforms [1947]
5. You're on the Glide Path - I Think [1949]
6. Linearity Circuits [1944]
IV. The Beginnings of Satellite Communication
7. The Space-Station: Its Radio Applications [1968]
8. Extra-Terrestrial Relays [1945; Voices from the Sky, 1965, III. 13.]
V. Rockets and Warfare
9. The Rocket and the Future of Warfare [1946]
VI. Amateur Astronomer
10. The Astronomer's New Weapons [1945]
11. Astronomical Radar [1946]
12. Stationary Orbits [1947]
13. The Radio Telescope [1949]
14. The Rocket and the Future of Astronomy [1952]
VII. Introduction to Astronautics
15. Principles of Rocket Flight [1949]
16. A Universal Escape-Velocity Mass-Ratio Chart [1947]
17. The Dynamics of Space-Flight [1949]
18. Interplanetary Flight [1950, Interplanetary Flight, III. 1.]
VIII. Electronics and Space-Flight
19. Electronics and Space-Flight [1948]
20. Electromagnetic Launching as a Major Contribution to Space-Flight [1950]
IX. The Space Elevator – and Beyond
21. The Space Elevator: 'Thought Experiment', or Key to the Universe? [1981]
22. An Optimum Strategy for Interstellar Robot Probes [1978]
X. Mathematical Recreations
HELP! I Am a Pentomino Addict [1975]
XI. Beyond the Global Village
23. Beyond the Global Village [1983, reprinted in IV. 18.]
Postscript

III. 20. Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography (1989)
III. 20. 1. Gollancz, 1989. First UK edition.
III. 20. 2. Bantam, 1990. First US edition.
A mixture of memoirs, literary criticism, fiction and reflections on myriad of subjects. Only for Clarke buffs.

Contents:
I. Bates
1. First Contact
2. ''Phantoms of Reality''
3. The Hard Stuff
4. ''Brigands of the Moon''
5. Interlude in the Real World
6. ''Cold Light''
7. ''Out of the Dreadful Depths''
8. ''The Power and the Glory''
9. ''The Fifth Dimension Catapult''
10. ''The World Behind the Moon'' or ''After you, Monsieur Lagrange...''
11. ''Beyond the Vanishing Point''
12. The Fall of the House of Clayton
II. Tremaine
13. Death and Transfiguration
14. ''Born of the Sun''
15. Prelude to Star Wars
16. ''Twilight''
17. ''Lo!''
18. Nova Weinbaum
19. Greater Glories, Nastier Nightmares
20. Mechanical Boy
21. ''At the Perihelion''
22. TELSTAR Minus Twenty-six - and Counting....
III. Campbell
23. JWC
24. Rocket Warfare
25. ''Who Goes There?''
26. The BIS
27. ''Requiem''
28. '''The End of the Rocket Society''
29. Wernher
30. ''Vault of the Beast''
31. ''Farewell to the Master''
32. Atomic Power
33. Venus Equilateral
34. ''The Weapon Shop''
35. The Third Law
36. A Very Peaceful War
37. The First Spaceship
38. The End of the Golden Age
IV. Epilogue... Analog
39. Metamorphosis
40. ''The Steam-Powered Word-Processor'' [1986]
41. Father of Frankenstein
42. ''siseneG'' [1987; The Wind from the Sun, Signet 1987, II. 6. 3.]
Appendix: Listing of Clarke stories, articles, letters: 1938-87

III. 21. How the World was One: Beyond the Global Village (1992)
III. 21. 1. Gollancz, 1992. First UK edition. Original Foreword.
III. 21. 2. Bantam, 1993. First US edition.

Contents:
Foreword
I. Wiring the Abyss
Introduction [1958]
The Coming of the Telegraph [1958]
Channel Crossing [1958]
A Great American [1958]
Lord of Science [1958]
False Start [1958]
Triumph and Disaster [1958]
Post-mortem [1958]
The Brink of Success [1958]
Heart's Content
Battle on the Sea-Bed [1958]
Girdle round the Earth [1958]
The Deserts of the Deep [1958]
The Cable's Core [1958]
II. Voice Across the Sea
The Wires Begin to Speak [1958]
The Man before Einstein [1958]
Mirror in the Sky [1958]
Transatlantic Telephone [1958]
The Dream Factory
'Wireless'
Exploring the Spectrum
Beyond the Ionosphere
III. A Brief Prehistory of Comsats
In the Hall of the Knights [1984, 1984: Spring - A Choice of Futures, III. 18.]
'You're on the Glide Path - I Think' [abridged; 1949; Ascent to Orbit, 1984, III. 19.]
'How I Lost a Billion Dollars in My Spare Time'
'If you gotta message ...' [1957; The Other Side of Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Making of a Moon
I Remember Babylon [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
IV. Starry Messengers
Echo and Telstar
Syncom
Early Bird
The United States of Earth [1971; The View From Serendip, 1977, III. 17.]
Satellites and Saris [1971; The View From Serendip, 1977, III.17.]
At the UN [1983; 1984: Spring - A Choice of Futures, 1984, III. 18.]
Coop's Troop
Appointment at the Vatican [1986]
Happy Birthday, COMSAT! [1988, previously uncollected]
The Clarke Awards
CNN Live
Peacesat
V. Let There Be Light!
Cable Comeback [1974]
Talking with Light
As Far as Eye Can See
Epilogue
References and Acknowledgements
Appendices
The Space-Station: Its Radio Applications [1968; Ascent to Orbit, 1984, III. 19.]
Extra-Terrestrial Relays [1945; Voice from the Sky, 1965, III. 13.]

Notes on the contents:

All parts dated "1958" are apparently chapters reprinted from the first edition of Voices Across the Sea (1958); the one piece from 1974 comes from the revised version of the same book, and was additionally rewritten for this one. All other dated pieces are collected here for the first time, unless otherwise indicated.

Apart from a prefatory note, “If you gotta message…” consists of two short stories: “Special Delivery” and “The Freedom of Space”. See II. 4.

“Appointment at the Vatican” was Arthur’s address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome, October 1984. First published in Pontificiae Academiae Scientiarum Varia, 58 (1986).

III. 22. The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars (1994)
III. 22. 1. Gollancz, 1994. First UK edition. Original Introduction and Prologue.
III. 22. 2. Norton, 1995. First US edition.

Contents:
Mars/Earth Vital Statistics
Prologue: A Message to Mars
Introduction
PART I
1. Prelude to Mars
2. The Curtain Rises
3. Going There
4. Virtual Explorers
PART II
5. The Snows of Olympus
6. The Chasm of the Dawn
7. The Labyrinth of Night
PART III
8. The Longest Spring – Disneymars*
9. Concerning Ends and Means
Appendices
1. Extract from The Mars Project: Beyond the Cold War by Senator Spark Matsunaga
2. So You're Going to Mars? [1953]
Further reading
Acknowledgments
Index
* “Disneymars” is part from the novel The Hammer of God (1993), I. 19.


IV. COLLECTED EDITIONS

IV. 1. Across the Sea of Stars (1959)
IV. 1. 1. Harcourt and Brace, 1959. First US edition.
Contains two novels and 18 short stories. All previously published. Introduction by Clifton Fadiman.

Contents:
Earthlight [1955; novel, I. 6.]
Childhood's End [1953; novel, I. 4.]
The Sentinel [1951, ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Time's Arrow [1950; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Technical Error [1946; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Superiority [1951; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Rescue Party [1946; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
History Lesson [1949; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Hide and Seek [1949; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Armaments Race [1954; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
Breaking Strain [1949; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth . . ." [1951; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Inheritance [1947; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Jupiter Five [1953; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Next Tenants [1957; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
The Pacifist [1956; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
The Reluctant Orchid [1956; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
Silence, Please! [1950; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
The Fires Within [1947; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Encounter at Dawn [1953; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, ]

IV. 2. From the Ocean, from the Stars (1961)
IV. 2. 1. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961. First US edition.
Contains two novels and one short story collection complete. New Introduction by the author.

Contents:
The Deep Range [1957; novel, I. 8.]
The City and the Stars [1956; novel, I. 7.]
The Nine Billion Names of God [1953; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Refugee [1955; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Other Side of the Sky: [1957; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
1. Special Delivery
2.Feathered Friend
3. Take a Deep Breath
4. Freedom of Space
5. Passer-By
6. The Call of the Stars
The Wall of Darkness [1949; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Security Check [1956; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
No Morning After [1954; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Venture to the Moon: [1956; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
1. The Starting Line
2. Robin Hood, F.R.S.
3. Green Fingers
4. All That Glitters
5. Watch This Space
6. A Question of Residence
Publicity Campaign [1953; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
All the Time in the World [1952; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Cosmic Casanova [1958; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Star [1955; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Out of the Sun [1958; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Transience [1949; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Songs of Distant Earth [1958; ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]

IV. 3. Prelude to Mars (1965)
IV. 3. 1. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1965. First US edition.
Contains two complete novels and 16 short stories. New Foreword by the author.

Contents:
Prelude to Space [1951; novel, I. 1.]
The Sands of Mars [1951; novel, I. 2.]
Big Game Hunt [1956; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
Critical Mass [1949; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
The Ultimate Melody [1957; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
Moving Spirit [1957; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea [1957; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
Cold War [1957; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
What Goes Up [1956; ss, Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
Trouble with the Natives [1951; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
A Walk in the Dark [1950; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Forgotten Enemy [1948; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Parasite [1953; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Curse [1946; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Possessed [1953; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Awakening [1942; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Exile of the Eons [1950; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Second Dawn [1951; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]

IV. 4. An Arthur C. Clarke Omnibus (1965)
IV. 4. 1. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1965. First UK edition.
Contains 1 novel and 10 short stories.

Contents:
Childhood’s End [1953, novel, I. 4.]
Prelude to Space [1951, novel, I. 1.]
Superiority [1951; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Loophole [1946; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Expedition to Earth [1953; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
History Lesson [1949; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Hide and Seek [1949; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Breaking Strain [1949; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Exile of the Eons [1950; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth . . ." [1951; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Inheritance [1947; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Second Dawn [1951; ss, Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]

IV. 5. The Nine Billion Names of God (1967)
IV. 5. 1. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1967. First US edition.
25 short stories. All pieces previously published. New Introduction and selection by the author. Some of the stories also have brief prefatory notes.

Contents:
Introduction
The Nine Billion Names of God [1953; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
I Remember Babylon [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Trouble With Time [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Rescue Party [1946; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Curse [1946; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Summertime on Icarus [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Dog Star [1962; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Hide and Seek [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Out of the Sun [1958; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Wall of Darkness [1949; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
No Morning After [1954; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Possessed [1953; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Death and the Senator [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Who's There? [1958; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Before Eden [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Superiority [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
A Walk in the Dark [1950; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Call of the Stars [1957; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Reluctant Orchid [1956; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
Encounter in the Dawn [1953; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth . . ." [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Patent Pending [1954; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
The Sentinel [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Transience [1949; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Star [1955; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]

IV. 6. The Lion of Comarre / Against the Fall of Night (1968)
IV. 6. 1. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968. First US edition.
IV. 6. 2. Gollancz, 1970. First UK edition.
Contains two complete novels/novellas. New introduction by the author. First appearance of “The Lion of Comarre” in book form.

Contents:
Introduction
Against the Fall of the Night [1953, novel, I. 5.]
The Lion of Comarre [1948; ss, IV. 19.]

IV. 7. An Arthur C. Clarke Second Omnibus (1968)
IV. 7. 1. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1968. First UK edition.
Contains three novels: I. 2., I. 6. and I. 9.

IV. 8. Of Time and Stars (1972)
IV. 8. 1. Gollancz, 1972. First UK edition.
18 short stories. All pieces previously collected. New Foreword by the author. Introduction by J. B. Priestley.

Contents:
Foreword
Introduction
The Nine Billion Names of God [1953; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
An Ape About the House [1962; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Green Fingers [1956; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Trouble with the Natives [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Into the Comet [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
No Morning After [1954; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth . . ." [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Who's There? [1958; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
All the Time in the World [1952; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Hide and Seek [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Robin Hood, F.R.S. [1956; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Fires Within [1947; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Forgotten Enemy [1948; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Reluctant Orchid [1956; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3]
Encounter at Dawn [1953; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Security Check [1956; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Feathered Friend [1957; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Sentinel [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]

IV. 9. The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 (1973)
IV. 9. 1. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1973. First UK edition.
Collection of 17 short stories. Four pieces previously uncollected. New introduction by the author. The next two volumes reprint the same contents split into two parts; the introduction is the same in both cases.

Contents:
1933: A Science-Fiction Odyssey [Introduction]
The Sentinel [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
The Star [1955;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
History Lesson [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Death and the Senator [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Hide and Seek [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
The Awakening [1942; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
A Meeting with Medusa [1971; The Wind from the Sun, 1972, II. 6.]
Refugee [1955; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Second Dawn [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Summertime on Icarus [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Hate [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Into the Comet [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Venture to the Moon: [1956; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
1. The Starting Line
2. Robin Hood, F.R.S.
3. Green Fingers
4. All That Glitters
5. Watch This Space
6. A Question of Residence
Castaway [1947, previously uncollected]
Whacky [1942, previously uncollected]
Retreat From Earth [1938, previously uncollected]
Travel By Wire! [1937, previously uncollected]
Sunjammer [1964; The Wind from the Sun, 1972, II. 6.]
   
IV. 10. The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1955 (1976)
IV. 10. 1. Sphere, 1976. First UK edition.
Collection of 10 short stories. All previously collected. See. IV. 9.

Contents:
1933: A Science-Fiction Odyssey [1973, IV. 9.]
Travel By Wire! [1937; The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, 1973, IV. 9.]
Retreat From Earth [1938; The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, 1973, IV. 9.]
The Awakening [1942; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Whacky [1942; The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, 1973, IV. 9.]
Castaway [1947; The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, 1973, IV. 9.]
History Lesson [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Second Dawn [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
The Sentinel [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
The Star [1955;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Refugee [1955; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]

IV. 11. The Best of Arthur C. Clarke 1956-1972 (1977)
IV. 11. 1. Sphere, 1977. First UK edition.
Collection of 12 short stories . All previously collected. See. IV. 9.

Contents:
1933: A Science-Fiction Odyssey [1973, IV. 9.]
Venture to the Moon [1956; 6 ss, The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Into the Comet [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Summertime on Icarus [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Death and the Senator [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Hate [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Sunjammer [1964; The Wind from the Sun, 1972, II. 6.]
A Meeting with Medusa [1971; The Wind from the Sun, 1972, II. 6.]

IV. 12. Four Great SF Novels (1978)
IV. 12. 1. Gollancz, 1978. First UK edition.
Four complete novels.

Contents:
Rendezvous with Rama [1973, I. 13]
A Fall of Moondust [1961, I. 9]
The City and the Stars [1956, I. 7.]
The Deep Range [1957, I. 8]

IV. 13. The Sentinel (1983)
IV. 13. 1. Berkley, 1983. First US edition. Artwork by Lebbeus Woods.
IV. 13. 2. Voyager/Harper Collins, 2000. No artwork. Otherwise contents identical.
9 short stories. Two pieces previously uncollected. New Introduction and prefatory notes to all stories by the author.

Contents:
Introduction: Of Sand and Stars [1983, III. 18]
Rescue Party [1946; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Guardian Angel* [1950, previously uncollected]
Breaking Strain [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
The Sentinel [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
Jupiter V [1953; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
Refugee [1955; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Wind of the Sun [1964; The Wind from the Sun, 1972, II. 6.]
A Meeting with Medusa [1971; The Wind from the Sun, 1972, II. 6.]
The Songs of Distant Earth** [1979, previously uncollected]
* Later became part of the novel Childhood's End (1953, I. 4.). First published in book form in Science Fiction Origins (ed. William F. Nolan and Martin H. Greenberg, 1980)
** This is not the eponymous 1957 short story that later inspired the novel of the same name. It actually is a movie outline written in 1979. The only piece here for which this is first appearance in book form.

IV. 14. 2001: A Space Odyssey/The City and the Stars/The Deep Range/A Fall of Moondust/Rendezvous With Rama (1987)
IV. 14. 1. Octopus/Heinemann, 1987. First UK edition.
Five complete novels.

Contents:
The City and the Stars [1956, I. 7.]
The Deep Range [1957, I. 8.]
A Fall of Moondust [1961, I. 9.]
2001: A Space Odyssey [1968, I. 12.]
Rendezvous with Rama [1973, I.13.]

IV. 15. Tales from Planet Earth (1989)
IV. 15. 1. Legend, 1989. First UK edition.
IV. 15. 2. Bantam, 1990. First US edition.
Short story collection. Three pieces previously uncollected. Preface by Isaac Asimov. Preface Addendum and introductions to all but for of the stories by the author.

Contents:
Preface by Isaac Asimov
Preface Addendum by Arthur C. Clarke
The Road to the Sea** [1951; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Hate** [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Publicity Campaign** [1953; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
The Other Tiger** [1953, previously uncollected]
The Deep Range** [1955, previously uncollected]
"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth . . ."** [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
The Cruel Sky** [1967; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
The Parasite** [1953; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
The Next Tenants** [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
Saturn Rising** [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea** [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
The Wall of Darkness [1949;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
Death and the Senator [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
Maelstrom II [1965; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
Second Dawn [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
On Golden Seas** [1986, previously uncollected]
** Supplied with prefatory note titled ''Introduction'' and printed between the title page and the first line of the story.

Notes on the contents:
UK and US versions differ: UK edition has "Death and the Senator", "Maelstrom II" and "Second Dawn" instead of "The Lion Of Comarre" (US edition only).

IV. 16. More Than One Universe: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (1991)
IV. 16. 1. Bantam, 1991. First US edition.
All stories previously collected. Data from Locus1. ''Near-omnibus of four collections: Tales of Ten Worlds (1962, II. 5.), The Other Side of the Sky (1958, II. 4.), The Nine Billion Names of God (1967, IV. 5.), and The Wind from the Sun (1972, II. 6.). Several stories have been dropped, and the order changed. The vignettes from the revised 1987 Signet edition of The Wind from the Sun have been added, but all introductory material has been deleted.'' 

IV. 17. By Space Possessed: Essays on the Exploration of Space (1993)
IV. 17. 1. Gollancz, 1993. First UK edition.
25 essays. All previously collected. New introduction by the author.

Contents:
Introduction
1. Memoirs of an Armchair Astronaut (Retired) [1963; Voices from the Sky, 1965, III. 13.]
2. Opening Frontiers* [1951]
3. The Challenge of Spaceship [1959, The Challenge of the Spaceship, III. 8.]
4. Space Flight - Imagination and Reality [1982; 1984, Spring: a Choice of Futures, 1984, III. 18.]
5. Where the Action Is [1970, Epilogue Beyond Apollo, V. ???]
6. The Solar Century [1970, Epilogue Beyond Apollo, V. ???]
7. The Shores of Infinity [1970, Epilogue Beyond Apollo, V. ???]
8. The First Scouts [1972, Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow, III. 15.]
9. Appointment with Mars [1972, Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow, III. 15.]
10. So You're Going to Mars? [1953; The Challenge of the Spaceship, 1959, III. 8.]
11. The Winds of Space [1965; Voices from the Sky, 1965, III. 13.]
12. Space Facts and Space Fallacies [1983; 1984, Spring: a Choice of Futures, 1984, III. 18.]
13. When the Aliens Come [1968; Report on Planet Three, 1972, III. 16.]
14. Report on Planet Three [1959, The Challenge of the Spaceship, III. 8.]
15. Son of Dr. Strangelove [1972; Report on Planet Three, 1972, III. 16.]
16. The Myth of 2001 [1969; Report on Planet Three, 1972, III. 16.]
17. The Light of Common Day [1963; Voices from the Sky, 1965, III. 13.]
18. How to Dig Space [1964; The View from Serendip, 1977, III. 17.]
19. Last (?) Words on UFOs [1975; The View from Serendip, 1977, III. 17.]
20. Time for the Stars [1965, Voices from the Sky, III. 13.]
21. The Meddlers [1964; Voices from the Sky, 1965, III. 13.]
22. Into the Abyss [1972, Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow, III. 15.]
23. Predictions [1980; 1984, Spring: a Choice of Futures, 1984, III. 18.]
24. Of Space and the Spirit [1959, The Challenge of the Spaceship, III. 8.]
25. 'Dear Sir...' [1965, Voices from the Sky, III. 13.]
*Medley from Interplanetary Flight (1950) and The Exploration of Space (1951). See III. 1. and III. 2.

IV. 18. Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (1999)
IV. 18. 1. Voyager, 1999. First UK edition.
IV. 18. 2. St. Martin’s Press, 1999. First US edition.
Collected essays, 1934-98. 110 pieces, 63 of them previously uncollected (some even unpublished). Edited by Ian Macauley with prefatory notes. New Preface and new introductions to each part by the author. 16 pp. with b-w photographs.

NB The “Sources” does contain mistakes!

Content:
Acknowledgments
Preface
Part I. The 1930s and the 1940s: Rockets and Radar
Introduction [medley from Astounding Days, 1989, III. 20.]
Dunsany, Lord of Fantasy [1944, previously uncollected]
Rockets [1944, previously uncollected]
The Coming Age of Rocket Power [1945, previously uncollected]
Extraterrestrial Relays [simplified; 1945; Voices from Sky, 1965, III. 19.]
The Moon and Mr. Farnsworth [, previously uncollected/unpublished?]
The Challenge of the Spaceship [1946, previously uncollected]
First Men in the Moon [1947, previously uncollected]
The Problem of Dr. Campbell [1948, previously uncollected]
The Lackeys of Wall Street [1949, previously uncollected]
Voyages to the Moon [1949, previously uncollected]
You're on the Glide Path, I Think [abridged; 1949; Ascent to Orbit, 1984, III. 19.]
Morphological Astronomy [1949, previously uncollected]
The Conquest of Space [1949, previously uncollected]
Part II. The 1950s: Beneath the Seas of Ceylon
Introduction
The Effect of Interplanetary Flight [1950, previously uncollected]
Space Travel in Fact and Fiction [1951, previously uncollected]
Review: Destination Moon [1950, previously uncollected]
Interplanetary Flight [1950, short excerpt form Interplanetary Flight, III. 1.]
The Exploration of Space [1951, short excerpt from The Exploration of Space, III. 2.]
Review: When Worlds Collide [1952, previously uncollected]
Review: Man on the Moon [1953, previously uncollected]
Flying Saucers [1953, previously uncollected]
Review: Flying Saucers Have Landed [1954, previously uncollected]
Undersea Holiday [1954; chapter 12 from Challenge of the Sea, 1960, III. 9.]
The Exploration of the Moon [1954, The Exploration of the Moon, III. 3.]
Eclipse [1954, previously uncollected]
Astronautical Fallacies [1954, previously uncollected]
The Star of Bethlehem [1954; Report on Planet Three, 1972, as “The Star of the Magi”, III. 16.]
Capricorn to Cancer [1957, The Reefs of Taprobane, III. 6.]
Keeping House in Colombo [1957, The Reefs of Taprobane, III. 6.]
The Reefcombers' Derby [1957, The Reefs of Taprobane, III. 6.]
Rest Houses, Catamarans, and Sharks [1957, The Reefs of Taprobane, III. 6.]
The First Week [1957, The Reefs of Taprobane, III. 6.]
A Clear Run to the South Pole [1957, The Reefs of Taprobane, III. 6.]
The Isle of Taprobane [1964, The Treasure of the Great Reef, 1964, III. 12.]
The Great Reef [1964, The Treasure of the Great Reef, 1964, III. 12.]
Winding Up [1964, The Treasure of the Great Reef, 1964, III. 12.]
Part III. The 1960s: Kubrick and Cape Kennedy
Introduction
Failures of Nerve and Imagination [1962, Profiles of Future, III. 11.]
We'll Never Conquer Space [1962, Profiles of Future, III. 11.]
Rocket to the Renaissance [1962, Profiles of Future, III. 11.]
The Obsolescence of Man [1962, Profiles of Future, III. 11.]
Space and the Spirit of Man [1965, Voices from the Sky, III. 13.]
The Uses of the Moon [1965, Voices from the Sky, III. 13.]
The Playing Fields of Space [1965, Voices from the Sky, III. 13.]
Kalinga Prize Speech [1965, Voices from the Sky, III. 13.]
More Than Five Senses [Report on Planet Three, 1972, III. 16.]
Son of Dr. Strangelove [Report on Planet Three, 1972, III. 16.]
Possible, That's All! [1968; Report on Planet Three, 1972, III. 16.]
The Mind of the Machine [1968; Report on Planet Three, 1972, III. 16.]
God and Einstein [1968; Report on Planet Three, 1972, III. 16.]
Part IV. The 1970s: Tomorrow's Worlds
Introduction
Satellites and Saris [The View from Serendip, 1977, III. 17]
Mars and the Mind of Man [The View from Serendip, 1977, III. 17]
The Sea of Sinbad [The View from Serendip, 1977, III. 17]
Willy and Chesley [The View from Serendip, 1977, III. 17]
The Snows of Olympus [1974; The View from Serendip, 1977, III. 17]
Writing to Sell [1977; 1984: Spring - Choice of Futures, 1984, III. 18.]
Part V. The 1980s: Stay of Execution
Introduction
The Steam-Powered Word Processor [1986; Astounding Days, 1989, III. 20.]
Afterword: "Maelstrom II" [1988, Maelstrom (Arthur Clarke's Venus Prime, vol. 2) by Paul Preuss]
Mother Nature Got There First [1990, previously uncollected]
Message to Comsat, February 18, 1988 [1992, How the World Was One, as “Happy Birthday, Comsat”, III. 21.]
Graduation Address: International Space University [previously unpublished]
Back to 2001 [1993, 2001: A Space Odyssey, ROC edition]
Coauthors and Other Nuisances [1989, expanded version of "Rama Revisited" from Rama II by Gentry Lee]
The Power of Compression [1998, previously uncollected]
Live in the Fax Lane [previously unpublished]
Credo [1991, Living Philosophies, ed. Clifton Fadiman]
The Colors of Infinity: Exploring the Fractal Universe [1990, appendix to The Ghost from the Great Banks, I. 19.]
Close Encounter with Cosmonauts [1980, previously uncollected]
The Century Syndrome [1990, Chapter 4 from The Ghost from the Grand Banks, I. 19.]
Who's Afraid of Leonard Woolf? [1984: Spring - Choice of Futures, 1984, III. 18.]
My Four Feet on the Ground [1978; 1984: Spring - Choice of Futures, 1984, III. 18.]
Part VI. The 1990s: Countdown to 2000
Introduction
Marconi Symposium [previously unpublished]
Introduction to Charlie Pellegrino's Unearthing Atlantis [1991, previously uncollected]
Tribute to Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) [1989, Astounding Days, as “Requiem”, III. 20.]
Satyajit and Stanley [previously unpublished]
Aspects of Science Fiction [previously unpublished in English]
Save the Giant Squid! [1992, previously uncollected]
A Choice of Futures [1992, previously uncollected]
Gene Roddenberry [1992, previously uncollected]
Introduction to Jack Williamson's Beachhead [1992, previously uncollected]
Scenario for a Civilized Planet [1992, previously uncollected]
NASA Sutra: Eros in Orbit [1992, previously uncollected]
Minehead Made Me [1992, previously uncollected]
Good-bye, Isaac [1992, previously uncollected]
Encyclical [1993; Chapter 17 from The Hammer of God, III. 19.]
Letter from Sri Lanka [previously unpublished]
Message to Mars [1994, The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars, part of the Prologue, III. 22.]
Preface: The War of the Worlds [1993, previously uncollected]
Preface: The First Men in the Moon [1993, previously uncollected]
The Joy of Maths [previously unpublished]
Tribute to Robert Bloch [1995, previously uncollected]
Spaceguard [1994, previously uncollected]
Foreword: Encyclopedia of Frauds by James Randi [1995, previously uncollected]
Bucky [previously unpublished]
Homage to Frank Paul [previously unpublished]
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! [1992, previously uncollected]
The Birth of HAL [1997, previously uncollected]
The Coming of Cyberclysm [1995, previously uncollected]
Tribute to David Lasser [1996, previously uncollected]
Toilets of the Gods [previously unpublished]
When Will the Real Space Age Begin? [1996, previously uncollected]
Review: Imagined Worlds by Freeman Dyson [1997, previously uncollected]
Eyes on the Universe [1997, previously uncollected]
Walter Alvarez and Gerrit L. Verschuur [1997, previously uncollected]
The Gay Warlords [previously unpublished]
More Last Words on UFOs [1997, previously uncollected]
Carl Sagan [1997, previously uncollected]
For Cherene, Tamara, and Melinda [1992, previously uncollected]
Part VII. Postscript: 2000 and Beyond
Science and Society [1998, previously uncollected]
Is There Life After Television? [1997, previously uncollected]
The Twenty-First Century: A (Very) Brief History [1999, previously uncollected]
Sources
Index

IV. 19. The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (2000)
IV. 19. 1. Gollancz, 2000. First UK edition.
IV. 19. 2. Tor, 2001. First US edition.
IV. 19. 3. Gollancnz, [2002]. Undated 10th printing.
The definitive collection of short stories: 114 pieces, 7 of them previously uncollected; the rest scattered in no fewer than 12 different volumes. New Foreword by the author.

NB. There have been reports about abnormal levels of typos and at least one ruined story (‘Superiority’, some ten paragraphs missing) in early hardbacks. Later paperback editions, though cumbersome and inconvenient, are recommended.

Contents:
Foreword
1. Travel by Wire! [1937; The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, 1973, IV. 9.]
2. How We Went to Mars [1938, previously unpublished]
3. Retreat from Earth [1938; The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, 1973, IV. 9.]
4. Reverie [1939, previously unpublished]
5. The Awakening [1942; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
6. Whacky [1942; The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, 1973, IV. 9.]
7. Loophole [1946; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
8. Rescue Party [1946; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
9. Technical Error [1946; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
10. Castaway [1947; The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971, 1973, IV. 9.]
11. The Fires Within [1947; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
12. Inheritance [1947; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
13. Nightfall [1947; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, as "The Curse", II. 2.]
14. History Lesson [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
15. Transience [1949;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
16. The Wall of Darkness [1949; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
17. The Lion of Comarre [1949; omnibus edition, 1968, IV. 6.]
18. The Forgotten Enemy [1948; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
19. Hide-and-Seek [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
20. Breaking Strain [1949; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
21. Nemesis [1950; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
22. Guardian Angel [1950; The Sentinel, 1983, IV. 13.]
23. Time's Arrow [1950; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
24. A Walk in the Dark [1950; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
25. Silence Please [1950; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
26. Trouble with the Natives [1951; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
27. The Road to the Sea [1951; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
28. The Sentinel [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
29. Holiday On the Moon [1951, previously unpublished]
30. Earthlight [1951, previously uncollected]
31. Second Dawn [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
32. Superiority [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
33. "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..." [1951; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
34. All The Time in the World [1952; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
35. The Nine Billion Names of God [1953; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
36. The Possessed [1953; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
37. The Parasite [1953; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
38. Jupiter Five [1953; Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]
39. Encounter in the Dawn [1953; Expedition to Earth, 1953, II. 1.]
40. The Other Tiger [1953; Tales of Planet Earth, 1989, IV. 15.]
41. Publicity Campaign [1953;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
42. Armaments Race [1954; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
43. The Deep Range [1955; Tales of Planet Earth, 1989, IV. 15.]
44. No Morning After [1954;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
45. Big Game Hunt [1956; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
46. Patent Pending [1954; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
47. Refugee [1955;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
48. The Star [1955;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
49. What Goes Up [1956; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]

Venture to the Moon [1956;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
50. The Starting Line
51. Robin Hood, F.R.S.
52. Green Fingers
53. All that Glitters
54. Watch this Space
55. A Question of Residence

56. The Pacifist [1956; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
57. The Reluctant Orchid [1956; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
58. Moving Spirit [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
59. The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
60. The Ultimate Melody [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
61. The Next Tenants [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
62. Cold War [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
63. Sleeping Beauty [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
64. Security Check [1956;  The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
65. The Man Who Ploughed the Sea [1957; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]
66. Critical Mass [1949; Tales from the White Hart, 1957, II. 3.]

The Other Side of the Sky [1957; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
67. Special Delivery
68. Feathered Friend
69. Take a Deep Breath
70. Freedom of Space
71. Passer-by
72. The Call of the Stars

73. Let There Be Light [1957; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
74. Out of the Sun [1958; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
75. Cosmic Casanova [1958; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
76. The Songs of Distant Earth [1958; The Other Side of the Sky, 1958, II. 4.]
77. A Slight Case of Sunstroke [1958; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
78. Who's There? [1958; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
79. Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting... [1959; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
80. I Remember Babylon [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
81. Trouble with Time [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
82. Into the Comet [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
83. Summertime on Icarus [1960; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
84. Saturn Rising [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
85. Death and the Senator [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
86. Before Eden [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
87. Hate [1961; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
88. Love That Universe [1961; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
89. Dog Star [1962; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
90. Maelstrom II [1965; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
91. An Ape About the House [1962; Tales of Ten Worlds, 1962, II. 5.]
92. The Shining Ones [1962; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
93. The Secret [1963; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
94. Dial F for Frankenstein [1965; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
95. The Wind from the Sun [1964; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
96. The Food of the Gods [1964; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
97. The Last Command [1965; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
98. The Light of Darkness [1966; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
99. The Longest Science-fiction Story Ever Told [1966; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
100. Playback [1966; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
101. The Cruel Sky [1967; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
102. Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq. [1967; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
103. Crusade [1968; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
104. Neutron Tide [1970; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
105. Reunion [1971; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
106. Transit of Earth [1971; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
107. A Meeting with Medusa [1971; The Wind from the Sun, 1962, II. 6.]
108. Quarantine [1977; The Wind from the Sun, 1987 Signet, II. 6. 3.]
109. siseneG [1984; The Wind from the Sun, 1987 Signet, II. 6. 3.]
110. The Steam-powered Word Processor [1986; Astounding Days, 1989, III. 20.]
111. On Golden Seas [1986; Tales of Planet Earth, 1989, IV. 15.]
112. The Hammer of God [1992, previously uncollected]
113. The Wire Continuum (with Stephen Baxter) [1998, previously uncollected]
114. Improving the Neighbourhood [1999, previously uncollected]

The following missing pieces have been identified:
“At the Mountains of Murkiness” (1940)
“'Tales from the ’White Hart'': The Jet-Propelled Time Machine'' (1990)
“When the Twerms Came” (1972, reprinted in III. 17.)
“The Songs of Distant Earth” (1979, movie outline, reprinted in IV. 13.)

IV. 20. The City and the Stars / The Sands of Mars (2001)
IV. 20. 1. Aspect/Warner, 2001. First US edition. New Introduction by the author.
Contains the two novels mentioned in the title. See I. 2. and I. 7.

IV. 21. The Space Trilogy (2001)
IV. 21. 1. Gollancz, 2001. First UK edition.
Contains three early novels. New Foreword to the omnibus and to The Sands of Mars by the author. Additional foreword to The Sands of Mars by Donna Shirley.

Contents:
Foreword
Introduction
Introduction [by Donna Shirley]
The Sands of Mars [1951, I. 2.]
Islands in the Sky [1952, I. 3.]
Earthlight [1955, I. 6.]

IV. 22. The Ghost from the Grand Banks / the Deep Range (2001)
IV. 22. 1. Aspect/Warner, 2001.
Contains two novels. New Introduction to one of them by the author.

Contents:
Introduction [1987, I. 8. 3.]
The Deep Range [1957, I. 8.]
Introduction
The Ghost from the Grand Banks [1990, I. 19.]
Sources and Acknowledgments and Appendix: The Colours of Infinity [1990, I. 19.]

IV. 23. 3001: The Final Odyssey / The Songs of Distant Earth (2004)
IV. 23. 1. Grafton, 2004. First UK edition.
Contains the two novels mentioned in the title. See I. 17. and I. 21.

IV. 24. The Dark Blue Depths: Adventures from Inner to Outer Space (2005)
IV. 24. 1. IBooks, 2005. First US edition.
Contains two novels: Islands in the Sky (1952, I. 3.) and Dolphin Island (1963, I. 10.)

IV. 25. Clarke's Universe (2006)
IV. 25. 1. IBooks, 2006. First US edition.
Contains 1 novel and 2 novellas. All previously collected.

Contents:
A Fall of Moondust [1961, novel, I. 9.]
The Lion of Comarre [1949, ss, IV. 6.]
Jupiter V [1953; ss, Reach for Tomorrow, 1956, II. 2.]


V. MISCELLANEOUS WRITING

V. 1. Pieces in books by/with others
V. 1. 1. Astronautics and Poetry, 1947. Reprinted in The Coming of the Space Age, ed. Arthur C. Clarke, 1967.
V. 1. 2. Introduction: No Place Like Earth, ed. John Carnell, 1952.
V. 1. 3. Science Fiction: Preparation for the Age of Science, Modern Science Fiction: Its Meaning and Its Future, ed. Reginald Bretnor, 1953.
V. 1. 4. Foreword: Authentic Book of Space, ed. H. J. Campbell, 1954.
V. 1. 5. Going Into Space, Something Strange, eds. Marjorie B. Smiley, Mary Delores Jarmon, Domenica Paterno, 1954.
V. 1. 6. Transition - from Fantasy to Science, SF:'58: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Judith Merril, 1957.
V. 1. 7. Message to the Stars?, The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Seventh Series, ed. Anthony Boucher, 1958.
V. 1. 8. Introduction: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, 1959.
V. 1. 9. Introduction: The Invisible Man/The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, 1962.
V. 1. 10. Everybody in Instant Touch, 1964. Reprinted in The Coming of the Space Age, ed. Arthur C. Clarke, 1967.
V. 1. 11. Introduction: Science and Science Fiction, Time Probe: The Sciences in SF, ed. Arthur C. Clarke, 1966.
V. 1. 12. Foreword: Venus Equilateral by George O. Smith, 1967.
V. 1. 13. Foreword and introductions to each of the six parts of The Coming of the Space Age, ed. Arthur C. Clarke, 1967:
            - Foreword
- 1: The Coming of the Space Age
- 2: Three Pioneers       
- 3: The Uses of Space 
- 4: The New Frontier    
- 5: The Society of Space         
- 6: Space and the Spirit
The book also contains two other pieces by Arthur that are not to be found anywhere else:  see also V. 1. 1. and V. 1. 10.          
V. 1. 14. Foreword: Three for Tomorrow, ed. unknown (probably ACC), 1969
V. 1. 15. Epilogue: Beyond Apollo, first published in First on the Moon (1970) by Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins. Consists of seven parts:
- 1. Where the Action Is*          
- 2. The Price of Space 
- 3. Expedition From Orbit         
- 4. The Business of Space       
- 5. The Next New World           
- 6. The Solar Century* 
- 7. Interplanetary Man  
- 8. The Shores of Infinity*
- L'envoi
* Reprinted in IV. 17.    
V. 1. 16. Introduction: The Panic Broadcast by Howard Koch, 1970.
V. 1. 17. Editor’s Introduction: Three For Tomorrow, ed. Arthur C. Clarke, 1972
V. 1. 18. Introduction: The Peculiar Exploits of Brigadier Ffellowes by Sterling E. Lanier, 1971.
V. 1. 19. Introduction: The Complete Venus Equilateral by George O. Smith, 1976.
V. 1. 20. Computers and Cybernetics, The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, ed. Brian Ash, 1977.
V. 1. 21. 1. Robots in the Nursery, Robots Robots Robots, eds. Harry M. Geduld , Ronald Gottesman, 1978.
V. 1. 22. An Open Letter to the Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America, The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield, 1979. Almost certainly the same piece as ‘The Web Between the Worlds’’ in III. 18.
V. 1. 23. Spaceships, Omni, February 1979. Reprinted in The Best of Omni Science Fiction No. 2, ed. Ben Bova, 1981.
V. 1. 24. Foreword: Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World by Simon Welfare and John Fairley, 1980.
V. 1. 25. Introduction: Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World by Simon Welfare and John Fairley, 1980. Apparently different piece (?) than the Foreword reprinted as ‘’Mysterious World’’ in III. 18.
V. 1. 26. The White Hart Series, The Great Science Fiction Series, eds. Joseph Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg, Frederik Pohl, 1980.
V. 1. 27. Foreword: Sightseeing: A Space Panorama by Barbara Hitchcock and Peter Riva, 1985.
V. 1. 28. Introduction: Electronic Life, The Odyssey File by Arthur C. Clarke and Peter Hyams, 1985. Includes also a great deal of correspondence.
V. 1. 29. Afterword: Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime, vol. 1 by Paul Preuss, 1987. The Afterword to vol. 2 is reprinted in IV. 18.
V. 1. 30. Afterword: Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime, vol. 3 by Paul Preuss, 1989.
V. 1. 31. Introduction: Visions of Space: Artists Journey Through the Cosmos by David A. Hardy, 1989.
V. 1. 32. On Rendezvous with Rama, The Best of the Nebulas, ed. Ben Bova, 1989.
V. 1. 33. Afterword: Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke [sic!] and Gentry Lee, 1989.
V. 1. 34. Afterword: Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime, vol. 4 by Paul Preuss, 1990.
V. 1. 35. Afterword: Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime, vol. 5 by Paul Preuss, 1990.
V. 1. 36. Foreword: The Winds of Space, Project Solar Sail, eds. Arthur C. Clarke and David Brin, 1990.
V. 1. 37. Afterword: Project Solar Sail, eds. Arthur C. Clarke and David Brin, 1990.
V. 1. 38. Foreword: Beyond the Fall of Night by Gregory Benford and Arthur C. Clarke, 1990. Includes Arthur’s early novel ‘’Against the Fall of the Night’’ (I. 5.) and Benford’s sequel to it.
V. 1. 39. Afterword: Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime, vol. 6 by Paul Preuss, 1991.
V. 1. 40. Robert Heinlein, 1992. Probably very similar to the tribute in IV. 18.
V. 1. 41. Foreword: Seize the Moment by Helen Sharman and Christopher Priest, 1993.
V. 1. 42. Introducing Isaac, Nebula Awards 27, ed. James Morrow, 1993.
V. 1. 43. Foreword: Arthur C. Clarke's A-Z of Mysteries: From Atlantis to Zombies, 1994.
V. 1. 44. Foreword: Only Visiting This Planet: The Art of Danny Flynn by Danny Flynn, 1994.
V. 1. 45. Reminiscences, The Work of William F. Temple, ed. Mike Ashley, 1994.
V. 1. 46. The British Fan, No. 7: William F. Temple, The Work of William F. Temple, ed. Mike Ashley, 1994.
V. 1. 47. About Theodore Sturgeon, The Ultimate Egoist, Volume 1: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, 1995.
V. 1. 48. Introduction: Bright Messengers by Gentry Lee, 1995.
V. 1. 49. Foreword: The Case for Mars by Richard Wagner and Robert Zubrin, 1996.
V. 1. 50. Introduction: Encounter With Tiber by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes, 1996.
V. 1. 51. Introduction: The Dechronization of Sam Magruder by George Gaylord Simpson, 1996.
V. 1. 52. Foreword: Three in Time: Classic Novels of Time Travel by Jack Dann, George Zebrowski and Pamela Sargent, 1997.
V. 1. 53. 1. Foreword: Arthur C. Clarke & Lord Dunsany: A Correspondence, ed. Keith Allen Daniels, 1998. Includes also some letters.
V. 1. 54. Foreword: Arthur C. Clarke's Mysteries by John Fairley and Simon Welfare, 2000.
V. 1. 55. Preface: 88 Gray's Inn Road by William Temple, 2000.
V. 1. 56. A Thousand Years Hence, Das Science Fiction Jahr 2001, ed. Wolfgang Jeschke, 2001. In German.
V. 1. 57. Foreword: The Art of Chesley Bonestell, eds. Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant, III, 2001.
V. 1. 58. Introduction to "Loophole", Wondrous Beginnings, eds. Steven H Silver and Martin H. Greenberg, 2003.
V. 1. 59. Correspondence: From Narnia to a Space Odyssey: The War of Letters Between by Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis, 2003.
V. 1. 60. Foreword: S is for Space by Ray Bradbury, 2005.
V. 1. 61. Foreword: Science Fiction Quotations, ed. Gary Westfahl, 2005.
V. 1. 62. Foreword: Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future, ed. Eric T. Reynolds, 2006.
V. 1. 63. Introduction: Once and Future Tsunamis, eds. Steven Savile and Alethea Kontis, 2006.
V. 1. 64. Homage to Paul, From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul, ed. Stephen D. Korshak, 2009.

V. 2. Pieces not yet in book form
V. 2. 1. Letter, Amazing Stories, February 1935.
V. 2. 2. Man's Empire of Tomorrow, Tales of Wonder #5, 1938.
V. 2. 3. The Shape of Ships to Come, New Worlds #4, March 1949.
V. 2. 4. Spacesuits Will Be Worn, New Worlds #10, Summer 1951.
V. 2. 5. Is There Too Much?, Authentic Science Fiction Monthly #29, (January) 1953.
V. 2. 6. Stargazing, Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, September 1953.
V. 2. 7. To Quote: Arthur C. Clarke, Amazing Stories, June-July 1953.
V. 2. 8. A New Look at Space, Amazing Science Fiction Stories, July 1960.
V. 2. 9. The Future of Science Fiction, Vector 20, July 1963.
V. 2. 10. When Earthman and Alien Meet, Playboy, January 1968.
V. 2. 11. Letter, Algol, Summer 1975.
V. 2. 12. Communications in the Second Century of the Telephone, Galileo, September 1976. Almost certainly the same piece as ‘’The Second Century of the Telephone’’ in III. 17.
V. 2. 13. Letter, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Summer 1977.
V. 2. 14. Letter, Locus #203, August 1977.
V. 2. 15. The View from Sri Lanka, Locus #220, April 1979.
V. 2. 16. Electronic Tutors, Omni, June 1980.
V. 2. 17. The Orycon 80 Convention Four-Way Telephone Conversation, together with Harlan Ellison, Fritz Leiber and Mark Wells, Science Fiction Review, Fall 1981.
V. 2. 18. A Russian Odyssey, Locus #261, October 1982, photo essay.
V. 2. 19. Letter, Locus #250, November 1981.
V. 2. 20. Letter, Vector 102, June 1981.
V. 2. 21. Commentary (on Asimov's Foundation Trilogy), Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 1982.
V. 2. 22. Letter, Locus #257, June 1982.
V. 2. 23. Letter, Locus #273, October 1983.
V. 2. 24. Letter, Locus #274, November 1983.
V. 2. 25. 2010, Omni, December 1984.
V. 2. 26. Letter, Vector 118, February 1984.
V. 2. 27. Letter, Locus #295, August 1985.
V. 2. 28. Theodore Sturgeon: In Memoriam, Locus #294, July 1985.
V. 2. 29. First Word, Omni, July 1986.
V. 2. 30. Judy-Lynn del Rey Appreciation, Locus #303, April 1986.
V. 2. 31. Letter, Locus #307, September 1986.
V. 2. 32. Letter, Locus #310, November 1986.
V. 2. 33. Letter #1, Locus #315, April 1987.
V. 2. 34. Letter #2, Locus #315, April 1987.
V. 2. 35. Letter, Locus #318, July 1987.
V. 2. 36. Letter, Vector 141, December 1987.
V. 2. 37. On Weaponry, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Mid-December, 1987. This is probably the same piece that appears in Astounding Days, IV. 20.
V. 2. 38. Letter, Locus #329, June 1988.
V. 2. 39. Letter, Locus #333, October 1988.
V. 2. 40. Letter, NYRSF, November 1988.
V. 2. 41. Robert A. Heinlein Appreciation, 1988. Probably similar to ‘’Requiem’’ in III. 20.
V. 2. 42. 1- 150, Vector 150, Jun 1989.
V. 2. 43. First Word, Omni, October 1989.
V. 2. 44. Letter, Locus #342, July 1989.
V. 2. 45. Letter, Vector 151, August 1989.
V. 2. 46. Response to "The New Generation Gap", The New York Review of Science Fiction, September 1989.
V. 2. 47. William F. Temple: An Appreciation, Locus #343, August 1989.
V. 2. 48. Letter, Locus #347, December 1989.
V. 2. 49. Arabia Astronautica: A Desert Odyssey, Locus #349, February 1990.
V. 2. 50. If It Can Be Done, Nature's Done It Already, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, August 1990.
V. 2. 51. Letter, Locus #358, November 1990.
V. 2. 52. Letter, Paperback Inferno 86, October 1990.
V. 2. 53. My Favorite (?) Story, The New York Review of Science Fiction, August 1990.
V. 2. 54. An Interesting Letter From an English Reader, Amazing Stories, May 1991.
V. 2. 55. Gene Roddenberry: An Appreciation, Locus #371, December 1991. Probably very similar to ‘Gene Roddenberry’ in IV. 18.
V. 2. 56. Letter, Locus #360, January 1991.
V. 2. 57. Letter, Locus #367, August 1991.
V. 2. 58. Letter, Locus #369, October 1991.
V. 2. 59. Isaac Asimov Appreciation, Locus #376, May 1992.
V. 2. 60. Letter, Locus #375, April 1992.
V. 2. 61. Letter, Locus #378, July 1992.
V. 2. 62. Reach Out & Teleport Someone, Playboy, January 1992.
V. 2. 63. Letter, Locus #387, April 1993.
V. 2. 64. Letter, Locus  #392, September 1993.
V. 2. 65. Letter, Locus #395, December 1993.
V. 2. 66. Scott Meredith: An Appreciation, Locus #386, March 1993.
V. 2. 67. Apollo + 25, Locus #403, August 1994.
V. 2. 68. Letter, Locus #399, April 1994.
V. 2. 69. Letters, The SFWA Bulletin, Winter/Spring 1994.
V. 2. 70. Letter, Interzone #91, January 1995.
V. 2. 71. Letter, Locus #412, May 1995.
V. 2. 72. Mike McQuay - An Appreciation, Locus #414, July 1995.
V. 2. 73. Philip E. Cleator: An Appreciation, Locus #411, April 1995.
V. 2. 74. Letter, Locus #423, April 1996.
V. 2. 75. Letter, Locus #430, November 1996.
V. 2. 76. Letter, Locus #443, December 1997.
V. 2. 77. Letter, Locus #447, April 1998.
V. 2. 78. 1. Clifton Fadiman: An Appreciation, Locus #463, August 1999.
V. 2. 79. A. E. van Vogt, Locus #470, March 2000.
V. 2. 80. Arthur C. Clarke at 82, Locus #469, February 2000.
V. 2. 81. Letter, Locus #476, September 2000.
V. 2. 82. Move Over, E.R!, Altair #5, February 2000.
V. 2. 83. Poul Anderson, Locus #488, September 2001.
V. 2. 84. John Robinson Pierce, Locus #496, May 2002.
V. 2. 85. Letter, Interzone #175, January 2002.
V. 2. 86. Letter, Interzone #179, May 2002.
V. 2. 87. Letter, Locus #496, May 2002.
V. 2. 88. Letter, Locus #500, September 2002.
V. 2. 89. Letter, Locus #507, April 2003.
V. 2. 90. Forty Years of Star Trek, Locus #549, October 2006.
V. 2. 91. 25 IZ (25 Years of Interzone), Interzone #209, April 2007.
V. 2. 92. Dispatches from the Future, Locus #564 January 2008.
V. 2. 93. Arthur C. Clarke's Final Instructions, Locus #573, October 2008.
V. 2. 94. Egogram 2007, Locus #568, May 2008.
V. 2. 95. Egogram 2008, Locus #571, August 2008.
V. 2. 96. Guest Editorial, Postscripts, Summer 2008.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, A.! This is also for the other posts with book covers. I feel a bit embarrassed as a rookie...

    I was looking to see if you mentioned anywhere about the references of Maugham in Clarke.

    I am also a SF fan, but not a very serious one. As for Clarke, I only read Rendezvous with Rama.

    Talking about films, I love "The Thing." Yeah, I know, it's cheesy, but I am completely drawn into that world of solitude, the isolation, the uncertainty of who you really are, the disguise, the snow. I love the story by Campbell too, though it's dominated by much more rational thoughts. Then there is the Voyage of Space Beagle. But my favourite is Solaris. Do like the 1972 movie, no idea about the new one.

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    1. Hey, that's a good idea. I might make a post about Clarke's references to Maugham. There aren't many of them, but they are all fascinating in a way. At one place he recommends "A Writer's Notebook" to young writers who want to learn the writer's craft, at another he says that the rain in Colombo "comes down in the best Somerset Maugham tradition". In one of his short stories he compares the scrutinizing glances of the first person narrator (frankly named Arthur C. Clarke) to Maugham's cool and observant eye. At another place, this time in his non-fiction, he remarks on the spooky coincidence that Maugham actually died on one of Clarke's birthdays (the 48th). Things like that.

      I'm not a serious SF fan at all. Arthur is the sole exception. He is one of only two writers (the other one is Bertrand Russell) whom I think mastered simplicity and lucidity more or less on Maugham's level. Which is quite an achievement.

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