Short stories from the science fiction master—including the tale that inspired 2001: A Space Odyssey. These stories present a brilliant showcase of Arthur C. Clarke's many-layered approach to the moral dilemmas of scientific advancement—from the thrilling and brutal "Breaking Strain" to the more poetic and thoughtful "Second Dawn." Also included is "The Sentinel"—the basis for the classic Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey. This outstanding collection reminds us that the author of Childhood's End was not only a giant in the world of science fiction, a recipient of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, and an incomparable storyteller, but also a "skilled literary artist" (Hartford Courant). "I do not know of any short story that has moved me more than Arthur C. Clarke's 'If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth.'" —The Christian Science Monitor
by Arthur C. Clarke
by Arthur Machen
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
by Theodore Sturgeon, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Gene Wolfe
by Arthur C. Clarke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dan Simmons, Lester del Rey, Jay Lake, Donald E. Westlake, Janet Kagan, Kevin O'Donnell, Jr.
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