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by Arthur C. Clarke

  • ISBN: 0743423798
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • ePub ver: 1789 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • Publisher: I Books; 2001 edition (May 1, 2001)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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Tales from planet earth. Arthur C Clarke is one of the central figures of science fiction. I hereby volunteer to write the preface for his next book. Tales from planet earth.

Tales from planet earth. Born in Somerset, England, his first fiction appeared in the forties, and in 1945 he published an article predicting the development of communication satellites. Since then he has also written widely on such topics as spaceflight, scientific forecasting and undersea exploration. The Road to the Sea. Introduction.

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Tales from Planet Earth ranges widely across time, but the stories are centered on our home world. Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was an extremely talented writer. My oppinion is based upon my reading of many of his novels. Many SF writers confine their visions of earth to its flatlands, but Clarke is three-dimensional; his stories "Hate," "The Deep Range," and "The Man Who Ploughed the Sea" plunge into the ocean, while "The Cruel Sky" ascends the Himalayas. In fact his novels - "Sand of Mars", "Childhood End", "Rendezvous with RAMA" and others are one of his many claims to fame.

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Tales From Planet Earth is a collection of science fiction short stories by British writer Arthur C. Clarke, originally published in 1989. Contents of Tales From Planet Earth include: Preface, by Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov

Tales From Planet Earth is a collection of science fiction short stories by British writer Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. The Road to the Sea". The Man Who Ploughed the Sea". The Wall of Darkness".

The fiction of Arthur C. Clarke has spanned the universe. Many of his greatest stories are set-or have their roots-right here on Planet Earth. He has carried us across unimaginable distances to alien times and places. Yet he has not lost sight of his home. In this book, Clarke's best stories about our home planet are gathered together.

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If you want an omnibus of short fiction by Arthur C. Clarke, a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master, then you want The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke. If you're looking for a representative sample of Clarke's short stories, or for some examples of the creative and extrapolative abilities that established Clarke as one of science fiction's greatest and most important writers, then check out Tales from Planet Earth. Tales from Planet Earth ranges widely across time, but the stories are centered on our home world. Many SF writers confine their visions of earth to its flatlands, but Clarke is three-dimensional; his stories "Hate," "The Deep Range," and "The Man Who Ploughed the Sea" plunge into the ocean, while "The Cruel Sky" ascends the Himalayas. Some stories, like "The Other Tiger" and "'If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth...'," end on chilling twists. "The Road to the Sea" spans centuries and millennia to explore how humanity's exodus to the stars may affect the world left behind. "Hate" considers how transcendence of the Earth's atmosphere may affect ancient enmities. "The Parasite" demonstrates a scary nastiness not usually associated with Clarke. "The Wall of Darkness" is set on an alternate-universe earth so different from ours, and "The Lion of Comarre" is set in a future so far away, that both stories feel like fantasy; but both are rigorously extrapolated from scientific theory. Two lighthearted entertainments, "The Next Tenants" and "The Man Who Ploughed the Sea," are from Tales of the White Hart. All of the stories in Tales from Planet Earth are recommended. The iBooks 2001 Anniversary Edition of Tales from Planet Earth collects 14 SF stories first published between 1950 and 1987, including the satire "On Golden Seas," which has "never before [been] collected in any Clarke book." --Cynthia Ward Review "Here...is a collection of Arthur's science fiction stories, science fiction dealing with science, extrapolated intelligently. How you will enjoy it!" ISAAC ASIMOV" Product Description The fiction of Arthur C. Clarke has spanned the universe. He has carried us across unimaginable distances to alien times and places. Yet he has not lost sight of his home. Many of his greatest stories are set-or have their roots-right here on Planet Earth. In this book, Clarke's best stories about our home planet are gathered together. For Arthur C. Clarke, more than any other science fiction writer, "home" is the entire Earth, through all of space and time. In this book, he shows us around his home to share his wonder. He invites us to share his vision and his dream. About the Author Arthur C. Clarke is the author of many seminal works of science fiction, most noteably; 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Little Brown).
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Kagalkree
Anyone who reads vintage science and speculative fiction will find these Tales excellent background to Clarke's ideas about a human future.
Kagda
Tales From Planet Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was an extremely talented writer. My oppinion is based upon my reading of many of his novels. In fact his novels - "Sand of Mars", "Childhood End", "Rendezvous with RAMA" and others are one of his many claims to fame. I was not aware just how talented a short stories writer he was until I read this collection. Short stories, novels you say is there is a distinction? I belief there is. The short story form, done well, is a challenge that few science fiction authors have mastered with the consistency of Mr. Clarke.

Each of the stories in this collection engages the reader within the first couple of paragraphs. Although many of the tales were written over 50 years ago they retain a timeless quality. What comes across in these stories is a writer bursting with ideas and concepts while retaining a solid grounding in our common humanity. I found many of the story themes and resolutions gripping and insightful.

If you are new to Clarke's short fiction this collection will prove to be an excellent introduction.

A few words about the book itself are in order. The 1990 trade paperback edition I read - Bantam Spectra ISBN 0-553-34883-3 is the only U.S. paperback edition. The book features a very humorous introduction by Isaac Asimov. Each of the 14 stories has an author's introduction detailing the publishing history and an interesting anecdote or observation about the story subject. If you are a fan of classic science fiction art you will be pleases to note the each story is accompanied by a full-page illustration by Michael Whelan who also created the wonderful wrap around cover for this edition.

An excellent book in a lovingly crafted edition what more could a SF fan desire.
AGAD
Summary: This is a collection of short stories written by science fiction god Arthur C. Clarke. Most of them imagine a future world, and were originally published between 1950 and 1962, although a few are more recent.
In The Road to the Sea, a young man in a future earth visits a derelict city even as technologically advanced humans return from the stars to evacuate earth.
In Hate, a pearl diver with a grudge against Russia finds a recently submerged space vessel with a Russian astronaut trapped inside.
In Publicity Campaign, a peaceful alien race's visit to earth is made unpleasant by the unlucky timing of an immensely successful movie in which aliens arrive, War of the Worlds-like, to conquer earth.
In The Other Tiger, two men who are discussing the fact that in an infinite universe, all possible events must occur an infinite number of times are confronted with one of the least likely of events.
In The Deep Range, a future earth is imagined in which man's food and oil comes from culling whales, who are herded and bred in the tradition of old-style shepherding.
In If I Forget Thee Oh Earth, a young boy in a colony on the moon gets his first glimpse of a beautiful earth that he can never visit, as it is still spoiled by the effects of an atomic war.
In The Cruel Sky, two men who climb Mt. Everest using the world's first levitator packs get stolen by a storm and have to face a rough landing in the wilderness. While trying to come up with a plan for rescue, they are beset by a wild beast.
In The Parasite, a man from our time is visited by a mental parasite, a highly evolved, yet sadistic form of the human race that likes to view human suffering.
In The Next Tenants, a scientist on a remote island comes across another scientist who is grooming termites to be a competitor with humans for global dominance.
In Saturn Rising, an astronaut is approached by a hotel magnate who wants to build a hotel on one of Saturn's moons.
In The Man Who Ploughed the Sea, a trip in a homemade submarine leads the narrator to a scientist who has discovered the secret to mining gold and uranium from seawater.
In The Wall of Darkness, a very future earth (or perhaps another earthlike planet) is home to a race of humans who are prevented from exploring their planet by a mysterious wall of darkness that bifurcates the world.
In The Lion of Comarre, an intrepid genius sets out to rediscover a hidden Utopia in which machines put humans to sleep and ply them with images of their findest dreams.
In On Golden Seas, a US President decides to eradicate the deficit by mining the sea for gold.
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Of all of these stories, the best are Hate and The Man Who Ploughed the Sea, which are, ironically, the least rooted in science. They have human stories that seemed mildly interesting, and that's the best that can be said of them. Hate is particularly good. In all the rest, the sci fi has taken over, apparently eclipsing the need for realistic characters, motivation, or plot. And the sci fi itself generally seems dull, rooted as it is in the decades before computing. Unlike in 2001, the writing is, as a rule, very stilted. A few of the ideas are interesting, but many of them have been done to death (like the idea of a scientist working with insects to conquer the world-yawn). If I wanted to get more stories like Clarke's masterpiece, 2001, I probably shouldn't have picked up Clarke's oldest, and therefore least polished, work.

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