Expedition to Earth

Expedition to Earth Arthur C. Clarke
  • Title: Expedition to Earth
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Expedition to Earth Arthur C. Clarke Expedition to Earth Contents Second Dawn If I Forget Thee Oh Earth Breaking Strain History Lesson Superiority Exile of the Eons Hide and Seek Expedition to Earth Loophole Inh
    Contents Second Dawn 1951 If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth 1951 Breaking Strain 1949 History Lesson 1949 Superiority 1951 Exile of the Eons 1950 Hide and Seek 1949 Expedition to Earth 1953 Loophole 1946 Inheritance 1947 The Sentinel 1951
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    About Arthur C. Clarke


    1. Arthur C Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956 He is best known for the novel and movie 2001 A Space Odyssey, which he co created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.Clarke was a graduate of King s College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America He was awarded the CBE in 1989.


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    1. I don t think there s a better book by Arthur C Clarke than this These stories are taut, memorable, moving, full of the pain of one form or another of exile Sure, there are one or two amusing throwaways, but has there ever been a poignant story of homesickness than If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth , or a bleakly ironic memorial to human folly than the closing paragraphs of the title story If you, like I, have found much of Arthur C Clarke s late work less than inspiring, read these early stories to [...]

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    2. A collection of some of Clarke s older SF stories, including The Sentinel, which is the story that set the tone for 2001 All these stories are pretty good, although not the best that Clarke wrote A few have twists that are easy to see coming, but overall I enjoyed them quite a lot.

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    3. It s good to read some of the works of the forefathers of science fiction It s been decades since I ve read any Clarke and it s like visiting an old friend These are 11 tales originally published between 1949 and 1953 and are, of course, of varying quality individually Combined, they re fascinating in style and content and a joy to read.Most of these stories aren t about laser guns or space battles although I enjoy that kind of science fiction but about the human condition.Second Dawn This is a [...]

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    4. Great Collection of Short Stories There are 11 short stories in this collection and all of them are truly exceptional but 3 really stand out The first of course is Sentinel which is the basis for the movie and eventually the book, 2001 Breaking Strain is a great book discussing the moral implications of two men trapped alone in a space ship when it is quite obvious that if there was only one of them they could survive With interesting commentary on how people live under pressure and what actions [...]

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    5. .Think outside the box

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    6. First at all it s important to insist that these stories were written than sixty years ago, an excellent reminder of how technology has changed our lives and our perception of normal in this short period Clarke was a visionary, he was capable of understand how technological advancements could drive our development But even so he was not able to foreseen what miniaturization of transistors would bring to our society Stories bring a bit of everything, wars, travel in space, new civilizations.A fe [...]

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    7. Short stories have never really appealed to me in the past I always liked the idea of them, but the moment I began to read them I would feel immediately disengaged This little collection has definitely changed this When I began, I expected each story to feel indistinguishable, and even though they do focus upon similar ideas, they are presented in unique ways They are all interesting and enjoyable to read, and I can t say any story strikes me as being weak I think what makes Clarke s writing wor [...]

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    8. One of the earlier collections by Arthur C Clarke and a taste of what was to come with certain storylines being enlarged upon in future books It was a wonderful time back then when such writers wrote about the possibilities of what lay ahead, good and bad, and where everything was possible A refreshing change from many of the sci fi soaps that are currently the rage These stories concentrated in putting you alongside the hero in circumstances that, even today, makes you think I enjoyed reading i [...]

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    9. Clark is a beautiful writer and has such an imaginative mind I m so glad I discovered him My favorite stories were If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth , Superiority, Breaking Strain, Expedition to Earth, Nemesis, and The Sentinel

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    10. Actually haven t finished it, but taking a break It s not really my cup of tea, I guess It s not like I don t understand what Arthur is writing about, it s that I can t seem to care His writing, for me, is very dry.

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    11. Nem todas as est rias neste livro s o 5 estrelas mas algumas, como a que d o titulo a colec o s o incr veis tanto na sua imagina o como relev ncia quanto ao futuro da humanidade.

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    12. This is a collection of short stories originally published in the science fiction pulps magazines that were so popular in the 50s and 60s Some of my favorite classic science fiction comes originally from these magazines, and most of it takes the form of short stories I think the length requirements forced a sparseness that fueled the imagination of the readers that is often lacking in today s epic tomes full of adjectives, run on sentences and sparkly vampires.There are eleven short stories in h [...]

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    13. Est aqui um excelente livro contendo uma selec o de 11 contos muito interessantes sa dos do g nio de Arthur C Clarke Trata se dos primeiros contos escritos por Clarke, em 1954, que nos permitem apreciar a genialidade e a capacidade de vis o que este autor sempre demonstrou nas suas obras Todas as narrativas mant m o estilo de Clarke, na medida em que se coloca sempre uma grande nfase na tecnologia e nos aspectos cient ficos, n o descurando no entanto a personalidade associada a personagens Em mi [...]

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    14. BREAKING STRAIN 2 5 I m harsh even to Clarke, that s all there is to say IF I FORGET THEE, OH EARTH 3 5 Mooching, but soulfulEAKING STRAIN 4 5 This was such a fun little space story It was so good I was there, watching, just outside the airlock News that is sufficiently bad somehow carries its own guarantee of truth Only good reports need confirmation EXPEDITION TO EARTH 3 5 Classic Arthur C ClarkePERIORITY 3 5 A fun theoretical jauntMESIS 4 5 Human nature played out across the eons.HIDE AND SEE [...]

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    15. Eleven beautifully crafted short stories Each story is neat and tidy, sometimes ending with a gentle twist and other times with a message, but each one had a deeper layer of meaning that lingered after I had read the story The story that stood out to me the most was Breaking Strain , in which one astronaut has to sacrifice himself in order to allow the other to survive the journey, as there isn t enough oxygen left for two people This book should be given to anyone who thinks that science fictio [...]

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    16. I have now read eleven works of fiction by Arthur C Clarke, but the tenth was a decade ago, so I wasn t sure how much I d enjoy this, his first collection of short stories, released in 1953 Often, science fiction does not age well I was pleasantly surprised Of course, it contains one of my favorite Clarke stories, Second Dawn, about the effect of a civilization having no fingers, as well as two of his most famous stories, If I Forget Thee, O Earth and The Sentinel, the latter the basis for 2001 [...]

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    17. This is true Clarke Here Clarke is at his early best This collection of short stories from the 1940s, which I picked up in Pokhara as a bargaining chip for Dawkin s latest book, is written with a passion rarely seen from Clarke His ideas are no grander than his others, and the stories are driven from the situation rather than the usual twist at the end, but in almost every story my spine tingled from the awesome perspective One story involves two astronauts deciding who should die so the other m [...]

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    18. A look into the early works of one of Science Fiction Maestros.Eleven short stories ranging from completely alien races to not that far off in the future tales As well as the pre cursor tale The Sentinel which would later be expanded upon to become his 2001 masterpiece.Although I d read this over 30 years ago, it still felt fresh reading it these past few days I was surprised at how much I actually remembered or what came back to me while I was reading Also surprising though maybe not, seeing as [...]

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    19. Quaint short stories by Arthur C Clarke that can be amusing due to its dated ideas, but are nonetheless interesting and imaginative The writing style is by no means exceptional, but Mr Clarke s ideas and thoughts especially given the time period he wrote this published 1953 deserve tremendous credit and foresight One of my favorite descriptions were the visuals experienced while on the moon It is quite exceptional to think of his imagination and tremendous scientific knowledge at a time when roc [...]

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    20. An interesting collection of short stories I liked reading all of them but only Breaking Strain really stood out from the rest, for me that is I also thought of a better outcome to that story, adding only one twist Anyway, I guess that s what the reader can do with literature after it s been read, besides appreciating it for what it is and, of course, reading it again.Except the short story History Lesson, which is also part of this collection, and which I read out of boredom last year and also [...]

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    21. Primer libro que leo de Arthur C Clarke y la verdad es que me fascin.Este libro en particular es una recopilaci n de relatos con temas variados pero todos son buenisimos, algunos llegan a ser un poco escalofriantes y otros simplemente son desconcertantes pero todos escritos con gran imaginaci n, simplemente geniales.Gran, gran libro y un excelente viaje por la imaginaci n de este gran autor de ciencia ficcion.

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    22. Some of these stories are brilliantly written, most of them in fact Clarke s at his best when he confronts the edgy, semi philosophical territory of space pioneers Clarke is pushing back the frontiers from his desk If some of these ideas seem a trifle over familiar, take a look at the publication date 1954.I m fairly sure the reserves of imagination that this book required to write are phenomenal, and I wish I could fully appreciate it.He loses his way slightly with some of the camp tales about [...]

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    23. Rather enjoyable, simple and effective story telling Interesting to read ideas before their time, Arthur C Clarke will forever be one of my favourite authors.My star rating systems5 Brilliant, instant classic4 absolutely loved it, highly enjoyable.3 This isn t a negative rating, I do like the story, but wasn t epically fantastic.2 I didn t like it at all.1 I absolutely hated it

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    24. A collection of 11 stories from the mid 1950s focusing on cold war themes through a progressive moral compass Nuclear annihilation, the military industrial complex, and the results of war are all represented Reading the book some 60 years after its publication is a bit disappointing Although a true classic, the plots and themes have been strongly fleshed out and given better twists in recent years.

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    25. A collection of sometimes very short stories that I found to be hit and miss Some were thought provoking and or exciting, but others were short and mildly entertaining but seemed to end a little abruptly Worth it if you happen to find it in a second hand bookstore and are feeling like some light reading.

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    26. Like most collections of short stories, some were good and some weren t Overall, very imaginative and thought provoking stories Clarke s work is so timeless that while reading this book you forget it was published over 50 years ago Clarke wasn t the world s best writer, but he makes up for it with superior creativity and real scientific knowledge A must read for any classic sci fi fan.

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    27. There were two really good stories in this collection and the rest were a bit middling It s of a time capsule of what SF used to be like with its musings on Martians and obsession with all things atomic, but a fun read nonetheless

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    28. He vuelto a caer en la tentaci n de leerme esta recopilaci n de relatos y los he disfrutado de verdad Y ciertametne, me emocion de nuevo con El Centinela, a os despu s, me vuelvo a dar cuenta de que fue la semilla de una gran obra Posiblemente, me la vuelva a leer en estos meses.

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    29. A great collection of short stories that are guaranteed to blow your mind with extraordinary conceptual visions of technologies, species, cultures, wars and A must read for any Arthur C Clarke fans and anyone interested in science, philosophy, ethics or psychology.

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