Wednesday, 15 April 2009

THE SENTINEL

Granada paperback, 1985. Cover illustration by Chris Foss.

"The author of more than fifty books - with over 15 million copies in print - Arthur C. Clarke is one of the world's most distinguished figure in modern science and science fiction. He is the inventor of the concept of the communications satellite, a past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society and a member of the Academy of Astronomics. His novel RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA won science fiction's three highest honours: the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Awards. his two 'Odyssey' novels, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and 2010: ODYSSEY TWO were both major international bestsellers. 
THE SENTINEL is a magnificent collection of Arthur C. Clarke's finest shorter fiction spanning four decades. Included here, along with revealing new introductions, are The Sentinel (the story that inspired 2001), Guardian Angel (the rarely-glimpsed work that gave birth to CHILDHOOD'S END), The Songs of Distant Earth, a brilliant, haunting story of first contact with an alien world, and other outstanding stories of vaulting imagination. 
Stunningly illustrated with ten plates by internationally acclaimed artist Lebbeus Woods, THE SENTINEL will grace the collection of every Arthur C. Clarke reader and every lover of fine science fiction."

Contents:


Rescue Party
Guardian Angel
Breaking Strain
The Sentinel
Jupiter V
Refugee
The Wind From The Sun
A Meeting With Medusa
The Songs Of Distant Earth
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