by Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke
Science Fiction
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Home Arthur C. Clarke The Wind From the Su. The enormous disc of sail strained at its rigging, already filled with the wind that blew between the worlds.

Home Arthur C. In three minutes the race would begin, yet now John Merton felt more relaxed, more at peace, than at any time for the past year. Whatever happened when the Commodore gave the starting signal, whether Diana carried him to victory or defeat, he had achieved his ambition. Even if the race was abandoned, he could make a crossing to the Moon that would stand in the record books for generations. Clarke The Wind From the Sun. Home. The wind from the sun, . But that would be worse than stupidity; it would be suicide- and a very unpleasant form of suicide. He had seen men die of radiation poisoning, when the magnetic shielding of their ships had failed in deep space.

Start by marking The Wind From the Sun as Want to Read . A volume containing all 18 short stories written by Arthur C. Clarke in the 1960s. In the preface to this book, Clarke states that all of the short stories he wrote in the 60's (and three from the early 70's) are included

Start by marking The Wind From the Sun as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. They depict a future in which technologies are beginning to dictate man's lifestyle - even to demand life for themselves. In the preface to this book, Clarke states that all of the short stories he wrote in the 60's (and three from the early 70's) are included. There are 18 stories here, most of them quite short but all packing a punch as relevant today as back in the Space Age when they were written.

The Wind from the Sun (. ISBN 0-15-196810-1) is a 1972 collection of science fiction short stories by British writer Arthur C. Clarke. Some of the stories originally appeared in a number of different publications. Some of the stories originally appeared in a number of different publications

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Arthur C. Other author's books: The Wind From the Sun. Menu. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as an RAF radar instructor, rising to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. After the war he won a BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours from King's College, London. In the preface to "The Wind from the Sun", Arthur Clarke's collection of Sixties' short stories, the author jokes that he had considered the subtitle "The Last of Clarke" for this volume. This turned out to be prophetic - Clarke being Clarke - since he largely focused on novels in his career after 1970. Wind" represents a mixed bag of work from Clarke, generally hailed as one of the titans of twentieth century SF.

They depict a future in which technologies are beginning to dictate man's lifestyle - even to demand life for themselves. Contentsvii, Preface (The Wind from the Sun),. Reach for Tomorrow.

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Clarke is considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He is an international treasure in many other ways: An article written by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke-both fiction and nonfiction-have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka. Библиографические данные. The wind from the sun: stories of the space age A Signet Book.

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  • Yramede
I bought this thinking it was a novel rather than collection of short stories. But that was good because I needed a change of pace and this was welcome. Several little twists in the stories. Innovative ideas that were ahead of his time. Economic story telling.
  • Lanadrta
Another excellent compilation of stories from Arthur!
You just cannot go wrong with this book if you are a SF fan!
Highly Recommended!
  • Magis
I absolutely loved this book! I read Asimov's robot and Foundation series and had thought about reading Clarke, but have been putting it off.

I love reading old sci-fi that served as a basis for modern sci-fi or better yet, reality. It is really neat to see how people thought the future would be 50 years ago. Often times, one person's dream becomes another person's inspiration - to other writers, scientists and engineers.
  • Dead Samurai
Brilliant collection of sci-fi short stories! Some of the most inspirational and imaginative material I've come across.
  • Wymefw
Conditions were just as described. Love the book. Thanks.
  • Thomeena
A solid collection of Clarke's short story output during the 1960s. As a collection, it's not as solid as The Nine Billion Names of God, which was more of a "best of" collection; nonetheless, it's a lot of fun to read through, and nicely demonstrates Clarke's skill at sci-fi, whether it's epic in scope or even light and fun. There's a lot of Clarke's "stinger" stories here (stories with that closing last line that either twists everything or provides the whopper of a conclusion), and they're fun, but more impressive are some of his more luxurious, relaxed stories. The title story, for instance, details a remarkable race on solar winds, and Clarke's patience and grasp not only of pacing but also of the beauties of his world give the story a remarkable feel. The collection ends with "A Meeting with Medusa," a story that reminded me a lot of Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" - not as a horror tale, but more as an exploration of an utterly alien land, with loving detail that truly creates an image for the reader. If you can find The Nine Billion Names of God, it's a better collection, but you could do far worse than this for a demonstration of why Clarke is such an essential name in science fiction.
This is an interesting collection of Clarke's short stories. Being written by one of the best science fiction authors of our age, the least someone can expect is to have great fun reading them.
Some of the stories, though, are really short, therefore they don't have much development, being just interesting concepts and mind teasers.
The longer ones are mostly the struggle of one central character against some hazard or life threat, based on scientifical facts used to develop the whole plot.
Since Clarke wrote those stories between the sixties and early seventies, it's also interesting to see what expections people related to science had thiry or forty years ago, and notice that science developments had taken a totaly different turn, now mostly applied to our day-to-day life.
In all, this book is less complex than other Clarke books, like "Songs from distant Earth", or "Rendezvous with Rama", and easier to read, but not more enjoyable. Read it to complete your Clarke-knowledge.
Grade 8.0/10
Clarke's stories are an examination of how people will deal with future technologies. They are largely open ended and create a scene around the science, a framework into which the reader can immerse himself. It's a very unique style, and one that can take getting used to. The overall effect is very wistful.
The stories here cover sailboat racing (aluminum sails in the solar wind); marooned ships (after launching from the Moon); voyages of discovery to Jupiter, using fusion powered hot air balloons. This is classic SF from a master, showing us how different things will be regardless of which direction the future takes, while the human factors will remain the same. Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose...
These stories are quick, thought-provoking and not burdened with angst or attempts at deep meaning. They are stories of people living their lives, or dying, against backgrounds somewhat familiar and strikingly strange. Every student of classic SF should have this in their library.