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Collected Stories, Volume 3: The Star by Arthur C. Clarke

By Arthur C. Clarke

One of the 35 publication (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the entire Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

In the identify tale of this extraordinary assortment, a bunch of cosmonauts discovers the is still of a complicated civilization in a distant famous person system—destroyed whilst their solar went supernova. They locate that the civilization used to be similar to Earth's—and that its humans knew in their coming doom centuries prior to it happened. What they locate leads their leader astrophysicist—also a Jesuit priest—into a deep concern of religion, sparked by means of a stunning revelation that has implications not only for history—but for religion.

This number of brief tales demonstrates not just Clarke's technological imagination—but additionally a deep poetic sensibility that led him to give some thought to the philosophical and ethical implications of technological advances. those tales exhibit the diversity of his imaginative and prescient as an author—based on either our clinical power and the deeper features of the human .

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With such a fair unique as this What happiness abounds! Who—who could paint my rapturous bliss, My joy unknown to Lowndes! Eugene Field. THE BIBLIOMANIAC'S PRAYER. Keep me, I pray, in wisdom's way, That I may truths eternal seek; I need protecting care to-day. My purse is light, my flesh is weak; So banish from my erring heart All baleful appetites and hints Of Satan's fascinating art— Of first editions and of prints. Direct me in some godly walk Which leads away from bookish strife, That I with pious deed and talk May extra-illustrate my life.

John Kendrick Bangs. THE GRANGERITE. He says he's fond of books as of himself— This man who never yet has hesitated To hack and cut a dozen books for pelf Wherewith one may be extra-illustrated! John Kendrick Bangs. AN ALTERNATIVE. There's Byron on my shelf, and Shelley too; There's dear old Doctor Holmes, and Thomas Moore, With Wordsworth just below him, bound in blue, And Browning's works stand over by the door. There's Milton, Scott, Macaulay's Lays of Rome; There's Tennyson and Matthew Arnold terse; Longfellow, Shakespeare, and Rossetti's tome; The odes of Horace and blest Omar's verse.

Brown Books of mine, who never yet Have caused me anguish or regret,— Save when some fiend in human shape Has set your tender sides agape, Or soiled with some unmanly smear The whiteness of your page sincere. Or scored you with some phrase inane, The bantling of his idle brain,— I love you: and because must end This commerce between friend and friend, I do implore each kindly fate— To each and all I supplicate— That you whom I have loved so long May not be vended "for a song,"— That you, my dear desire and care, May 'scape the common thoroughfare.

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