The Sentinel

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Berkley Books, 1986 - Fiction - 260 pages
A collection of short science fiction stories portrays the strange adventures of the explorers of outer space

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User Review  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

A good collection of short stories, but the 'commentary' included is incredibly brief; if you've read these stories elsewhere, or own these in another collection, you'll find nothing new here. The stories themselves, of course, are classic Clarke and well worth reading, here or anywhere else. Read full review

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

The Sentinel collects nine of Arthur C. Clarke's short stories. "Rescue Party" views the destruction of Earth from the point of view of passing aliens. "Guardian Angel" explores a world in which ... Read full review


Of Sand and Stars
Rescue Party
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Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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