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Publication: The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971

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  • Publication: The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 Publication Record # 444634
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Date: 1974-01-00
  • ISBN: 0-7221-2426-0 [978-0-7221-2426-0]
  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Price: 0.40
  • Pages: 336
  • Format:
    pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
  • Cover: The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 (1973) • by Chris Foss
  • Notes: - First published in Great Britain by Sphere Books Ltd 1973. - Reprinted January 1974. - The author's introduction signed "Arthur C. Clarke / Colombo, Sri Lanka / December 1972". - Contains the early version of "The Awakening" (Zenith, February, 1942, no. 4), not the thoroughly revised one that appears in the collection Reach for Tomorrow (1956). - First appearance in book form for "Travel by Wire!", "Retreat from Earth" and "Whacky". First appearance in a collection of Clarke's stories for "Castaway". - On the first page there is a note signed "Angus Wells, Editor, 1973". It says that these "The Best of..." collections were "compiled with the help and advice of the authors concerned, together with the invaluable assistance of numerous fans, without whose good work, time and patience they would not have been published." - On the copyright page the bibliography is credited to "Gerald Bishop 1973". - 1.25c in Australia & NZ. - Artist not credited but Foss' "F" is visible.
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Collection Title: The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 • (1973) • collection by Arthur C. Clarke

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