Title: The Challenge of the Spaceship

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Title: The Challenge of the Spaceship Title Record # 1016143
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1946-12-00
Type: ESSAY
Language: English
Note: According to the notes in Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (1999), the essay, which started as an address, was first published in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society for December 1946. In 1959 Clarke revised and updated the piece for inclusion in the eponymous collection of essays. The version in Greetings... omits few sentences (including one quote from another author), but otherwise, except for trifles like punctuation, spelling and merged paragraphs, the piece is identical with the one in The Challenge of the Spaceship (1959). Also, according to Locus1, a revised version of the talk appeared also in British Thought (1947, ed. Ivor Brown).
Synopsis: One of Clarke's classic essays with speculations on space exploration and its profound effect on mankind. Deals with philosophical issues, not with technical details how to build a spaceship.
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Challenge of the Spaceship: Previews of Tomorrow's World 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harper & Brothers   $3.50 212 hc? non-fic  
The Challenge of the Spaceship: Previews of Tomorrow's World 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Frederick Muller Ltd   15/- vi+
212
hc? non-fic  
Über den Himmel hinaus 1960-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Econ     249 hc? non-fic Werner Rebhuhn Checkmark
The Challenge of the Spaceship 1961-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books #F528 $0.35 189 pb? non-fic Richard Powers Checkmark
The Challenge of the Spaceship 1980-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Pocket Books 0-671-82139-3 $2.50 222 pb? non-fic Checkmark
By Space Possessed: Essays on the Exploration of Space 1993-07-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz 0-575-05596-0 £16.99 223 hc? non-fic Peter Mennim Checkmark
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!: Collected Essays 1934-1998 1999-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Voyager 0-00-224697-X £19.99 xviii+
558
hc? non-fic Checkmark
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!: Collected Essays 1934-1998 1999-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke St. Martin's Press 0-312-19893-0 $35.00 xvii+
558
hc? non-fic Checkmark
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