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Title: The Awakening Title Record # 56717
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1942-02-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First appeared in a somewhat different form in the February 1942 (number 4) issue of "Zenith". It is stated in "Collected Stories" that the version in Future magazine is "significantly revised".
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1960Translated by Adrien Veillon
French Le réveil
1980 Italian Il Risveglio
1985• Translated by Mirjana Živković
Serbian
Buđenje?Budenje
[as by Artur Klark]
1985Translated by Eurico Fonseca
Portuguese O despertar [as by Artur C. Clarke]
1986Translated by Michael Nagula.
German Das Erwachen
1990Translated by Ana McDonald de Carvalho
Portuguese O Despertar
2013Translated by Colette Carrière revised by Tom Clegg
French L'éveil

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Future Science Fiction Stories, January 1952 1952-01-00 ed. Robert W. Lowndes Columbia Publications, Inc.   $0.20 100
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Milton Luros Checkmark
Future Science Fiction Stories No. 6 1952-09-00 ed. Robert W. Lowndes Thorpe & Porter   1/- 100
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag Milton Luros Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1956-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 135 $0.35 166
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1956-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books H-135 $2.00 166
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard Powers  
Reach for Tomorrow 1957-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 135 $0.35 166
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.
coll Richard Powers  
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 1960-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36)   F6.00 219
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.
coll  
Reach for Tomorrow 1962-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz   15/- ii+
166
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Reach for Tomorrow 1963-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books U2110 $0.50 vi+
166
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.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Prelude to Mars 1965-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World   $4.95 x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Prelude to Mars 1965-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC   $1.90 x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
An ABC of Science Fiction 1966-00-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Four Square Books 1652 A$0.60 205
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.
anth  
An ABC of Science Fiction 1966-11-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Four Square Books 1652 3/6 205
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.
anth Barry Evans Checkmark
An ABC of Science Fiction 1968-12-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Avon V2249 $0.75 ix+
223
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.
anth Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1969-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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.
coll Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1969-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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.
coll  
The Ends of Time: Eight Stories of Science Fiction 1970-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Hawthorn Books   $5.95 x+
225
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Barry Martin Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1970-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World     viii+
178
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ken Braren Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1970-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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.
coll Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1970-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers 0-552-08499-9 £ 190
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.
coll Bill Botten Checkmark
An ABC of Science Fiction 1971-02-00 ed. Tom Boardman, Jr. Avon V2392 $0.75 223
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.
anth Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1971-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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.
coll Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1971-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 01561 $0.75 166
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.
coll Checkmark
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 1971-09-11 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36)     214
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.
coll Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1972-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02753-1 $1.25 166
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Tomorrow: Science Fiction and the Future 1973-00-00 ed. Alan L. Madsen Scholastic SG 1657   192
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 1973-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2426-0 £0.40 336
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.
coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1973-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-02753-1 $1.25 166
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 1973-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97979-8 £2.50 336
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Chris Foss  
Reach for Tomorrow 1973-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22753-0 $1.25 166
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1974-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers (Corgi SF Collector's Library) 0-552-09581-8 £0.35 190
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.
coll Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1974-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-22753-0 $1.25 166
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 1974-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2426-0 £0.40 336
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.
coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Prelude to Mars 1974-07-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC 2469 $1.69 x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Strange Glory 1975-00-00 ed. Gerry Goldberg McClelland & Stewart     152
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
2001 and Beyond: Science Fiction Stories 1975-00-00 ed. H. G. Stenzel Longman      
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.
anth  
Reach for Tomorrow 1975-12-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-25037-0 $1.50 166
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.
coll Dean Ellis  
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1955 1976-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere Books 0-7221-2410-4 £0.65 152
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.
coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1976-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Corgi (Corgi SF Collector's Library) 0-552-09581-8 £0.65 190
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.
coll Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1955 1976-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere Books 0-7221-2410-4 £0.50 152
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.
coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1976-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Ballantine Books 0-345-25037-0 $1.50 166
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.
coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
Strange Glory 1977-00-00 ed. Gerry Goldberg St. Martin's Press 0-312-76388-3 $5.95 148
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Gareth Colman  
Reach for Tomorrow 1977-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-25819-3 $1.50 166
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.
coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Urania #846 1980-07-27 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 846 1,000 Lit 156
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Karel Thole  
Reach for Tomorrow 1980-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29474-2 $1.95 166
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.
coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1955 1982-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Sphere 0-7221-2410-4 £1.75 152
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.
coll Jim Burns Checkmark
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 1983-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36) 2-207-30036-6   214
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.
coll Georges Raimondo Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1983-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31552-9 C$2.50 vi+
166
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.
coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Os Dias Futuros 1985-00-00 Artur C. Clarke Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #334)     181
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.
coll  
Najbolje svetske SF priče 1985?Najbolje svetske SF price 1985
Najbolje svetske SF priche 1985
1985-00-00 ed.
Zoran Živković?Zoran Zivkovic
Prosveta (Kentaur #78)     273
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth
Željko Pahek?Zeljko Pahek
Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1985-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32651-2 C$2.95 vi+
166
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.
coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Ein Treffen mit Medusa 1986-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special #24086) 3-404-24086-3 DM 10.00 492
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.
coll D. B. Mattingly Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1987-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-35376-5 $4.95 166
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.
coll  
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 1987-05-00 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36) 2-207-30036-6   214
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.
coll Georges Raimondo Checkmark
Reach for Tomorrow 1987-09-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-35376-5 $3.50 viii+
166
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.
coll Stanislaw Fernandes Checkmark
Em Busca do Futuro 1990-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Edições 70 (Orion: clássicos de ficção científica #2) 972-44-0757-8   171
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Tim White  
Reach for Tomorrow 1998-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-43071-9 $10.00 xi+
188
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Heather Kern Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2000-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 0-575-07065-X £20.00 x+
966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll blacksheep Design Checkmark
Demain, moisson d'étoiles 2000-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Denoël (Présence du Futur #36) 2-207-25049-0   214
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.
coll Manchu Checkmark
The Ends of Time 2000-12-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Cosmos Books 1-58715-241-X $15.00 x+
225
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Tor 0-312-87821-4 $29.95 x+
966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Tor / SFBC 35027 $14.98 x+
966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2001-10-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 1-85798-323-8 £9.99 x+
966
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Blacksheep  
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2002-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Orb 0-312-87860-5 $17.95 x+
966
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke 2008-11-03 Arthur C. Clarke Paw Prints 978-1-4395-6906-1 $28.95 966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Reach for Tomorrow 2012-11-30 Arthur C. Clarke RosettaBooks 978-0-7953-2573-1 $8.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Odyssées : l'intégrale des nouvelles 2013-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Bragelonne 978-2-35294-684-7 €28.00 1116
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
The Ends of Time date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Award Books A778N $0.95 188
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.
anth Chris Achilleos Checkmark
Prelude to Mars date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC 12386   x+
497
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Tor 0-312-87821-4 $29.95 x+
966
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Drive Communications Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz / Orion 1-85798-323-8 £14.99 x+
966
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Blacksheep Checkmark
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Orb 0-312-87860-5 $19.95 x+
966
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Drive Communications Checkmark
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