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Title: The Fires Within Title Record # 65149
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1947-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1947Written by Arthur C. Clarke. First published under this pseudonym in Fantasy, The Magazine of Science Fiction, August 1947.
The Fires Within [as by E. G. O'Brien]
Year Language Title
1957 Italian Le fiamme dell'abisso
1957Translated by Sybren Polet
Dutch De Schaduwwereld
1960Translated by Adrien Veillon revised by Tom Clegg (for the Bragelonne publication).
French Les feux intérieurs
1986Translated by Michael Nagula.
German Im Dunkel der Erde
1990Translated by Ana McDonald de Carvalho
Portuguese Fogos Interiores

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Fantasy No. 3 1947-08-00 ed. Walter Gillings Temple Bar Pub. Co.   1/- 96
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  
Startling Stories, September 1949 1949-09-00 ed. Sam Merwin, Jr. Better Publications, Inc.   $0.25 164
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 Earle Bergey  
The Science Fiction Galaxy 1950-02-00 ed. Groff Conklin Permabooks P67 $0.35 xii+
242
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Worlds of Tomorrow: Science-Fiction With a Difference 1953-03-00 ed. August Derleth Pellegrini & Cudahy   $3.95 351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ronald Clyne Checkmark
Worlds of Tomorrow 1955-00-00 ed. August Derleth Weidenfeld & Nicolson   9/6 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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  
Galassia #5 1957-04-30 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Casa Editrice Galassia 5 150 Lit 144
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 Joha Checkmark
De Vuurballons 1957-08-00 ed. Sybren Polet Bert Bakker (Ooievaar #61) 61   192
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 Checkmark
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  
Worlds of Tomorrow 1958-10-00 ed. August Derleth Berkley Books G-163 $0.35 172
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 Richard Powers Checkmark
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & Company   $3.95 584
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Longmans (Canada)   C$4.50 584
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Across the Sea of Stars 1959-11-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt, Brace & World / SFBC   $1.90 xii+
584
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Arthur Hawkins Checkmark
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  
New Worlds for Old 1963-00-00 ed. August Derleth Four Square Books 842 2/6 126
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 Checkmark
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
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  
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
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
Of Time and Stars 1972-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz 0-575-01571-3 £1.30 208
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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
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
Of Time and Stars 1974-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin 0-14-030703-6 £0.30 205
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.
coll Peter Jones 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
Of Time and Stars 1975-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin 0-14-030703-6 £0.50 205
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.
coll Peter Jones  
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 History of the Science Fiction Magazine Part 3 1946-1955 1976-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley New English Library 0-450-03051-2   349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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
Of Time and Stars 1976-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin 0-14-030703-6 £0.50 205
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.
coll Peter Jones 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
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Vol. 3 1946-1955 1977-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley Contemporary Books 0-8092-7842-1 $9.95 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Vol. 3 1946-1955 1977-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley Contemporary Books 0-8092-7841-3 $4.95 349
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 Bob Layzell Checkmark
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
Of Time and Stars 1978-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin 0-14-030703-6 £0.55 205
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Of Time and Stars 1980-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Puffin Books / Victor Gollancz 0-14-030703-6 £0.90 205
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.
coll Peter Jones Checkmark
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
Van Jules Verne tot Isaac Asimov: De Vijftig Beste Science Fiction-Verhalen 1981-00-00 ed. Erik Lankester Publiboek / Baart 90-6513-003-9   467
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Frank Frazetta Checkmark
Of Time and Stars 1981-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Penguin Books 0-14-005750-1 £1.25 205
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.
coll Peter Jones 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
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 9, 1947 1983-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #519) 0-87997-802-3 $3.50 366
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 Bernal Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 9, 1947 1983-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-802-3 C$3.95 366
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 Bernal Checkmark
Of Time and Stars 1983-03-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz 0-575-03315-0 £5.95 192
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Terry Oakes 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
The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Fifth Series 1985-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-47566-9 $6.98 641
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas 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
Of Time and Stars 1988-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Penguin Books 0-14-030703-6 £1.99 205
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.
coll  
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  
Of Time and Stars 1993-06-00 Arthur C. Clarke Roc UK 0-14-015245-8 £4.99 205
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.
coll Peter Elson  
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 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 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
Of Time and Stars date unknown Arthur C. Clarke Roc / New American Library     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.
coll Peter Elson  
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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