Friday, February 29, 2008

The Wind From the Sun - Arthur C. Clarke

The sixth collection of Clarke stories. He points out that at the rate he was writing them now, he might never have another one, and could just add the odd stray to a re-release of this volume.

Not sure he wrote one since this at all, anyway, so no editing likely was needed.

He again chooses to put the best story at the end, but given this is a later collection, uses the award winning 'A Meeting With Medusa' rather than The Sentinel as in several other cases.

A couple of amusing joke stories here, too.

A few subpar examples it seems to me in this lot, so perhaps his decline in production is related to having done all that he wanted, or had come up with, not to mention the many novel era and a move away from this style of story more, in general.

Just a 3.32 average for this lot, but 'Medusa' is pretty cool.

Wind from the Sun : The Food of the Gods - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : Maelstrom II - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : The Shining Ones - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : The Wind from the Sun - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : The Secret - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : The Last Command - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : Dial F for Frankenstein - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : Reunion - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : Playback - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : The Light of Darkness - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : The Longest Science-Fiction Story Ever Told - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : Love That Universe - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : Crusade - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : The Cruel Sky - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : The Neutron Tide - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : Transit of Earth - Arthur C. Clarke
Wind from the Sun : A Meeting with Medusa - Arthur C. Clarke


Making synthetics.

3 out of 5


Cheap travel solution floating pickup.

4 out of 5


Giant squid scientists.

3.5 out of 5


Seven to the fore in this stairsailor space race.

3.5 out of 5


Lunar life extension upset.

3.5 out of 5


No point blowing anything else up.

2.5 out of 5


Phone exchange Is Alive.

3.5 out of 5


We can fix you, pasty boys.

2.5 out of 5


Regressing memory.

2.5 out of 5


African tyrant blinding.

3.5 out of 5


Recursive rejection.

4 out of 5


Talking to the Galactic Core.

3 out of 5


Metal life condition investigation.

3 out of 5


Levitator mountain climb escape.

3.5 out of 5


Battlecruiser crushing groaner.

3.5 out of 5


Marsnaut's useful ending.

3.5 out of 5


Jovian airship's robojock first contact radio days.

4 out of 5




3.5 out of 5

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