Saturday, May 5, 2007

"Tales of Ten Worlds" (collection): Annotated table of contents

Here is the complete list of all the 15 stories in this collection:

  1. "I Remember Babylon" (C); Playboy, March 1960: Dated cold war story - Soviets have got a new propaganda medium.
  2. "Summertime on Icarus" aka "The Hottest Piece of Real Estate in the Solar System" (A); Vogue, June 1960: Shipwreck & rescue on an asteroid currently rather close to Sun.
  3. "Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting"
  4. "Who's There?"
  5. "Hate" (B); If, November 1961, as "At the End of Orbit": When a Russian moon capsule crashed in the Pacific when returning, a Russia-hating Hungarian rescue worker made sure the astronaut died during "rescue".
  6. "Into the Comet"
  7. "An Ape About The House" (B): A genetically modified female Chimpanzee, trained for house hold chores & babysitting, is purchased by a household. But she turns out to be more talented than the humans suspected.
  8. "Saturn Rising"
  9. "Let There Be Light"
  10. "Death and the Senator"
  11. "Trouble with Time"; "First published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1960, as 'Crime on Mars'": Attempt at an ordinary theft in a museum is foiled due to an unusual confusion.
  12. "Before Eden"
  13. "A Slight Case of Sunstroke" (A); "First published in Galaxy, September 1958, as 'The Stroke of the Sun'": Humor. Description of a football match in South America.
  14. "Do Star"
  15. "The Road to the Sea"
Fact sheet.
Tales of Ten Worlds, collection, review
Author: Arthur C Clarke
First published: 1962

PS: I haven't personally seen this book; list of stories above was picked up from the net. I include this collection here so I know the stuff I have not yet read.

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