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The Lion of Comarre

And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

With so little serious sf currently available on unabridged audio, the release of this comprehensive collection of Clarke's short stories is an occasion for celebration, for he is an undisputed master of hard sfDthat which combines creative storytelling with ideas grounded in plausible science. Clarke is, after all, best known as the writer behind 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the few films that depicts space travel realistically. It is thus not surprising that his tales are filled with intelligent, fresh, and fascinating ideas, as well as interesting and plausible characters. The stories on these tapes are arranged in chronological order, with titles printed on each side of each cassetteDa nice feature that more audiobook publishers should emulate. Clarke himself reads the foreword to the first set, and each of his stories is preceded by a brief discussion of its themes and publishing history, read by someone else. The readers are a large and diverse assemblage, ranging from actors such as Maxwell Caulfield, Samantha Eggar, and William Windom, to other well-known sf writers, such as Harlan Ellison and Ben Bova. The collection is overproduced; its many different reading voices make it confusingDespecially the introductions that are read by two different people. Moreover, screen actors and writers don't always make the best readers. Nevertheless, libraries with many serious sf fans should consider buying the entire cassette collection, and other libraries should consider the CDs.DR. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 1970 : UK Hardback

Title: Lion of Comarre
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-575-00528-9 / 978-0-575-00528-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Lion of Comarre
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Lion of Comarre and Other Stories: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, 1937-1949
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke, Sir Arthur Clarke
ISBN: 1-59777-241-0 / 978-1-59777-241-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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March 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Lion of Comarre and Other Stories: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, 1937-1949
Author(s): Scott Brick, Maxwell Caulfield, Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 1-57453-419-X / 978-1-57453-419-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Literature
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