The Other Side of the Sky

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For the Memoir by Farah Ahmedi, See The Other Side of the Sky: A Memoir

The Other Side of the Sky
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First edition
Author Arthur C. Clarke
Cover artist Edward Sorel[1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction Short stories
Publisher Harcourt Brace
Publication date
1958
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 245 pp
ISBN NA

The Other Side of the Sky (ISBN 0-451-14937-8) is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke originally published in 1958. The stories all originally appeared in a number of different publications.

Contents[edit]

  • Bibliographical Note
  • "The Nine Billion Names of God"
  • "Refugee"
  • The Other Side of the Sky (vignettes):
    • "Special Delivery"
    • "Feathered Friends"
    • "Take a Deep Breath"
    • "Freedom of Space"
    • "Passer-by"
    • "The Call of the Stars"
  • "The Wall of Darkness"
  • "Security Check"
  • "No Morning After"
  • Venture to the Moon (vignettes):
    • "The Starting Line"
    • "Robin Hood, F.R.S."
    • "Green Fingers"
    • "All That Glitters"
    • "Watch This Space"
    • "A Question of Residence"
  • "Publicity Campaign"
  • "All the Time in the World"
  • "Cosmic Casanova"
  • "The Star"
  • "Out of the Sun"
  • "Transience"
  • "The Songs of Distant Earth"

Reception[edit]

Floyd C. Gale wrote that the stories had "too many [trick endings] are more than enough", but that there were "several superlative items", citing the "Venture to the Moon" and "The Other Side of the Sky" story headings.[2] Damon Knight, although dismissing the vignettes as "without exception remarkably trivial," reported that the other stories "include some of Clarke's best work."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?44948
  2. ^ Gale, Floyd C. (1958-10). "Galaxy's 5 Star Shelf". Galaxy. pp. 130–133. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "In the Balance". If. December 1958, pp.111