Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was an English author of hard science fiction as well as an inventor and futurist. He is considered one of the “Big Three” of sci-fi, along with Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein. He is most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was adapted concurrently into a very successful and critically acclaimed film.

Arthur C. Clarke published his first short story in 1937, Travel by Wire!. His first novel, Against the Fall of Night was published in 1948. It would later be revised as The City and the Stars. Below is a list of Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Space Odyssey Books

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)Description / Buy at
2010: Odyssey Two (1982)Description / Buy at
2061: Odyssey Three (1987)Description / Buy at
3001: The Final Odyssey (1997)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Rama Books

(with Gentry Lee)

Rendezvous with Rama (1973)Description / Buy at
Rama II (With: Gentry Lee) (1989)Description / Buy at
The Garden of Rama (With: Gentry Lee) (1991)Description / Buy at
Rama Revealed (With: Gentry Lee) (1993)Description / Buy at
Bright Messengers (By: Gentry Lee) (1995)Description / Buy at
Double Full Moon Night (By: Gentry Lee) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Tranquility Wars (By: Gentry Lee) (2000)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of A Time Odyssey Books

(with Stephen Baxter)

Publication Order of Life Science Library Books

(by Alan E. Nourse)

The Body (By: Alan E. Nourse) (1964)Description / Buy at
Man And Space (1964)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Blue Planet Books

The Coast of the Coral (1956)Description / Buy at
The Reefs of Taprobane (1956)Description / Buy at
The Treasure of the Great Reef (1964)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Against the Fall of Night (1948)Description / Buy at
Prelude to Space (1950)Description / Buy at
The Sands of Mars (1951)Description / Buy at
Islands in the Sky (1952)Description / Buy at
Childhood's End (1953)Description / Buy at
Earthlight (1955)Description / Buy at
City and the Stars (1956)Description / Buy at
The Deep Range (1957)Description / Buy at
A Fall of Moondust (1961)Description / Buy at
Dolphin Island (1963)Description / Buy at
Glide Path (1963)Description / Buy at
The Lost Worlds Of 2001 (1971)Description / Buy at
Imperial Earth (1975)Description / Buy at
The Fountains of Paradise (1979)Description / Buy at
The Songs of Distant Earth (1986)Description / Buy at
July 20, 2019 (1986)Description / Buy at
Cradle (With: Gentry Lee) (1987)Description / Buy at
Beyond the Fall of Night (With: Gregory Benford) (1990)Description / Buy at
The Ghost from the Grand Banks (1990)Description / Buy at
The Hammer of God (1993)Description / Buy at
Richter 10 (With: Mike McQuay) (1996)Description / Buy at
The Trigger (1999)Description / Buy at
The Light of Other Days (With: Stephen Baxter) (2000)Description / Buy at
The Last Theorem (With: Frederik Pohl) (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Interplanetary Flight (1950)Description / Buy at
The Exploration of Space (1951)Description / Buy at
Boy Beneath the Sea (1958)Description / Buy at
Voice Across The Sea (1958)Description / Buy at
Profiles of the Future (1962)Description / Buy at
Voices from the Sky (1966)Description / Buy at
The Promise of Space (1968)Description / Buy at
Into Space (With: Robert Silverberg) (1971)Description / Buy at
The View from Serendip (1977)Description / Buy at
1984: Spring - A Choice of Futures (1984)Description / Buy at
Astounding Days (1990)Description / Buy at
How the World Was One (1992)Description / Buy at
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (1999)Description / Buy at
From Narnia To Space Odyssey (With: C.S. Lewis) (2003)Description / Buy at
The Exploration of the Moon (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Sentinel (1951)Description / Buy at
Reach for Tomorrow (1956)Description / Buy at
Tales From The White Hart (1957)Description / Buy at
Tales of Ten Worlds (1962)Description / Buy at
The Nine Billion Names of God (1967)Description / Buy at
The Lion Of Comarre (1968)Description / Buy at
Expedition to Earth (1968)Description / Buy at
Of Time and Stars (1972)Description / Buy at
The Wind From The Sun (1972)Description / Buy at
A Meeting With Medusa (1988)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Star Science Fiction Books

(with Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance, Chad Oliver, Richard Matheson, Philip K. Dick, Lester del Rey, Jack Williamson)

Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 (By: Frederik Pohl) (1953)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books

Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (By: Isaac Asimov,Tanith Lee,Phyllis Eisenstein,Gene Wolfe,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Arnie Bateman,Alan Dean Foster,Martin Gardner,Randall Garrett,Rob Chilson,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,Richard S. McEnroe,Jeff Duntemann,R.N. Bracewell,K.W. MacAnn,G. Richard Bozarth) (1980)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (By: Isaac Asimov,Frederik Pohl,Carter Scholz,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Jack Williamson,Darrell Schweitzer,John Brunner,Juleen Brantingham,Martin Gardner,Richard Wilson,Milton A. Rothman,Elizabeth Anne Hull,Sharon Webb,Somtow Sucharitkul,Lee Weinstein,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre,William Tuning,Francis E. Izzo,Paul David Novitski,Lee Russell,Seth S. Horowitz,Tol E. Rant,S. Dale,Julie Flores,Tony Sarowitz) (1981)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (By: Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,Lee Killough,Mary Gentle,Mildred Downey Broxon,Shawna McCarthy,Sharon Webb,Leigh Kennedy,Stephanie A. Smith,Cherie Wilkerson,Julie Stevens,Sydney J. Van Scyoc,Cyn Mason,P.A. Kagan,P.J. MacQuarrie,Janet O. Jeppson,Beverly Grant,Hope Athearn) (1983)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Connie Willis,George R.R. Martin,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard,Scott Baker,Lillian Carl,Juleen Brantingham,Lee Killough,Ian McDowell,Daphne Castell,Sharon N. Farber,Richard Kearns,Shawna McCarthy,Leigh Kennedy,Gregg Keizer,Kristi Olesen) (1989)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov,Rob Chilson) (1991)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Description / Buy at
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov) (2001)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Star Science Fiction Stories 3(1955)Description / Buy at
Great Tales of Action and Adventure(1958)Description / Buy at
Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1958(1958)Description / Buy at
50 Short Science Fiction Tales(1963)Description / Buy at
Novelets of Science Fiction(1963)Description / Buy at
The Bedside Playboy(1963)Description / Buy at
Worlds to Come: New Science Fiction Adventures(1967)Description / Buy at
Tales of Time and Space(1969)Description / Buy at
Futures Unlimited(1969)Description / Buy at
The Futurists(1972)Description / Buy at
Alpha 3(1972)Description / Buy at
Galaxy Science Fiction - October 1973(1973)Description / Buy at
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Description / Buy at
Other Dimensions(1974)Description / Buy at
Aliens: 3 Novellas(1977)Description / Buy at
The Best of British SF 2(1977)Description / Buy at
The Best of British SF 1(1977)Description / Buy at
They Came from Outer Space: 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales That Became Major Motion Pictures(1979)Description / Buy at
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels(1980)Description / Buy at
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at
Science Fiction A to Z(1982)Description / Buy at
Space Odyssey(1983)Description / Buy at
Fourth Planet from the Sun(1984)Description / Buy at
Great Science Fiction Stories by the World's Greatest Scientists(1985)Description / Buy at
Battlefields Beyond Tomorrow(1987)Description / Buy at
Science Fiction Stories(1988)Description / Buy at
Drabble II: Double Century(1990)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection(1993)Description / Buy at
The Ultimate Alien(1995)Description / Buy at
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens(1999)Description / Buy at
Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about The End of The World(1999)Description / Buy at
The Hard SF Renaissance(2003)Description / Buy at
The Colours of Infinity: The Beauty, The Power and the Sense of Fractals(2004)Description / Buy at
The World Turned Upside Down(2005)Description / Buy at
Galileo's Children(2005)Description / Buy at
Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology(2006)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF(2009)Description / Buy at
From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul(2009)Description / Buy at
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse(2010)Description / Buy at
Bug-Eyed Monsters & Bimbos(2011)Description / Buy at
The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack(2013)Description / Buy at
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream(2013)Description / Buy at
The Ninth Science Fiction Megapack(2014)Description / Buy at
The Baen Big Book of Monsters(2014)Description / Buy at
Grave Predictions(2016)Description / Buy at
Infinite Stars(2019)Description / Buy at

Notes: Against the Fall of Night was vastly re-written and re-published as The City and the Stars. Prelude to Space was re-titled Master of Space and later The Space Dreamers.

Cradle, Rama II, The Garden of Rama and Rama Revealed were co-authored by Gentry Lee. Richter 10 was co-authored by Mike McQuay. Beyond the Fall of Night was co-authored by Gregory Benford. The Trigger was co-authored by Michael P. Kube-McDowell. The Time Odyssey series was co-authored by Stephen Baxter. The Last Theorem was co-authored by Frederik Pohl.

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