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 Amazon.com
2010: Odyssey Two (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
2061: Odyssey Three (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
3001: The Final Odyssey (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Rama Books

(with Gentry Lee)

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

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 Amazon.com
Man And Space (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Blue Planet Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

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 Amazon.com

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 Amazon.com
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 Amazon.com
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 Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
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 Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov,Rob Chilson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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