THE NINE BILLION NAMES OF GOD by Arthur C. Clarke
Kirkus Star

THE NINE BILLION NAMES OF GOD

THE BEST SHORT STORIES

KIRKUS REVIEW

Clarke has written over a hundred short stories, most of which have been anthologized before. But these are his twenty-five favorites and they combine to make fine reading. The title story is quietly remarkable as Tibetan monks complete their life's work with the aid of a computer and The Star also makes an unsettling comment on religion. The others range from the tall fantasy tales from the White Hart to the Superiority of Clarke's views on certain kinds of progress (this story has been required reading for one MIT course). Clarke is a contented "prophet with a small p." The reader will find much to entertain...and challenge.
Pub Date: May 3rd, 1967
ISBN: 0848821815
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1967




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