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by Arthur C. Clarke

eBook Tales From The White Hart epub
  • ISBN: 0283986247
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New English Library Ltd; paperback / softback edition (1980)
  • Pages: 156 pages
  • ePUB size: 1186 kb
  • FB2 size 1714 kb
  • Formats lit lrf txt docx


Home Arthur C. Clarke Tales From the White Hart. New York, October, 1956. You COME upon the "White Hart" quite unexpectedly in one of these anonymous little lanes leading down from Fleet Street to the Embankment.

Home Arthur C. Tales from the white ha. .Tales From the White Hart, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17. Arthur C Clarke - Tales From The "White Hart". It's no use telling you where it is: very few people who have set out in a determined effort to get there have ever actually arrived. For the first dozen visits a guide is essential: after that you'll probably be all right if you close your eyes and rely on instinct.

Tales from the White Hart is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, in the "club tales" style. Thirteen of the fifteen stories originally appeared across a number of different publications. Moving Spirit" and "The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch" were first published in this book and hence presumably were written specifically for it. "The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch" rounds off the cycle of stories and explicitly mentions their book publication.

Before this book, I have read Tales From Gavagan's Bar and The Draco Tavern

Before this book, I have read Tales From Gavagan's Bar and The Draco Tavern. Tales From The White Hart (TFTWH) is my third book, and I already has some expectation when reading it. My expectation "hurts" some of the surprises. Although a fan of Arthur C. Clarke, I'd never heard of this collection before reading Charles Stross's short story A Bird in the Hand on his blog (well worth reading itself), which was written in homage to 'Tales from the White Hart'. I've encountered a few of the stories before in other collections, but never as a set, and I must say that I really enjoyed them.

In the White Hart Pub in London just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court-a consummate tall-tale teller who .

In the White Hart Pub in London just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court-a consummate tall-tale teller who always has a good story up his sleeve. He is joined by science fiction writers Samuel Youd, John Wyndham, and Clarke himself-all under pseudonyms, and all trying to outdo each other with their outlandish tales of science and invention. Written by one of the genre's most important authors, Tales of the White Hart is sure to delight Clarke fans, lovers of science fiction, and anyone who appreciates a good tall tale. Sci-fi & Fantasy Classic Sci-fi.

In the White Hart Pub in London just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court .

In the White Hart Pub in London just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court with his fellow writers of scientific yarns. A consummate storyteller, Harry is joined by the actual writers Samuel Youd, John Wyndham, and Clarke himself, all under pseudonyms, and all trying to outdo each other with their outlandish tales of science and invention. Written by a collossus of science fiction, Tales from the White Hart is not just for fans of the genre, but for anyone who appreciates a good tall tale (The New Yorker). Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre.

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In the White Hart Pub in London just north of Fleet Street, Harry Purvis holds court with his fellow writers of scientific yarns. Books related to Tales from the White Hart. Inspired by the Jorkens collections by Lord Dunsany, this anthology combines elements of comedy and horror, with sly wit and inviting prose style and a distinctly English flavor (AV Club).

Comments: (7)
Anardred
Classic Arthur C. Clarke, "Tales from the White Hart" is a collection of short stories, nominally tales told by the denizens of the eponymous bar during its Wednesday-night hangouts of scientists, academics, and science-minded writers. Representing the "amazing yarns" category, they are Clarke in laid-back mode, amusing himself with intelligent but offbeat variations on real scientific phenomena (some of which, it should be noted, have since come to exist in actuality!). As Clarke himself says in the Preface, "there is room . . . for what might be called the 'tall' science-fiction story. By this I mean stories that are *intentionally* unbelievable . . . . [And] for some years I've been irritated by critics who keep claiming that science fiction and humor are incompatible." He fills both those gaps in this volume.

The stories have Clarke's signature hard-science component, but with an uncharacteristic element of humorous plot twists and surprise endings. Both the science and the humor seem a bit tame by modern standards, but these stories were an interesting signpost toward what science-fiction could be, erected in its early days by one of its most able practitioners. They feel a bit dated now, but they are fun enough to read and a good reminder of the currents and personalities that pervaded the field in the earliest years of the Atomic Age.
Vishura
Only sorta science fiction from a brit who took his book money and moved to sri lanka. SIR arthur is, of course, a god. These stories are from the guy down the street and are as delightful as a phone call from a friend saying "how about we meet for a pint?"

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Mojind
I have never been a lover of collections of short stories, but this book is a winner. It lives up to everything that I would expect from Arthur C. Clarke even in this genre. The White Hart pub and its clientele provide a good link between the stories and make it easier for me to enjoy. The final story gives an interesting twist to the whole book and is a fitting finale.
Grillador
Enjoyable and entertaining collection of short stories often with delightfully surprising endings. Harry Purvis is indeed the consummate story teller who entertains with his creative, quirky characters while enjoying a favorite brew in London's White Hart Pub.
furious ox
This has been my favorite for years. The only other copy I had was a well worn Paperback-pages missing, torn, etc.
Anything written by A. C. Clark will always be at the top of my Sci Fi reading list.
Voodoozragore
It is wonderful to have access to some of the early published writings of A.C. Clarke ... and to literally witness how his style and substance evolved in subsequent years. Clarke is a terrific visionary but he also has a very wry and deliberate sense of irony and humour which isn't often seen in his more mature work. These however are funny reads and well thought out.

A terrific addition to my Kindle - when I want a great short story between the droll tomes.
Dishadel
Vintage Clarke, showing that the master of long-form, heady speculative fiction does just fine at the shaggy-dog and otherwise humorous short-form format. Full of "sciencey" jokes. Nothing deep, or that will make you think too hard.

Recommended bus reading - works fine in small chunks.
Read the book basically in one day. The ideas are well technically arranged it seems like more of what marvel used for mr fantastic and his machines and Klaw the bad guy.... Other parts of the stories tie into one theme and that was good. Reminds me of Isaav asimov but Arthur c clarke is much more entertaining than Asimov. Thanks. Great book!
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