Monday, 26 April 2010

The Songs of Distant Earth and Other Stories - ARTHUR C. CLARKE


This is the second time for me to read a book written by Arthur C. Clarke. The first one was Rendezvous with Rama which I read last year. I haven't known that he had written some short stories like this book. Almost stories are very short and simple but there are deep afterglow of mysterious feelings in all. The feeling was the same as Rendezvous with Rama.

The first story is about making a list of real names of God by using computer at a monastery in Tibet. Before reading, I expected that this story was about aliens because characters in illustrations had no hairs and wore strange cloth but they were lamas in Tibet. This story was not about space, planet, aliens, and so on, but I enjoyed as a science fiction as well. I felt the same theme as the other stories about finding truth of our world.

Hideki

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