Books The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke Paperback, 320 pages, Gardners Books, List Price: $11.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe SentinelAuthorArthur C. Clarke Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 0 pages, Ibooks, $6.99, published January 1 2004 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe SentinelAuthorArthur C. Clarke Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A collection of short stories by the author of Childhood's End and 2001: A Space Odyssey showcases the author's storytelling skills in such works as "The Sentinel," "Guardian Angel," "The Songs of Distant Earth," and "Breaking Strain." Reprint. Genres: Fiction Also by Arthur C. Clarke 2001 Childhood's End Rendezvous With Rama Sunstorm Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Sentinel All Tech Considered What Science Fiction Books Does A Futurist Read? February 24, 2012 Science fiction's job is to give us a map of where we're headed. From Jules Verne to William Gibson, sci-fi authors describe their visions of the future, and how people might live in it. We ask Intel's futurist for his list of favorite sci-fi books.