2017-02-23 23:51:43 UTC
"The Wind from the Sun" is the name of a book by Arthur Clarke
that is a collection of all 18 short stories that Clarke wrote between
1961 and Feb. 1972.
IMHO, a quite good collection (I'll tell about a few.)
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Review = "A Clarke fan will want to own this book."
"Several little twists in the stories. Innovative ideas that were ahead of
"The Wind from the Sun"
"Back cover teaser: "IN SPACE-Space-sailing anyone? Come ride the
sun's winds in the interstellar sailing contest of the century!" Problems
for the competitors during this race to the moon."
It is also (in this book) the name of what I considered a very
interesting and pleasant short story (also named elsewhere
"Algis Budrys praised the story as an example of "good, solid science
. . the kind of story which justifies the existence of science fiction as a
I will admit, I just can not fully comprehend how to maneuver
a vessel moved by the sun's rays, when you do not have
the friction of the hull or a keel in water.
But, it is obviously correct and possible and described here:
Again, IMHO, this is a great story.