Tales From The White Hart Author:Arthur C. Clarke From the outside it was simply an ordinary looking London pub...a place you'd have to be guided to more than once before you memorized its location, somewhere between Fleet Street and the Embankment. But if, by chance, an insider led you to the "White Hart" on a Wednesday night, you would have found yourself in the midst of a select gathering of... more » writers, editors, scientists and "interested laymen" - drinking, swappping odd bits of information, and, like as not, listening to the memorable stories of Harry Purvis.
A scientist by profession, Harry Purvis has had or heard about some of the most astonishing experiences - like the story of the carnivore orchid that was used in a murder plot, or the one about the military computer that was convereted to pacifism.
There's SILENCE PLEASE, involving a spurned lover and a device that was supposed to destroy sound; and BIG GAME HUNT, in which an ambitious researcher becomes so wrapped up in his latest project - controlling animal behavior with electrical impulses - that he overlooks one tiny but important detail.
Such stories man challenge your powers of logic and strain you imagination. Yet even if you doubt their veracity, they're guaranteed to provide you with hours of remarkable SF reading.
All stories written by Clarke between 1953 and 1957.« less