The Star

story by Arthur C. Clarke, published November, 1955

Publication History

  • Also known as "Star of Bethlehem"
  • Published in Infinity Science Fiction magazine
  • Collected in The Other Side of the Sky (1958) by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Collected in From the Ocean, From the Stars (1961) by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Collected in A Century of Science Fiction (1962) edited by Damon Knight
  • Collected in The Hugo Winners, Volume 1 (1962) edited by Isaac Asimov
  • Collected in Best SF 5 (1963) edited by Edmund Crispin
  • Collected in Second Orbit (1965) edited by G.D. Doherty
  • Collected in Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction (1966) edited by Terry Carr
  • Collected in Science Fiction (1967) edited by S.H. Burton
  • Collected in The Nine Billion Names of God (1967) by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Collected in Infinity #1 (1970) edited by Robert Hoskins
  • Collected in Science Fictions (1971) edited by Arnold Thompson
  • Collected in Speculations (1973) edited by Thomas E. Sanders
  • Collected in The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 (1973) by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Collected in Modern Science Fiction (1974) edited by Norman Spinrad
  • Collected in Outwards from Earth (1974) edited by Edmund Crispin
  • Collected in Decade the 1950s (1976) edited by Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison
  • Collected in To Follow a Star (1977) edited by Terry Carr
  • Collected in Fantastic Worlds (1979) edited by Eric S. Rabkin
  • Collected in Peter Davison's Book of Alien Planets (1983) edited by Peter Davison
  • Collected in Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology (1983) edited by Eric S. Rabkin
  • Collected in The Twelve Frights of Christmas (1986) edited by , Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg
  • Collected in Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories: 17 (1955) (1988) edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg
  • Collected in Thought Probes: Philosophy Through Science Fiction Literature, Second Edition (1988) edited by Fred D. Miller, Jr., Nicholas D. Smith
  • Collected in More Than One Universe: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (1991) by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Collected in New Stories from the Twilight Zone (1991) edited by Martin H. Greenberg
  • Collected in Christmas Stars (1992) edited by David G. Hartwell
  • Collected in How The World Was One (1992) edited by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Collected in The Ascent of Wonder (1994) edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer
  • Collected in The Road to Science Fiction Volume 5: The British Way (1998) edited by James E. Gunn
  • Collected in The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 2 (2000) edited by Frederik Pohl
  • Collected in The Collected Stories (2001) by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Collected in The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (2001) edited by Dennis Pepper

Adaptation History

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  1. Star, The (December 20, 1985) made for TV

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