Arthur C. Clarke’s Venus Prime, Volume 3: Hide and Seek (1989) is a novel by American science fiction writer Paul Preuss. It is evolved from “Hide and Seek,” an oft-reprinted short story by British science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke that was originally published in the September 1949 issue of Astounding Science Fiction magazine. The novel, which contains an afterword by Clarke, is the third volume in Preuss’s bestselling Arthur C. Clarke’s Venus Prime series.
According to Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Collected Essays, 1934-1998 (2000), by Arthur C. Clarke and edited by Ian T. Macauley, Clarke agreed to the Venus Prime project only after reading some of Preuss’s “excellent fiction (and nonfiction).”