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2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey
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The year is 2001, and cosmonauts uncover a mysterious monolith that has been buried on the Moon for at least three million years. To their astonishment, the monolith releases an equally mysterious pulse—a kind of signal—in the direction of Saturn after it is unearthed. Whether alarm or... show more
The year is 2001, and cosmonauts uncover a mysterious monolith that has been buried on the Moon for at least three million years. To their astonishment, the monolith releases an equally mysterious pulse—a kind of signal—in the direction of Saturn after it is unearthed. Whether alarm or communication, the human race must know what the signal is—and who it was intended for.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 090015304
Publisher: Arrow Books Limited
Pages no: 229
Edition language: English
Series: Space Odyssey (#1)
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tonytubb
tonytubb rated it
A completely different experience from the film. Whether or not it's lesser will depend on what you want from the basic story. I equally loved both.
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
This book certainly deserves its reputation as a classic science fiction novel. Although a fan of science fiction in general, I frequently don’t actually enjoy many of the “classics.” I used to skip over them when browsing at the library as a kid since I’d read the summary, shrug, and put the book ...
Ray Foy's Literary Journey
Ray Foy's Literary Journey rated it
4.0 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
I saw the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, in 1968 when I was 12 years old. It was as incomprehensible to me as a child, as it was to most adults then. Even so, it was soon considered a classic science fiction film and I have spent most of life not really understanding why. I had heard that the book wa...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
4.0 2001
An alien artifact teaches a man-ape to use tools. Heywood Floyd goes to the moon to investigate a mysterious situation. Dave Bowman and his crewmates, most of them in cryogenic sleep, head toward Saturn....Let me get my two big gripes out of the way first. 1. Arthur C. Clarke's characters are cardbo...
Pandabearbooks
Pandabearbooks rated it
4.0 2001: A Space Odyssey
Once upon a time I watched the movie and was unimpressed. The film was pretty loyal to the book, but this is a story better experienced from the inside, rather than observed from the outside. Not my favourite from Clarke but definitely worth reading.
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