2001: A Space Odyssey
It has been more than forty years since the publication of this classic science fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space... show more
It has been more than forty years since the publication of this classic science fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other. This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity, was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in storytelling.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 1984
Publisher: New American Library-Signet
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
Series: Space Odyssey (#1)
Oh my god, this book was amazing. Such beautiful, intelligent writing. I loved Clarke's description of the planets, and his insertion of interesting relevant facts about them. The last part, Through the Star Gate, blew my mind.
“I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait.”In "The Sentinel” by “Arthur C. Clarke"“The time was fast appr...
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.
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 ...
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...