2001: A Space Odyssey
A deluxe hardcover edition of the science fiction classic...now with a new introduction by Arthur C. Clarke!It has been over thirty years since the publication of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the science fiction classic that changed the way we looked at the stars--and ourselves. From the savannas of... show more
A deluxe hardcover edition of the science fiction classic...now with a new introduction by Arthur C. Clarke!It has been over thirty years since the publication of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the science fiction classic that changed the way we looked at the stars--and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ventures to the outer rim of our solar system, Arthur C. Clarke takes us on 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 Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in storytelling.* Special hardcover edition for the new millennium* New introduction by Arthur C. Clarke* Winner of the Science Fiction Writers' Grand Master Award for Life Achievement* Basis of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 movie--chosen by American Film Institute as one of the 100 best films of all time* 2001's unforgettable character, HAL the computer, has been revived in Macintosh's TV spots"Full of poetry, scientific imagination, and typical Clarke wit."--The New Yorker"Breathtaking."--Saturday Review"Brain-boggling."--Life"A mind-bender."--TimeSpecial Millennial Edition
Publish date: October 1st 1999
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Pages no: 236
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...