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2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
2001: A Space Odyssey
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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.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780451450630 (0451450639)
Publisher: Roc
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Space Odyssey (#1)
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capriceum
capriceum rated it
5.0 2001: A Space Odyssey
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.
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL: “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke
“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...
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...
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