2010: Odyssey Two
"A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001." *Carl SaganNine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft *to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL... show more
"A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001." *Carl SaganNine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft *to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong . . . and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman *the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith *streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own . . ."Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy, and a newly acquired sense of play." *Time"2010 is easily Clarkes' best book in over a decade." *The San Diego Tribune
Publish date: February 25th 1997
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Space Odyssey (#2)
In 2010 we head back out to Jupiter to retrieve the abandoned Discovery and further investigate the monolith, or whatever you want to call it. Yes, that’s Jupiter not Saturn because Clarke decided to follow the film canon for 2001 rather than the book. I was a little disappointed by this but I’ll ce...
Po nadrobieniu zaległości w dziedzinie klasyki, jaką bez wątpienia była „2001. Odyseja kosmiczna” głupio tak by było porzucić ledwo napoczętą serię. Dlatego też bez większej zwłoki najpierw obejrzałem film, który jednak był pierwowzorem dla książki, a następnie rozpocząłem lekturę kolejnej części. J...
The book was really good. Reading this was as if a revision of things i learnt about space long time ago. Loved the way the worlds are described and the way ship was maneuvered around IO and Jupiter.
A rescue spaceship, Leonov with the USA, Russian and Indian cosmonauts is launched toward the Jovian satellite IO where they would save the abandoned ship the Discovery from the collision with the IO. The Chinese ship, Tsien wants to be the first. They planned a trick, they first went to the Europ...
With 2010, Arthur C. Clarke's ability to write interesting, believable, and likable characters has improved dramatically, particularly compared to the cardboard cutouts from Rendezvous with Rama, and the similarly bland characters (with the exception of HAL) from 2001. The book also does a great job...