2001: A Space Odyssey (Paperback)
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2001: A Space Odyssey (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 19/07/1990
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Arthur C. Clarke has been the presiding genius of science fiction for almost fifty years. His works include the ground-breaking and profound CHILDHOOD'S END, RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA and EXPEDITION TO EARTH. Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe.

On the moon an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent out deep into the solar system. But, before they can reach their destination, things begin to go wrong, horribly wrong...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781857236644
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 158 g
Dimensions: 108 x 178 x 18 mm
Edition: Digital original


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When an enigmatic monolith is found buried on the moon, scientists are amazed to discover that it's at least 3 million years old. Even more amazing, after it's unearthed the artefact releases a powerful signal aimed at Saturn. What sort of alarm has been triggered? To find out, a manned spacecraft, the Discovery, is sent to investigate. Its crew is highly trained--the best--and they are assisted by a self- aware computer, the ultra-capable HAL 9000. But HAL's programming has been patterned after the human mind a little too well. He is capable of guilt, neurosis, even murder, and he controls every single one of Discovery's components. The crew must overthrow this digital psychotic if they hope to make their rendezvous with the entities that are responsible not just for the monolith, but maybe even for human civilization. * Clarke wrote this novel while Stanley Kubrick created the film, the two collaborating on both projects. The novel is much more detailed and intimate, and definitely easier to comprehend. Even though history has disproved its "predictions", it's still load *
Brooks Peck, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW * 'Arthur C. Clarke is awesomely informed about physics and astronomy, and blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations...' *
NEW YORK TIMES * 'For many readers Arthur C. Clarke is the very personification of science fiction'THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION *
Arthur C. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age ... The colossus of science fiction * NEW YORKER *

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“A shame it had to end...”

Arthur C. Clarke – the ne plus ultra of SF, alongside Isaac Asimov – writes about infinity and eternity with a brevity that is simply awesome. Not for him longeurs needlessly swelling his books to, say, Peter F.... More

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27th June 2015
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“2001”

Being the huge fan of sci-fi that I am (well, certain brands of sci-fi anyway. I detest Star Trek, X-Files etc...) this book strikes me as an absolutely essential read. It's fairly well known that Clarke wrote... More

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11th November 2006
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“2001”

Hat's off to Arthur C. Clarke for a a very special book. Whether you know or not, this book was written at the same time as the screen play, a collaboration with Stanley Kubrick which is explained in detail... More

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11th October 2010
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