2001, A Space OdysseyBook - 1993
Part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman
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Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction classic that has changed the way we look at the stars--and ourselves. On the moon, an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent deep into our solar system. But before they can reach their destination, things begin to go very wrong. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn at the turn of the 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke takes us on a journey unlike any other. Brilliant, compulsive, and prophetic, and the basis for the immensely influential Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man's--and technology's--place in the universe and lives on as a landmark achievement in storytelling.
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2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
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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. A manned spacecraft is sent to investigate. Among the crew is a self-aware computer, the ultra-capable HAL 9000.
2001: A Space Odyssey is the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves....
2001: A Space Odyssey inspired what is perhaps the greatest science fiction film ever made- brilliantly imagined by the late Stanley Kubrick....
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johnmarkeberhart Dec 16, 2010
Written as the movie itself was in production. Usually, this is a bad idea. But Clarke co-wrote the screenplay with Stanley Kubrick; for the book version, he did explain more, but his prose is so good that he never sacrifices the sense of wonder.
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