2001, A Space OdysseyBook - 1993
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, 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--is a hallmark achievement in storytelling that follows the crew of the spacecraft Discovery as they embark on a mission to Saturn. Their vessel is controlled by HAL 9000, an artificially intelligent supercomputer capable of the highest level of cognitive functioning that rivals--and perhaps threatens--the human mind.
Grappling with space exploration, the perils of technology, and the limits of human power, 2001: A Space Odyssey continues to be an enduring classic of cinematic scope.
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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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