The lost worlds of 2001: science fiction

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Sidgwick and Jackson, 1972 - Fiction - 240 pages
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In Clarke's own words, an overview of the writing of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke talks about the writing process and challenges, and about working with Stanley Kubrick. Also included are several additional scenes and characters, as well as some altenate endings.
The paperback edition contains images taken from the film, pictures of characters including the voice actors who played HAL and the NASA ground controller, and scenes from the filming. Look closely: Dr. Strangelove may make an appearance.
2001 is a seminal film for the science fiction genre and others. Lost Worlds gives a great insight into how it all came about.


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About the author (1972)

A writer of science fiction, Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, in 1917. Clarke studied at King's College in London, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. Clarke's first book was Prelude to Space in 1951, but he is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. Some of Clarke's later works include the sequels to 2001, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey, and the novels The Garden of Rama and The Snows of Olympus. Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in the 1950s. He died on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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