2001: A Space Odyssey

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Turtleback, 2000 - Fiction - 296 pages
Allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity. This is the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves. Odyssey inspired what is perhaps the greatest science fiction film ever made--brilliantly imagined by the late Stanley Kubrick. A special new Introduction by the author, Foreword to the Millennial edition, highlights this reissue.

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User Review  - Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard - Goodreads

It's one of the few books that gave me a couple of hints for my future books after the 1st 20 pages... ;). Real classic! Much better than the movie, as usual, incredible space adventures, every ... Read full review

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User Review  - KL Howard - Goodreads

When I was a kid, I was terrified of the movie counterpart of this book. Absolutely terrified. I mean, those monoliths were downright CREEPY. And then the computer -- THE COMPUTER -- goes CRAZY! CRAZY ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. 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. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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