2001 _ a Space Odyssey

2001 _ a Space Odyssey

Clarke, Arthur C.

Book 1.0 of Space Odyssey

language: English

Publisher: Roc

Publishing date: Jan 2, 1968

Words: 61455
Pages: 230

Description:

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**.... 2001** is finally here.... Amazon.com Review 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 artifact 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 loaded with exciting and awe-inspiring science fiction. *--Brooks Peck From Library Journal The 1968 book and film that took more people tripping than LSD turns 25. This anniversary edition contains a new introduction by Clarke in which he reminisces about the story's origin. Note that an anniversary video/laserdisc also is being released. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.