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2001 : A Space Odyssey

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THE CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE LOOKED AT THE STARS AND OURSELVES 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 their universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in storytelling.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 297 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 90.72g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • ROC (imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc)
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0451457994
  • 9780451457998
  • 25,993

About Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was one of the supreme science fiction writers of the century and achieved vast popularity with 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. He has over twenty million books in print and won every imaginable science fiction award, including the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Award for life achievement in 1986. In addition to his literary accomplishments, Sir Arthur, a former radar officer for the RAF, invented the Communication Satellite. For this achievement he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; in 1998 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for Services to Literature.show more

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-Dazzling...wrenching...a mind bender.---Time -Brain-boggling.---Life -Full of poetry, scientific imagination, and typical wry Clarke wit. By standing the universe on its head, he makes us see the ordinary universe in a different light...[This novel becomes] a complex allegory about the history of the world.---The New Yorker -Clarke has constructed an effective work of fiction...with the meticulous creation of an extraterrestrial environment, the sort of extrapolation of which Mr. Clarke is a master.---Library Journal -Breathtaking.---Saturday Reviewshow more

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"Dazzling...wrenching...a mind bender."- Time"Brain-boggling."- Life"Full of poetry, scientific imagination, and typical wry Clarke wit. By standing the universe on its head, he makes us see the ordinary universe in a different light...[This novel becomes] a complex allegory about the history of the world."- The New Yorker"Clarke has constructed an effective work of fiction...with the meticulous creation of an extraterrestrial environment, the sort of extrapolation of which Mr. Clarke is a master."- Library Journal"Breathtaking." - Saturday Reviewshow more

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