2010: Odyssey Two

2010: Odyssey Two

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"A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001."

; *Carl Sagan

Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft; *to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong . . . and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.

Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.

Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman; *the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith; *streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own . . .

"Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy, and a newly acquired sense of play."

; *Time

"2010 is easily Clarkes' best book in over a decade."

; *The San Diego Tribune
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 25mm | 181g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0345303067
  • 9780345303066
  • 28,934

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2001: A Space Odyssey shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s. An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown over the years. Yet along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions and many more have been answered, in this stunning sequel to the international bestseller. Cosmic in sweep, eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe, and filled with the romance of space, this novel is a monumental achievement and a must-read for Arthur C. Clarke fans old and new.
"A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001."
Carl Sagan
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"A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001."--Carl Sagan "Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy, and a newly acquired sense of play."--Time "2010 is easily Clarke's best book in over a decade."--The San Diego Tribune
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About Arthur C Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke has long been considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and was an international treasure in many other ways, including the fact that an article by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.
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44,259 ratings
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It's a good book if you're interested in the Space Odyssey story, but not as good as the first. The movie follows the book entirely, from dialogue to action. So to fans, you should read it.show more
by Norbert Fodor
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