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  • Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780453002691
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey By Arthur C. Clarke In the year 2001 an alien artifact is found on the moon Tracking its radio signal in outer space, an expedition is launched with mysterious, haunting results Groundbreaking special effects Based on Arthur C Clarke s The Sentinel.
    Arthur C. Clarke
    Arthur C Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956 He is best known for the novel and movie 2001 A Space Odyssey, which he co created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.Clarke was a graduate of King s College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America He was awarded the CBE in 1989.

    2001: A Space Odyssey By Arthur C. Clarke

    Commentaires:

    Jack Beltane
    The book is always better than the film, but I d never read 2001 before What I didn t know, until reading the foreword, is that this novel was literally written in tandem with the film, with Clarke and Kubrick feeding each other ideas At some points, however, filming overtook writing, or vice versa, and the two stories, though similar, split along two different paths After reading the book, the film becomes little than a very well crafted container It s pretty and neat to look at it, but open i [...]

    Lyn
    Classic I read 2001 A Space Odyssey when I was a teenager and knew it was a very influential work of fiction because of the film and all the attention it had received Still, though I found it very entertaining, I did not really get it Thirty years later, I have read it again, and though I may not completely get it the second time around, the mature reader can better grasp the vision and message of the genius author I especially enjoyed the many allusions to other works and found the reference t [...]

    Sr3yas
    I remember watching 2001 A space Odyssey about seven years back and almost losing my mind during the overlong Stargate sequence and what followed after that acid trip The I might puke face Fast forward to 2017, one of my buddies called me up and said, Sreyas, 2001 Space Odyssey is a fricking classic You should read the book before watching the movie Fortunately, I had a copy of the novel with me and I jumped right in If he was indeed mad, his delusions were beautifully organized The story starts [...]

    Dan Schwent
    An alien artifact teaches a man ape to use tools Heywood Floyd goes to the moon to investigate a mysterious situation Dave Bowman and his crewmates, most of them in cryogenic sleep, head toward Saturn.Let me get my two big gripes out of the way first 1 Arthur C Clarke s characters are cardboard cutouts and largely interchangeable with one another.2 Arthur C Clarke s prose doesn t bring all the boys to the yard.Now that I ve got that out of the way, I enjoyed this book very much Some of it is a l [...]

    Apatt
    When I first read this book as a teenager I hated it, I thought it was so dry and impenetrable I loved the Kubrick movie for its weirdness though Clearly I was not one of the brighter kids of my generation Having said that while I like it very much on this reread I can see why I could not appreciate it in my teens Clarke s scientific expositions can be very detailed but I would not call them dry now because I find them quite fascinating The fact that when you are on the moon Earth is the moon, t [...]

    Tara
    He now perceived that there were ways than one behind the back of space As a longtime admirer of Stanley Kubrick s dazzling film, I was than a little hesitant about picking up this book, apprehensive that it might not be able to live up to my perhaps overly demanding expectations And it did take me a good 50 pages or so before I really began to connect with Clarke s writing After that initial rough patch, however, I became increasingly immersed in this absorbing story, eventually entirely unwi [...]

    Kelli
    Dave Bowman Hello, HAL Do you read me, HAL HAL Affirmative, Dave I read you Dave Bowman Open the pod bay doors, HAL HAL I m sorry, Dave I m afraid I can t do that Dave Bowman What s the problem HAL I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do Dave Bowman What are you talking about, HAL HAL This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it Dave Bowman I don t know what you re talking about, HAL HAL I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I m afr [...]

    Dirk Grobbelaar
    Wow This is really something Forget what you think you know if you ve seen the film.This is surely a landmark piece of Science Fiction Although Clarke divulges a lot detail here than Kubrick incorporated into his film, the mystic aspect of space is still present I also enjoyed learning about the monoliths and their true nature and or purpose.For some reason I thought the opening sequence the Dawn of Man would be boring It wasn t In fact, despite being much comprehensive than the bit showed in [...]

    Brendon Schrodinger
    Daah daaahh dahDA DA boom boom boom boom boomThat s how the book starts I swear No lie Then there is twenty pages of men in rubber suits called Oog and Ugg.No, not really I m like most people I guess only in this regard in that I saw the movie before the book And it s a damn fine movie if you have some patience It s beautiful and oh my god it s full of stars So it s natural that the comparison is made between text and movie here But, unusually, the book was written alongside the movie script The [...]

    Stephen
    4.5 Stars The books of Arthur C Clarke at least the ten or so that I have read have been consistently good and of very high quality When I pick up one of his books, I can be confident that I won t be disappointed This book is terrific and don t think that if you have seen the movie you know what is going to happen.

    Sidharth Vardhan
    They became farmers in the fields of stars they sowed and sometimes they reaped.And sometimes, dispassionately, they had to weed Written a year before Neil Armstrong became first man to step on moon, the science fiction story is really well written Clark mixes his speculative predictions with true events from past like the panic caused by broadcastings of Wells War of the Worlds and once he quoted Niels Bohr Your theory is crazy but not crazy enough to be true I loved his descriptions of lives o [...]

    Lisa
    Without doubt this is a science fiction classic, and an early example of a novel and a movie that are born at the same time, adding detail and nuance to each other by the makers consistent communication and reflection on the respective effects of different media on the end result It is an experiment on many different levels, and a very successful one As a story, I found it interesting and compelling, especially the hilarious initial chapter on early humans and the reason for their development in [...]

    Jadranka
    Posle itanja jednog ovakvog remek dela te ko je na i prave re i koje bi iskazale divljenje koje ose am prema Arturu Klarku ovek je pravi genijalac, vizionar, a na momente mi se inilo kao da nije sa ove planete.Priznajem, oduvek sam bila fascinirana Svemirom Kada sam bila mala, Mesec je za mene bio ne to najveli anstvenije to postoji Svakakve ideje su mi se u to vreme motale po glavi, po ev od toga da li neko ivi na Mesecu, pa do toga ta bi bilo kad bi Mesec jednog dana pao na Zemlju ta, vi kao n [...]

    Melody Sams
    Like a lot of sci fi, the first half of the novel was a bit slow and hyper focused on a mysterious technology It sets you up for curiosity Which is great because if you love sci fi it s probably because you like your mystery with a hint of tech But then came the descriptions of said technology Which covered a good portion of the central half of the novel This is a rough depiction of my face while reading it .Then came the mind blowing, spectacularly done third act, which is a bit hard to grasp b [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani
    389 2001 A Space Odyssey, Arthur C Clarke2001 A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C Clarke It was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick s film version and published after the release of the film Clarke and Kubrick worked on the book together, but eventually only Clarke ended up as the official author The story is based in part on various short stories by Clarke, including The Sentinel written in 1948 for a BBC competition, but first published in 1951 un [...]

    Eric Althoff
    Subversive, mysterious, incredible, mind boggling, and ultimately hopeful, Arthur C Clarke s proverbial good science fiction novel written concurrently with his and Stanley Kubrick s screenplay is the ultimate trip into the universe and mankind s cycle of evolution The apes of the first section evolve into spacefaring humankind, and then the protagonist, David Bowman, morphs into the Star Child, showcasing hope that from the darkness and the slime, this fragile human species might see beyond its [...]

    Duane
    One of the few instances where the movie was better than the book, but not by much The remarkable thing about this book is how it stands the test of time The science, the technology, the language, the style, all fit into our modern view as if it was written last week It was published in 1968, before men walked on the moon, before cell phones, beforewell, almost everything we take for granted these days It is science fiction at it s best.

    Joe Valdez
    I ve been pondering 2001 A Space Odyssey since I could tie my shoelaces The divisive 1968 film version directed by Stanley Kubrick was the first movie to ever play in a household where my family had cable television it was October 1979 and I was six years old Up until then, the movies I watched on TV were interrupted by commercials and edited for content, and I was baffled by the content of 2001 Thanks to this fantastic, mind altering novel by Arthur C Clarke, also published in 68 and based on t [...]

    foteini_dl
    Clarke , , Kubrick , Solaris Tarkovsky , , Clarke , , He was back,precisely where he wished to be,in the space that men called real For though he was the master of the world,he was not quite sure what to do next.But he would think of something Also Sprach Zarathustra Strauss Kubrick soundtrack.

    Stuart
    2001 A Space Odyssey The perfect collaboration between book and filmOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureArthur C Clarke collaborated with Stanley Kubrick to produce the novel version of 2001 A Space Odyssey 1968 in order to provide the basis for the brilliant film of the same name So although the book can be considered the original work, Kubrick also had a role in its creation, and Clarke rewrote parts of the book to fit the screenplay as that took shape.Readers and viewers will forever enjoy [...]

    Henry Avila
    The opening scene , a tribe of ape men ,in Africa,finding a strange gyrating monolith.Another rock to these few primitives, at first.But after the light show,the tribe is fascinated.It teaches them how to make and use tools.Kill animals and prevent their own extinction With an unlimited supply of food and not be dependent on plants and fruit ,for survival.Very rare during the long drought conditions millions of years long.The human race might reach its destiny ,for better or worse ,after all At [...]

    Terry
    3 3.5 starsAnother entry in my occasional forays into classic SF and I d have to say this one was definitely a success The Big Ideas in this one are sufficiently big and yet handled deftly enough that they don t completely overshadow the story The prose and characterisation, as I generally expect from classic SF, were unexceptional one might say workmanlike , but I didn t find them to be off putting as I often do when I try dipping into earlier examples of the genre where the big idea seems to b [...]

    Scarlet
    I did not expect a book on extra terrestrial life to leave me thinking about the evolution of mankind.You won t find any alien action here, no war of the worlds scenario Instead, 2001 is a book that relies on the sheer strength of ideas which is what I believe good science fiction should be about All those intriguing what if and maybe questions that can challenge your beliefs and change your perspective.Maybe light is not the fastest medium there is How do we know what lies buried on the moon Wh [...]

    Daniel
    Necu ovde nesto posebno pametovati Jedna od najboljih SF knjiga Savrsen spoj tehnologije i filozofije Obavezno stivo za svakoga ko voli da cita subjektivan sam P.I jedna od retkih dela gde film i knjiga cine savrsenu simbiozu i treba oba dela upoznati.

    Adina
    I recently finished two SF books, this one and Prelude to the Foundation I gave the book by Isaac Asimov 4 but after reading the Odyssey I will downgrade it to 3 I believe the Odyssey is better literature and thought provoking.

    Anna
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    Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    DNF 35%This book was so fucking BORING You want an author who can take the wonders of space, the uncertainty of life away from earth, the dangerous and fascinating premises of extraterrestrial beings and make it less interesting than counting the paint dimples in your ceiling Arthur C Clarke is your man, apparently.

    Abdul Kareem
    No words could describe the beauty of this book Breathtaking.

    Sara Mazzoni
    Un po di storiaNel 1964, Stanley Kubrick scrisse una lettera ad Arthur C Clarke per invitarlo a New York a discutere di un progetto Clarke all epoca viveva gi da anni in Sri Lanka, paese in cui rimase fino alla morte, ma accett la proposta di Kubrick e i due finirono per incontrarsi in un ristorante hawaiano dove si trattennero a parlare per ore Kubrick voleva girare un film di fantascienza, uno fatto bene, di certo non uno dei b movie dell epoca che disprezzava e Clarke gli era stato raccomanda [...]

    Owlseyes
    Before the book, or the movie, since they are looks into the future, allow me to recall Clarke s wishes when he turned 90 yes, 90 orbits completed round the sun 1 evidence of extraterrestrial life to be found, 2 humanity to kick its addiction on oil, rather than clean energies, 3 a lasting peace to be reached in his divided Sri Lanka his abode for 50 years How would he like to be remembered though he had many trades, I would say as a writer, like Kipling.I ve watched a lot of times the movie by [...]

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