2010 odyssey two Author:Arthur C. Clark When 2001: A Space Odyssey first shocked, amazed and delighted millions in the late 1960's, the novel was quickly recognized as a classic. Since then, its fame has grown steadily amog the multitudes who have read the novel or seen the film based on it. Yet, along with almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through... more » the years.
Who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star Child? What purpose lay behing the transformation? What would become of the Star Child?
What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space?
What could drive HAL, a stable, intelligent computer, to kill the crew? Was HAL really insane? What happened to HAL and the spaceship Discovery after Dave Bowman disappeared?
Would there be a sequel?
Now all those questioins and many more have been answered. In this stunning sequel to his international best seller, Clarke has written what will be truly on of the great books of the '80s. 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.
This is fiction in the grand tradition. Beside it, even 2001: A Space Odyssey is mere prologue.« less