2010 Odyssey Two Author:Arthur C. Clarke "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 b... more »ecame 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."
"2010 is easily Clarkes' best book in over a decade."
I enjoyed 2001 more than the sequel. I was disappointed with the fact that this is more a sequel to the movie than the first book. That being said I still found the book entertaining enough that I will be continuing on to 2061.