Book Reviews of 2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, Bk 2)

2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, Bk 2)
2010 Odyssey Two - Space Odyssey, Bk 2
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN-13: 9780345303059
ISBN-10: 0345303059
Publication Date: 10/12/1982
Pages: 291
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
A little slow, but better than most sequels.
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Helpful Score: 4
Good Sequel. Answers questions, asks more. It's a good scifi read from one of the masters of the genre
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Helpful Score: 3
Clarkes follow-up to his classic 2001. Fun and well thought out if a bit slow moving.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you like Clarke, it's the follow-up to 2001; vintage Clarke!
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four stars
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This one goes along a little slower than the first one, but it still quite enjoyable. The ideas presented here are interesting, and they made me wonder "what if?".
Sometimes the story gets bogged down by the detailing of space travel, gaseous anomalies, etc. However, I enjoyed the dynamics between the characters and the realism of the situation.
Not as good as the first, but it still holds up to it - IMHO.
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Not totally consistent with 2001 but overall a good book. Somewhat short (<300pgs.) With many pages blank to separate "books". New content is further diminished by repeated text taken from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
If you have read 2001, It is worth you time to read this sequel.
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The movie pales to near invisibility compared to this wonderful sequel.
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The second installment in the four-part series of novels.
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One of the most amazing books I've ever read!!
I really look forward to reading the next books and watching the films.
One of the greatest surprises were the parallels that can be drawn to so many modern pieces of science-fiction, the Mass Effect trilogy being just one.
Arthur C. Clark really outdid himself, and I like it even better that 2001, even if there were a few inconsistencies.
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A fitting sequel, though a little disjointed, since it carries on where the movie left off. A gripping, quick read.
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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.
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a worthy successor to 2001: A Space Odyssry. 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 and 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.
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The sequel to 2001: Space Odyssey.
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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, it's fame has grown steadily among 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 the years.
1. Who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star Child? What purpose lay behind the transformation? What would become of the Star Child?
2. What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space?
3. 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?
4. Would there be a sequel?

Now all those questions and many more have been answered. In this stunning sequel to his international bestseller, Clarke has written what will truly be one 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.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
"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 . . .