2010 Odyssey Two - Space Odyssey, Bk 2 Author:Arthur C. Clarke When 2001: A Space Odyssey first shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s, the novel was quickly recognized as a classic. Since then, its fame has grown steadily among the multitudes who have read the novel or seen the film based on it. Yet, along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has gr... more »own more insistent through the years:
* Who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What purpose lay behind 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 questions and many more have been answered. In this stunning sequel to the 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 and a must-read for Arthur C. Clarke fans old and new.« less
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.