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2010: Odyssey Two (edition 1997)

by Arthur C. Clarke

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Title:2010: Odyssey Two
Authors:Arthur C. Clarke
Info:Del Rey (1997), Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed, Paperback, 320 pages
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Tags:sci fi, science fiction, scifi, fiction, adventure, space, clarke

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2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke

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Worth reading! ( )
  elviomedeiros | Mar 6, 2014 |
Only a master of sci fi can make "space" - a vacuum utterly incompatible with colloidal forms -- appear lively. Sequel to 2001. See 39 LT Reviews already; many bril. ( )
  keylawk | Dec 4, 2013 |
sadly, I think this account of the Russian expedition to discover what happened to the first of the monolith seeking ships, is flat and badly written for a book by Arthur Clarke. One persists in the series out of gratitude for the first book ( )
1 vote DinadansFriend | Nov 2, 2013 |
this follows the movie, not the book, as a sequel. So the Monolith is at Jupiter instead of Saturn and is about 10times larger. Life is discovered on one of Jupiter's moons and Jupiter itself is turned into a second sun. Starchild has very little to do with this novel at all. And HAL joins Starchild at the end, scary if you ask me. ( )
  Bookstooge | Sep 26, 2013 |
As one might expect, some great ideas in the realm of science; but the cosmic scenario is familiar to readers of Olaf Stapledon (or even H. G Wells), and the narrative is essentially driven by the scientific and technological plot. This gives a sense that the characterization (I wouldn't grace it with the term "character development") has been bolted on afterwards and (apart from openly acknowledging a bisexual character) hasn't moved on much from the 1960s.

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  MyopicBookworm | Jun 12, 2013 |
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MEMO TO: Sr. Jorge Luiz Calife of Rio de Janeiro RE: Advisability of sequel to ''2001: A Space Odyssey.'' According to a note at the end of Arthur C. Clarke's new novel, you are partly responsible for persuading the author that a sequel to ''2001'' would be a good idea, long after Mr. Clarke had concluded that such a sequel would be ''clearly impossible.'' I don't know exactly what you said to him in your letter, Sr. Calife, but I wish you hadn't.
added by stephmo | editNew York Times, Gerald Jonas (Jan 23, 1983)
 
Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy and a newly acquired sense of play that manifests itself in references to films like Alien and Star Wars, and snippets from recent headlines. If, by the end, he leaves readers as bewildered as his astronauts, they can at least claim to have been better entertained.
added by Shortride | editTime, Peter Stoler (Nov 18, 1982)
 

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Dedicated, with respectful admiration, to two great Russians, both depicted herein:

General Alexei Leonov - Cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union, Artist
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Academician Andrei Sakharov - Scientist, Nobel Laureate, Humanist.
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Even in this metric age, it was still the thousand-foot telescope, not the three-hundred-meter one.
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ALL THESE WORLDS

ARE YOURS EXCEPT

EUROPA

ATTEMPT NO

LANDING THERE
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When 2001: A space Odyssey first shocked, amazed,and delighted millions in the 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 almost universal acclaim, a host of questions have grown 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 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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2001: A Space Odyssey shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s. An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown over the years. Yet along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions and many more have been answered, in this stunning sequel to the international bestseller. 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.
"A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001."
Carl Sagan

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Sequel to 2001: a space odyssey.

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