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2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke

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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    2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (ksk21, philAbrams)
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Excellent sequel, considerably better than the so-so sequel to the movie. ( )
  unclebob53703 | Feb 17, 2016 |
Clarke works hard to TRY to put this on a par with the original. But I felt that dispite his efforts it somehow fell short. I might re-read sometimes to try and put my finger on why. ( )
  philAbrams | Aug 13, 2015 |
I enjoyed this more than the 2001: A Space Odyssey. I felt it had more action and more dialogue. I liked how the action was the tension among the crew, the danger of space and not the alien-explosion-OMG-WE-GONNA-DIE type that so often gets dumped into books. Clarke's work is a subtle, slower variety. He explores human interactions with each other and the environment, the heart and mind and universe. All in all, it's a story that sticks with you. ( )
  empress8411 | May 8, 2014 |
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 |
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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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Friedman, GaryCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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
Academician Andrei Sakharov - Scientist, Nobel Laureate, Humanist.
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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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