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2010: Odyssey Two

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1982
1984
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 Space Odyssey Series*
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Space Odyssey Series*   See series as if on a bookshelf
The series started in Arthur C Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) 2010: Odyssey Two
3) 2061: Odyssey Three
4) 3001: The Final Odyssey
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Added: 29-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 17-Apr-2020

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 01-Feb-1984
Ballantine Books
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Cir 01-Feb-1984
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432
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978-0-345-30306-6
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United States
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English
2010: odyssey two

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 or seen the film based on it.  Yet, along with almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has 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.  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 BE SURE
NOT TO MISS THE BESTSELLING
2061: ODYSSEY THREE AND
3001: THE FINAL ODYSSEY


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 01-Feb-1997
Ballantine Books
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Cir 01-Feb-1997
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431
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ISBN:
0-345-41397-0
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-41397-0
Country:
United States
Language:
English
"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...

"Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy, and a newly acquired sense of play."
- Time

"2010 is easily Clarke's best book in over a decade."
- The San Diego Tribune
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 Arthur C Clarke
Birth: 16 Dec 1917 Minehead, Somerset, England, UK
Death: 18 Mar 2008 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Notes:
Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset on December 16, 1917.  He pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, and mathematics at King's College in London.  He has more than 50 million copies of his books in print.  He was named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers Of America in 1986.  His bestsellers include Childhood's End; 2001; A Space Odyssey; 2010; Odyssey Two; 2061: Odyssey Three.

In 1968 he shared an Oscar Academy Award nomination with Stanley Kubric for the film of 2001: A Space Odyssey.  His invention of satellite communications with satellites in geostationary orbit in 1945 brought him numerous honors.

Awards

1983Locus MagazineBest SF Novel Nominee
1983World Science Fiction SocietyHugo Award - Best Novel Nominee
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