I remember watching 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was a kid, but aside from a few key scenes, I don’t remember it. So when my dad offered me a copy of the book to read, I wondered if I’d remember more of the movie while reading it.
Now, I want to watch the movie again. I can’t say that the book is bringing back memories of the movie, but it is making wish I did remember it. If it’s even a fraction as good as the book, it will be one of my favorite sci-fi movies.
I don’t usually read a lot of sci-fi outside of my favorite sci-fi authors. Arthur C. Clarke is close to the top of my favorite sci-fi authors now. I’m having a hard time putting this book down.
Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man’s place in the universe. Including a new Foreword by the author and a fascinating new introduction by Stephen Baxter, this special edition is an essential addition to every SF reader’s collection.
On the moon, an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent out deep into the solar system. But, before they can reach their destination, things begin to go wrong. Horribly wrong.
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