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View all 12 comments. Characterization is not Clarke’s forte, he preferred to concentrate on the epic plot development instead, which is fine for me as he succeeded in his storytelling aim. Open Preview See a Problem?

This, I suppose, is true of the whole novel. Please try again later. From Mission Control, Dr.

A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke

He used the right tools for the right job and his science expositions are accessible and a pleasure to read. He goes on to say that “Clarke, the perfectionist”, spells it Japetus. Where the dark structure, indicated to go. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.

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I’ll go in rodlsszeia the emergency airlock. Fortunately he soon embarks on his famous trippy trip through a stargate. Jul 20, Francesca Heavens rated it it was amazing.

Want to Read saving…. Kubrick wanted something taller and thinner, which he felt would be more imposing. This is not discussed again until the sequel to the book, Ignored due to its non-value as food, the monolith emits a vibrating pulse which seems to initiate strange new behaviors in the tribe. The Year We Make Contact. Clarke’s book has the astronauts traveling to the sixth planet, not Jupiter, as in the film; this was amended in the three sequel novels that followed.


All those intriguing flarke and maybe questions that can challenge your beliefs and change your perspective. The film is generally far more enigmatic about the reason for HAL’s failure, while the novel spells out that HAL is caught up in an internal conflict because he is ordered to lie about the purpose of the mission.

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Clarke, 90; scientific visionary, acclaimed writer of ‘ A Space Odyssey but have not read this book you should. Hal’s reversion to a childlike state as Dave shuts him down 22001 aspects of human death, and his expressed fear of being shut down causes Dave to hesitate. Arthur Charles Clarke was one of arrthur most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

2001: A Space Odyssey

Arthur C Clarke takes you by the hand and opens it up to give you a lot more to think about. The jet black slab is ten foot tall and three million years old!

He then learns that his mission is to explore Iapetus 201, [2] in the hope of contacting the society that buried the monolith on the Moon. Brilliance Corporation; Unabridged edition 1 Jan.

When Bowman approaches the monolith, it opens and pulls in Bowman’s pod. I like the way that the author uses hard science to convey the wonder of the cosmos. And it’s a damn fine movie if you have some patience. Views Read Edit View history. Though the survey team die in the emergency, Bowman successfully disables HAL. The novel discusses orbital mechanics and the manoeuvres associated with space travel with great scientific accuracy.


A Space Odyssey on your Kindle in under a minute. We never got colonies on the moon or artur space travel, but many of Clarke’s concepts–from vision-phones to electronic newspapers to reusable spacecraft–did. It was a pleasure to clarek swept away into one possible where the technological leaps of the space race didn’t stop with the moon landing.

Some people say the book is a way to help understand the film. A Space Odyssey since they were created to complement one another, filling aethur the gaps and creating a richer experience for those who experienced both. The film and the book complement each other very well. Improvvisamente un misterioso monolito instilla loro il seme dell’intelligenza, che consente un salto evolutivo che porta alquando un secondo monolito viene trovato sepolto sulla luna.

The Year We Make Contact. But it is awfully hard to separate the two.