2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Arthur C. Clarke
     
 

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The bestselling classic-now in trade paperback with an introduction by the author and a dazzling new package.

The classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars-and ourselves.

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The bestselling classic-now in trade paperback with an introduction by the author and a dazzling new package.

The classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars-and ourselves.

Editorial Reviews

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The 1968 book and film that took more people tripping than LSD turns 25. This anniversary edition contains a new introduction by Clarke in which he reminisces about the story's origin. Note that an anniversary video/laserdisc also is being released.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881032635
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Space Odyssey Series, #1
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur C. Clarke has over twenty million copies of his books in print, including three million of 2001, and has won every imaginable science fiction award, including the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 1986. A former radar officer for the RAF, he invented the Communication Satellite, garnering him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1998 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for Services to Literature.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1917
Date of Death:
March 19, 2008
Place of Birth:
Minehead, Somerset, England
Place of Death:
Sri Lanka
Education:
1948, King's College, London, first-class honors in Physics and Mathematics

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2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
GnomePudding More than 1 year ago
I've never seen the Stanley Kubrick movie before, then only recently, I caught the last 15 minutes of it and was captivated. Seeing as how the books are always better than the movie, I decided to read it first and then i'll rent the movie. What a Great Read! I really enjoyed this book. It definitely gave me some understanding as to what Kubrick was trying to portray and he did a great job, but there's definitely more understanding of what happened in the book. If you like Sci-Fi or classics, or even a good story, read it. It's quite awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I like about this book is how the author fit a lpt of sci-fi space travel and the deep description of words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've never seen the movie, then this book won't make much sense. But having seen the movie, the book is much better. It clarifies and adds a lot to what you already know. I have already bought the sequel! Arthur C Clarke is a genius and a fantastic writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The electronic version of 2001 offers no sample text to speak of. The novel itself does not begin until two pages before the sample text ends. I am of the opinion that all ebooks should provide sample copy of half of the total book...and I never buy ebooks that I cannot get a feel for through the sample provided. Two pages is not anywhere near enough to judge a potential purchase. I recommend you do not buy this ebook because of this one item...the behavior of the publisher...not the content of the novel.
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