2001: A Space Odyssey

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It has been more than forty years since the publication of this classic science fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity, was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's ...

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Overview

It has been more than forty years since the publication of this classic science fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity, was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in storytelling.

2001: A Space Odyssey confirmed Arthur C. Clarke's reputation as one of the best-known and most influential science fiction writers ever. The book and the 1968 movie are icons of the modern age. Now comes a special trade paperback edition, with a new introduction by the author which sheds light on the powerful synergy between the book and the movie.

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Editorial Reviews

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This film is rated G by the Motion Picture Association of America.
General Audiences - All Ages Admitted

In the year 2001 an alien artifact is found on the moon. Tracking its radio signal in outer space, an expedition is launched with mysterious, haunting results. Groundbreaking special effects. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's The Sentinel.
Letterboxed format. Color. 139 min. (1968)

Library Journal
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491542736
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 10/21/2014
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,314,787
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke was considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He was an international treasure in many other ways: an article he wrote in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke - both fiction and nonfiction - have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He died in 2008 at the age of 90.

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

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  • Posted February 28, 2013

    Great Read!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    THIS BOOK IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What I like about this book is how the author fit a lpt of sci-fi space travel and the deep description of words.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Better than the movie

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    No sample to speak of

    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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    Posted May 31, 2013

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    Posted January 15, 2013

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