2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series #1)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series #1)

by Arthur C. Clarke

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Overview

2001: A Space Odyssey is the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves....

2001: A Space Odyssey inspired what is perhaps the greatest science fiction film ever made--brilliantly imagined by the late Stanley Kubrick....

2001 is finally here....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451457998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Series: Space Odyssey Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 35,543
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) wrote a hundred books and more than a thousand short stories and essays covering science fiction and science fact in a career spanning more than six decades. Among his bestselling novels are Childhood’s End, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Rendezvous with Rama.
 
In 1945, he proposed global broadcasting via communication satellites in geostationary orbit. One of his short stories inspired the World Wide Web, while another was expanded into 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he cowrote with Stanley Kubrick.
 
Born in Somerset, England, Clarke was educated at King’s College, London. He worked in the British civil service and the Royal Air Force before turning full-time author in 1950. The recipient of dozens of awards, fellowships, and honorary doctorates, Clarke had both an asteroid and dinosaur species named after him. Queen Elizabeth II gave him a knighthood in 1998.
 
Clarke lived in Sri Lanka since 1956, engaged in diving, astronomical observations, and underwater tourism.

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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