2010 Odyssey Two - Space Odyssey, Bk 2 Author:Arthur C. Clarke When 2001: A Space Odyssey first shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s, the novel was quickly recognized as a classic. Since then, its fame has grown steadily among the multitudes who have read the novel or seen the film based on it. Yet, along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has gr... more »own more insistent through the years:
* Who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What purpose lay behind the transformation? What would become of the Star Child?
* What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space?
* What could drive HAL ... a stable, intelligent computer, to kill the crew? Was HAL really insane? What happened to HAL and the spaceship Discovery after Dave Bowman disappeared?
* Would there be a sequel?
Now all those questions and many more have been answered. In this stunning sequel to the international bestseller, Clarke has written what will truly be one of the great books of the 80s. Cosmic in sweep, eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe, and filled with the romance of space, this novel is a monumental achievement and a must-read for Arthur C. Clarke fans old and new.« less
This one goes along a little slower than the first one, but it still quite enjoyable. The ideas presented here are interesting, and they made me wonder "what if?".
Sometimes the story gets bogged down by the detailing of space travel, gaseous anomalies, etc. However, I enjoyed the dynamics between the characters and the realism of the situation.
Not as good as the first, but it still holds up to it - IMHO.
Not totally consistent with 2001 but overall a good book. Somewhat short (<300pgs.) With many pages blank to separate "books". New content is further diminished by repeated text taken from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
If you have read 2001, It is worth you time to read this sequel.
One of the most amazing books I've ever read!!
I really look forward to reading the next books and watching the films.
One of the greatest surprises were the parallels that can be drawn to so many modern pieces of science-fiction, the Mass Effect trilogy being just one.
Arthur C. Clark really outdid himself, and I like it even better that 2001, even if there were a few inconsistencies.
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I enjoyed 2001 more than the sequel. I was disappointed with the fact that this is more a sequel to the movie than the first book. That being said I still found the book entertaining enough that I will be continuing on to 2061.