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PDF ↠ BOOK 2001 A Space Odyssey FREE ´ ARTHUR C. CLARKE Â On the Moon an enigma is uncoveredSo great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent out deep into our solar systemBut long before their destination is reached things begin to go horribly inexplicably wrongOne of the greaLy wrongOne of the greatest selling science fiction novels of our time this classic book will grip you to the very e “He now perceived that there were ways than one behind the back of space” As a longtime admirer of Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling film I was than a little hesitant about picking up this book apprehensive that it might not be able to live up to my perhaps overly demanding expectations And it did take me a good 50 pages or so before I really began to connect with Clarke’s writing After that initial rough patch however I became increasingly immersed in this absorbing story eventually entirely unwilling to part with it Thankfully the oft accurate cliché that “the book is better than the movie” proved true; I’m very pleased I gave this a try All of the fascinating themes you doubtless remember from the movie can be found here too evolution technology exploration and discovery the nature of intelligence the effects of isolation and perhaps the most poignant of these mankind’s primal relentless hunger to understand why But what I wasn’t expecting to encounter and what made this such an incredibly memorable novel was the boundless sense of reverence and awe with which it was infused Clarke masterfully depicted the vast grandeur of space in part by subtly yet persistently underscoring how very small and alone David was and he did so in such a way that I ended up feeling something I’ve not experienced in uite some time pure childlike wonder at the unfathomable incomprehensible beauty and magnitude of our universe A genuinely riveting uest for discovery 2001 is science fiction with both a heart and a mind AND view spoilera gloriously wiggy AI Seriously how adorable is HAL? hide spoiler

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On the Moon an enigma is uncoveredSo great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are se The book is always better than the film but I'd never read 2001 before What I didn't know until reading the foreword is that this novel was literally written in tandem with the film with Clarke and Kubrick feeding each other ideas At some points however filming overtook writing or vice versa and the two stories though similar split along two different paths After reading the book the film becomes little than a very well crafted container It's pretty and neat to look at it but open it up and it's empty There is none of Clarke's vision of how a being we'd call God would communicate with us across unfathomable time spans or teach us or lead us into higher consciousness Stripped away by Kubrick is the sense that this being truly wants us to be in its image and that the whole breadcrumb trail of monoliths was designed to do just that And completely erased is the notion that David Bowman as Star Child is now one with the Universe in some Zen like way and also much like something we'd called a godDon't get me wrong 2001 is still one of my favorite films but to get the full meaning and understand the full weight of why 2001 has been called the perfect science fiction story you must read the book Clarke marries science mysticism theory and fantasy in ways like no other Unfortunately Kubrick stripped away the mysticism and theory and left us what is in comparison to the book only a glimmer at something biggerKubrick touched the monolith but Clarke went inside

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2001 A Space OdysseyNt out deep into our solar systemBut long before their destination is reached things begin to go horribly inexplicab An alien artifact teaches a man ape to use tools Heywood Floyd goes to the moon to investigate a mysterious situation Dave Bowman and his crewmates most of them in cryogenic sleep head toward SaturnLet me get my two big gripes out of the way first 1 Arthur C Clarke's characters are cardboard cutouts and largely interchangeable with one another2 Arthur C Clarke's prose doesn't bring all the boys to the yardNow that I've got that out of the way I enjoyed this book very much Some of it is a little dated not surprising since Clarke wrote it around the time some man ape discovered fire A lot of it is spot on though like Heywood Floyd's tablet by another nameThe first two threads do a great job of setting up the third The man ape thread was the least exciting but nicely set the stage By the time Bowman's thread got going the book was very hard to put downUnlike a lot of sf classics I enjoyed both the story AND the concepts Because of the enjoyment factor and because it's a classic of the genre I bumped it from my original 35 to a full 4 out of 5