2010: Odyssey Two

2010: Odyssey Two

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 almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown 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 his 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.

Title:2010: Odyssey Two
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780345413970
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    2010: Odyssey Two Reviews

  • Apatt

    “Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do.”Funny that this innocuous kiddies’ tune always reminds me of a homicidal supercomputer.Arthur C. Clarke, in spite of being a sci-fi legend, is not known for...

  • Jen

    As soon as I finished reading this I thought, man, I wish I didn't suck so badly at science, because being an astronomer would be SO FREAKING COOL.But I do suck so badly at science, so I just get to r...

  • B Schrodinger

    Space Baby's Big Day Out.After the events in 2001 (Dave becoming a Space Baby, HAL being shut down while singing), the world is left in wonder about what happened out near Saturn..JUPITER! Sorry, Jupi...

  • Bea

    '...And because, in all the Galaxy, they had found nothing more precious than Mind, they encouraged its dawning everywhere. They became farmers in the field of stars; they sowed, and sometimes they re...

  • Henry Avila

    The enigma of the Spaceship Discovery, lost in Jupiter's orbit ( the setting has been changed from Saturn in the original book, to match Kubrick's film).Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to 2001, has Dr. Heyw...

  • Patrick

    Wow! This was a very fun read! I loved it! ...

  • Vishal

    I'll suggest the reader of this review to go through plot-summary of this novel and a little familiariation with its prequel, 2001: A Space Odyssey. I'll only be expatiating here on some aspects I fou...

  • Richard Knight

    Boooooring. Having read the first book many years ago, one thing I remember with that story was just how dazzling and daring it felt. Much like the movie, certain images will forever be ingrained in m...

  • Jersy

    This book was really good concerning characters and their relationships. I loved reading their interactions and some of their personal issues.However, for some reason, the actual plot didn't get me ho...

  • Kevin

    A slow moving plot, the last 50 or so pages we get some results and some 'action', so to speak. However, HAL 9000 doesn't turn renegade as in 2001, as the sentient AI has been handicapped after the ev...