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2001: A Space Odyssey : A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke

2001: A Space Odyssey

A Space Odyssey

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Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, and made into one of the most influential films of all time, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY remains a classic work of science fiction fifty years after its original publication.

The discovery of a black monolith on the moon leads to a manned expedition deep into the solar system, in the hope of establishing contact with an alien intelligence. Yet long before the crew can reach their destination, the voyage descends into disaster . . .

Brilliant, compulsive and prophetic, Arthur C. Clarke's timeless novel tackles the enduring theme of mankind's place in the universe.

The king of science fiction . . . His influence continues to inform the genre - Guardian

Arthur C. Clarke is awesomely informed about physics and astronomy, and blessed with one of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print - New York Times

Dazzling - Time Magazine

Arthur C. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age . . . The colossus of science fiction - New Yorker

Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick. His collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey set new standards for SF films, and he has also presented the television series Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World and its successors.

Clarke was a graduate of King's College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics. He was a past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.

Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS-Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W. Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama. Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was awarded the CBE in 1989.

Sir Arthur C Clarke died March 18th 2008 in his adopted home of Sri Lanka.

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ISBN: 9780751573756
ISBN-10: 0751573752
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 28th August 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1