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2001

2001 Cover

2001

A Space Odyssey

By Arthur C. Clarke

Roc, Paperback, 9780451452733, 236pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1993

Description
Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe. Including a new Foreword by the author and a fascinating new introduction by Stephen Baxter, this special edition is an essential addition to every SF reader's collection.

On the moon an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent out deep into the solar system. But, before they can reach their destination, things begin to go wrong. Horribly wrong.



About the Author
Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was one of the supreme science fiction writers of the century and achieved vast popularity with 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. He has over twenty million books in print and won every imaginable science fiction award, including the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Award for life achievement in 1986. In addition to his literary accomplishments, Sir Arthur, a former radar officer for the RAF, invented the Communication Satellite. For this achievement he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; in 1998 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for Services to Literature. From the Paperback edition.