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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Title: 2010: Odissey two Author: Arthur C. Clarke Original copyright year: 1982 Genre: science fiction Comments: to my knowledge, this is the only available e-text of this book. Source: scanned and OCR-read from a paperback edition with Xerox TextBridge Pro 9.0, proofread in MS Word 2000. Date of e-text: August 29, 1999 Prepared by: Anada Sucka Anticopyright 1999. All rights reversed.----------------------------------------------------------------------- Dedicated, with respectful admiration, to two great Russians, both depicted herein: General Alexei Leonov - Cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union, Artist and Academician Andrei Sakharov - Scientist, Nobel Laureate, Humanist. Author's Note The novel 2001: A Space Odyssey was written during the years 1964-8 and was published in July 1968, shortly after releas As a result, there is a much closer parallel between book and movie than is usually the case, but there are also major differ In the movie, however, Stanley Kubrick wisely avoided confusion by setting the third confrontation between Man and Mono No one could have imagined, back in the mid-sixties, that the exploration of the moons of Jupiter lay, not in the next century Yet, all things considered, both movie and book stand up quite well in the light of these discoveries, and it is fascinating to c And there is another, more subtle, psychological factor to be taken into consideration. 2001 was written in an age that now The Apollo astronauts had already seen the film when they left for the Moon. The crew of Apollo 8, who at Christmas 1968 And there were, later, almost uncanny instances of nature imitating art. Strangest of all was the saga of Apollo 13 in 1970. As a good opening, the Command Module, which houses the crew, had been christened Odyssey, Just before the explosio When the report of the Apollo 13 mission was later published, NASA Administrator Tom Paine sent me a copy, and noted u Another resonance is less serious, but equally striking. One of the most technically brilliant sequences in the movie was tha Almost a decade later, the crew of the superbly successful Skylab realized that its designers had provided them with a simi 'Stanley Kubrick should see this.' As in due course he did, because I sent him the telecine recording. (I never got it back Sheet1 Page 2 Yet another link between film and reality is the painting by Apollo-Soyuz Commander, Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, 'Near the Perhaps this is the appropriate point to identify another and less well-known name appearing in these pages, that of Hsue-s Finally, there is the strange case of the 'Eye of Japetus' - Chapter 35 of 2001. Here I describe astronaut Bowman's discove Well, when Voyager 1 transmitted the first photographs of Iapetus, they did indeed disclose a large, clear-cut white oval wit Inevitably, therefore, the story you are about to read is something much more complex than a straightforward sequel to the Which, of course, will once more be out of date by 2001...Which, of course, will once more be out of date by 2001....
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