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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

A novel by Arthur C. Clarke (1993, ROC Science Fiction)
The Odyssey Tetrology, book 1

A monolith spawns intelligence on Earth, is found on the Moon and around Jupiter, where a manned mission is threatened.

 

 

4 stars

Read July 5th to 12th, 1999  
    I don't recall much of the movie, except that it seemed a waste of time.  The book is far from it.  The ape-men at the beginning are fleshed out, and are dealt with in a major part of the book.  The HAL scenes are fewer than I thought, and are very engaging.  There are some slow parts at the beginning, and at the end, but most of the book is riveting.  I wonder if the sequels can live up to it.  
   

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