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A novel by Arthur C. Clarke
(1993, ROC Science Fiction)
[Original coypright 1968]

Space Odyssey, Book 1

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


-- First reading (paperback)
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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