2001: A Space Odyssey

by Arthur C. Clarke
Category: "Fiction - S. F./Fantasy"
Year of Publication:1968
Date Read:01/06/1997
Notes:Based on the screenplay for the movie. When an enigmatic monolith is found buried on the moon, scientists are amazed to discover that it's at least 3 million years old. Even more amazing, after it's unearthed the artifact releases a powerful signal aimed at Saturn. What sort of alarm has been triggered? To find out, a manned spacecraft, the Discovery, is sent to investigate. Its crew is highly trained and they are assisted by a self-aware computer, HAL 9000. But HAL's programming has been patterned after the human mind a little too well. He is capable of guilt, neurosis, even murder, and he controls every single one of Discovery's components. The crew must overthrow this digital psychotic if they hope to make their rendezvous with the entities that are responsible not just for the monolith, but maybe even for human civilization. — Amazon
My Rating: 6

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Review - 2001: A Space Odyssey

Rather interesting but sluggish. The ending was new-age, man-becomes-god junk. I'm not going to rush out and read any more Clarke anytime soon.
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