By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 publication (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the full Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke's best-selling 2001: an area Odyssey captivated the world—and used to be tailored right into a now-classic movie by means of Stanley Kubrick. enthusiasts needed to wait fourteen years for the sequel—but while it got here out, it was once an rapid hit, successful the Hugo Award for most sensible Novel in 1983.
Nine years after the ill-fated Discovery One challenge to Jupiter, a joint Soviet-American group travels to the planet to enquire the mysterious monolith orbiting the planet, the reason for the sooner mission's failure—and the disappearance of David Bowman. The workforce contains Heywood Floyd, the lone survivor from the former project, and Dr. Chandra, the author of HAL.
What they locate isn't any lower than an unsettling alien conspiracy—surrounding the evolutionary destiny of indigenous lifestyles varieties on Jupiter's moon Europa, in addition to that of the human species itself. A gripping continuation of the loved Odyssey universe, 2010: Odyssey II is science-fiction storytelling at its most sensible.
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2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, Book 2) by Arthur C. Clarke