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2001; a space odyssey,

Author: Arthur C Clarke; Stanley Kubrick
Publisher: [New York] New American Library [©1968]
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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--the best--and they are assisted by a self-aware  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Movie novels
Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008.
2001; a space odyssey.
[New York] New American Library [©1968]
(OCoLC)567999203
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Clarke; Stanley Kubrick
ISBN: 0451155807 9780451155801
OCLC Number: 449499
Notes: "Based on a screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke."
Sequel: 2010, odyssey 2.
Description: 221 pages 22 cm
Responsibility: by Arthur C. Clarke.

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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--the best--and they are assisted by a self-aware computer, the ultra-capable 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.

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