By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 booklet (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke's best-selling 2001: an area Odyssey captivated the world—and was once tailored right into a now-classic movie via Stanley Kubrick. enthusiasts needed to wait fourteen years for the sequel—but whilst 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 venture to Jupiter, a joint Soviet-American team 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 writer of HAL.
What they locate isn't any below an unsettling alien conspiracy—surrounding the evolutionary destiny of indigenous existence varieties on Jupiter's moon Europa, in addition to that of the human species itself. A gripping continuation of the liked Odyssey universe, 2010: Odyssey II is science-fiction storytelling at its top.
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Amazing, so much alike. Did Goethe know? The Sappho poem was better, being shorter. And it, at least as done by Landor, was in English, and he, unlike the SOWer Father Handy, did not delight in strange tongues; in fact he dreaded them. Too many ter-weps had come for example from Germany; he could not forget that. ” Lurine asked. Presently he said, “The finest poet the world ever knew. Even in fragments. ” Again he inspected the display of pills; what to take, what combination? To strive by means of these to reach that other land which he knew existed, beyond the gate of death perhaps.
The gob of the Deus Irae had killed the most people … probably about a billion. No, the gob of Carleton Lufteufel, now worshiped as the God of Wrath—that had not been it, unless one went by mere numbers. S. Congressman had once said, like a dead mackerel in the night’s dark. S. weapon. It was a nerve gas. It caused the organs of the body to eat one another. “Well,” the Dominus McComas growled, picking at his hardy teeth, “if the inc can do it, fine. ” And his own swilling face beamed, and how strange it was, Father Handy thought, because McComas looked like one would imagine the Deus Irae to look … and yet, the color photo had shown a man with pain-smeared eyes, a man who seemed ill in a deep and dreadful way even as he gorged on roast chicken with a lei around his neck and a girl—not pretty—to his right … a man with shiny, heavy, tumbled black hair and too much stubble, even though no doubt he carefully shaved; it was subdermal, showing through: not his fault, and yet it was the mark.
He had, as the gaff entered his side, doubled up in utter pain, and Lurine, who had been ducking and dodging, had halted at once in concern for him. The gaff—the metal barbed hook itself—came at the bottom end of a long pole, a spear, which ascended from Earth to heaven, and he had, in that awful instant as he rolled doubled-up in agony, glimpsed the Persons at the top end of the spear, those who held the pole that bridged the two worlds. Three figures with warm but impassive eyes. They had not twisted the gaff within him; They had simply held it there until, in his pain, he had begun by slow and gradual degrees to become awake.
2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, Book 2) by Arthur C. Clarke