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Clarke wrote this novel while Stanley Kubrick created the film, the two collaborating on both projects. The novel is much more detailed and intimate, and definitely easier to comprehend. Even though history has disproved its "predictions," it's still loaded with exciting and awe-inspiring science fiction. --Brooks Peck --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Decent book. Didn't feel as utterly mind breaking as the film, but filled in some gaps the film had.Published 27 days ago by Kevan
After I'd read the book I was researching it was discovered that is was written while the film was being filmed and was worked on by both Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dexter
I enjoyed the beginning but as the book went on it got dull. Concepts were abstract and just kind of weird.Published 13 months ago by kea
And this is probably is best known and most popular book. It reads like the classic "thinking mans" sc-fi that it is. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bootsy Bass
I've read this book, at least 10 times, since I was a kid. By far my favorite. Arthur C. Clarke was in a class of one!Published 19 months ago by Wade R Church
There's a great forward in this book - Arthur C. Clarke explaining how Stanley Kubrick's movie and his book were done almost simultaneously. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2012 by Glenn