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Born in Somerset in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke has written over sixty books, among which are the science fiction classics '2001, A Space Odyssey', 'Childhood's End', 'The City and the Stars' and 'Rendezvous With Rama'. He has won all the most prestigious science fiction trophies, and shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of the film of 2001. He was knighted in 1998. He passed away in March 2008. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
A wonderful continuation of 2001. The scope of time covered by this series is immense. Detailed, while leaving elements open to interpretation.Published on Jan. 31 2013 by jiSh
The sequel adds almost nothing to the questions that the first books leaves in the open. Some minimal insight into the Bowman entity, but really just a glimpse of what such an... Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2012 by Juan Pablo Cruz Quiroga
If you were left baffled by 2001 this is worth a read. You might not get all your answers, but it will help shed some light on some of the mysteries surrounding the monoliths. Read morePublished on June 12 2009 by Reads bookman
With this sequel to "2001", Arthur C. Clarke proves, yet again, why he is at the top of his game. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by Jerry
In this case, I'd say that the film is better than the book. I have a few complaints about the book. Read morePublished on May 10 2004 by Sarah Sammis
Although, it is part of a sequel, anyone could read it in the beginning.
It's a great story and very well-written. Read more
This book was much better than 2001! It did take saturn out of the storyline, but that actually made it more interesting. Read morePublished on March 18 2004
Clarke and Kubrick tried to make "the proverbial good science fiction movie" in 1968. It's hard to argue with success--the movie made a bundle, as did the book. Read morePublished on March 13 2004 by Bart Leahy