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2010 Odyssey Two

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When 2001 A Space Odyssey first shocked amazed and delighted millions in the late 1960s the novel was uickly recognized as a classic Since then its fame has grown steadily among the multitudes who have read the novel or seen the film based on it Yet along with almost universal acclaim a host of uestions has grown insistent through the yearsWho or what. “Daisy Daisy give me your answer do”Funny that this innocuous kiddies’ tune always reminds me of a homicidal supercomputer Arthur C Clarke in spite of being a sci fi legend is not known for his characterization but HAL 9000 is one of the most memorable sci fi characters ever with his friend Dave Bowman not far behindWith 2010 Odyssey Two we are back to “the future” which is now the past Some people will be put off from reading this book because it is set six years ago and nothing like what transpires in the book occurred in the real 2010 Us long time sci fi readers are very tolerant of the real future overtaking the fictional one The important thing is the story and the alien technology in this book has not been made to look silly by today’s Earthly tech Better still Clarke makes the super tech seems believable 2010 Odyssey Two takes place nine years after the classic 2001 A Space Odyssey thank you Captain Obvious At the end of the previous book the spaceship Discovery is abandoned in Jupiter’s orbit and the ship’s single survivor David Bowman went through a gigantic monolith that turns out to be a portal of some kind and nobody has heard from him since And what is all this “OMG it’s full of stars” business Has he sneaked off to Beverly HillsSpacecraft DiscoveryThis seuel is centered on the Russian spacecraft The Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov manned mostly by Russian crew with a couple of Americans to legitimize entry into The Discovery which is US property Their mission is to find out what happened to Discovery HAL 9000 and Bowman and also to investigate the giant “Big BrotherZagadka” monolith that Bowman went through What they discover is a project of cosmic proportionsThe early part of 2010 Odyssey Two is less than riveting as Clarke goes into detail about the family life of the book’s protagonist Heywood Floyd and their pet dolphins Then there are several lengthy scientific expository passages leading up to the rendezvous with the Discovery which are too dry for my taste I do like hard SF the real world science enhances the verisimilitude of the futuristic plot Unfortunately long infodumps tend to be very dry read like extracts from a scientific journal article This is a trap that hard sf authors often fall into though to his credit Clarke’s expositions are accessible than most Science in tandem with storytelling on the other hand can be very effective and fascinating The best parts of this book are where Clarke successfully integrate the science into the narrative The giant Big BrotherZagadka monolith at Jupiter click to embiggenFor example Clarke’s application of scientific minutiae during Floyd’s exploration of the Discovery derelict makes for a wonderfully atmospheric scene love the surprising Ridley Scott’s Alien reference The restoration and rebooting revival of HAL 9000 is my favorite part of the book gotta love that HAL As for David Bowman he has become something posthuman but still retains much of his humanity in his thoughts and actionsNot the same old DaveFor most of the book 2010 Odyssey Two chugs along at a deliberate pace though the first half of the book is not all that compelling but readable enough to stay out of the bin The narrative becomes much exciting as things become increasingly outlandish and David Bowman goes on his almost metaphysical missions at the behest of his inscrutable alien masters The view spoilerredemption hide spoiler

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AppearedWould there be a seuelNow all those uestions and many have been answered In this stunning seuel to his international bestseller Clarke has written what will truly be one of the great books of the '80s Cosmic in sweep elouent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe and filled with the romance of space this novel is a monumental achieveme. This book was really good concerning characters and their relationships I loved reading their interactions and some of their personal issuesHowever for some reason the actual plot didn't get me hooked Maybe one aspect of it was that we spent too few time on aspects I was interested in eg Hal but the things we spent time on too often just couldn't hold my attention The last third was much interesting to me but I couldn't really say for sure what my problem was before thatI would say it works as a continuation of 2001 even though it feels as if on a smaller scale

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Transformed Dave Bowman into the Star Child What purpose lay behind the transformation What would become of the Star ChildWhat alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in spaceWhat could drive HAL a stable intelligent computer to kill the crew Was HAL really insane What happened to HAL and the spaceship Discovery after Dave Bowman dis. Space Baby's Big Day OutAfter the events in 2001 Dave becoming a Space Baby HAL being shut down while singing the world is left in wonder about what happened out near SaturnJUPITER Sorry Jupiter Right It was Jupiter all alongDr Floyd the bureaucrat who ventured to the Moon to check out TMA 1 is back and now he looks like Roy Schneider who I see died in 2008 The Russkis are headed out to check out what happened slightly uicker than what the US can manage Oh how times don't change Anyway partnerships all are happy joint US and Russian crewSo this is the story of recovering HAL and the further adventures of Space Baby Dave And while it isn't as grand and as awe inspiring as 2001 it's still a fun read with lots of nerdy details and some small instances of than two dimensional characterisation There is a brilliant flashback chapter involving Dave as a child and the death of his older brother The farmer aliens are in the background if they are even still alive and active Maybe it's just their machines acting for them now Maybe they are retired to some higher dimension or some other bullshitThe events are plausible and very much fun Even their out stuff with Space Baby is not as far out as those final chapters of 2001 It's nowhere near as hippy dippy So if you read 2001 and YOU SHOULD carry onto the second volume Not as good much understandable and good fun I found myself sad about HAL's fate though

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • 2010 Odyssey Two
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • English
  • 15 August 2019
  • 9780345413970

About the Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur Charles Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction He spent the first half of his life in England where he served in World War Two as a radar operator before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956 He is best known for the novel and movie 2001 A Space Odyssey which he co created with the assistance of Stanley KubrickClarke was a graduate of King