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2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, Book 2) by Arthur C. Clarke

By Arthur C. Clarke

One of the 35 publication (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the full 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 by means of Stanley Kubrick. fanatics needed to wait fourteen years for the sequel—but whilst it got here out, it was once an fast hit, profitable the Hugo Award for top Novel in 1983.

Nine years after the ill-fated Discovery One challenge to Jupiter, a joint Soviet-American group 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 kinds on Jupiter's moon Europa, in addition to that of the human species itself. A gripping continuation of the cherished Odyssey universe, 2010: Odyssey II is science-fiction storytelling at its most sensible.

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It was curious Alex was such a knowledgeable and compliant participant in a Chinese lab. His petulance at my Cryonic 37 question amplified my suspicion. I leaned forward carefully and spoke with accentuated base, “Well, Al, seems to me you are well versed in the interests and activities of the Chinese. And here you are, in their lab, helping them with their little science project. So, I need to know what your deal is. ” Alex sighed deeply before he spoke. ” Then he stood up and worked his way toward the hallway, speaking hurriedly while motioning for me to follow.

Yes, their offer appeared genuine and most generous. China is not the country you knew. Their economy dwarfed ours long before the tsunami hit. They had tamed inflation, overpopulation . . even their massive appetite for natural resources wasn’t able to hold them back. China had become the world’s premier superpower, and they acted the part. ” I dropped the chopsticks onto my plate with a loud ping. I’d wiped the plate clean while listening to Alex and wasn’t sure what to do with it. The plate and chopsticks were made of ceramic that didn’t seem disposable.

The same arm reached over and grabbed hold of one of the men in white coats. Elliott pulled the man backwards until he fell on top of him and then he wrapped his other arm around the man and held him tight. Once Elliott had a good hold on him, he took a vicious bite out of the man’s neck. I ran over to Elliott’s bed on instinct, more for Elliott’s sake than anything. If he wanted to maul our captors, that was fine with me, I just wanted to make sure they didn’t retaliate. The doctors ran to their colleague’s aid.

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