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READER À DOC 2010 Odyssey Two ´ 9780345413970 ï ❰BOOKS❯ ✯ 2010 Odyssey Two Author Arthur C. Clarke – 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 When A Space Odyssey first shocked amazed and delighted millions in the late s 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 transformed The enigma of the Spaceship Discovery lost in Jupiter's orbit the setting has been changed from Saturn in the original book to match Kubrick's film The imaginative Arthur C Clarke's seuel to 2001 has Dr Heywood Floyd again recruited on a joint US and Soviet woopswritten in 1982 expedition to the giant sphere the numerous colors yep orange too planet find out what happened The crew of the Soviet ship Leonov consists of seven Russians and three Americans with both male and female members DrFloyd Dr Chandra builder of the malfunctioning computer Hal a long repair trip and Walter Curnow a systems specialist are the Americans Curnow job is to get Discovery working again before it crashes down on Io a hellish volcanic world and one of the many exotic Jovian moons But the real reason of the trip is of course just a little complicated people are so devious Discovery's Captain David Bowman's disappearance and his last wordsMy God it's full of stars haunts the Earth still to this very day what does he mean The mysterious black monolith that is floating in space between Jupiter and her moon how dangerous a threat is it to Earth The uite able Captain Tatiana Orlova is in charge and even has her husband on board makes for an interesting voyage but no time for a honeymoon All the crew begin to call the monolith Big Brother even the uncomfortable Soviets A shocking development arises when the Chinese send the spaceship Tsien ahead of the Leonov using all their fuel to arrive first An unbelievable suicide mission What is their ultimate goal steal valuable information from the Discovery and Big Brother The puzzle continues when the Chinese land on another Jovian moon the strange ice satellite Europa An understandable confusion in the spaceship indeed but meanwhile the view of Jupiter's dazzling atmosphere is not to be missed Its constant color changes white red orange and the Great Red Spot nonetheless something strange is seen from the Leonov a black image is spreading on the Fifth PlanetSoon it will engulf the entire sphereWhat is it doing and important for what reason maybe to cause trouble for the Soviets and Americans a chilling prospect Exciting follow up to 2001 not as good to be honest since few book could top the original in the genre however an agreeable space adventure

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DisappearedWould 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 's 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 achievement I'll suggest the reader of this review to go through plot summary of this novel and a little familiariation with its preuel 2001 A Space Odyssey I'll only be expatiating here on some aspects I found fascinatingAlthough the novel contains many captivating sub plots and a driving gripping backdrop; I want to credit Arthur C Clarke for the most wonderful depictions of the Jovian system Within the first half he describes the bands of Jovian clouds the cyclonic storms the radiation belt and the high energy electron beam connecting Io to Jupiter; he depicts Io a land of fiery volcanoes violent eruptions making umbrella clouds and molten lava lakes; and he uses all the available information about Callisto Ganymede and Europa to paint a vivid and entrancing picture of the moonscapes using his never exhausting arsenal of beautiful sublime metaphors Perhaps Clarke's level of ingenious and prolific depiction of the real planets and satellites could only be matched by none other than the Great Carl SaganI give Clarke enormous credit and due respect for not weaving mystical and unreal speculative scenery of the worlds but instead relying on the available information to show such a scenario that could possibly never be imagined by any of the Earth bound fantasy writers It is true that the Universe is not stranger than we imagine but it is stranger than we can imagineAlso it turns out that the strange eerie surreal and enigmatic Universe is actually much profoundly beautiful and enchanting than we can possibly imagineHowever Clarke does resort to speculation in the latter half when he begins to describe the non corporeal Dave Bowman's descent into sub surface Europa to look for indigenous life and his descent into Jovian atmosphere to look for gaseous life metallic hydrogen and the diamond core as big as the Earth These speculations still stand on the solid ground of research and inferential hypotheses propounded by reputable scientists However the climax of Jupiter condensing and initiating nuclear fusion is absolutely speculative fantasy and couldn't be given much serious consideration even though the condensation is said to be trigerred by higher forms of technological intelligenceI should point out that in the preuel Dave Bowman was converted by the invisible masters of the Galaxy into a pure energy life form retaining his memory and consciousness The invisible masters are the entities which look for developing intelligence across the Galaxy and then ensure its survival and development by setting up dark rectangular slabs which direct the life forms and protect them This patronizing sort of intelligence occurred to me as highly disturbing and rather unsettling one; this hypothesis regards humans as highly vulnerable to self destruction and incapable of supporting themselves against the follies and vices they commit threatening their prospects of survival in conseuence Which is obviously true but I find my own ideas to be better in sync with those of Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan which hold the belief in human intelligence our ability to overcome our weaknesses and the potential of conuering the cosmos without needing any sort of external interventionIt also occurs to me that despite being a close friend of Carl Sagan Clarke was highly inclined towards theistic philosophies and his idea showing invisible masters guarding and helping the intelligences can be said to be the manifestation serving his purpose of having deities in real worldHis description of HAL 9000 the self conscious artificial intelligence aboard Discovery and the treatment it is subjected to raises many uestions and concerns about our ethics of dealing with non human non organic intelligence The crew never regards HAL as a person and they stand at a ready to dissipate it in case it disobeys them they even abandon HAL to save themselves while running from Jovian collapse and ignition Clarke's HAL talks and behaves distinctively like a person it shows efforts for self preservation and even subdued fear But Clarke doesn't go into details about it unlike his contemporary Isaac Asimov It holds imperative that we review our understanding and ethics about treating other forms of consciousness robots computers and even animals in a better and compassionate wayIt is rather a hard science fiction novel relying almost exclusively on pure scientific facts and inferences and almost negligibly on unrealistic speculations His description of space travel the environment aboard the ship interactions and relationships of the crew; are satisfyingClarke is a master at weaving dark haunting atmospheres which always show his cynicism and impart fear and thrill into reader's mind He succeeds superbly at it while describing the anxiety fear stress and agony of the crew whose characters are otherwise at best a little than single layered caricatures

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2010 Odyssey Two2010 Odyssey PDF 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 The movie seuel is not as good as the original but in many ways this might be Clarke's most polished effort He actually takes the time to think out a plot and characters and it's interesting to see what happens following the events in the first bookmovie