2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

By Arthur C. Clarke

2001: an area Odyssey is the vintage technological know-how fiction novel that modified the best way we checked out the celebs and ourselves....

2001: an area Odyssey encouraged what's possibly the best technology fiction movie ever made- brilliantly imagined by means of the past due Stanley Kubrick....

2001 is ultimately here....

"Dazzling...wrenching, eerie, a mind-bender."-Time

"Full of poetry, medical mind's eye and usually wry Clarke wit. via status the universe on its head, he makes us see the normal universe in a special light...a advanced allegory concerning the heritage of the world."-The New Yorker

"Brain-boggling." -Life

"Clark has built an efficient paintings of fiction...with the meticulous production of an extraterrestrial environment...Mr. Clark is a master."--Library Journal

"Breathtaking."-Saturday Review

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Rather to his surprise, he found that he could. He felt quite contented, in a dazed, stupid kind of way. He knew dimly that the rescue ship must have come, that the automatic revival sequence had been triggered, and that soon he would be seeing other human beings. That was fine, but he did not get excited about it. Presently he felt hunger. The computer, of course, had anticipated this need. "There is a signal button by your right hand, Dave. " Bowman forced his fingers to hunt around, and presently discovered the pear-shaped bulb.

Pumping sequence started," repeated Hal. At once, Poole could hear the throbbing of the pumps as precious air was sucked out of the lock chamber. " Poole made a final check of his tiny instrument panel. Everything was perfectly normal. "Open outer door," he ordered. " and the computer would stop the sequence immediately. Ahead, the walls of the ship slid apart. Poole felt the pod rock briefly as the last thin traces of air rushed into space. Then he was looking out at the stars – and, as it happened, at the tiny, golden disk of Saturn, still four hundred million miles away.

Below this was a small "space-garage" fitted with three airlocks, through which powered capsules, just large enough to hold a man, could sail out into the void if the need arose for extravehicular activity. The equatorial region of the pressure sphere – the slice, as it were, from Capricorn to Cancer – enclosed a slowly rotating drum, thirty-five feet in diameter. As it made one revolution every ten seconds, this carrousel or centrifuge produced an artificial gravity equal to that of the Moon. This was enough to prevent the physical atrophy which would result from the complete absence of weight, and it also allowed the routine functions of living to be carried out under normal – or nearly normal – conditions.

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