By Arthur C. Clarke
9 years after the ill-fated Discovery One venture to Jupiter, a joint Soviet-American staff 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 comprises Heywood Floyd, the lone survivor from the former undertaking, and Dr. Chandra, the author of HAL.
What they locate is not any lower than an unsettling alien conspiracy—surrounding the evolutionary destiny of indigenous lifestyles types 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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His character was somewhat indecisive, one of those minds that is content with uncertainty, that seems to live perpetually in the “approximate,” and that walks through life in semi-obscurity. The destiny of such people is often what a bottle cork is to the crest of a wave. Depending on whether the wind is blowing from the north or the south, they are carried oﬀ to either the equator or the pole. Chance alone decides the course of their lives. If Dr. Sarrasin had clearly understood his son’s character, perhaps he would have hesitated in writing him the above letter.
T. Maston recklessly try to shift the axis of the globe in order to mine coal at the North Pole. “It has often been asserted that the word ‘impossible’ is not a French one. People have evidently been deceived by the dictionary,” Verne writes in From the Earth to the Moon. “In America, evIntroduction : xxxvii erything is easy, everything is simple; and as for mechanical diﬃculties, they are overcome before they arise. Between Barbicane’s proposition and its realization, no true Yankee would have allowed even the semblance of a diﬃculty to be possible.
Ahem! — and also the sister of JeanJacques Langévol, drum major in the 36th light infantry . ” “I must confess,” Dr. Sarrasin declared at this point, amazed by such a detailed knowledge of his family genealogy, “that you seem better informed than I am on certain points. ” “She left the city of Bar-le-Duc around 1807 with your grandfather Jean Sarrasin, whom she had married in 1799. Both settled in Melun8 as dealers in tin ware and remained there until 1811, date of the death of Julie Langévol, Sarrasin’s wife.
2010 (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: The Odyssey) by Arthur C. Clarke