By Arthur C. Clarke

ISBN-10: 0795324820

ISBN-13: 9780795324826

One of the 35 publication (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole 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. enthusiasts needed to wait fourteen years for the sequel—but whilst it got here out, it was once an speedy hit, profitable the Hugo Award for most sensible 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 group contains Heywood Floyd, the lone survivor from the former undertaking, and Dr. Chandra, the writer of HAL.

What they locate is not any below an unsettling alien conspiracy—surrounding the evolutionary destiny of indigenous existence types on Jupiter's moon Europa, in addition to that of the human species itself. A gripping continuation of the liked Odyssey universe, 2010: Odyssey II is science-fiction storytelling at its top.

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Sorry," he muttered. " "You never feel so hot," Ellen rasped accusingly; she moved aside so he could put down the plates on the drainboard of the sink. "If you don't stop acting this way—" A clatter of dishes cut off her words, as Hadley got plates from the cupboard for apple pie and ice cream. "You just have to stop acting this way! " Hadley boiled. "It's unfair to me; what am I supposed to do, turn my feelings on and off the way you work that stove? All right—" He gouged slimy-hot pie from its store pan and laid the dripping sections on saucers.

By your standards. " "I hire them! I pay them good money! " Jim twisted resentfully. "The thing that's wrong with these young kids is they don't know how to work. They expect the customer to walk up and hand them the money. They don't know how to go out and really work for it, like we had to. They're soft. " "I know," Alice said gently. " Fergesson got to his feet and padded broodingly toward the kitchen. "There's such a thing as too much of a good thing. A man gets effeminate with all the stuff they're selling these days.

The store was chill, dismal in its barrenness. In the pallid blue flicker of the night-light the girl's face seemed not round: a hollow pointed bonelike thing, a rigid frame supporting her features. Her eyes were deep-sunk, far down in her skull. Her hair appeared transparent, a sheet of dry spidery material, a brown cap through which her scalp and ears were visible. She wore no makeup; her lips were pale, thin. " Fergesson demanded, in fright. " After a time Ellen nodded. "I was walking around.

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