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Clarke, Arthur C.

2010: Odyssey Two

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"A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001."

*Carl Sagan



Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft *to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong . . . and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.



Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.



Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman *the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith *streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own . . .



"Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy, and a newly acquired sense of play."

*Time



"2010 is easily Clarkes' best book in over a decade."

*The San Diego Tribune