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By Arthur C. Clarke

One of the 35 e-book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the entire Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

The yr is 2001, and cosmonauts discover a mysterious monolith that has been buried at the Moon for a minimum of 3 million years. To their astonishment, the monolith releases an both mysterious pulse—a type of signal—in the path of Saturn after it truly is unearthed. no matter if alarm or verbal exchange, the human race needs to be aware of what the sign is—and who it was once meant for.

The Discovery and its workforce, assisted via the hugely complicated HAL 9000 computing device process, units out to enquire. yet because the team attracts in the direction of their rendezvous with a mysterious and historic alien civilization, they detect that the best risks they face come from in the spacecraft itself. HAL proves a deadly touring spouse, and the staff needs to outwit him to survive.

This novel model of the recognized Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: an area Odyssey was once written by means of Clarke along with the movie's creation. it's intended to face as a significant other piece, and it...

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He’d done it before. He was doing it now. Fuck him. I didn’t want to die of old age walking out of the south Gobi, but fuck him. Then the intercom crackled to life. The pilot said something fast and tonal—Cantonese, I thought, not that I could follow it. The Antonov banked hard and picked up speed as the engines coughed a bloom of black smoke. Whatever it was we were looking for, we’d found it. Hannaday just smiled. ” Ladder work? Out here? * * * And damn me if we didn’t bounce to a landing somewhere not much different from anywhere else.

He was an Agency cowboy I’d last seen on the wrong end of a Glock in Kandahar two years earlier. Whipcord thin, still wearing the same damned Armani suit. How the fuck had that spook gotten into the camp without me seeing him? My legs still ached whenever it got chilly. I briefly considered firing off my Stinger inside the ger, just punching the warhead into Hannaday’s chest, but that would have pretty much toasted us all. “Stow it,” growled Korunov. Two hundred kilos or not, that man could and did snap necks.

He was pale and sweating. ” I said. ” I went and looked. Our spaceman was a girl, not more than fifteen, eyes bloodshot from reentry gees, barely moving even as she stared at us. Blue-black skin, shaved head. A girl. Who’d dropped out of the Central Asian sky in a Russian spaceship. Kids on the International Space Station? Not fucking likely. Not in this lifetime. ” * * * The Antonov lumbered back to camp. Nichols sat in the back of the plane with his shotgun, watching the kid and cursing in an extended monotone, mostly Russian.

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