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2001: A Space Odyssey (Penguin Galaxy)

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (PENGUIN GALAXY)

by: Clarke, Arthur C.
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description A deluxe hardcover edition of the wondrous space adventure that is the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning film—now celebrating its 50th anniversaryPart of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman Winner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction classic that has changed the way we look at the stars—and ourselves. On the moon, an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent deep into our solar system. But before they can reach their destination, things begin to go very wrong. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn at the turn of the 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke takes us on a journey unlike any other. Brilliant, compulsive, and prophetic, and the basis for the immensely influential Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man’s—and technology’s—place in the universe and lives on as a landmark achievement in storytelling. Penguin Galaxy   Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination.   The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Neuromancer by William Gibson For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Review “One of the coolest gifts you can get for your favorite sci-fi geek . . . You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but these new Penguin Galaxy hardcovers make it really hard.” — Gizmodo “Serious science fiction and fantasy readers cannot resist the classics. . . . That’s what makes the Penguin Galaxy series so appealing. . . . Each of the novels here has earned their place in the halls of literary history. . . . Their small form factor and minimalist covers call out to readers and make them fun to read all over again.” — Kirkus Reviews “Dazzling . . . Wrenching . . . A mind bender.” — Time   “[Clarke is] a master who is as deft at generating accelerating, almost painful suspense as he is knowledgeable and accurate (and fascinating) about the technical and human details of space flight and exploration.” — The New York Times   “By standing the universe on its head, he makes us see the ordinary universe in a different light.” — The New Yorker About the Author Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) wrote a hundred books and more than a thousand short stories and essays covering science fiction and science fact. The recipient of dozens of awards, fellowships, and honorary doctorates, and the only science-fiction writer to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he had both an asteroid and a dinosaur species named after him. One of his short stories inspired the World Wide Web; another was expanded into

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Product Code: 9780143111573
ISBN: 0143111574
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2016-10-25
Number of Pages: 256 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reprint
Dimension: 5.51 x 0.87 x 8.35 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds