2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey➽ [Reading] ➿ 2001: A Space Odyssey By Arthur C. Clarke ➲ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk 2001 კოსმოსური ოდისეა ინგლ 2001 A Space Odyssey — ართურ კლარკის საყოველთაოდ ცნობილი საკულ კოსმოსური ოდისეა ინგლ A Space Odyssey — ართურ კლარკის საყოველთაოდ ცნობილი საკულტო ეპიკური სამეცნიერო ფანტასტიკური ჟანრის ნაწარმოები პირველი წიგნი რომლითაც იხსნება ლეგენდარული ტეტრალოგია სხვა კლასიფიკაციით პენტალოგია „კოსმოსური ოდისეა“ რომელიც თავის მხრივ ოქტალოგია სხვა კლასიფიკაციით სეპტალოგია „ოდისეის“ პირველ სივრცით ნაწილს წარმოადგენს ნაწარმოები ჩაფიქრებული იყო იგივე სახელწოდების მქონე ფილმის სცენარად რომელიც გადაიღო სტენლი კუბრიკმა წიგნი გამოქვეყნდა ფილმის გადაღების შემდეგ წელსნაწარმოებს გააჩნია პრეისტორია რომელიც წარმოდგენილია სამი მოთხრობის სახით — გუშაგი ექსპედიცია დედამიწაზე და შეხვედრა განთიადისას სამივე ეს მოთხრობა უფრო ადრეული ასაკისაა და წლები შესაბამისადქართულად პირველად ითარგმნა წელს ნოდარ კუპრავას მიერ 2001: A MOBI :¿ წლის რუსული ნორი გალის ცნობილი თარგმანიდან რუსულმა და შესაბამისად ქართულმა გამოცემებმა განიცადა ცენზურის სასტიკი თავდასხმა მთელი რიგი ადგილები შეიკვეცა ხოლო ბოლო სამი თავი საერთოდ ამოიღეს წელს გამომცემლობამ წიგნები ბათუმში ხელმეორედ გამოსცა ახალი ქართული თარგმანი რომლის თარგმნა ამჟამად პირდაპირ დედნიდან მოხდა შეკვეცილი ადგილები გასწორდა ხოლო ამოღებული სამი თავი დაბრუნდა ნოდარ კუპრავას ძირითადი ტექსტი დედანს შეადარა და შეავსო ირაკლი სულაძემ. The book is always better than the film but I'd never read 2001 before What I didn't know until reading the foreword is that this novel was literally written in tandem with the film with Clarke and Kubrick feeding each other ideas At some points however filming overtook writing or vice versa and the two stories though similar split along two different paths After reading the book the film becomes little than a very well crafted container It's pretty and neat to look at it but open it up and it's empty There is none of Clarke's vision of how a being we'd call God would communicate with us across unfathomable time spans or teach us or lead us into higher consciousness Stripped away by Kubrick is the sense that this being truly wants us to be in its image and that the whole breadcrumb trail of monoliths was designed to do just that And completely erased is the notion that David Bowman as Star Child is now one with the Universe in some Zen like way and also much like something we'd called a godDon't get me wrong 2001 is still one of my favorite films but to get the full meaning and understand the full weight of why 2001 has been called the perfect science fiction story you must read the book Clarke marries science mysticism theory and fantasy in ways like no other Unfortunately Kubrick stripped away the mysticism and theory and left us what is in comparison to the book only a glimmer at something biggerKubrick touched the monolith but Clarke went inside Off to watch the movie before I review it Classic I read 2001 A Space Odyssey when I was a teenager and knew it was a very influential work of fiction because of the film and all the attention it had received Still though I found it very entertaining I did not really get it Thirty years later I have read it again and though I may not completely get it the second time around the mature reader can better grasp the vision and message of the genius author I especially enjoyed the many allusions to other works and found the reference to Melville's Ahab particularly engrossing Clarke’s prose is clear and descriptive and his story line linear and thought provoking Not just an excellent science fiction novel this is a work of literature brilliant 389 2001 A Space Odyssey Space Odyssey #1 Arthur C Clarke2001 A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C Clarke It was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick's film version and published after the release of the film Clarke and Kubrick worked on the book together but eventually only Clarke ended up as the official author The story is based in part on various short stories by Clarke including The Sentinel written in 1948 for a BBC competition but first published in 1951 under the title Sentinel of Eternity By 1992 the novel had sold three million copies worldwide An elaboration of Clarke and Kubrick's collaborative work on this project was made in The Lost Worlds of 2001عنوانها راز کیهان؛ 2001 یک ادیسه فضایی؛ نویسنده آرتور سی کلارک؛ مترجمها پرویز دوائی؛ هوشنگ غیاثی نژاد؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه آگوست سال 2008 میلادیعنوان راز کیهان؛ نوشته آرتور سی کلارک؛ مترجم پرویز دوائی؛ تهران، امیرکبیر فرانکلین، 1348 خورشیدی؛ در 288 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1354؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان برینانیایی سده 20 معنوان راز کیهان؛ نوشته آرتور سی کلارک؛ مترجم هوشنگ غیاثی نژاد؛ تهران، پاسارگاد، چاپ دوم 1374؛ در دو جلد؛دوهزار و یک ادیسه ی فضایی، عنوان رمانی در گونه ی علمی تخیلی ست که در سال 1968 میلادی، به قلم «آرتور سی کلارک» و با همکاری «استنلی کوبریک» است ایده ی نخست این رمان، برگرفته از داستان کوتاه «آرتور سی کلارک»، با عنوان «نگهبان» است مجموعه ی چهارگانه ی «ادیسه»، پس از این کتاب نخستین؛ کتابهای 2010 ادیسه دو؛ 2061 ادیسه سه؛ و 3001 ادیسه نهایی هستند ا شربیانی I remember watching 2001 A space Odyssey about seven years back and almost losing my mind during the overlong Stargate seuence and what followed after that acid trip The I might puke faceFast forward to 2017 one of my buddies called me up and said 'Sreyas 2001 Space Odyssey is a fricking classic You should read the book before watching the movie' Fortunately I had a copy of the novel with me and I jumped right in ❝ If he was indeed mad his delusions were beautifully organized❞ The story starts in a time before the dawn of human kind when benevolent and rather mindless man apes were dying one after another due to overlong drought and natural predators In short The tribal group was going down and they were facing Extinction with a big EEnter our savior the big black slab which manipulated with the minds of man apes and turned them into ambitious innovative and uh violent hooligans? But hey they needed to be all this to survive such a primitive world The only problem was that the once benevolent man apes passed these newly found ualities like innovation imagination and unfortunately violence to future generations that followed themThat's a topic for another time Because right now it's all about science and the mysterious black monolith which engineered the dawn of humankind We jump from prehistory to the year 2001 in a blink of an eye and the true odyssey begins One of the best things about the story for me was the unceasing excitement the tale inspires in spite of being rather slow at times The story focuses on the ideas and the science rather than its characters creating a story propelled solely by the sheer power of the journey to find answers Another exciting aspect of the story was how easy it is to associate the elements of the novel with our own technological advancement Even though we haven't achieved the level of sophisticated advancement in terms of space travel as mentioned in the novel we have come a long way I couldn't help but notice a scene where one of the characters lands an instumentless probe on an asteroid and Ta da we have done better with Rosetta probe You go Rosetta Without uestion the best part about the book was HAL 9000 view spoilerand the horrors Seriously who needs aliens to scare the shit out of you when you have HAL 9000 Oddly enough I kind of felt sad when HAL signed off hide spoiler An alien artifact teaches a man ape to use tools Heywood Floyd goes to the moon to investigate a mysterious situation Dave Bowman and his crewmates most of them in cryogenic sleep head toward SaturnLet me get my two big gripes out of the way first 1 Arthur C Clarke's characters are cardboard cutouts and largely interchangeable with one another2 Arthur C Clarke's prose doesn't bring all the boys to the yardNow that I've got that out of the way I enjoyed this book very much Some of it is a little dated not surprising since Clarke wrote it around the time some man ape discovered fire A lot of it is spot on though like Heywood Floyd's tablet by another nameThe first two threads do a great job of setting up the third The man ape thread was the least exciting but nicely set the stage By the time Bowman's thread got going the book was very hard to put downUnlike a lot of sf classics I enjoyed both the story AND the concepts Because of the enjoyment factor and because it's a classic of the genre I bumped it from my original 35 to a full 4 out of 5 When I first read this book as a teenager I hated it I thought it was so dry and impenetrable I loved the Kubrick movie for its weirdness though Clearly I was not one of the brighter kids of my generation Having said that while I like it very much on this reread I can see why I could not appreciate it in my teens Clarke’s scientific expositions can be very detailed but I would not call them dry now because I find them uite fascinating The fact that when you are on the moon Earth is the moon the details about the composition of Saturn’s ring and the description of Jupiter and its moons are clearly explained interesting and gulp educational They really facilitate visualization of these planetsWhat I particularly love about Clarke’s writing now that I did not appreciate in my foolish teens is the wonderful minutiae of his descriptions of various aspects of the space faring life For example the practical design of the toilet on a spaceship for zero gravity conditions a badly design toilet would mean getting shit all over you Also things like the thick sticky sauce on pork chops and salad with adhesive dressing to keep food from floating off the plate during dinner After dinner the velcro slippers are great for walking around the ship without levitating Spacecraft DiscoveryI have only mentioned the minor details so far the main plot is of course absolutely epic though it is so well known it is hardly worth describing 2001 A Space Odyssey gets off to a rollicking start during 3 million years BC The first five chapters basically tells the story of how ape men were “uplifted” to use David Brin’s term by dogooding aliens from silly primates to sentient “people” Then the story jumps forward to the cough future of 2001 AD where a mysterious monolith is discovered on the moon This main section of the book is entirely set in space so we don’t know if Clarke would have predicted iPads and TumblrMonolith on the moonThe middle section of the book where astronaut David Bowman is battling crazed and homicidal AI HAL 9000 of “Daisy Daisy” fame is my favorite The short section of the narrative told from HAL’s point of view is particularly wondrous After dealing with HAL with extreme prejudice Dave has a lonely and depressing “Major Tom” period marooned in space Fortunately he soon embarks on his famous trippy trip through a stargate If you are puzzled by the Kubrick movie this book may help to clarify almost everything for you except that according to Clarke Kubrick and himself had different idea of the story they wanted to tell and Clarke’s answers are not necessarily the correct one I have no idea how much input Kubrick had on the novel only that he helped to develop it The book is – however – entirely written by Clarke The last couple of chapters are less surreal and psychedelic than the film but relatively understandable yet uite mind blowing for all thatWhile he is a sci fi legend to this day Clarke is often derided along with Asimov for his journeyman prose but I am always uite happy to defend Clarke’s style of writing He used the right tools for the right job and his science expositions are accessible and a pleasure to read He is also uite capable of some dry wit Characterization is not Clarke's forte he preferred to concentrate on the epic plot development instead which is fine for me as he succeeded in his storytelling aim Having said that both Dave Bowman and HAL 9000 are two of sci fi's most memorable and enduring characters If you like the film adaptation of 2001 A Space Odyssey but have not read this book you should Ditto if you have not seen the film It is deservedly a classicStar rating Oh my God – it’s full of starsNote My review of 2010 Odyssey Two This novel and the film stem from the same original project Initially Kubrick and Clarke had been working together on the same story While Stanley Kubrick went on to make what is now his masterpiece and one of the most amazing films in the history of cinema Arthur C Clarke wrote his most famous novels alongside Childhood's End The narratives in book and movie run parallel and so close to one another that while re reading the novel I have found it almost impossible to dismiss the images from Kubrick’s movie except when Clarke throws in some rare scene of his own the ship approaching the rings of Saturn and the satellite Japetus for instance So much so that Clarke’s book feels like a novelisation or literary by product of Kubrick’s filmThe scope and pace of the story are far reaching in both cases especially the section involving the astronauts the mad computer and the foolish Mission Control However here is probably where the shortcomings of this book reside compared to the film Clarke doesn’t find much to expand on except for technical or scientific trivia how to restore gravity in space how many miles are there between Jupiter and Saturn so forth which result in rather dull pieces of prose and don’t add much to the pleasure that this narrative may inspire This is particularly apparent towards the end of the novel where the trippy and gripping imagery of Kubrick’s film translates into a few chapters of pseudo explanatory gibberish Some piece of poetry might have been fitting “He now perceived that there were ways than one behind the back of space” As a longtime admirer of Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling film I was than a little hesitant about picking up this book apprehensive that it might not be able to live up to my perhaps overly demanding expectations And it did take me a good 50 pages or so before I really began to connect with Clarke’s writing After that initial rough patch however I became increasingly immersed in this absorbing story eventually entirely unwilling to part with it Thankfully the oft accurate cliché that “the book is better than the movie” proved true; I’m very pleased I gave this a try All of the fascinating themes you doubtless remember from the movie can be found here too evolution technology exploration and discovery the nature of intelligence the effects of isolation and perhaps the most poignant of these mankind’s primal relentless hunger to understand why But what I wasn’t expecting to encounter and what made this such an incredibly memorable novel was the boundless sense of reverence and awe with which it was infused Clarke masterfully depicted the vast grandeur of space in part by subtly yet persistently underscoring how very small and alone David was and he did so in such a way that I ended up feeling something I’ve not experienced in uite some time pure childlike wonder at the unfathomable incomprehensible beauty and magnitude of our universe A genuinely riveting uest for discovery 2001 is science fiction with both a heart and a mind AND view spoilera gloriously wiggy AI Seriously how adorable is HAL? hide spoiler The opening scene of a tribe of ape men in Africa finding a strange gyrating monolith another rock to these few primitives at first However after the light show the tribe is fascinated teaches them how to make and use tools kill animals and prevent their own extinction With an unlimited supply of food and not be dependent on plants and fruit for survival very rare during the long ponderous drought conditions millions of years The human race might reach their destiny for better or worse after all At around the beginning of the 21st century another monolith is discovered or is it the same one found earlier ? Buried in the dark side back side of the moon a bizzare place for any object to be The bright Dr Heywood Floyd is called in to investigate and keeps a silent tongue why he's there on the lunar surface He sees that the jet black slab is ten foot tall and three million years old unbelievably and immediately sends a ominous signal somewhere in the vast Solar System obviously extraterrestrial in origin The spaceship the magnificent expensive Discovery is built and sent to Saturn's moon Japetus where the dark structure indicated to go they had little choice and must obey Hal the now legendary computer on board the Discovery does the work and Captain David Bowman and Frank Poole don't have much to do yes a boring voyage for the spacemen the other crewmen are in hibernation And will be revived when they hopefully arrive at their distant destination an average of 746 milion miles away from Earth Did I say a very monotonous rather endless adventure into the unknown this will change soon since Hal never makes a mistake but will Still the view of giant Jupiter's turbulent gases constantly changing makes a colorful atmosphere which shouldn't be avoided the planet's numerous enticing satellites that astronomers keep on finding new ones to their great delight and joy 79 at last count second most in our system since Saturn has a few 82 good show are not to be missed either Neither is Saturn's Rings and their ice and rocks as they float around the heavens in perpetual orbit of the exotic sphere This novel with a strange and vague ending what does it mean Maybe the story about Jesus Christ being resurrected to save the world? Or just aliens manipulating the Earth or another idea humans trying to find God you decide I didThis like the wonderful classic film is a little cold in unfolding nevertheless a glorious story of our future