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2001. a Space Odyssey
2001. a Space Odyssey: The Greatest Space Adventure Ever Written. Now with a New Foreword by the Author | Arthur C. Clarke
Two astronauts find their journey into space and their very lives jeopardized by the jealousy of an extraordinary computer named Hal.
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Eggs
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And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do🎶
#spaceoddity #maymoviemagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Bowie 👨🏼‍🎤 1w
rohit-sawant 💜🌠💜 1w
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rretzler Not read any of them. 😔 1w
Squidapus Squidapus is hoping for Revenant Gun to win! 1w
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#BookMail Pt6 I‘m obsessed with these special editions of SciFi classics. All come with a foreword by Neil Gaiman & look spectacular. My only tiny gripe is the way the writing on the spine is back to front. I now have Neuromancer, Dune, 2001 & on order is Stranger In A Strange Land & The Left Hand Of Darkness. The only one to get now is The Once And Future King. Does anybody else feel compelled to get all the books in a special edition series?

DuckOfDoom I have completed this series a month ago, but still have to read stranger in a strange land. They look so pretty and I can afford the whole series because it's 'just' 6 books. I also collect the 10th anniversary editions by gollancz, but I am way behind the releases. 3w
BarbaraBB I‘d go crazy with those spines 😲😉 3w
JazzFeathers 😲😲😲😲💙💙💙💙 3w
Lizpixie @DuckOfDoom I‘d check out the gollancz editions but I have enough obsessions!🙅🏻‍♀️This series is wonderful though, the stories are all true classics & only 6 instead of 20-30 to get. Better for the bank balance💸 @BarbaraBB I‘m trying to figure out a way of displaying them so it‘s not so noticeable🤔 @JazzFeathers have you seen the rest? 💚🧡💙🖤❤️💛 3w
JazzFeathers @Lizpixie No, but l'm going to look them up! 3w
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Geeklet
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Naturally a Clarke written book adaptation of seminal film is gonna be pretty good. Unfortunately, because ideas from the book/movie have been stolen so many times, it‘s getting difficult to be blown away by the original work. Maybe because I‘ve seen the film or because I‘ve seen countless films inspired by 2001, I wasn‘t completely amazed by the book. That‘s quite a shame because this story is still the strongest.

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Geeklet
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Gym time this morning so it‘s time for a few lazy hours with the stinkers. Book should be finished soon. I‘ll start another before my swanky dinner tonight. We‘re going to a local Italian restaurant to eat a meal created my former contestants of Hell‘s Kitchen. It‘s my first fancy meal! #dogsoflitsy #helpiamtrapped #scifi

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Geeklet
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Work day done and backyard mowed. Time to hit that backlog!

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Eggs
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“I can feel it Dave...”

#odyssey #quotsyapr19 @TK-421

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fandom_hellspawn99
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Woah, that was trippy. I need to read the rest, I must know what happens 😂😂😂

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fandom_hellspawn99
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne and 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
2. I love the feel and look and hardcover, but paperbacks are cheaper, but either way I prefer a physical copy, nothing against e-readers though. 😅
3. The Great Gatsby 😪😪 just couldn't do it.

rachelsbrittain I was not a fan of The Great Gatsby either haha 😅 Thanks for joining in 📚 3mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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Woo! Approaching part 3, can't wait to see what's in store 😎

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Xeno
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✨“Those who had begun that experiment so long ago had not been men or even remotely close to human, but they were flesh and blood and when they looked out across the deeps of space, they had felt awe and wonder and loneliness.” ✨

Photo from babaktafreshi on Instagram!!!

#scifi

JessNevertheless What a beautiful quote! 3mo
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Xeno
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“Free at last from the tyranny of matter”

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Xeno
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I. ADORE. THIS. BOOK.

I didn‘t expect to like it as much as I did. Came in with low expectations since I had already seen the movie and enjoyed it...fell asleep to it...thought it was weird...as ya do.

However, I literally just finished it and I already want to read it again. I may have a new favorite book.

JessNevertheless Good news, there are sequels :) 3mo
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mappamunday
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imyril
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#RRSciFiMonth Day 23: I can‘t do that Dave

Turns out HAL is still the most villainous AI in my collection - I like my AIs sympathetic, apparently!

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The book and the film were done concurrently; Clarke would watch some of the dailies each day and go back and tweak the book, which was only two-thirds done when shooting started.
#AnglophilesAnonymous # Anglophilesoflitsy

vivastory I had no idea. Fascinating! 8mo
Aimeesue @vivastory Me either! Clarke lays out the process he and Kubrick went through throughout filming. Really an interesting way to work. Hoping the movie will make more sense after I read it! 8mo
bookcollecter Favorite film of all time! 6mo
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“What are you doing, Dave?” This lived up to all of the hype! I loved it! Not sure what took me so long to get to it!

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I made it! A Litsy Odyssey!

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#riotgrams Day 11 - naked hardcovers! Meet the nudists from @penguinusa Galaxy collection! 🙀They never had dust jackets! @bookriot #books #books📚

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Gina
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So it it just me or does HAL have the creepiest voice EVER. HAL gives me goose bumps.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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#AreFriendsElectric?

All these books have electric friends.

Um, maybe HAL 9000 not so much.

#NuYear

Cinfhen I still haven't read any Mieville, is this a good one to start with?!? 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Cinfhen No! This is one of the worst to start with because it is his SUPER dense attempt at hard science fiction. A great place to start would be his incredible take on modern detective fiction 1y
Cinfhen Thanks 🙏🏻 I wasn‘t really feeling this one and I see I‘ve already stacked City & The City 1y
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final frontier

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jpmcwisemorgan
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This is something I #wonder about often. If they‘re out there, what are they like? What would they think of us? #Quotsy #QuotsyDec17 #LitsyQuoteChallenge

dariazeoli I think we can‘t be alone in this universe. I‘d like to think they are more benevolent than we are! 1y
jpmcwisemorgan @dariazeoli Some days I hope they‘re large carnivores that come and eat us. Other days I hope they‘re nice. 1y
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KeeWee
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I saw someone else post this series last week so I had to start reading them. Just finished the first book and LOVED it! Helped explain a lot of the confusion from Kubrick (although still a great movie).

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lollygaggingJerboa
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"It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand; but perhaps men were barbarians"

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This book is a TRIP! Wrap your mind around the fact that he wrote this BEFORE we even landed on the moon! This is brilliant sci-fi! I'm going to admit that my eyes glazed over in a few places ("Put more science stuff around and increase the Flash Gordon noise!" -MST3K...?) but this book deserves its spot on the 1,001 list. Plus, I really appreciated the Barsoom reference! 118/1,001 #1001Books

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AtomCornett
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This book saved me on a cruise. Who'd a thunk the black abyss that is space would be more calming than the Gulf of Mexico?

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1. The Penguin Galaxy Books look fantastic
2. They smell really nice
3. The review: first time reading this, I never watched the movie. I knew about HAL, but not much else. I like how the story is told, the monolith discovery etc. The ending surprised me a bit, I somehow thought the AI would take up a larger role.

Heideschrampf WATCH. THE. MOVIE! 1y
Heideschrampf It's the best film ever made. Seriously. Try and find a cinema screening to get the full effect 1y
DuckOfDoom @Heideschrampf Sir, yes, Sir! 1y
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Liz_M
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And another #bingo square completed for #litsyreadingchallenge2017

This is a category that I modified to science fiction because I don't read horror. #lrc2017

BarbaraBB Just one more! So good 👍👍 1y
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gpkan
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I don't think it's possible to convey how much I loved this book using human words.... I feel like I just had a religious experience

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Mcoun
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It wasn't fabulous, but I finally get some of the more puzzling things in the movie.

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Mcoun
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"Please remember: This is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger."

-Arthur C. Clarke-2001

So true!

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BookwormM
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Great science fiction writing that predicted a lot of things to do with lunar travel.

Really enjoyed this adventure through space.

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Kristelh
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#rockinmay #magiccarpetrude just finished this. While I wasn't thinking about this as a fit, the star child really had a magical trip

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BookwormM
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Bet they don't have this on the moon which could be a good thing as I now feel sick 🤣

Hooked_on_books Wait, they have ice cream?!? I thought it was only ice cream bars! Dangerous, very dangerous. 2y
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BookwormM
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Sounds true to me...I have watched a lot of space disaster movies lol

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BookwormM
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All my library books arrived in one go typical lol 😂

tstan At least they're all short! 2y
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MrBook
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@BookBabe & I are about to watch a movie, something we rarely get to do since she's busy painting, taking opera lessons, and reading, and me working double- and triple-shifts at the library and working on other projects. "2001", baby! Clarke's magnificence on the screen. Brought it home from the library ?. #LitsyLovesLibraries

Dragon HAL is so creepy! Enjoy 😊 2y
UwannaPublishme "Sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." ? 2y
Eggs One of my old favorites! 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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Kristelh
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Both of these would work for #heaven #rockinmay

Cinfhen 👍🏻😇💕 2y
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NickNelson07
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Almost finished this Sci-Fi classic and just astounded by its depth. It's more than just Hal, Dave, and space.

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Think I preferred this to the film. Aside from a few pages where the description of planets got a bit longwinded I really enjoyed this. Clarke wrote intelligent science fiction but his style also captures your imagination and gets you to look at the stars with a renewed sense of wonder. A short novel that tells an epic tale.

hlgreenfield I've actually never read this or any of his novels. I need to get on that! 2y
myers85 I'd recommend starting with Childhood's End, it's a good introduction to his style and a fantastic novel. 2y
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Waynegjr
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The Science and Industry Museum has a pretty great exhibit on Science-Fiction.

bio_chem06 @Waynegjr Chicago? 2y
Waynegjr Yup it's not a whole exhibit , it's a section in the exhibit on what the future might look like. 2y
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Anton
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Didn't want to interrupt my Dr Whosday postings with this, but I hit a new Litfluence milestone yesterday. 😀

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

I actually caught my #Litfluence number at exactly 2000, but I couldn't resist a book tie-in when it jumped one digit. ? Love you, #Littens! ?

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myers85
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Just started this. I've read two of Clarke's books before and loved them so hoping this should be a good read too. Will be interesting to see how it compares to the film. Plus chocolates left over from Christmas should aide my enjoyment.

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I just missed 2001...But wow! Can't believe I passed the 2000 mark! I'm just having so much fun with this awesome community!

Shemac77 Congratulations!! 2y
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Suzze Yippee! Very nice. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 2y
annkuch13 🎉🎉 2y
ScientistSam @kmdartist so glad you got me on Litsy😀👏 2y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings Woohoo!!! 🎉📚🙌❤😊 2y
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myers85
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Some excellent Christmas gifts. Science fiction and science nonfiction! Clarke is one of my favourite authors and Brian Cox's enthusiasm for science is contagious.

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I hit a #milestone today! Thank you, friends. I'm happy to be here with all of you. 😊
#litfluence

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obviateit Thank you, @bmsddk @MrBook ! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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I don't know if any of you are conspiracy buffs, the alien types but this was recently discovered from pictures of Mercury. To me it looks like a suspiciously rectangle hole but many are claiming it is more like a monolith. A real life monolith. Now I'm not saying I believe that but... it's still kinda cool. Oh and btw this book was fantastic.

LazyOwl My first thought was 'it's the Tardis!' 😂 2y
Ubergeekygirl @LazyOwlBookBlog Oh!! I like that! 2y
Sue Me too @LazyOwlBookBlog !!! 2y
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