2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey #1) - Arthur C. Clarke7.28

When an enigmatic monolith is found buried on the moon, scientists are amazed to discover that it's at least 3 million years old. Even more amazing, after it's unearthed the artifact releases a powerful signal aimed at Saturn. What sort of alarm has been triggered? To find out, a manned spacecraft, the Discovery, is sent to investigate. Its crew is highly trained - the best - and they are assisted by a self-aware computer, the ultra-capable HAL 9000.

But HAL's programming has been patterned after the human mind a little too well. He is capable of guilt, neurosis, even murder, and he controls every single one of Discovery's components. The crew must overthrow this digital psychotic if they hope to make their rendezvous with the entities that are responsible not just for the monolith, but maybe even for human civilization.

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Release date: 1968
Genres: science fiction
Average rating: 7.28/10
Total ratings: 121
Updated: August 19, 2021

Space Odyssey :: Series

2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey #1)7.28
2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey #2)6.76
2061: Odyssey Three (Space Odyssey #3)5.54
3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey #4)6.72