By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 publication (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the total Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke's best-selling 2001: an area Odyssey captivated the world—and was once tailored right into a now-classic movie by way of Stanley Kubrick. fanatics needed to wait fourteen years for the sequel—but whilst it got here out, it used to be an fast hit, profitable the Hugo Award for most sensible Novel in 1983.
Nine years after the ill-fated Discovery One venture to Jupiter, a joint Soviet-American group travels to the planet to enquire the mysterious monolith orbiting the planet, the reason for the sooner mission's failure—and the disappearance of David Bowman. The workforce contains Heywood Floyd, the lone survivor from the former project, and Dr. Chandra, the author of HAL.
What they locate is not any below an unsettling alien conspiracy—surrounding the evolutionary destiny of indigenous lifestyles kinds on Jupiter's moon Europa, in addition to that of the human species itself. A gripping continuation of the cherished Odyssey universe, 2010: Odyssey II is science-fiction storytelling at its most sensible.
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I've spent all these years under your thumb. I know exactly how it feels. Ender would hate it. " "You've loved the whole thing. " "I know what it feels like to have power flow through me and into your hands," said Valentine. "Is that what this is about? " "Peter, you're such an idiot about the people you supposedly know best. I'm not telling you I want your power. " "No you won't, because people would know something was wrong. " "Anything you can do . " "I've changed all the passwords. " Peter gazed at her with pity.
But they also taught us. The very fact that they got here told us that it could be done. " The captain had by now led Ender to the very front of the ship, through several doors that required the highest security clearance to enter. " It was crystalline in substance and ovoid in shape, except that it came to a sharp point at the back. "Please don't tell me it's an egg," said Ender. The captain chuckled. "Don't tell anybody, but the engines of this ship, and all that fuel—they're just for maneuvering near planets and moons and such.
If some effort at communication had really happened, surely the adults would have stopped Ender at once, pretended that the "exercise" was over, and tried to deal with it on their own. But the hive queens did not attempt to communicate. Nor did they use the obvious strategy of dispersal to save themselves. They had sat there, waiting for Ender to come. And then Ender had won, the only way he could: with devastating force. It was how Ender always fought. To make sure that there was no further fighting.
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