2001: A Space Odyssey
Every bit as ambitious and prophetic as the film that shared its inception, Arthur C. Clarke’s novel remains a towering science-fiction classic. This is the first illustrated edition.
Developed from Arthur C. Clarke’s short story ‘The Sentinel’ and brainstormed together with legendary film director Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) has had an indelible impact on both cinema and genre literature. Written alongside the screenplay, the book stands on its own merits as a visionary work: a powerful exploration of space, artificial intelligence and the destiny of humanity.
‘Arthur C. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age … the colossus of science fiction’
- The New Yorker
This edition includes the foreword written jointly by Clarke and Kubrick, as well as Clarke’s ‘Back to 2001’ preface written in 1989. Michael Moorcock, a long-standing colleague of Clarke’s and an award-winning author, has provided a new introduction revealing much of his friend’s personality, as well as casting a new light on the fractious relationship between Clarke and Kubrick. For this first illustrated edition, Joe Wilson has contributed seven colour illustrations that capture the book’s vision of 2001’s remarkable future, while the binding shimmers with holographic foil.
Bound in printed art paper and blocked in holographic foil
Set in Cartier Book with Univers display
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
9½˝ x 6¼˝
A landmark work of speculative fiction
Clarke and Kubrick
About Arthur C. Clarke
About Michael Moorcock
About Joe Wilson
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