2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke. It was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick's film version and published after the release of the film. The story is based in part on various short stories by Clarke, most notably "The Sentinel" (written in 1948 for a BBC competition but first published in 1951 under the title "Sentinel of Eternity"). For an elaboration of Clarke and Kubrick's collaborative work on this project, see The Lost Worlds of 2001, Arthur C. Clarke, Signet, 1972.

The 252nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 62nd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  2. - 87th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  3. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  4. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  5. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Moonwatcher's Memoir: A Diary of 2001: A Space Odyssey Paperback 2614447 $106.25 $75.00 2002
2001: a Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series) Mass Market Paperback 36364 $5.19 $1.96 2000
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2001 A Space Odyssey (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 4663051 $12.40 $36.87 2019
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The Arthur C. Clarke Collection: 2001 A Space Odyssey/Transit of Earth/Fountains of Paradise/Childhood's End Audio Cassette 1396935 $52.00 $11.99 1995
2001: A Space Odyssey Hardcover 778357 $59.17 $1.92 2000
2001 Una Odisea Espacial / 2001. A Space Odyssey (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1166565 $8.96 2004
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2001: A Space Odyssey. Basded on a screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke Mass Market Paperback 3623378 $39.00 $4.15 1968