2001: A Space Odyssey Summary
Stanley Kubrick

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2001: A Space Odyssey Summary

Early in its making, Clarke had said, "If this film can be completely understood, then we have failed," and his third law of science fiction states, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Yet the novel explains a good deal of the climactic transformation. The transcendence of the novel, much more than that of the film or of Childhood's End (1953), remains within an explicable science.

The themes of the novel share this ambivalence...

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