2001: a Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clark (1968)

2001.jpgI know that 2001 seems like ancient history now, but this sci-fi masterpiece is still worth reading!

Five astronauts are traveling to one of Saturn’s moons to unravel the mystery of an alien monolith suddenly discovered on our moon.  But what happens when the artificially intelligent computer decides to take over the mission, and begins making life and death decisions millions of miles from earth?

I remember when EVERYONE was reading the books by Arthur C. Clark back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but none got more buzz than 2001: a Space Odyssey!  One of my earliest memories of childhood was seeing the movie with my family at the theater — I didn’t understand it at all.  But I finally read the book years later in junior high and LOVED it.  In fact, I went on to read several Arthur C. Clark books and enjoyed them a great deal!

Don’t miss the sequel 2010: Odyssey Two.  Both books have excellent film adaptations.

Middle or High School Reading Level, 296 pages, published in 1968. 




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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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