2010: Odyssey Two: CLARKE, Arthur C.

2010: Odyssey Two

CLARKE, Arthur C.

ISBN 10: 0575013311 / ISBN 13: 9780575013315
Published by Phantasia Press, Huntington Woods, Michigan, 1982
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper in original slipcase (see below for slipcase condition). One of 650 numbered copies Signed by the author, this copy unnumbered. Additionally Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protégé, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley; "For Ian, to cheer you up on your 50th birthday (lucky guy!) and to prove that I've not forgotten Atlanta in '52 -Affectionately, Arthur. 4 Ap '89." Clarke sent the book to Macauley from Sri Lanka, using the novel method of pasting wrapping paper over the slipcase and addressing it to Macauley, with predictable results - the addressed paper is still attached and one end of the slipcase has been cut away, apparently when the package was opened. Macauley was the dedicatee of Clarke's first published hardcover novel, *Islands in the Sky* (1952), and was an award-winning *New York Times* journalist. He also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, *Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!* (2000). A nice association copy of this novel. Apparently the reference to 1952 in the inscription refers to Clarke's 1952 visit to Macauley in Atlanta, where he wrote the last chapter of *Childhood's End*, reportedly after discussions with Macauley. Basis for the 1984 film, written and directed by Peter Hyams, and featuring Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, and Keir Dullea (reprising his role from Stanley Kubrick's classic *2001: A Space Odyssey*). Bookseller Inventory # 305918

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Title: 2010: Odyssey Two

Publisher: Phantasia Press, Huntington Woods, Michigan

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is not major nor new Arthur Clarke but it's Arthur Clarke all the same and that's enough to give devotees galactic goosebumps in that space between their 2001 ears -- yes, Son of Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Stanley Kubrick (and the sequel) is included here. Along with some of the speculative pieces from The Challenge of the Spaceship (1959, now o.p.), a few from Holiday magazine in the '50's, a couple of papers originally delivered to professional societies, etc. This is vintage Clarke: whimsical, remarkably prescient, always knowledgeable, reminding you constantly that "'impossible' is a dangerous word" and that "The Earth is indeed our cradle, which we are about to leave. And the Solar System will be our kindergarten." A very disarming lightyear.

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