By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 publication (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke's best-selling 2001: an area Odyssey captivated the world—and was once tailored right into a now-classic movie through Stanley Kubrick. enthusiasts needed to wait fourteen years for the sequel—but whilst it got here out, it used to be an rapid hit, profitable the Hugo Award for top Novel in 1983.
Nine years after the ill-fated Discovery One project to Jupiter, a joint Soviet-American workforce travels to the planet to enquire the mysterious monolith orbiting the planet, the reason for the sooner mission's failure—and the disappearance of David Bowman. The workforce comprises Heywood Floyd, the lone survivor from the former challenge, and Dr. Chandra, the author of HAL.
What they locate isn't any lower than an unsettling alien conspiracy—surrounding the evolutionary destiny of indigenous lifestyles kinds on Jupiter's moon Europa, in addition to that of the human species itself. A gripping continuation of the cherished Odyssey universe, 2010: Odyssey II is science-fiction storytelling at its most sensible.
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Extra info for 2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, Book 2)
But Rathere ignored the machine. She named the creatures, inventing secret missions for them that unfolded while the human population slept, like statues springing to life when no one was watching. Ultimately, the AI was won over by Rathere's stories, her insistence that the creatures were knowable. Her words painted expressions, names, and passions upon them; she made them live by fiat. The AI's pedagological software did not object to storytelling, so it began to participate in Rathere's fantasies.
Just a property decision, like pruning an overgrown hedge or spraying nanos on an incursion of weeds. If only she could bring the AI up a few hundredths on the Turing Scale. Then, it would be a Mind, with the full legal protection to which any sentient was entitled. She booted the Turing tester and began to study its documentation. The first Turing test had, rather oddly, been proposed before there were any computers to speak of at all. The test itself was laughable, the sort of thing even her talking bear might pass with its cheap internal software.
He shut down the AI's external and internal sensors completely, wresting control of the vessel from it. Then he uncabled the hardlines between the AI's physical plant and the rest of the ship, utterly severing its awareness from the outside world. The bear went silent, as did the ship's astrogation panel. Like some mad captain lashing himself to the wheel, Isaah took manual control of the ship. He forced Rathere to help him attach a gland of stimarol to his neck. The spidery, glistening little organ gurgled as it maintained the metabolic level necessary to pilot the craft through the exotic terrain of metaspace.
2010: Odyssey Two (Space Odyssey, Book 2) by Arthur C. Clarke
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