le 14 juillet 2012
Il n'est plus besoin de présenter ce grand classique. Ayant était écrit en collaboration avec Kubrick, le livre et le film sont très proches. En ce qui concerne le livre, j'ai grandement apprécié que l'auteur rentre dans les détails techniques et astronautiques. De fait, 2001 se place entre le roman de SF et l'ouvrage de vulgarisation scientifique. Tout ceci, bien entendu, porté par un style à la Asimov : agréable, efficace, percutant et pourtant très descriptif.
Cette édition jouit d'une intéressante préface récente de l'auteur (de 1999 - le livre date de 1968) qui raconte la création de l'oeuvre et le lien privilégié qu'entretenaient A.C. Clarke et S. Kubrick.
le 16 novembre 2015
Sometimes an existing book is converted into a movie and they usually get away with saying "based on" so they can do everything from abbreviating the story to downright telling a different story but using the same name.
Other books are written after the movie. This can sometimes clarify what you watched. Of course that depends on what clarifying is. The book "Forbidden Planet" by W. J. Stuart is a good example.
This book "2001: A Space Odyssey" was written parallel with the movie and each gave feedback to the other during their production. Be sure to read the forward which tells the differences and why.
The story gets a little wordy in its descriptions but at least you will know what you are looking at in the movie from this description.
It is hard to describe the plot without spoilers however what if we were engineered to survive? What if the project to engineer us is ongoing?
I bought the hard copy, the Kindle Edition, and Whispersync for Voice.
For centuries, religion, myths and legends have shaped man’s mind for nowhere else could he find the answers to his ultimate questions. Modern science has shed a new light on his belief, old idols have been discarded, and new ones arise. But science cannot explain everything. Therefore, science fiction appears to be a renewed attempt to address those unanswered questions, mixing faith, art, philosophy, and metaphysics with rationality. Where are we coming from and where are we heading to? Did God create us, or was it ET? What is the purpose of evolution? What are the stuffs dreams, thoughts, and souls made of? Is it just electrical waves? If so, do computer and robots have a soul? Like the Sphinx, could we merge with them, getting rid of our weakness to keep our spirit free from distraction? When we die, where do we go? To heaven, or into another dimension? Arthur C Clarke give to his readers many clues, it’s up to them to fill the dotted lines with their imagination.
le 27 août 2013
Relations ordinateur/homme sur fond de danger(s) spatial où la confiance apparaît indispensable.
Une histoire captivante, pleine de rebondissements, de doutes... On se laisse facilement imaginer le décor, les personnages.
Une référence à lire, sans aucun doute.
A computer/human relationship based story where confidence is required because of empty space perils.
A truly absorbing book, to be read.