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2001 A Space Odyssey is about a man fighting against a deadly computer on his way to the next step in the human race This story takes place from 2001 to 2003 and on the Earth the Moon and space The main character is David Bowman an astronaut trained in many different fields of space The antagonist is the HAL 9000 an artificially intelligent computer Other important characters are Frank Poole Bowmans companion on the Discovery and Dr Heywood Floyd who came to the moon to investigate TMA-1 The conflict is man against man pitting David Bowman against the HAL 9000 computer In the rising action Dr Floyd is transported from Earth to the Moon to investigate a strange black monolith TMA- 1 When exposed to sunlight TMA-1 discharges an electromagnetic beam pointing to another monolith on one of Saturns moons The spaceship Discovery is sent to investigate this monolith called TMA-2 Along the way catastrophic events occur as Bowman fights for his life against a computer gone mad The climax occurs when Bowman teleports through TMA-2 into a cosmic ride to destiny The falling action takes Bowman to a strange star system where he is changed into a spirit-like form called the Star-Child The author uses a third person omniscient point of view The author also uses many sensory words and numerous technical words The sentences are long and sometimes convoluted The writing is mostly descriptive paragraphs but some areas are solid conversation An ominous tone is present and the mood ranges from suspense to excitement to awe I think that 2001 A Space Odyssey is a well written book that conveys the authors point effectively I think the book was written to learn a general truth about life I would recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction and is interested in life beyond Earth
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