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You are right Ron Kubrick did have some involvement - I did read one version which had about 4 different endings and one of these was then chosen as the actual one - only problem is still nobody quite understands it ;D

If you read the short story it's based on - The Sentinel - the meaning becomes crystal clear.

Ron

Luckily I'm not the only one then... :)

Although 2010 and 2061 make things a bit clearer..
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If you read the short story it's based on - The Sentinel - the meaning becomes crystal clear.

I'll have to do that - was that an Arthur C. Clarke book as well ?

Slim

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I'll have to do that - was that an Arthur C. Clarke book as well ?

It was the Arthur C Clarke short story that 2001 was based on.  There are loads of Arthur C Clarke short story compilations kicking around so you shouldn't have trouble finding it if you're interested.


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May 27, 2003, 00:45:07 am #19 Last Edit: May 27, 2003, 00:45:46 am by The_Letter_R
Yeah - I have read one book of his short stories "Tales from the White Hart" I think it was called - for some reason I don't ever recall reading The Sentinel - I sure will check it out.

Slim

QuoteYeah - I have read one book of his short stories "Tales from the White Hart" I think it was called.

Yep, I have that one too - a nice informal, humorous style to those stories, recounted as tales told over beers in a pub.

I have The Sentinel in a paperback collection called Of Time And Stars, which I've had for 29 years, and which also contains the fabulous All The Time In The World.  But I'm sure it's in a few other ACC short story collections.

The White Hart is a real pub just off Fleet Street, frequented (at least then) by the sci-fi writer community - I keep meaning to visit it when in London, but keep forgetting.

Reg

I was heavily into ACC's stuff at one stage.  My favourite work of his being "The Fountains of Paradise".  He also wrote the awe-inspiring "Rendezvous with Rama".  I really must get around to re-reading that and the sequels.  I've only read 1 and 2, and I think there are at least 4.  Hang on I'll check.

Yes there are four:

Rendezvous with Rama (1974)
Rama II (1989)
The Garden of Rama (1991)
Rama Revealed (1994)

Rama II was nowhere near as thrilling as the first though.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide