As you can guess from the title, this is the book that follows 2001:A Space Odyssey. Same as the previous, it’s an amazing book.
The story is now 10 years after the events in the first book. A new crew is sent to Jupiter, but this time not to only explore, but to also find out what happened with the crew of Discovery. Discovery was the ship from the first book that took the astronauts to Jupiter.
But this time they race with the Chinese who also launched a crew to Jupiter and to Discovery. Later they realize that the Chinese crew plans on landing on Europa, one of Jupiter’s satellites, and that is where strange things begin to happen.
You are going to read about life on Europa, artificial intelligence, other alien races, star childs…
The end will shock you, I promise.
Clarke, again, takes us on a mind bending journey through space, making us question the very meaning of our lives.
I recommend reading the previous book first, since this one is the second part of the whole story.