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2001: A Space Odyssey Part 5, Chapter 33

By Arthur C. Clarke

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Part 5, Chapter 33


  • On the ship goes towards Saturn.
  • Bowman is excited at the thought that he's going to maybe find out about aliens on behalf of earth.
  • That keeps him going, though he's lonely.
  • He plays the sound system loudly and listens to plays and then opera and then only instrumental music.
  • Heading towards Saturn still.
  • The novel says no one has noticed that the rings of Saturn are about the age of the human race; it's suggesting that the aliens who gave humans a push up the evolutionary ladder also destroyed some interplanetary object out by Saturn, creating the rings.

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