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2001: A Space Odyssey Part 6, Chapter 45

By Arthur C. Clarke

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Part 6, Chapter 45

Recapitulation

  • The aliens make the furniture vanish.
  • Then they seep into Bowman's brain.
  • He attains superconsciousness. Now he will wear a cape and a red S on his brain. (No, not really—but Shmoop can wish.)
  • His brain plays his life back in reverse.
  • He becomes a baby…but not just any baby. A super star baby.

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