Study Guide

2001: A Space Odyssey Part 6, Chapter 46

By Arthur C. Clarke

Part 6, Chapter 46

Transformation

  • One of those slabs shows up and teaches the Star Baby to be intelligent and awesome.
  • He still has a body, but he won't need it long, because he is awesome.
  • He realizes how obvious it is that the slab is constructed by prime number measurements, because he is awesome.
  • He is scared at first to zip across galactic infinities. But his awesome alien buddies remind him psychically that he has nothing to fear. Awesome.
  • And he zips back to the Milky Way, awesomely.
  • In case you missed it, boring David Bowman is now awesome.
  • Still boring, though.