2001: A Space Odyssey is a novel by Arthur C. Clarke that was first published in 1968. Explore a character analysis of Hal, a plot summary, and important quotes.


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See a complete list of the characters in 2001: A Space Odyssey and in-depth analyses of Hal and David Bowman.

Literary Devices

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Further Study

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