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        2001: A Space Odyssey


        setting

        Africa, 3 million B.C; the Moon, 1999; Space, 2001

        time

        2001

        language

        English

        region

        Western Europe

        year published

        1968

        page count

        221

        difficulty

        Advanced

        main characters

        David Bowman, Francis Poole, HAL

        Rip's impressions

        Reserved for Guest Editor

        first line

        Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living.

        last lines

        (spoiler alert)

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