2001: A Space Odyssey

April 28: This day in sci-fi history

It was on this day in 1968 that Arthur C. Clarke published 2001: A Space Odyssey. The novel was written in conjunction with Stanley Kubrick while the film version was being made but ultimately it was Clarke who became known as the author of the novel because a lot of the overall project was based on his original short stories. In 1982, Clarke wrote 2010: Odyssey Two, and the novel was made into the film sequel by Peter Hyams in 1984. Also, 2001: A Space Odyssey is actually in limited run in some theatres this weekend.

Celebrate 2001's 50th anniversary early with new Space Odyssey merch

Check out Mondo's exclusive selection of 2001: A Space Odyssey t-shirts and hoodies.

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Watch Savage get giddy handling an original HAL 9000 prop from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Why Leonardo DiCaprio thinks 2001: A Space Odyssey is essential
Jun 25, 2015

The star of James Cameron's other record-breaking blockbuster considers the sci-fi classic "a spiritual experience."

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Director Steven Soderbergh recuts 2001: A Space Odyssey
Jan 15, 2015

It takes guts and more than a little chutzpah to mess around with a sci-fi classic.

Watch opening for Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey with the original, unused score
Dec 23, 2014

One aspect of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey that made the film so timeless and iconic is the classical music score — but it almost had a very different soundtrack.

Details of the 'lost' prologue to Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey
Dec 17, 2014

Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 1968 sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey is a beast at well over two hours, but it’d have been a lot longer if the famed director had gone with his original plan.

Watch a 47-year-old 2001: A Space Odyssey trailer featuring rare test footage
Nov 28, 2014

If you take a break from watching the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on repeat anytime soon, this geeky blast from the past is well worth the time.