The Sentinel, by Arthur C. Clarke


Arthur C. Clarke’s haunting tale of lunar exploration and extraterrestrial intelligence, written in 1948 and first published in 1951, would become the inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Or so it is claimed, but in Clarke’s own view “it bears about as much relation to the movie as an acorn to the resultant full-grown oak.” Today, nearly seventy years later, the premise is as thrilling as ever.

The song “David of the Rock”, which I use in this podcast, is sung by Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins.

The Sentinel, by Arthur C. Clarke {24:19}

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