The Sentinel, by Arthur C. Clarke

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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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