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Looking back to the future...with 2001: A Space Odyssey

After a short break, we're back with a brand new episode of the Science Fiction 101 podcast! This time we  look at 2001: A Space Odyssey , the classic 1968 film directed by Stanley Kubrick , and the novel written by Arthur C. Clarke . We also mention Clarke's Lost Worlds of 2001 , in which the author reveals some of the left-over bits of story development which got dropped from the film and the novel. And various film andTV properties possibly inspired by 2001, such as: Moon (2009), Contact (1997), Space: 1999 (1975-7). Then Colin springs a quiz on an unsuspecting Phil. A perfect match for the audio medium, it's a quiz based on images and colours! And Star Trek . Perhaps you'd like to try it yourself ? And we finish with our usual round-up of recommendations of past, present and future science fiction. Colin points us to Andre Norton's Witch World series. Phil recommends the 1985 Aurum Film Encyclopedia Vol 2: Science Fiction , edited by Phil Hardy. Other