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    Childshood End, by Arthur C. Clarke is a story about an alien invasion on earth by the strange Overlords. Upon their arrival there were many different human reactions by the characters. In these portrayals by Arthur C. Clarke there is the reaction of defeat, skepticism, and distrust. All of which is to be expected when it is discovered that, “The human race was no longer alone.”(Clarke 5) Thought his depiction of this alien invasion is would seem as if this story was taken out of our future somehow. In the first few pages of, Childshood End, we are brought into a small glimpse of the world before the overlords arrive. We learn of future motivations and complications of these characters lives. We quickly see this disappear through the eyes of the character, Reinhold Hoffman. His character shows true defeat upon the arrival of the overlords. The moment he sees the Overlords ships his ambitions are swept from beneath him. “Then…

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    out a high-pitched radio (energy) signal to the stars. Fast-forward into the future, 18 months later, astronauts Mission Commander Dr. David (Dave) Bowman (Keir Dullea) and his deputy Dr. Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood), along with three hibernating astronauts that make up the survey team, and the main computer HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain), are all onboard the deep spacecraft Discovery One heading for Jupiter. (Trivia Fact: In the book version of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, “it says the…

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    Arthur C. Clarke the author of “2001: A Space Odyssey” posits in his book that human evolution comes with consequences. Human evolution is shown to have consequences in “2001: A Space Odyssey” mainly due to the capability to utilize their advancing intelligence. For instance, Hal who was created due to evolved human intelligence malfunctions and kills three humans, and if one computer can do it others could too. Humans, as they evolved started to show discontent for their state of living, and…

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    of the aliens, Bowman was able to discover the second monolith and later save the world from a huge nuclear bomb. It was the aliens force that got him started on his hero’s journey. This force left a gigantic, black monolith on the moon and this causes Bowman to follow the signal it sent when it was struck by light. “The spear, the bow, the gun and finally the guided missile had given him weapons of infinite range and all but infinite power. Without those weapons, often thought he had used…

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    be both omnipotent and perfectly loving” (Hick 1). In going about proving the instability in what seems to be an ironclad argument, John Hick looks at multiple possibilities. He defines evil and with this definition comes up with a concrete conclusion to this universal dilemma. However, does John Hick’s solution actually stand up to all possible contradictions? If Arthur C. Clarke and John Hick would have met one might have seen quite the argument on this matter. Nevertheless, John Hick’s…

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    2001: a space odyssey is a science-fiction novel published in 1968, written by Arthur C. Clarke and a science-fiction film released in (the same year as the novel) 1968, and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The following are all the differences I noticed while watching the film; No narration: I feel there should have been at least some narration in the beginning, so people can better grasp what is happening (i watched this film with my mother, who hasn't read the book, and i had to explain some…

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    2001: A Space Odyssey

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    Interdisciplinary Paper Whether it was the war in Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement, the second-wave of feminism, or Watergate, the sixties were an extremely influential time that molded young Americans’ outlook on society and the future. As time passes, how people view society changes and depends on the events of their youth. I hypothesize that because of the events of their youth, the young generation of the sixties developed an increasingly negative and cynical outlook on mankind and the…

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    Invasion! This is summary from John Wyndhams the Kraken Wakes. This will be three hundred words. The story of the invasion from outer space by alien’s trying to destroy the human race. Phyl and Mike were relaxing down by the little harbour listening to a distant guitarist. When all of a sudden they heard the noise of the guitar drop and a voice call out. There was an increasing sound in the distances, People started asking questions from one to another. Half a dozen soldiers arrived, then…

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    Aliens. The end of the world. School. All topics that teenagers think about. As a young adult, I find that the emotions of a teenager are never given justice in society. As a lonely student going throughout her daily routine of trudging off to school, completing homework, eating and sleeping, I often lie awake at night, wondering if these monotonous actions are really all life is meant to be. And as an avid reader, I sometimes find it arduous to locate books that accurately describe the real…

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    In 2009, James Cameron released his film Avatar. It was an intense mix of sci-fi and adventure, with plenty of action intertwined in its storyline. The story is of Jake Sully, who is a paraplegic marine who is sent to a distant moon called Pandora. There Jake fills the position of his deceased brother, becoming an Avatar of the native peoples the Na’vi, and is working for the government as humans mine the planet for precious metals. Jake is at first operating under the orders of the military…

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