By Arthur C. Clarke
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"Dazzling...wrenching, eerie, a mind-bender."-Time
"Full of poetry, clinical mind's eye and usually wry Clarke wit. by means of status the universe on its head, he makes us see the normal universe in a unique light...a complicated allegory in regards to the heritage of the world."-The New Yorker
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Yet the space which she was now entering was far from empty. Ahead lay a no-man's land threaded by the paths of more than a million asteroids – less than ten thousand of which had ever had their orbits precisely determined by astronomers. Only four were over a hundred miles in diameter; the vast majority were merely giant boulders, trundling aimlessly through space. There was nothing that could be done about them; though even the smallest could completely destroy the ship if it slammed into it at tens of thousands of miles an hour, the chance of this happening was negligible.
Then a relaxed, friendly – but he knew computer generated – voice spoke to him. "You are becoming operational, Dave. Do not get up or attempt any violent movements. " Do not get up! thought Bowman. That was funny. He doubted if he could wriggle a finger. Rather to his surprise, he found that he could. He felt quite contented, in a dazed, stupid kind of way. He knew dimly that the rescue ship must have come, that the automatic revival sequence had been triggered, and that soon he would be seeing other human beings.
You're coming round fine. You can talk now. " He worried about this for some time. If he was really orbiting Saturn, what had happened during all the months since he had left Earth? Again he began to wonder if he was suffering from amnesia, Paradoxically, that very thought reassured him, if he could remember the word "amnesia" his brain must be in fairly good shape. But he still did not know where he was, and the speaker at the other end of the circuit must have understood his situation completely.
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke