2010 : Odyssée Deux by Arthur C. Clarke, Pierre Alien

By Arthur C. Clarke, Pierre Alien

Qu'est-il arrivé au Discovery depuis son touch avec le grand monolithe noir ? Pourquoi l'ordinateur HAL 9000 en a-t-il éliminé l'équipage ? Qu'a découvert Dave Bowman par-delà los angeles porte des étoiles ? Neuf ans plus tard, le vaisseau Alexeï Leonov emporte vers Jupiter un équipage composé de Russes et d'Américains pour donner à los angeles terre les réponses attendues. Mais leur cohabitation est difficile, d'autant que l'affection du Dr Chandra, créateur de HAL, pour son ordinateur risque de les mettre tous en hazard. Et de plus, sans qu'ils le sachent, quelqu'un les surveille : l'enfant des étoiles, l'être qui voyage à travers le temps et l'espace...

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The room was quiet. I could hear nothing except radio traffic from the cop cars outside, and music from the bar across the street. I turned back to the bed. Looked at the dead guy's face. I didn't know him. I looked at his hands. He had a West Point ring on his right and a wedding band on his left, wide, old, probably nine carat. I looked at his chest. His dog tags were hidden under his right arm, where he had reached across to grab his left bicep. I lifted the arm with difficulty and pulled the tags out.

I looked at his chest. His dog tags were hidden under his right arm, where he had reached across to grab his left bicep. I lifted the arm with difficulty and pulled the tags out. He had rubber silencers on them. I raised them until the chain went tight against his neck. His name was Kramer and he was a Catholic and his blood group was O. "We could do the autopsy for you," I said. " I nodded. "Sure I do. " "Probably," he said. I let go of the dog tags and moved away from the bed and checked the night stands and the built-in counter.

He was standing at the top of the steps, about to climb into a C-130 transport plane. It was a colour photograph. His uniform was green, the airplane was brown. He was smiling and waving. Off to assume his one-star command, I guessed. There was a second picture, almost identical, a little newer. Kramer, at the top of a set of airplane steps, turning back, smiling and waving. Off to assume his two-star command, probably. In both pictures he was waving with his right hand. In both pictures his left held the same canvas suit carrier I had seen in the motel room closet.

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