By Arthur C. Clarke
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"Dazzling...wrenching, eerie, a mind-bender."-Time
"Full of poetry, medical mind's eye and usually wry Clarke wit. via status the universe on its head, he makes us see the standard universe in a unique light...a advanced allegory concerning the heritage of the world."-The New Yorker
"Clark has developed an efficient paintings of fiction...with the meticulous construction of an extraterrestrial environment...Mr. Clark is a master."--Library Journal
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He had forgotten all about it, though he must have known it was there. How much else had he forgotten: Did hibernation erase memory? He pressed the button, and waited. Several minutes later, a metal arm moved out from the bunk, and a plastic nipple descended toward his lips. He sucked on it eagerly, and a warm, sweet fluid coursed down his throat, brining renewed strength with every drop. III – BETWEEN PLANETS Presently it went away, and he rested once more. He could move his arms and legs now; the thought of walking was no longer an impossible dream.
Around the summit of that cone was a halo of small, puffy clouds – all about the same size, all quite distinct and isolated. There was something disturbing and unnatural about them – if, indeed, the word "natural" could ever be applied to this awesome panorama. Then, caught by some turbulence in the rapidly thickening atmosphere, the probe twisted around to another quarter of the horizon, and for a few seconds the screen showed nothing but a golden blur. Presently it stabilized; the "sea" was much closer, but as enigmatic as ever.
They were almost free from the spikes and valleys, the electrical explosions that marked the activity of the waking brain – or even of the brain in normal sleep. If there was any wisp of consciousness remaining, it was beyond the reach of instruments, and of memory. This last fact Bowman knew from personal experience. Before he was chosen for this mission, his reactions to hibernation had been tested. He was not sure whether he had lost a week of his life – or whether he had postponed his eventual death by the same amount of time.
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke