London, Granada, 1982. Hardback first edition and first impression. Second state of the first edition with a corrected title page tipped in. The book is in fine condition, the jacket near fine with light creasing. Signed to the half title "To Kenneth Baker \ with all good wishes \ Arthur C. Clarke \ 3 Nov 82". Less a sequel to the sublime 2001 and more a different take on the same themes of 2001, either way the book was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for a Hugo award and filmed in 1984.