How 2001: A Space Odyssey beat NASA into space


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#2

A thousand dollar book? What the hell is a thousand-dollar book? For a thousand dollars, it damn well better have the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone. And I don’t mean Harry goddam Potter.


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Don’t worry, Taschen usually waits a bit then releases perfectly lovely normal-price illustrated books with pretty much the same content as the ridiculous edition. I believe the absurd size / price books are a ploy to get free publicity, and an effective one at that.


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It’s like the guys in Foucault’s Pendulum, but less hilarious.


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Sanely priced $60 edition on pre-order.

The $1000 edition was for Tom Hanks. He bought the entire run to use as the backdrop to his personal model of the Discovery and personally fitted coloured spacesuit.


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First Edition Book of Mormons regularly fetch north of $20,000.


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That’s cheap for golden plates!


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Man! I would love a poster of that cut away art of the Discovery One.


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My guess is that the cockpit displays in 2001 were the first ever depiction of a graphical user interface.


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