Science geeks and space film fans, take a journey through the questions from your favorite movies that may continue to haunt or puzzle you. Specter of the Monolith offers a radically original critique of how humans have confronted the majesty of the vast universevia art, media, science, pop culture, space exploration, and the greatest space films. Original and thought-provoking, the book explores questions such as:
In 200 pages, this book covers vast territory. It comes down to this: You can look at Hubble's awe-inspiring cosmic images and feel a sense of nihilism and meaninglessness. Or they can point toward an entirely new space philosophy based in the sublime, ecology, and humanity's true place in the universe of the 21st century.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of 2001, Specter of the Monolith offers a hopeful and inspiring alternative vision of human destiny in space.