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This is a new installment in Rob Caswell's and my series of illustrations based on the NOVEL 2010: Odyssey Two. After being galvanized into action by the mysterious apparition of Dave Bowman, and the disappearance of the enormous "zagadka" or monolith, orbiting Jupiter, the crew of the Alexi Leonov scramble to improvise a connection between their ship and Discovery. They will use the remaining fuel in Discovery to boost the Leonov in order to begin their journey back to Earth earlier than planned.

Done in Lightwave 10 and Photoshop CS 6.Thanks to all the builders of the models used in this image!
Thanks for having a look!
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Eihort's avatar
"Three, Two, One, Full Thrust."
PIG-0149's avatar
Very nicely done.  However, you have the Leonov doubly out of position.  The ship was bound to Discovery on its upper spine, with the tail up against the antenna mount.  They used the antenna as a brace.  Sorry.
AJTalon's avatar
I've followed this series from the beginning. I'm so glad to see you finish it, and I look forward to your next project. Maybe a bit of love paid to the Michael from Footfall? Or maybe some work on the ships of the Man/Kzin Wars.
William-Black's avatar
I don't know how I missed this one when posted Tom, your Leonov is superb, beautiful modeling and exquisite scientific accuracy.
tawog11's avatar
Where's the Leanov 
Javajunkie1976's avatar
One thing I've noticed that you didn't put in (now that I'm re-reading the books) are the radiator "wings" on Discovery that A.C.C. describes as V-shaped wings sprouting from the sides of the reactor housing. If you do either a Google search for images of A.C.C.'s Discovery or looking through this site, you'll see many pictures of models that were built with these fins.
Thomas-Peters's avatar
Actually, the rectangular radiators are not what Clarke described in the novel "2001'. He describes there the far more elegant V radiators from what is commonly called the "Dragonfly" design.

Clarke specifically states, in the introduction to "2010: Odyssey Two" that he is writing a sequel to "2001" the movie, and not the novel, and that changes in Discovery, the events in the novel, and even the ultimate destination of Discovery (in the book, it was Saturn) that the movie made, should be in force when reading 2010. So, we went with Clarke's stated intent, and Discovery in this series appears as it did in the movie "2001".
Javajunkie1976's avatar
Ok, thanks for clearing that up. By the way, have you ever watched the first movie while stoned? The flight of Bowman near the end is trippy while stoned.
Thomas-Peters's avatar
"The Ultimate Trip", as it was called, even before the MGM marketing department started using the phrase. I never personally have, but I've certainly heard detailed accounts!
Javajunkie1976's avatar
I personally will never allow myself get high but like you have heard tales and can understand from the final flight scene.
AbaKon's avatar
The best in the series...so far!
Thomas-Peters's avatar
Thanks, Kon! Your optimism amuses and frightens me.
AbaKon's avatar
I walk in the truth.
LordTigeron's avatar
Brilliant, hope we see more of the Leonov
:D
LordTigeron's avatar
I didnt recognize her without her clothes on ;-)
Thomas-Peters's avatar
Thanks! It does change the silhouette a bit...
NyrathWiz's avatar
Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
Thomas-Peters's avatar
Coming from you , sir, that means a LOT! Thanks!
NyrathWiz's avatar
The scientific accuracy is spot on, as always. The composition is dramatic, the rendering is photo-realistic, the texturing is perfect, the colors pop, what's not to like?
This entire series of Novel: 2010 have been fantastic.  Thanks for these!
Thomas-Peters's avatar
You are most welcome! Its a real labor of love.
ralfmaeder's avatar
Great details and lighting.
Thomas-Peters's avatar
Thanks! We've poured over Clarke's text to try to get it right.
ralfmaeder's avatar
I only know the movies, but I like your artwork "noneoftheless". ;)
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