2001: A Space Odyssey

by Arthur C. Clarke
New York: Roc, 2000. 297 pages.

A classic science fiction novel that not only features a mysterious alien artifact of unknown purpose (ripe for the application of Dembski's explanatory filter?) but also posits ongoing interference by extraterrestrials in the course of human evolution. Published alongside the release of the film directed by Stanley Kubrick, 2001 was followed by 2010: Odyssey Two, 2061: Odyssey Three, and most recently, 3001: The Final Odyssey. There is even a creationist web site that takes 2001 as its theme!