3001, the Final Odyssey

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G.K. Hall, 1997 - Fiction - 304 pages
14 Reviews
It began four million years ago with a gleaming black monolith - an inexplicable apparition that ignited the spark of human consciousness transforming ape into man. It continued at the dawn of the twenty-first century when an identical black monolith was excavated on the moon - beginning the adventures of Dave Bowman, his deputy, Frank Poole, and the supercomputer HAL. Only Dave Bowman would survive to encounter a third, and far more massive, monolith on Jupiter's moon Europa - and be forever transformed into the star child. It is the world of 2001: A Space Odyssey. And now, the odyssey enters its perilous, ultimate stage. In 3001, the human race, incredibly, has survived, fearful of the trio of monoliths that dominate the solar system. Then a single hope flickers. The body of Frank Poole, believed dead for a thousand years, is recovered from the frozen reaches of the galaxy. Poole is restored to conscious life, and readied to resume the voyage that HAL abruptly terminated a thousand years ago. He knows he can't proceed without Dave Bowman. But first he must fathom the terrifying truth of what Bowman - and HAL - have become inside the monolith.

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What plot there is ends, but it's an unsatisfying end. - Goodreads
What I did love was the depiction of life in 3001. - Goodreads
Again, instead of ending it just frays away. - Goodreads

Review: 3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey #4)

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Any writer would be hard pressed to wrap up his life's work, especially one as prolific as Sir Arthur Clarke's Space Odyssey series.. The man was in his 80's when he wrote this.. Give him a break.. If ... Read full review

Review: 3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey #4)

User Review  - Robert Wood - Goodreads

3001 suffers from a lot of the same flaws and limitations that you can find in the earlier 2061, focusing on pet theories of the author and a variety of prophecies that largely have not held up ... Read full review

Contents

The Firstborn
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STAR CITY
13
Comet Cowboy
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, on December 16, 1917. During World War II, he served as a radar specialist in the RAF. His first published piece of fiction was Rescue Party and appeared in Astounding Science, May 1946. He graduated from King's College in London with honors in physics and mathematics, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. His first book, Prelude to Space, was published in 1951. He is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. His other works include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, The Garden of Rama, The Snows of Olympus, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. During his lifetime, he received at least three Hugo Awards and two Nebula Awards. He died of heart failure on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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