2061: Odyssey Three

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Ballantine Books, 1989 - Fiction - 271 pages
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Arthur C. Clarke's 2061: Odyssey Three is truly a masterful elaboration on one man's epic vision of the universe.

Only rarely does a novelist weave a tapestry so compelling that it captures the imagination of the entire world. But that is precisely what Arthur C. Clarke accomplished with 2001: A Space Odyssey.

It is even more unusual that an author is able to complement so well-received an invention with an equally successful sequel. But Arthur C. Clarke's 2010: Odyssey Two enthralled a huge audience worldwide.

Now, in 2061: Odyssey Three, Arthur C. Clarke revisits the most famous future ever imagined, as two expeditions into space are inextricably tangled by human necessity and the immutable laws of physics. And Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman--or whatever Bowman has become--a newly independent HAL, and the power of an alien race that has decided Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.
 

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User Review  - hopeevey - LibraryThing

I was hesitant about this novel when I started reading it. It begins with the slightly contrived circumstance allowing Dr. Heywood Floyd to still be an active participant at the age of 103. But that's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

As with similar Clarke books of this period, the science of the fiction is great while the social fiction not so great. Even though I'd read it before, I didn't remember much so it was nearly new and entertaining the second time around. Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
2
vii
57
THE VALLEY OF BLACK SNOW
65
The Valley of Black Snow
75
At the End of the Tunnel
84
EUROPAN ROULETTE
96
Infemo
105
Night Watch
113
The Alien Shore
165
LIl
168
11
186
45
195
Shuttle
201
48
211
Open City
223
52
230

3
114
Dialog
122
Galaxy Down
131
AT THE WATER HOLE
139
Pit Stop
148
Adrift
159
Reunion
239
Perturbation Theory
245
THE KINGDOM OF SULFUR
254
Midnight in the Plaza
267
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About the author (1989)

Arthur C. Clarke has long been considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and was an international treasure in many other ways, including the fact that an article by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.