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3001: The Final Odyssey

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ISBN13: 9780345423498
ISBN10: 0345423496
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One thousand years after the Jupiter mission to explore the mysterious Monolith had been destroyed, after Dave Bowman was transformed into the Star Child, Frank Poole drifted in space, frozen and forgotten, leaving the supercomputer HAL inoperable. But now Poole has returned to life, awakening in a world far different from the one he left behind — and just as the Monolith may be stirring once again...

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"3001: The Final Odyssey has an eerie and compelling plausibility." Business Week

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"A fascinating picture of our future: cities atop needlelike towers that extend into space, the colonization of Venus, the pacification of humanity, and the abolition of religion." Newsweek

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"A satisfying conclusion to the series....It is tightly constructed and stands well in its own right." Rocky Mountain News

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"Much of the enjoyment of the book comes from...the high-tech thingamajigs that often differ interestingly from their present-day analogues....[F]ans will most likely embrace 3001." John Allen Paulos, The New York Times Book Review

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"Unfortunately, Clarke uses this book as a vehicle to showcase scientific ideas and breakthroughs at the expense of the story....Recommended only to complete the quartet." Library Journal

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"Science-fiction master Arthur C. Clarke has taken generations of readers to the far and lonely reaches of the universe." USA Today

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"From the moment I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. 3001: The Final Odyssey is a tour de force that finally answers the questions that sparked the imaginations of an entire generation." Buzz Aldrin

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"3001 is interesting and enjoyable, worth the price and worth the wait." San Diego Union-Tribune

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"Clarke's agile imagination stretches our notions of how things can be, should be, and might be in man's unfolding destiny. The novel is a torrent of challenging ideas." Roger Ebert

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"Clarke, while never uninteresting, long ago abandoned drama; here, he simply reports, with the dispassionate precision of HAL before he went bananas." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

The grand finale of the legendary series begun in 2001: A Space Odyssey. One thousand years after the Jupiter mission, Frank Poole has returned from drifting frozen in space.

About the Author

Arthur C. Clarke is considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and is 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 Mr. Clarke — both fiction and nonfiction — have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.

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Darahlee10, August 19, 2013 (view all comments by Darahlee10)
Lords of the galaxy rove at will as energy with no body restraints. Never human they did seek fellowship in the stars with the power they possessed. They encountered life throughout the worlds and watched the faint sparks of intelligence die in the great cosmos. Planting life they valued mind above all. They reaped and weeded life forms dispassionately. Ages had passed as they returned to earth they began to study, catalog and modify the destiny of life forms. Now they set goals of their own, not being immune to the corruptions of time they use memory. Their indifference through science may exclude plans for a future. This well written book endures time and steps into the future with striking insight.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345423498
Author:
Clarke, Arthur C.
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
Clarke, Arthur Charles
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.89x4.21x.80 in. .32 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345423498 Reviews:
"Review" by , "3001: The Final Odyssey has an eerie and compelling plausibility."
"Review" by , "A fascinating picture of our future: cities atop needlelike towers that extend into space, the colonization of Venus, the pacification of humanity, and the abolition of religion."
"Review" by , "A satisfying conclusion to the series....It is tightly constructed and stands well in its own right."
"Review" by , "Much of the enjoyment of the book comes from...the high-tech thingamajigs that often differ interestingly from their present-day analogues....[F]ans will most likely embrace 3001."
"Review" by , "Unfortunately, Clarke uses this book as a vehicle to showcase scientific ideas and breakthroughs at the expense of the story....Recommended only to complete the quartet."
"Review" by , "Science-fiction master Arthur C. Clarke has taken generations of readers to the far and lonely reaches of the universe."
"Review" by , "From the moment I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. 3001: The Final Odyssey is a tour de force that finally answers the questions that sparked the imaginations of an entire generation."
"Review" by , "3001 is interesting and enjoyable, worth the price and worth the wait."
"Review" by , "Clarke's agile imagination stretches our notions of how things can be, should be, and might be in man's unfolding destiny. The novel is a torrent of challenging ideas."
"Review" by , "Clarke, while never uninteresting, long ago abandoned drama; here, he simply reports, with the dispassionate precision of HAL before he went bananas."
"Synopsis" by , The grand finale of the legendary series begun in 2001: A Space Odyssey. One thousand years after the Jupiter mission, Frank Poole has returned from drifting frozen in space.
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