3001: The Final Odyssey

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Ballantine Books, 1998 - Fiction - 274 pages
A Main Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club®
Selected by the Literary Guild® and Doubleday Book Club®


"3001 is not just a page-turner, plugged in to the great icons of HAL and the monoliths, but a book of wisdom too, pithy and provocative."--New Scientist

The body of Frank Poole, lost for a thousand years since the computer HAL caused his death en route to Jupiter, is retrieved, revived--and enhanced. In the most eagerly awaited sequel of all time, the terrifying truth of the Monoliths' mission is a mystery only Poole can resolve.

Praise for 3001 The Final Odyssey

"A one man literary Big Bang, Clarke has originated his own vast and teeming futuristic universe."--Sunday Times

"Well-paced and absorbing . . . It is as a flight of fancy by the master of science fiction that 3001 makes its mark."--The Times

"In his exciting new novel, Clarke reveals the ominous answer about the ultimate purpose of the monoliths."--Daily Telegraph

"Serene, uplifting, and icy clear."--Mail on Sunday

"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: THE FINAL ODYSSEY

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Fourth in Clarke's Odyssey series (2061: Odyssey Three, 1987, etc.). Here, at the beginning of the fourth millennium, the vacuum-frozen body of astronaut Frank Poole (murdered by poor mad computer HAL ... Read full review

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In this fourth and final book in a 30-year publishing odyssey (following 2001, 2010, and 2061), 2001 astronaut Frank Poole, presumed dead and adrift in deep space near Jupiter, is recovered alive in ... Read full review

Contents

Comet Cowboy
7
Awakening
12
Rehabilitation
15
Ganymede
17
A Room with a View
24
Education
31
Grand Hotel 1
35
Braincap
37
Stranger in a Strange Time
87
A Farewell to Earth
97
Transit of Venus
103
The Captains Table
112
Ice and Vacuum
177
The Little Dawn 83
183
A Gentleman of Leisure
186
Judgment 2 l2 35 Council of War
216

Apostate
44
Debriefing
47
Quarantine
49
Return to Olduvai
56
Skyland
59
Escape
62
Fire in the Deep
66
Homage to Icarus
71
Here Be Dragons
78
Frustration
83
Chamber of Horrors
221
Operation DAMOCLES
229
Preemptive Strike
232
Deicide
237
Pico
243
Epilogue
247
Sources and Acknowledgments
248
Valediction
268
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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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