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

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

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    Lords of the galaxy rove at will as energy with no body restrain

    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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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    the less said about this slender paint by numbers book, the bett

    the less said about this slender paint by numbers book, the better.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

    3001 - Arthur C. Clarke Phoned This One In!!

    I read 2001 and was blown away. 2010 was a good solid follow-up. 2061 was weaker and 3001 was very weak. The plot takes forever to get going, the characters are average and the conclusion is very disappointing. I feel that Clarke wanted to make money and could throw out any junk to the readers who would then purchase the book. The only saving grace is Heywood Floyd having to deal with the future which was even presented in a "soft" fashion. Lastly, what happens to Bowman and HAL is a joke. Good thing Clarke is dead or he would have been roundly roasted for such a weak effort.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    Good Book, albeit flawed by a weak ending.

    Previously, in the book 2001: A Space Odyssey, the supercomputer HAL killed Frank Poole, and ejected his body from a spaceship. Nearly 3000 years later, a ship picks his body up. Luckily, he has a fast recovery, thanks to 31st century technology. He is able to adjust quickly to a world where humans can dive into their computers, full virtual reality capabilities have been reached, intelligent reptilian creatures, and skyscrapers that surpass 10,000 miles high. He eventually gets bored, and decides to go back to Jupiter`s moon Europa, to find his old friend Dave. I particularly enjoyed this book, as it caters to the sci-fi fan. It has all the key elements of a good book, such as an intricate story-line and a strong ending. The plot involves Frank Poole, who is found floating in space near earth, one thousand years in the future. He is quickly brought back to life and is taught the inner workings of Earth in 3001. On a flight to Granmede City on one of the satellites of Jupiter, Frank notices Europa. He quickly remembers that he last saw his friend Dave on Europa, and sets out to find him there. Little did Frank know, what he sees on the satellite could mean grave danger for Earth. I enjoyed this novel very much. Fans of the Odyssey or even any sci-fi fans would find this book interesting. This book provides what I would think what the future of this galaxy would be like. It is some what of a suspense, as the book is paced quickly, leading the reader from one part to the next. It is somewhat of a quick read, something I would take on an international flight from London to somewhere in the U.S. The book has one minor area of innuendo, but other than that, it could be considered a young adult¿s book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2006

    This is it?

    Just finished the last Odyssey book- I must say it is the most anti-climactic conclusion... ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2005

    Disappointing end to a great series

    2001: A Space Odyssey is one of my favorite books, and one of my favorite movies. 2010: Odyssey 2 was a worthy follow-up. Unfortunately, something went awry after that, and both 2061: Odyssey 3 and 3001: Final Odyssey were both major disappointments. In both cases, the plot was the major culprit, which causes a major problem since, let's face it, Arthur C. Clarke isn't exactly known for his enduring characters. In 3001, ACC revives Frank Poole (HAL's first victim in 2001) when he is found floating in space, apparently still alive. Poole returns to Earth (or, more accurately, to Earth orbit) to learn how the world has changed in the 1000 years that he spent floating around the solar system. The plot doesn't kick in until the second half of the book, and when it does, it feels half baked. Poole decides to fake a crash landing on the forbidden world of Europa, where he is met by beings who used to be Dave Bowman (the surviving astronaut from 2001) and HAL, combined into a single consciousness inside the monolith. The rest of the plot devolves into a Save-the-World cliche, with none of the weighty themes that made 2001 and 2010 so great. If you read the first 2 or 3 books, you will probably go ahead and finish the series, but you might be better off instead imagining what could have been.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2004

    Not bad

    It keeps you on the edge of your toes and made sure you were paying attention, good book by all standards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2003

    Disappointing!!!

    I read this book and it was too fast and not detailed enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2002

    Very Well Written

    The book keeps you in awe but I was expecting more out of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2001

    A great start to a great ending!

    The book gives you a great adventure with a strongly artistic feel like in 2001, 2010, and 2061. The ending is awesome and uplifting and it starts as if you were there. Truly Outstanding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    A truly Amazing work of literature

    You may notice, after reading the book, that it is one of only two books ever written that have portrayed the distant future reasonably. (The other was '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea') This book was a worthy sequel to 2001...

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