3001: The Final Odyssey

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3001: The Final Odyssey

3001: The Final Odyssey By Arthur C. Clarke The Final Odyssey 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 t

  • Title: 3001: The Final Odyssey
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780586066249
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • 3001: The Final Odyssey By Arthur C. Clarke 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 Monolith s mission is a mystery only Poole can resolve.
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    1. Jean on said:

      3001 The Final Odyssey is ultimately a flawed book, written to end a series which has sadly become increasingly redundant Sad Yes, because Arthur C Clarke was a phenomenally good scientist with a lively imagination and the ability to craft very readable novels.3001 is the 4th and final volume in Arthur C Clarke s Odyssey series, starting with 2001 The other 2 books are 201o Odyssey 2 and 2061 Odyssey 3 I have to admit to not having read the middle 2 books, but since Arthur C Clarke himself regar [...]

    2. Henry Avila on said:

      The 4th and last of the 2001 series Dr.Heywood Floyd is not in this novel.Even the eternal, good doctor, can t live 1,000 years.But Frank Poole, that s a horse of a different color.Frank s body is floating, floating,being pushed out into the limitless universe.Gently moving up and down,twisting, tumbling,passing numerous distant planets,asteroids,rocks.Even an occasional comet.Unseen in the darkness ,in a calm peaceful sleep.Leaving the troubled Solar System behind.What dreams he must have had.B [...]

    3. Navi on said:

      It s both amusing and sad when a book series falls flat on its face during its final leaps The Odyssey series is, unfortunately, one of these Except instead of attempting to get back up and trying to pretend its fall never happened, 3001 wallows in the failure, following the same idea as 2061 nothing happens Well, nothing substantial, anyway.Let me be the first to say that I don t mind that Frank comes back to life It was a sort of logical way to show Dave s human side sort of while still having [...]

    4. David (דוד) on said:

      Fourth and the final book in the Space Odyssey saga It was astonishing, as this book too, continues to pour the wonders and awesomeness of evolution, and future tech alike Unlike in Book three 2061 , which lacked anything about the advancements in technology, this book makes up for it, totally Frank Poole s experiences after returning back a millennia later, into Star City, a ringed structure at the Geostationary Earth Orbit connected to Earth by four Space Towers at the Equator, and his learnin [...]

    5. Hope on said:

      They told me don t bother reading 3001, it s not worth it I knew they were right But partially from a need to complete the series, and partially out of morbid curiosity, I read it anyway It s awful It s only saving grace is being just 112 pages There are a few beautiful passages all lifted directly from the other novels in the series He makes some interesting social commentary, but that s overwhelmed by his diatribes against religion Again, instead of ending it just frays away What plot there is [...]

    6. Daniel on said:

      I jos jedna knjiga koju mi je tesko oceniti Sa jedne strane imamo odlican opis moguce buducnosti vrlo pozitivna buducnost prikazane kroz oci nekoga ko dolazi iz naseg vremena Ideje i nivo detalja u tom delu su odlicni iprosto raspiruju mastu.Ali u druom delu knjige dobija se utisak da gosn Klark nije imao cistu viziju sta je uopste hteo da kaze sa knjigom pa citava prica ima nekako nedoreceni osecaj Plus di je nestao Hejvud Flojd Ipak knjiga daje dosta odgovora ne mnoga pitanja iz prethodnih del [...]

    7. Perry Whitford on said:

      Of the two astronauts awake on the spaceship Discovery when the super computer HAL went nuts, Frank Poole certainly drew the short straw While Dave Bowman ended up an immortal extraterrestrial hybrid with the powers of a god, poor Poole ended up left for dead and floating off into the cold vacuum of space.Left for dead, but not as we discover at the start of the fourth and final Space Odyssey story actually dead His body frozen into an effective state of hibernation, Poole floats unconscious aro [...]

    8. Efka on said:

      A great ending of a series And it s even astonishing that Arthur C Clarke managed to end his famous series by writing an utopia, which is not so very common a genre, isn t it It s short, but it s really well done and the reason of taking us to the year 3001 is brilliant Certainly 3001 is as good as 2001.

    9. Todd on said:

      This is one of my favorite books of all time because of its brutal and humbling honesty I couldn t have chosen a better coda for the 2001 storyline, it left me absolutely breathless warning, serious spoilers After reading the ending of the Rendezvous with Rama series I was expecting Clarke to pretty much end things the same way, on a magnanimous upnote With 2001 we learn that there is a vastly superior alien intelligence that has intervened in the natural evolution of apes to accelerate a group [...]

    10. David on said:

      Finally I ve reached the end of the journey AND WHAT A WASTE OF TIME _ Never again will I pick up anything written by Clarke Honestly I can t understand how even got published No identifiable Lead character in most of the books, no clear objective for what lead there was, the books meander around for the most part with dated and ludicrous speculation and no confrontation until the end, and what there was of a knockout closing seemed to appear out of nowhere Internal conflict in the major charact [...]

    11. Μιτς Γιωτίξ on said:

      Copy pasting from previous books instead of writing new descriptions, progressing the story only on the last 30 40 pages and closing this awesome series with a bland ending Needless to say, it was a kind of a let down, unlike the first and second books which were AMAZING I seriously hope that Clarke doesn t do the same mistakes in his other books because I seriously enjoy his writing style and subjects.I m giving it 3 stars instead of 2 because of Clarke s presentation of future humanity, and be [...]

    12. Todd on said:

      The late Arthur C Clarke is one of my favorite science fiction writers and 2001 A Space Odyssey, based on an earlier short story of his, The Sentinel 1948 , has always been something of a spiritual experience for me, even though I am not prone to spiritual experiences But, given the prescient depiction of the moon and our galaxy in those pre Apollo mission days, both film and book are breathtaking For this current generation reared on CGI animation and blockbuster special effects and IMAX, it s [...]

    13. Stella on said:

      This may be my favorite Odyssey although I thought that after each of the Odyssey books But really, I am just so thrilled with this one, how genius to bring back Frank Poole from the dead and to put the 21st century scientist in the 31st century I savored every word, every image, really and it read so plausible Hope we will achieve that society from 31 century Clarke seems to think so in other of his books, there is always some kind of Utopia there Check this out It was generally agreed that Com [...]

    14. Kadir Kılıç on said:

      2061 den sonra 3001 ok g zel geldi ve seri g zel bir ekilde sonland.Serideki kitaplar en sevdi imden en az Sevdi ime s ralayacak olursam 2010300120012061 eklinde olur.

    15. Peter Tillman on said:

      My 1998 review 3001 has accumulated mixed reviews, perhaps because it s not really a novel think Looking Backward or Ralph 124C41 Thankfully, it s better written than those, but Dr Clarke won t be remembered as a prose stylist.The plot outline is familiar by now Frank Poole is revived after a thousand years as a cryo corpse flung into space in 2001 by the malevolent HAL He marvels at the Wonders of the World of 3001, and gets reaquainted with Dave Bowman and HAL within the great Europa monolith [...]

    16. prcardi on said:

      Storyline 2 5Characters 3 5Writing Style 3 5World 3 5This was a coda than a concluding volume Arthur C Clarke was 80 years old when this was published Throughout the reading I felt like I was listening to a speech from an aged yet highly decorated senior citizen He would muse, he would ponder, he would pontificate on things the newer generation were already engaging with at much higher levels and newer tools You indulge the author though because he s earned respect throughout his long life This [...]

    17. T on said:

      3001 The Final Odyssey brings Arthur C Clarke s famed series to a merciful end, closing out what was perhaps a misguided effort from the beginning, or at least from 14 years after the first book, when a sequel was written.Trouble began brewing in the Odyssey series with the release of 2010 Odyssey Two, in which Clarke decided to abandon all differences between the previous book and the movie version, and act as though only the movie events had occurred As someone who greatly preferred the book, [...]

    18. Dan on said:

      It s a thousand years since Frank Poole s death at the metaphorical hands of HAL and humanity has entered a new golden age A spaceship finds Poole floating deep in the solar system and with the help of 3001 technology he is revived Poole s second life allows him to see what humanity has become and soon realizes he might be may still be able to once again meet fellow astronaut Dave Bowman, or the thing he has become anyway Straight away I m afraid I must point out this last Odyssey book is the wo [...]

    19. Blind_guardian on said:

      I have quite enjoyed reading Arthur C Clarke s four parter, but one of Clarke s tricks does not hold up well to a marathon run through the series I noticed that every book takes large sections of text from earlier books, pasting them in as flashbacks that are word for word reproductions of what he said the first time If there were supposed to be subtle changes from one book to the next, I didn t see any I ve only seen David Bowman s flythrough of Jupiter and visit to the oceans of Europa about 4 [...]

    20. Edward Davies on said:

      This was an okay ending to the set of books, with a story line that wasn t as confusing as some of the instalments that preceded it That said, the ending was a little abrupt and seemed to come out of nowhere, and it would have been nice to have a rounded finish to the series

    21. Jason on said:

      Well, that was something 3001 held a sense of excitement since I started reading the series It s a shame that I have to say, I was mostly let down Right off the bat, I didn t like the route taken to introduce the main character for this final odyssey Besides that, my main complaints are that it was just too slow and disjointed throughout.During the first half, I kept thinking what is the point here Clarke s vision of the distant future was intriguing, but the story lacked any sort of hook for WA [...]

    22. Garrett on said:

      While not as good as the first three, the Final Odyssey was still very interesting The plot doesn t quite begin for a third of the book, but who s counting I love me some Arthur C Clarke, guys, and this is no exception.

    23. Joe Farrar on said:

      storyline was good but this was another novel that left me feeling like the author got bored and just ended the story just to end the story

    24. Jareed on said:

      It is noteworthy to consider how Arthur Clarke opened the third book, and what the ramifications to the entire series were With wanting pragmatism, he wrote that Just as 2010 Odyssey Two was not a direct sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey, so this book is not a linear sequel to 2010 They must all be considered as variations on the same theme, involving many of the same characters and situations, but not necessarily happening in the same universe.Developments since Stanley Kubrick suggested in 1964 f [...]

    25. Pawel Szupryczynski on said:

      I respect Arthur C Clarke very much His visions, imagination, scientific base for books is astonishing Yet, It s truly terrible how the Space Odyssey slides down after two first books.The biggest sin for me is that each book is a separate entity, kind of parallel universe The characters are the same, but the facts past events change in every book I could understand that in Odyssey 2010, as there was a movie made in parallel and the space program seemed to be in different stage when Clarke was wr [...]

    26. Dave In on said:

      Read it yourself and then try to tell me it deserves stars I simply cannot connect this work with the absolute genius Clarke displayed with Childhood s End or the first 1968 Odyssey novel Here s the synopsis 1 Discovery astronaut Frank Poole is found floating in space in the year 3001 He is reanimated, and tries to adjust to life in the 31st century.2 Frank get s bored and hitches a ride to a colony on Jupiter s moon, Ganymede.3 Meanwhile, for the past 100 years, the hybrid plant animal creatur [...]

    27. Chance on said:

      FINALLY DONE After all the this time, after all the hype, and after all that could have been, the Final Odyssey ends not with a bang but a whimper The story is far from uninteresting, but I can t help but feel like Sir Clarke has done a great disservice to his characters Its made clear in the author s notes that the series was never intended to be a linear series, and that things involving same characters could exist in different universes, but I still feel like this final part of it feels disc [...]

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