3001, the Final Odyssey

3001, the Final Odyssey

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It began four million years ago with a gleaming black monolith - an inexplicable apparition that ignited the spark of human consciousness transforming ape into man. It continued at the dawn of the twenty-first century when an identical black monolith was excavated on the moon - beginning the adventures of Dave Bowman, his deputy, Frank Poole, and the supercomputer HAL. Only Dave Bowman would survive to encounter a third, and far more massive, monolith on Jupiter's moon Europa - and be forever transformed into the star child. It is the world of 2001: A Space Odyssey. And now, the odyssey enters its perilous, ultimate stage. In 3001, the human race, incredibly, has survived, fearful of the trio of monoliths that dominate the solar system. Then a single hope flickers. The body of Frank Poole, believed dead for a thousand years, is recovered from the frozen reaches of the galaxy. Poole is restored to conscious life, and readied to resume the voyage that HAL abruptly terminated a thousand years ago. He knows he can't proceed without Dave Bowman. But first he must fathom the terrifying truth of what Bowman - and HAL - have become inside the monolith.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 20.32mm | 159g
  • Ballantine Books Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0345423496
  • 9780345423498
  • 90,935

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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. . . .
A Main Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club(R)
Selected by the Literary Guild(R) and Doubleday Book Club(R)
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"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 "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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About Arthur C. Clark

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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