3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey #4)
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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 sti ...more
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)
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"It was generally agreed t ...more
For this current generation reared on CGI animation and blockbuster special effects and IMAX, ...more
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 ar ...more
Straight away I'm afraid I must point out this last Odyssey book is the ...more
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 bo ...more
Clarke is a great science fiction "idea" guy, probably ...more
Já a história em si gira em torno do resgate, mil anos depois, do corpo do astronauta Frank Poole, abandonado, em 2001, pe ...more
* 2001: A Space Odyssey
* 2010: Odyssey Two. (Also made into a film)
* 2061 Odyssey Three
* 3001: The Final Odyssey
The first and second books are enthralling. 2061 is more of the same, and thus decent but somewhat pointless as part of the arc. 3001 is an attempt at closing up all the loose threads, and does so in a satisfying way.
For a long time, these books frus ...more
"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 ...more
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/an ...more
... until we get to "3001". A millennium's slipped by, leaving much more to be explained. The first third of the book is sheer exposition, with more spattered through the more plotty bits up to the end. And this expo ...more
For me, the old style is sometimes a refreshing change from the trend we see today, where technology is used to set up a psychological situation, and the novel co ...more
He had some cool ideas about the future. The halo/space elevator city was fun to imagine.
There didn't seem to be a lot of effort in making the plot.
Paraphrasing (heavily) the start of one of the chapters, but this was roughly the pacing of what should have been significant events:
"[main character] lived for the next few years. He got married to that girl, with whom I said there was ...more
If I were going to write a novel about what human life might be like 1,000 years in the future, I know I'd want to give special attention to the question of whether males are still circumcised, and how that might affect their attractiveness to the opposite sex. That's what Arthur C. Clarke must've been thinking as he worked on the first hundred pages of this, the fourth and final entry in his 2001 series. In the second hundred pages, we get Clarke's laughably unintelligent screed against all rel...more
И ако първата "Одисея" ме запали по научната фантастика още когато бях дете ... и до този момент това е една от любимите ми книги, последната е абсолютна безвкусица. Чудно ми е как един такъв добър писател, който е вложил страхотни идеи в първата "Одисея" - еволюцията на човечеството, еволюцията на машините и об ...more
La primera tesis es absurda. Hasta para la fantasía deben haber límites. Una cosa es la fantasía de que Júpiter se convierta en un sol (claramente está en el lado de la fantasía) y otra muy diferente es traer a Poole a la vida… y de que forma. ¿De verdad se "criogenizó" porque hace mucho frío en el espacio y aguantó en estado de perfecta conservación durante 1000 años? Bueno… va. Pero por favor ¿ ...more
Clarke was a graduate of King's Co ...more