3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey #4)
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
For this current generation reared on CGI animation and blockbuster special effects and IMAX,...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
... 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
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
Yine de sonu aceleye getirilmiş. Oysa Wells'in "War of the Worlds"üne ne de güzel bir gönderme vardı, daha da genişletilebilirdi bu.
Tutto cominciò quattro milioni di anni fa con l'apparizione inquietante di un monolito, una struttura aliena dotata di straordinari poteri che accese la scintilla dell'intelligenza nelle scimmie trasformandole in esseri umani. All'alba del ventunesimo secolo, un identico monolito nero trovato sulla Luna segnò l'inizio dell'avventura del comandante Dave Bowman, del suo vice Frank Poole e del supercomputer Hal a bordo dell'astronave "Discovery". Unico sopravvissuto a quell'esperienza, Dave Bowman...more
This last installment starts off like "Futurama" as Frank Poole, who supposedly died in 2001 is recovered from deep space and revived 1000 years in the future. There's really nothing much that interesting about it...more
- Vangelis / Intergalactic Radio Station
I'm heartbroken that it ended, the entire Odyssey. I will definitely miss them, Frank, Hal, Dave, Heywood, all of them. While reading these books I felt like they're part of my life too. And I can't help but notic...more
The book dealt with how extraterrestrials might view us right now. The Monolith was reactivated at one of the worst times in human history, whe...more
Writing-wise, this is probably Arthur C. Clarke's worst. A fifth of the book isn't even new material! He just copied and pasted chapters from 2061 and 2010. And in my edition, the last fucking 20-30 pages is the acknowledgements. A deceptively short book.
What I did love was the depiction of life in 3001. Unfortunately, this is only a third of the book.
And what of the monolith? Well, there's not much to it, really. There's no real mind...more
The premise is a bit hokey, but I willingly suspend disbelief as Frank Poole is brought back to life. I don’t find Poole as interesting a character as Heywood Floyd from the previous novels, but he’ll do for this story, which largely feels like an encore performance from the author.
3001 does what none of the previous...more
Clarke was a graduate of King's Co...more