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2061: Odyssey Three (Space Odyssey #3)

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Only rarely does a novelist weave a tapestry so compelling that it captures the imagination of the entire world. But that is precisely what Arthur C. Clarke accomplished with 2001: a space odyssey.

It is even more unusual that an author is able to complement so well-received an invention with an equally successful sequel. But Arthur C. Clarke`s 2010: odyssey two enthralled
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Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1989 by Del Rey Books / Ballantine Books (first published December 1987)
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Daniel
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jos jedna ineresantna knjiga prepuna originalnih ideja i lepih scena (citav deo oko Halejeve komete je izvrstan) ali sve ukupno ipak ostavlja daleko slabiji utisak nego prethodne dve. Jednostavno mi nekako fali na osecaju velicine, monumentalnosti. Ka SF roma je odlican ali mi je nekako suvise konvencionalan za gosn Klarka. Vise mi dodje kao neka medju prica nego pravi nastavak.

Nemojte me razumeti pogresno knjiga je vredna citanja, naravno, ali treba smanjiti ocekivanj sto ja nisam odradio.

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Henry Avila
Dr.Heywood Floyd, is back for the third installment of the 2001 series,still vigorous at the ripe old age of 103.Apparently the good Dr. requires excitement to live.His next mission is to land on Halley's Comet, in the year 2061.When the most famous comet there is, comes back,past the orbit of Earth, which it has done for 20,000 years.AS A CELEBRITY,HE GETS A FREE RIDE ON THE Spaceship Universe, a luxury liner,Heywood has been in a lot worse crafts in his trips.The best feature in the space line ...more
Daavid
4.5 Stars. Loved it !! :D

Just like its preceding book 2010: Odyssey Two, this is a book full of wonder, awesomeness, vivid imagery and adventure.

Preferring to rate books independently, I really liked this one. The landings on Halley's Comet, and Europa, along with their vivid descriptions of the landscape and life-forms make it an engaging read filled with wonder! Based on certain facts and conjectures, Clarke has written some good stuff using his wide imagination. Celestial mechanics seem to be
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holy_fire
Sep 25, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes SciFi with a big emphasis on the Sci-part
third book in Clarke's Odyssey-Saga...

short plot description: set (obviously) 51 years after the events in "2010: Odyssey Two" we meet again Dr. Heywood Floyd, now 103 years old. Mankind has build bases on the moon and Ganymede (where a scientist makes an astonishing discovery about Europa) and advances in science have made interplanetary space travel economical feasible, which paved the way for private enterprises. One of them is Tsung Spacelines where Chris Floyd, grandson of Heywood Floyd, wo
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Perry Whitford
2061 may seem like a random date in which to continue the Space Odyssey story into a third book, but there is a very good reason for it - the return of Halley's Comet.

Amazingly Dr Heywood Floyd, middle-aged in the first two books, is still going strong aged one hundred and three, thanks to half a lifetime spent in low gravity, orbiting Earth in a space hospital after a bad fall.

His grand-son is also an astronaut and they are about to meet up after a space-jacking in the Jovian system as all eye
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Efka
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not as wonderful and gripping as 2001, but still better than the 2010. Not a very long and complex adventure, but great world-building and it's reasonable shortness makes sure you don't get bored by the lack of action.
Pam
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS!!!

Very elderly Dr Floyd is invited to join a pleasure cruise to land on Halley's Comet, which suddenly turns into a rescue mission when his grandson's ship is hijacked and crashes on Europa. According to the first two books, this was supposed to be a really bad deal.

So I kept waiting for the ship to be destroyed or the people to get eaten by the previously malevolent Europans......but nothing happens. The hijacking plan is never explained and no one is ever held responsi
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Stuart
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alien-contact
There really wasn't any reason to write this book besides cashing in on its very well know predecessors 2001 and 2010, both of which are supported by two very different but decent movie adaptations.

I dont' remember a single event from the book, but just remember getting it for Christmas and being excited by the cool cover. Fairly disappointing, really.
James Parsons
Have not read all of the books in this series, but of course this one is in the shadow of the original. 2001 was such a realistic yet profound SF book. So can the following sequels still feel fresh and surprise? After the second book, which I did not feel gripped me as much (the film either), this next one again is similar. The writing style of Clarke is always a good crafted standard, but is dating now. There is mystery in this next book, though it does move along a little slowly until becoming ...more
Andreas
This series started as a one-off book released in conjunction with the Stanley Kubrick movie of the same name. The series consists of:

* 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
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Arthur C. Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.

Clarke was a graduate of King's Co
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Other Books in the Series

Space Odyssey (4 books)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1)
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