3001 : The Final Odyssey, Paperback
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


Now approaching the millennium, the light of Lucifer is extinguished and for the second time in four million years, the Monolith awakes.

The limitless power of an alien technology has decided what part humanity must play in the evolution of the galaxy.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780586066249



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A poorly written vehicle for some more of Clarke's technological future-gazing. The format is just another take on H. G. Wells's <i>The Sleeper Wakes</i> using the 2001 astronaut Frank Poole as the central character. The author confesses to what I instantly spotted - that five of the chapters are lifted from earlier books in the sequence. An afterword traces the sequence from the original short story written in 1948: it's a pity that, other than updating of technology, the style of the prose is still stuck in 1948.MB 14-vi-2013

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