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3001: The Final Odyssey Mass Market Paperback – January 28, 1998
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A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at beyond the speed of light. The beacons are built to be robust. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to. Learn more
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The irony of the story is that it had great potential. After 1,000 years of floating in virtual suspended animation in the 'absolute zero' graveyard of space, astronaut Frank Poole's body is discovered in remarkably well preserved, and barely alive (!), form.Read more ›
Clarke includes a lot of foreseeable future technology in this book, including nano-assembly of a person from information stored in a memory device to braincaps that connects a person directly to the global information network and even allows a person to recieve in minutes knowledge that now takes years of study. 3001 is a very descriptive novel, Clarke has a lot to say about possible life and technology as it may exist in a thousand years, it seems he does an amazing job, but no one can tell for certain until the year 3001 is here, in the past just predicting things only 10-20 years in the future has been very difficult indeed.
3001 contains thoroughly modern thinking, typical of Clarke, and I am pleased that he wrote it himself without relying on a co-author. I also enjoyed the several pages of notes Clarke has at the end of the book. The major criticism I have for this novel is that the human relationships are only briefly sketched and could have been in more detail. All told though, a fun and easy read.
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A rehash. Nothing new. Underwhelming. I suppose he needed the money and had already signed the contract. He had to deliver.Published 6 days ago by Jobasaa
I have been a fan of ACC for decades but this is garbage. Milking a cash cow in the worst possible way. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Dave Tutin
Just as with the final Rama novel, Clarke took this story line beyond its natural end. Leaving a hint to a possible future extension of the story line is similarly beneath Clarke's... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Old Gnome
Enjoyed going back and refreshing to pick upon Clarke's tales of space and travel in our solar system. Relaxing and imaginative!Published 1 month ago by Dangerous Dave
What can I say this isn't a good book and it is the worst in the series. Spoilers follow.
This really feels like two books. The first part is a man out of time. Read more
While a veteran writer, Clarke's tale is merely a verbose restatement of the earlier works in this series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer