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Humans have also colonised the Jovian moons Ganymede and Callisto. Loading... Poole's second life allows him to see what humanity has become and soon realizes he might be may still be able to once again meet fellow astronaut Dave Bowman, or the Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Other than that annoying trick, I have enjoyed the books, though 3001 is probably the weakest of the lot. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. The "Odyssey" series has spanned over three decades, with the initial publication of "2001" in 1968, and concluding with "3001" in 1997.  The original Stanley Kubrick film has become a classic, Clarke. (I am so glad he was such a prolific writer) ...more flag 3 likes·Like ·see review Sep 05, 2010 David rated it did not like it Shelves: science-fiction, fucked-up-shite Finally https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3001:_The_Final_Odyssey

Director: Carlos Saldanha 3001: A Sex Oddity 2002 0 Next » 3001: A Sex Oddity (TV Series 2002) Documentary 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Navigation Menu Film TV Digital Contenders Video Dirt Scene More Biz Music Legit Jobs Conferences Insight Archives Directory Choose Edition: U.S Latino Global Asia Russia | My Account Sign In Subscribe God I LOVE Arthur C Clarke! But it ends with very little enlightenment and the big ending has a very unfortunate similarity (oh, spoiler alert I guess)to Independence Day .

Clarke's The Space Odyssey series The Original Project of 2001: A Space Odyssey Films 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 2010 (1984) Books 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) The Lost Worlds of They evolved from "primordial soup", and over the course of millions of years, became a space-faring species. Sign in to make your opinion count. When they had learned all that they could, they began to modify.

Meanwhile, for the past 100 years, the hybrid plant/animal creature has been busy evolving on water moon, Europa, under the watchful eye of the giant monolith. This is one of my favorite books of all time because of its brutal and humbling honesty. All The Ways to Get Variety Online Subscription Print Subscription Mobile Apps Newsletters News Alerts Archives Slanguage Dictionary Help Other Variety Products Media:Variety 411 Research & Data:Variety Insight Archives Premium Email click site His visions, imagination, scientific base for books is astonishing.

Starting with the discovery of Frank Poole's frozen body floating in space, 3001 explores complex characters with conflicting agendas, stunning visuals and dark thematic meditations on the final fate of all The monolith does receive orders to exterminate humanity, and duplicates itself; whereupon millions of monoliths form two screens to prevent Solar light and heat from reaching Earth and its colonies. If you have read the first three books then the final odyssey is definitely worth reading. However, Clarke clearly indicates in one of two afterwords (one of sources and acknowledgements, one a valediction), that this four books saga is fiction.

And it is definitely about making mankind come face-to-face with the awesomeness and the wonders of the solar system, the ultimate grandeur of nature and evolution, and extra-terrestrial life-forms & intelligence.The

Each novel became scientifically and politically redundant shortly after it was written. Feature film based on George MacDonald Fraser's novels about the 19th century antihero, Harry Flashman. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. (LogOut/Change) You are

Sad? I wish there were more books in this Space Odyssey series. Whole decades, near as I can figure, are skipped over with barely a sentence to explain the transition in plot. The monolith gives humanity a warning about its warring ways, and then goes on to advance and protect this new life.

Reply zanthiusAndrew Casey says: November 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm David - yes Rendezvous with Rama would make the BEST series. An Amazon.com company. Anyway Frank ask Dave to introduce a computer virus into the Europa monolith before it can start wiping out the human race, and he agrees. This story is a part of our 20th century cultural identity and it ends with DIE YOU DEGENERATE EARTH SCUM!!! :DBrilliant, biting, painful, and wonderful.

His visions, imagination, scientific base for books is astonishing. For one who has read the series, the meager attempt to express the thought in the words above should suffice. They became farmers in the fields of stars; they sowed, and sometimes they reaped.
And sometimes, dispassionately, they had to weed.
The great dinosaurs had long since passed away, their morning promise annihilated


The deity of myriad modern religions has been replaced by a sense that the Monolith and/or its makers should be revered. I knew they were right. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=3001:_The_Final_Odyssey&oldid=743519486" Categories: 1997 British novels1990s science fiction novelsBritish science fiction novelsKuiper belt in fictionNovels by Arthur C. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply.

Whee. I would have had the monolith trip into some secondary killbot protocol where it just finished off the human race old school style, with a violent bloodbath, but that's just me Strange and beautiful and terrible empires rose and fell, and passed on their knowledge to their successors.
And now, out among the stars, evolution was driving towards new goals. He is reanimated, and tries to adjust to life in the 31st century.2.

I noticed that every book takes large sections of text from earlier books, pasting them in as flashbacks that are word for word reproductions of what he said the first time. Clarke's famed series to a merciful end, closing out what was perhaps a misguided effort from the beginning, or at least from 14 years after the first book, when a sequel No identifiable Lead character in most of the books, no clear objective for what lead there was, the books meander around for the most part with dated and ludicrous speculation and The first part of this book answers that with a mixture of culture-shock, humor and awe.As always, Clarke's extrapolations come from the latest scientific ideas of the time.

TMA-1, the black monolith found on the Moon in 1999, has been brought to Earth in 2006 and installed in front of the United Nations Building in New York City. Frank is now the only being in conact with the only being who can contact the Monolith. Uploaded on Aug 2, 2010Call them the Firstborn. So they set out once more into the abyss, knowning that they would never come this way again.

The scene is, obviously, one thousand years later when Poole's near lifeless body is discovered near the orbit of Neptune and returned to Earth for resuscitation. He has generally done well with cultural issues also. Indeed, the most interesting passages come from text which was lifted verbatim from the previous novels.It does have some great scientific ideas being narrated, such as the four massive towers (it I give credit to his imagination contained in the writing.

Well, nothing substantial, anyway.Let me be the first to say that I don't mind that Frank comes back to life. or theatrical adaptations 4 References 5 External links Plot summary[edit] This novel begins with a brief prologue describing the bioforms — dubbed the First-Born — who created the black monoliths. As Frank adjusts to his life in this new world it would seem that the monolith is become active again. It was a hot summer day and the air conditioning had died halfway through the movie…yet nothing mattered.

The Odyssey series is, unfortunately, one of these. It is determined that following the events of 2010: Odyssey Two and 2061: Odyssey Three, the Jovian monolith had sent a report to its superior monolith 450 light years away, and Clarke is one of my favorite science fiction writers and 2001: A Space Odyssey, based on an earlier short story of his, The Sentinel (1948), has always been something of a