3001 by Arthur C. Clarke
The Final Odyssey

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A thousand years after being cast into the frozen void of space by the supercomputer HAL, Frank Poole is brought back to life-and thrust into a world more technically advanced than the one he left behind. He discovers a world of human minds directly interfacing with computers; genetically-engineered dinosaur servants; and massive space elevators built around the Equator.

He also discovers an impending threat to humanity-lurking within the enigmatic monoliths. To fight it, Poole must join forces with David Bowman and HAL, now fused into one corporeal consciousness-and the only being with the power to thwart the monoliths' mysterious creators.

A continuation of Arthur C. Clarke's groundbreaking Space Odyssey series, 3001: The Final Odyssey takes readers on a journey full of mysticism, wonder, and suspense.

About Arthur C. Clarke

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A writer of science fiction, Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, in 1917. Clarke studied at King's College in London, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. Clarke's first book was Prelude to Space in 1951, but he is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. Some of Clarke's later works include the sequels to 2001, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey, and the novels The Garden of Rama and The Snows of Olympus. Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in the 1950s. He died on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.
Published November 30, 2012 by RosettaBooks. 274 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Fiction

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Europa's monolith, though, is just a supercomputer, not intelligent or self-aware, so Frank's associates decide to use Halman as a Trojan horse to infect the monolith with an irresistible computer virus--whereupon all the monoliths vanish.

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Frank Poole was the astronaut murdered by the berserk computer HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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The new 3001 brings the saga to a close, answering all our questions about the function of the monoliths, explaining what happened to HAL and Dave, and tying up all the loose ends for good—which is the book's greatest flaw.

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By the time Clarke wrote 3001 the USSR had also fallen and Clarke acknowledges that in 3001.

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