3001: The Final Odyssey

The Final Odyssey The body of Frank Poole lost for a thousand years since the computer HAL caused his death en route to Jupiter is retrieved revived and enhanced In the most eagerly awaited sequel of all time the t

  • Title: 3001: The Final Odyssey
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780586066249
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • The body of Frank Poole, lost for a thousand years since the computer HAL caused his death en route to Jupiter, is retrieved, revived and enhanced In the most eagerly awaited sequel of all time, the terrifying truth of the Monolith s mission is a mystery only Poole can resolve.

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    1. Arthur C. Clarke

      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 College, London where he obtained First Class Honours in Physics and Mathematics He is past Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Academy of Astronautics, the Royal Astronomical Society, and many other scientific organizations.Author of over fifty books, his numerous awards include the 1961 Kalinga Prize, the AAAS Westinghouse science writing prize, the Bradford Washburn Award, and the John W Campbell Award for his novel Rendezvous With Rama Clarke also won the Nebula Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1972, 1974 and 1979, the Hugo Award of the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974 and 1980, and in 1986 became Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America He was awarded the CBE in 1989.


    1. 3001: The Final Odyssey is ultimately a flawed book, written to end a series which has sadly become increasingly redundant. Sad? Yes, because Arthur C. Clarke was a phenomenally good scientist with a lively imagination and the ability to craft very readable novels.3001 is the 4th and final volume in Arthur C. Clarke’s “Odyssey” series, starting with “2001”. The other 2 books are “201o - Odyssey 2” and “2061 - Odyssey 3”. I have to admit to not having read the middle 2 books, bu [...]

    2. The 4th and last of the 2001 series. Dr.Heywood Floyd is not in this novel.Even the eternal, good doctor, can't live 1,000 years.But Frank Poole, that's a horse of a different color.Frank's body is floating, floating,being pushed out into the limitless universe.Gently moving up and down,twisting, tumbling,passing numerous distant planets,asteroids,rocks.Even an occasional comet.Unseen in the darkness ,in a calm peaceful sleep.Leaving the troubled Solar System behind.What dreams he must have had. [...]

    3. It's both amusing and sad when a book series falls flat on its face during its final leaps. The Odyssey series is, unfortunately, one of these. Except instead of attempting to get back up and trying to pretend its fall never happened, 3001 wallows in the failure, following the same idea as 2061; nothing happens. Well, nothing substantial, anyway.Let me be the first to say that I don't mind that Frank comes back to life. It was a (sort of) logical way to show Dave's human side (sort of) while sti [...]

    4. Fourth and the final book in the Space Odyssey saga. It was astonishing, as this book too, continues to pour the wonders and awesomeness of evolution, and future-tech alike. Unlike in Book three (2061), which lacked anything about the advancements in technology, this book makes up for it, totally!Frank Poole's experiences after returning back a millennia later, into Star City, a ringed structure at the Geostationary Earth Orbit connected to Earth by four Space Towers at the Equator, and his lear [...]

    5. They told me - don't bother reading 3001, it's not worth it. I knew they were right. But partially from a need to complete the series, and partially out of morbid curiosity, I read it anyway. It's awful. It's only saving grace is being just 112 pages. There are a few beautiful passages - all lifted directly from the other novels in the series. He makes some interesting social commentary, but that's overwhelmed by his diatribes against religion. Again, instead of ending it just frays away. What p [...]

    6. I jos jedna knjiga koju mi je tesko oceniti. Sa jedne strane imamo odlican opis moguce buducnosti (vrlo pozitivna buducnost) prikazane kroz oci nekoga ko dolazi iz naseg vremena. Ideje i nivo detalja u tom delu su odlicni iprosto raspiruju mastu.Ali u druom delu knjige dobija se utisak da gosn Klark nije imao cistu viziju sta je uopste hteo da kaze sa knjigom pa citava prica ima nekako nedoreceni osecaj. Plus di je nestao Hejvud Flojd?Ipak knjiga daje dosta odgovora ne mnoga pitanja iz prethodni [...]

    7. Of the two astronauts awake on the spaceship Discovery when the super-computer HAL went nuts, Frank Poole certainly drew the short straw. While Dave Bowman ended up an immortal extraterrestrial hybrid with the powers of a god, poor Poole ended up left for dead and floating off into the cold vacuum of space.Left for dead, but not - as we discover at the start of the fourth and final Space Odyssey story - actually dead. His body frozen into an effective state of hibernation, Poole floats unconscio [...]

    8. A great ending of a series. And it's even more astonishing that Arthur C. Clarke managed to end his famous series by writing an utopia, which is not so very common a genre, isn't it? It's short, but it's really well done and the reason of taking us to the year 3001 is brilliant. Certainly 3001 is as good as 2001.

    9. This is one of my favorite books of all time because of its brutal and humbling honesty. I couldn't have chosen a better coda for the 2001 storyline, it left me absolutely breathless. -- warning, serious spoilers --After reading the ending of the Rendezvous with Rama series I was expecting Clarke to pretty much end things the same way, on a magnanimous upnote. With 2001 we learn that there is a vastly superior alien intelligence that has intervened in the natural evolution of apes to accelerate [...]

    10. Finally I've reached the end of the journey AND WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!!!! -_- Never again will I pick up anything written by Clarke. Honestly I can't understand how even got published. 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 no confrontation until the end, and what there was of a knockout closing seemed to appear out of nowhere. Internal conflict in the maj [...]

    11. Copy pasting from previous books instead of writing new descriptions, progressing the story only on the last 30-40 pages and closing this awesome series with a bland ending. Needless to say, it was a kind of a let down, unlike the first and second books which were AMAZING. I seriously hope that Clarke doesn't do the same "mistakes" in his other books because I seriously enjoy his writing style and subjects.I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 2 because of Clarke's presentation of future humanity, an [...]

    12. The late Arthur C. 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 spiritual experience for me, even though I am not prone to spiritual experiences. But, given the prescient depiction of the moon and our galaxy in those pre-Apollo mission days, both film and book are breathtaking. For this current generation reared on CGI animation and blockbuster special effects and IMAX, [...]

    13. This may be my favorite Odyssey. (although I thought that after each of the Odyssey books)But really, I am just so thrilled with this one, how genius to bring back Frank Poole from the dead and to put the 21st century scientist in the 31st century. I savored every word, every image, really and it read so plausible. Hope we will achieve that society from 31 century. (Clarke seems to think so in other of his books, there is always some kind of Utopia there)Check this out:"It was generally agreed t [...]

    14. 3.5خب باید بگم که خوندنش از گروهان هم بیشتر طول کشیدهرکاری کردم نتونستم جذبش شم ، ینی صرفا تخیل بود نه هیجان ، البته خلاقیت نویسنده بیداد میکرد.ولی در برخی جاها چنان به خودش سخت میگرفت و از کلممات سختی برای توصیف استفاده میکرد که نمیتونستم چیزی رو به تصور کنم.شاید هم بخاطر ترجمه [...]

    15. 2061'den sonra 3001 çok güzel geldi ve seri güzel bir şekilde sonlandı.Serideki kitapları en sevdiğimden en az Sevdiğime sıralayacak olursam 2010>3001>2001>2061 şeklinde olur.

    16. My 1998 review:"3001" has accumulated mixed reviews, perhaps because it's not really a novel: think "Looking Backward" or "Ralph 124C41+". Thankfully, it's better-written than those, but Dr. Clarke won't be remembered as a prose stylist.The plot outline is familiar by now - Frank Poole is revived after a thousand years as a cryo-corpse - flung into space in 2001 by the malevolent HAL. He marvels at the Wonders of the World of 3001, and gets reaquainted with Dave Bowman - and HAL - within the gre [...]

    17. ‫با اون وضعی که کتاب سوم تموم شد،‌ انتظار داشتم این کتاب بلافاصله در ادامهٔ اون باشه. ولی داستان کتاب چهارم، ده قرن بعد از کتاب سومه و حتا به وقایع اون کتاب وفادار هم نیست. برای مثال در انتهای کتاب سوم خوندیم که لوسیفر خاموش می‌شه، ولی در این کتاب همچنان داره به ستارگی خودش اد [...]

    18. Storyline: 2/5Characters: 3/5Writing Style: 3/5World: 3/5This was a coda more than a concluding volume. Arthur C. Clarke was 80 years old when this was published. Throughout the reading I felt like I was listening to a speech from an aged yet highly decorated senior citizen. He would muse, he would ponder, he would pontificate on things the newer generation were already engaging with at much higher levels and newer tools. You indulge the author though because he's earned respect throughout his l [...]

    19. 3001: The Final Odyssey brings Arthur C. 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 was written.Trouble began brewing in the Odyssey series with the release of 2010: Odyssey Two, in which Clarke decided to abandon all differences between the previous book and the movie version, and act as though only the movie events had occurred. As someone who greatly preferred the bo [...]

    20. It's a thousand years since Frank Poole's death at the metaphorical hands of HAL and humanity has entered a new golden age. A spaceship finds Poole floating deep in the solar system and with the help of 3001 technology he is revived. 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 thing he has become anyway. Straight away I'm afraid I must point out this last Odyssey book is the [...]

    21. I have quite enjoyed reading Arthur C Clarke's four-parter, but one of Clarke's tricks does not hold up well to a marathon run through the series. 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. If there were supposed to be subtle changes from one book to the next, I didn't see any. I've only seen David Bowman's flythrough of Jupiter and visit to the oceans of Europa abou [...]

    22. This was an okay ending to the set of books, with a story line that wasn't as confusing as some of the instalments that preceded it. That said, the ending was a little abrupt and seemed to come out of nowhere, and it would have been nice to have a more rounded finish to the series!

    23. Well, that was something. 3001 held a sense of excitement since I started reading the series. It's a shame that I have to say, I was mostly let down. Right off the bat, I didn't like the route taken to introduce the main character for this final "odyssey". Besides that, my main complaints are that it was just too slow and disjointed throughout.During the first half, I kept thinking "what is the point here?". Clarke's vision of the distant future was intriguing, but the story lacked any sort of h [...]

    24. While not as good as the first three, the Final Odyssey was still very interesting. The plot doesn't quite begin for a third of the book, but who's counting?I love me some Arthur C. Clarke, guys, and this is no exception.

    25. Дочитал!!!!Мне очень не понравился автор "Космической одиссеи", я его даже писателем назвать не могу. Неприятный человек. Особенно ярко это выражено в послесловии к последней части.А что касается книги, то она такая же как и 3 предыдущие: никакая.

    26. storyline was good but this was another novel that left me feeling like the author got bored and just ended the story just to end the story

    27. It is noteworthy to consider how Arthur Clarke opened the third book, and what the ramifications to the entire series were. With wanting pragmatism, he wrote that: "Just as 2010: Odyssey Two was not a direct sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book is not a linear sequel to 2010. They must all be considered as variations on the same theme, involving many of the same characters and situations, but not necessarily happening in the same universe.Developments since Stanley Kubrick suggested in [...]

    28. I respect Arthur C. Clarke very much. His visions, imagination, scientific base for books is astonishing. Yet, It's truly terrible how the Space Odyssey "slides down" after two first books.The biggest "sin" for me is that each book is a separate entity, kind of parallel universe. The characters are the same, but the facts/past events change in every book. I could understand that in Odyssey 2010, as there was a movie made in parallel and the space program seemed to be in different stage when Clar [...]

    29. Read it yourself and then try to tell me it deserves more stars. I simply cannot connect this work with the absolute genius Clarke displayed with "Childhood's End" or the first 1968 Odyssey novel. Here's the synopsis:1. Discovery astronaut Frank Poole is found floating in space in the year 3001. He is reanimated, and tries to adjust to life in the 31st century.2. Frank get's bored and hitches a ride to a colony on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede.3. Meanwhile, for the past 100 years, the hybrid plant/an [...]

    30. FINALLY DONE. After all the this time, after all the hype, and after all that could have been, the Final Odyssey ends "not with a bang but a whimper". The story is far from uninteresting, but I can't help but feel like Sir Clarke has done a great disservice to his characters. Its made clear in the author's notes that the series was never intended to be a linear series, and that things involving same characters could exist in different universes, but I still feel like this final part of it feels [...]

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