3001 : The Final Odyssey

 
9780246126894: 3001 : The Final Odyssey

Science FictionLarge Print EditionThis novel is a must read for those who have followed the saga so far. Publishers Weekly* A New York Times Bestseller* A Literary Guild Alternate Selection* A Doubleday Book Club Alternate Selection* A Science Fiction Book Club Main SelectionAt the dawn of the fourth millennium, the frozen body of astronaut Frank Poole, adrift in its spacesuit after having been killed by the computer HAL in 2001, is restored to life and readied to resume the voyage that HAL had abruptly terminated a thousand years before. As we hurtle through the new millennium in real time, Arthur C. Clarke daringly leaps one thousand years into the future to bring the greatest science fiction series of all time to its magnificent, stunning conclusion.

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CHILDHOOD'S END and 3001: FINAL ODYSSEY
A couple of years ago, at the national television syndication convention, I was chatting with Stan Lee (of Marvel Comics). He was asking me what was up at Del Rey, and I mentioned 3001: FINAL ODYSSEY, as well as the new mass market edition we'd just done of CHILDHOOD'S END. Stan stated enthusiastically that, if there was one thing he most wanted to do in this world, it was make a movie of CHILDHOOD'S END, one of his favorite novels. He apparently loves Clarke's work.

So when I got back to the office, I dropped a copy of the two books into the mail. About a week later I was listening to my lunchtime voice mail messages, and there were Stan's unmistakeable tones, sincerely thanking me for the books. This guy deals with the James Cameron's of the world, yet a gift of Arthur C. Clarke causes him to make the time to express his gratitude.

--Steve Saffel, Senior Editor

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"3001: The Final Odyssey has an eerie and compelling plausibility."
--Business Week

"A fascinating picture of our future: cities atop needlelike towers that extend into space, the colonization of Venus, the pacification of humanity, and the abolition of religion."
--Newsweek

"Science-fiction master Arthur C. Clarke has taken generations of readers to the far and lonely reaches of the universe."
--USA Today

"MARVELS APLENTY."
--The New York Times Book Review

"From the moment I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. 3001: The Final Odyssey is a tour de force that finally answers the questions that sparked the imaginations of an entire generation."
--Buzz Aldrin

"3001 is interesting and enjoyable, worth the price and worth the wait."
--San Diego Union-Tribune

"Clarke's agile imagination stretches our notions of how things can be, should be, and might be in man's unfolding destiny. The novel is a torrent of challenging ideas."
--Roger Ebert

"Arthur C. Clarke's 3001: The Final Odyssey is witty, provocative and scary, a triumphant reaffirmation of his position as the dean of science fiction writing."
--Larry Collins

"A satisfying conclusion to the series . . . It is tightly constructed and stands well in its own right."
- Rocky Mountain News

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