By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 publication (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the entire Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
A thousand years after being solid into the frozen void of house via the supercomputer HAL, Frank Poole is introduced again to life—and thrust right into a international extra technically complex than the single he left at the back of. He discovers a global of human minds at once interfacing with pcs; genetically engineered dinosaur servants; and big house elevators outfitted round the Equator.
He additionally discovers an drawing close hazard to humanity—lurking in the enigmatic monoliths. To struggle it, Poole needs to subscribe to forces with David Bowman and HAL, now fused into one corporeal consciousness—and the one being with the ability to thwart the monoliths' mysterious creators.
A continuation of Arthur C. Clarke's groundbreaking Space Odyssey sequence, 3001: the ultimate Odyssey takes readers on a trip packed with mysticism, ask yourself, and suspense.
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Ibu was what the villagers called her. He gathered it was some kind of honorific. " "No. " Tomas looked as if someone had stuck a hose down his throat and siphoned out his insides. Turk thought he had never seen a thinner man. "It's more complicated than that. " Outside the window of Diane's clinic, the Minang village was lively in the dark. Lanterns hung swaying from eaves and he could hear the sound of recorded music playing tinnily. Diane made coffee with an electric kettle and a French press, and the resulting brew was hot and dense.
I can. " Turk wondered what he had gotten himself into and how he could most efficiently extract himself from it. "Well… I guess it's not illegal here…" "You guess wrong. It's just easier to get away with. And we have to be discreet. " "Because Tomas is going to need some help as he recovers. " She startled him by smiling. "Call it an educated guess. You understand that the Fourth treatment isn't just about longevity? The Martians were deeply ambivalent about tinkering with human biology. They didn't want to create a community of powerful elders.
Turk had met Tomas aboard an ancient single-hulled tanker bound for Breaker Beach on its final voyage. The ship, called Kestrel, had been Turk's ticket to the New World. Turk had signed on as an able-bodied seaman at negligible wages. All the crew had, because it was a one-way trip. Across the Arch, in Equatoria, the market for scrap iron and steel was booming. On Earth a leviathan like the Kestrel was a liability, too old to meet international standards and useless for anything but the poorest kind of coastal trade, prohibitively expensive to scrap.
3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey, Book 4) by Arthur C. Clarke