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2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke
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2061: Odyssey Three (original 1988; edition 1988)

by Arthur C. Clarke (Author)

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The third book in Clarke's beloved Space Odyssey series, 2061: Odyssey Three returns to Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths and the alien intelligences behind them. Floyd is chosen as one of a handful of celebrity guests to witness the first manned touchdown on the surface of Halley's Comet on the privately-owned spaceship Universe. But the touchdown is not fated to go as planned. On Jupiter's moon Europa, which has undergone a transformation after events at the end of 2010: Odyssey Two, scientists have spotted the sudden growth of a gigantic, asymmetrical mountain determined to be one single enormous diamond-a fragment of Jupiter's core. The Universe's sister ship, Galaxy, is hijacked and forced to crash into Europa's ocean-and the Universe is diverted from its original mission to rescue the crew. In this book, Heywood Floyd must once again survive an encounter with HAL, David Bowman, and the mysterious monolith-building race with its own hidden agenda-that will shape the destiny of the human race.… (more)
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Title:2061: Odyssey Three
Authors:Arthur C. Clarke (Author)
Info:Grafton (1988), Edition: First Edition First Printing, 256 pages
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2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke (1988)

  1. 72
    2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (craiglucas)
    craiglucas: Part of the same series
  2. 72
    2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke (craiglucas)
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    Heart of the Comet by Gregory Benford (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: The stories of both books are quite different, however both explore landing on Halley's Comet
  4. 40
    3001 The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (craiglucas)
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    Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System by Michael Summers (themulhern)
    themulhern: One is contemporary and non-fiction, one was written a while ago and is fiction, but they are both fundamentally speculations about the possibility of life on other worlds. Both have a lot to say about the moons of Jupiter, although Clarke takes it further. It's funny that a book about "life beyond our solar system" should discuss various moons within our solar system in such detail, but the point that the non-fiction work makes is that, until the fascinating situation of Europa was discovered, it hadn't been imagined to be possible by scientists who were arguing from their single well-known example, the Moon.… (more)
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Serinin ilk iki kitabına göre aksiyon az olmasına rağmen kötü bir kitap değil. ( )
  Tobizume | Jun 9, 2020 |
The monoliths reappear. A trip to Halley's Comet and a rescue mission to Europa and its inhabitants. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
I think I've figured out why I'm not super in to this series when I liked the first book: it lacks depth. I mean, now it's an (admittedly interesting) story taking place in space but in the first book, I felt there were undercurrents. Now, not so much. At least this one didn't seem so misogynistic. ( )
  Aug3Zimm | Nov 12, 2019 |
Part 3 in the series continues the story with what has happened in the intervening years and then gets into high gear with getting into the goings on of the protagonist and his family as they explore the new solar system set up after the events in the second book. ( )
  krgulick | Jun 19, 2019 |
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The third book in Clarke's beloved Space Odyssey series, 2061: Odyssey Three returns to Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths and the alien intelligences behind them. Floyd is chosen as one of a handful of celebrity guests to witness the first manned touchdown on the surface of Halley's Comet on the privately-owned spaceship Universe. But the touchdown is not fated to go as planned. On Jupiter's moon Europa, which has undergone a transformation after events at the end of 2010: Odyssey Two, scientists have spotted the sudden growth of a gigantic, asymmetrical mountain determined to be one single enormous diamond-a fragment of Jupiter's core. The Universe's sister ship, Galaxy, is hijacked and forced to crash into Europa's ocean-and the Universe is diverted from its original mission to rescue the crew. In this book, Heywood Floyd must once again survive an encounter with HAL, David Bowman, and the mysterious monolith-building race with its own hidden agenda-that will shape the destiny of the human race.

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