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3001 The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
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Jan 28, 1998
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3001 is not just a page-turner, plugged in to the great icons of HAL and the monoliths, but a book of wisdom too, pithy and provocative.”New Scientist

“A one man literary Big Bang, Clarke has originated his own vast and teeming futuristic universe.”Sunday Times

“Well-paced and absorbing . . . It is as a flight of fancy by the master of science fiction that 3001 makes its mark.”The Times

“In his exciting new novel, Clarke reveals the ominous answer about the ultimate purpose of the monoliths.”Daily Telegraph

“Serene, uplifting, and icy clear.”Mail on Sunday

“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

Author Essay

One night, about 10 pm, I was getting ready for bed (I had to get up at 5 am to go to work the next day), and my husband called up the stairs to me in a hushed voice that Arthur Clarke was on the phone.  Well, of course I took the call.  Afterward, my husband told me that when he’d picked up the phone, he’d been a bit brusque, annoyed that someone might be calling that late; he’d demanded "And who may I tell her is calling?"  And Arthur, who is one of the most charming people I’ve had the pleasure to meet, replied, "Just tell her it’s a starving young author from Sri Lanka."  Well, my husband, who is not much of a science fiction reader but read everything by Clarke and loved it, was absolutely thrilled.  "I can’t believe I actually talked to Arthur Clarke!" he kept saying.  And I had to forgive Arthur for calling so late after that!  Anyway, we still had questions to answer for the 3001 manuscript, so it was worth it.
                        –Shelly Shapiro, Executive Editor

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