By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the full Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
A thousand years after being forged into the frozen void of area through the supercomputer HAL, Frank Poole is introduced again to life—and thrust right into a global extra technically complex than the single he left in the back of. He discovers an international of human minds without delay interfacing with desktops; genetically engineered dinosaur servants; and large area elevators outfitted round the Equator.
He additionally discovers an forthcoming chance 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 facility 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 filled with mysticism, ask yourself, and suspense.
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He doesn't want deserters getting away and setting up in opposition, does he? The road takes a right bend here towards the bridge, and there's a road joins it from the right. " "Right, do what I told you. Take a tip from that ambulance we passed. All right, Martha, my sweet? " As they rounded the bend, Timberlane slumped over the wheel, trailing his right hand out of the window. Pitt slumped beside him, the other two lolled back in their seats. Steering carefully, Timberlane negotiated their vehicle in a drunken line towards the public house Pitt had mentioned.
Giving him a searching glance, Timberlane said, "You're sick, man. " The revolver jerked. "Just get her rolling. " He coughed, and ran a hand heavily over his face. One of his eyelids developed a nervous flutter and he glanced over his shoulder at Martha. " With Timberlane hugging the wheel, they crawled down a little dead side street. Two Cowley Fathers in black habits were carrying a woman between them, moving with difficulty under her weight; her left hand trailed against the pavement. They stood absolutely still as the truck came level with them and did not move until it had gone past.
They climbed into a Windrush. Under Pitt's control, the motor faltered and caught, and they moved slowly across the parade ground and through the gates with a wave at the sentries. The new day had brought no improvement in Oxford's appearance. Down Hollow Way, a row of semi-detacheds burned in a devitalized fashion, as though a puff of wind might extinguish the blaze; smoke from the fire hung over the area. Near the old motor works, there was military activity, much of it disorganized. They heard a shot fired.
3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey, Book 4) by Arthur C. Clarke