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Fifty years after the alien message forbidding humans to approach the moon Europa, an expedition to Halley's Comet is forced to violate the prohibition in the name of mercy. Though lacking the lyrical prose of The Songs of Distant Earth , Clarke's latest addition to the story begun in 2001: a space odyssey will entertain fans of the "black monolith." For large sf collections. JC
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Born in Somerset in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke has written over sixty books, among which are the science fiction classics '2001, A Space Odyssey', 'Childhood's End', 'The City and the Stars' and 'Rendezvous With Rama'. He has won all the most prestigious science fiction trophies, and shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of the film of 2001. He was knighted in 1998. He passed away in March 2008. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
As I said before... I am a total addict of Mr. Clarke's stories. I forgot to eat and sleep. All his stories are spellbinding and very imaginative. I LOVE IT. Read morePublished on July 25 2013 by Renate D
I really enjoyed the book, it is a story wich is a little disconnected from the original story of the monolith, but it sets an awsome mood and tells a fantastic story in a clever... Read morePublished on May 17 2013 by J.D.
No need for this sequel. It doesn't add anything to the understanding of the monolith builders or what their way of working is. Minor insight into Bowman entity. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2012 by Juan Pablo Cruz Quiroga
This book is a great extension from the others in regards to the "great monolith" and the unseen-but-advanced race that keeps getting Heywood Floyd and humanity in... Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by Eric
This series is SOOOO typical of Clarke. He astounds us with a mind-blowing idea then, because of his inability to develop characters with which we can identify, he must rely on... Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by Avid Reader
It was a bit odd that the first trip to the Halley comet (the reason why the story is in 2061) was in a space ship full of tourits instead of astronauts, but it was interesting... Read morePublished on May 10 2003 by Fernando
I loved the first one, liked the second and really thought this one would finally get to answering the questions floating around after the first two books, not so. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by D. Hansen