2061 Odyssey Three Author:Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke, creator of one of the world's best-loved science fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and a... more »n alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.« less
First there was 2001, Then 2010 the mission to jupiter, then there was 2061 the third mission...Yes there is a fourth mission 3001. This review is about 2061. In 2061 Heywood Floyd the only survivor of the two previous missions returns to once again confront Dave Bowman, or what ever Dave has become, and a newly independent HAL, along with the power of an alien race that has decided Humanity is to play a place in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not. Is this Creative Design? You need only to read to find out.
Another quick and interesting read. I couldn't put it down. Carries on the story of Heywood Floyd and , belatedly, Dave Bowman and Hal. The plots for all the Odyssey books have been interesting, though I knew the surprise of Mt. Zeus at the beginning of the book. I wish more had been done with Bowman and Hal.