OK. Clarke spends a bit too much time on non-plot items, as well as some social moralizing that I found off-putting. The plot is a bit thin as well, but it was somewhat interesting. The end notes were the best part of the book for me. Odd but true.
One Thousand years after the Jupiter Mission to explore the mysterious Monolith had been destroyed, after Dave Bowman was transformed into the star child, Frank poole drifted in space frozen and forgotten, leaving the supercomputer Hal inoperable. But now Poole has returned to life awakening in a world far different from the one he left behind- and just as the monolith may be stirring once again.
This book brings up so many topics to think about: our future in space, our religious beliefs, medical advances and computer technology. It makes you wonder if we have what it takes to survive it all physically and ethically.