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Overall disappointing

Advantages: some fascinating ideas
Disadvantages: too long, too much politics, not enough sf

I've been a fan of Arthur C Clarke's for many years. It's always a joy when a new novel of his appears. This one was written with a partner. Arthur has co-written previous novels, and they have ben very successful. This one is sadly, very disappointing. ...

Chess_Peace 12.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Trigger - Michael Kube-McDowell, Arthur C. Clarke

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More of the same - almost

Advantages: If you liked the first you’ll like this
Disadvantages: Its not as good

...can you follow on from such a masterpeice as both the film and book of 2001 A Space Odyssey was?, well you can try, but will you succeed?. 2010 Odyssey Two, follows on from the film rather than the book of 2001 A Space Odyssey (the only real dif ...

seagulls-lost-horizon 24.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of 2010 - Arthur C. Clarke

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the odyssey continues

Advantages: will stand the test of time.
Disadvantages: absolutely none

Way out in space, close to the moons of jupiter, the spacecraft Discovery floats, close to the alien monolith. The russian rescue craft Leonov is sent from earth, with a combined American and Russian scientific team on a mission to investigate the myste ...

Belgarath_02 17.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of 2010 - Arthur C. Clarke

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The Last Odyssey?

Advantages: Good interesting read
Disadvantages: A rather bleak unneeded end to the seires

Many people have regarded Arthur C Clarke's last attempt to explain the ancient black monoliths as a failure. I'm a big fan of Clarke's, but have to say I was disappointed with this book, hoping it to be more than it was. 3001 is more of a prediction o ...

willboy12 06.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of 3001: Final Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke

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Enjoyable but pointless

Advantages: Full of interesting ideas
Disadvantages: Not a great story

It’s a curious habit of Clarke’s that his endless sequalising seems reserved for his least interesting books. I suppose we should be thankful that we’re unlikely to see Second Childhood’s End or The Moondust Falls Back. In 3001 he grabs one of the de ...

NeilHudson 02.09.2000 · Read full review
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Review of 3001: Final Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke

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