New PDF release: 2061: Odyssey Three
By Arthur C. Clarke
"[Clarke] continues to be a grasp at describing the wonders of the fabric universe in sentences that mix a recognize for medical accuracy with a regularly startling lyricism."
*The big apple occasions e-book Review
Fifty years after assembly the spirit of Dave Bowman aboard the deserted Discovery and witnessing the fiery transformation of Jupiter into Earths moment solar, 103-year-old Dr. Heywood Floyd forums the luxurious spaceship Universe for the historical first touchdown at the floor of Halley's Comet.
At an analogous time, the Galaxy day trip units out to probe the evolutionary upheaval on Jupiter's former moon Europa haunted through the destiny of a doomed chinese language challenge and via the ominous message from area: "All those worlds are yours *except Europa. try out no landings there. "
As the stranded Galaxy awaits rescue at the risky and forbidden floor of Europa and Universe races to her relief, the omniscient strength that's Dave Bowman watches *and waits to bare the extreme secrets and techniques of the monoliths, of the masters he now serves, and of mankind's final function during cosmic historical past . . .
"[Clarke] is, finally, the poet laureate of the gap Age. he's at his top making the reader suppose . . . that it's these desires that eventually come actual which are the easiest desires of all."
*Los Angeles Times
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22 As he watched the approaching yellow and orange globe – the most improbably garish object in the entire Solar System – Second Officer Chris Floyd could not help recalling the time, now half a century ago, when his grandfather had come this way. Here, Leonov had made its rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery, and here Dr Chandra had reawakened the dormant computer Hal. Then both ships had flown on to survey the enormous black monolith hovering at L1, the Inner Lagrange Point between Io and Jupiter.
23 23 Inferno Before the detonation of Jupiter, Io had been second only to Venus as the best approximation to Hell in the Solar System. Now that Lucifer had raised its surface temperature another couple of hundred degrees, even Venus could no longer compete. The sulphur volcanoes and geysers had multiplied their activity, now reshaping the features of the tormented satellite in years rather than decades. The planetologists had given up any attempt at mapmaking, and contented themselves with taking orbital photographs every few days.
The shy 26 steward – who had never before looked at him directly – was now regarding Chang with a cold, merciless stare that made him feel like a rabbit hypnotized by a snake. The small but deadly-looking gun nestling in her free hand seemed an unnecessary adornment; Chang had not the slightest doubt that she could very efficiently kill him without it. Nevertheless, both his self-respect and his professional honour demanded that he should not surrender without some sort of a struggle. At the very least, he might be able to gain time.
2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke