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Arthur C. Clarke's 3001: The Final Odyssey

Cero

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So it's been a while since I read this book but when I've heard people talk about it, it's almost always been a source of derision and disappointment, with the most commonly cited reasons being its disconnection of continuity with the previous sequels and perceived attempt to be more action/adventure over the more cerebral approach its predecessors took. And yet, I can't seem to find any sources online that talk about the book's reception. Does anyone have the book or remember reading it?
 

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I read it back in 1999/2000. Aside from
Frank Poole being resurrected
and people flying dragons, I remember nothing about it.
 

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Well, robot dragons anyway. I feel like the distinction is important somehow.
 

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I just remember than I liked the 4 books less and less...
 

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Clarke claimed he never intended all four books to be in the same continuity - more like "variations on a theme", which I think were his exact words. (Maybe he meant it, and maybe that was his excuse for not being hassled about consistency.)

Wasn't impressed by his Year 3001 - it didn't sound like a place I'd like to live in. (And what was with the Society for Creative Anachronism being taken over by Pern fandom anyway? That was one of the least believable parts of a not particularly believable story.)
 
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