By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 booklet (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the total Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
A thousand years after being forged into the frozen void of area by way of the supercomputer HAL, Frank Poole is introduced again to life—and thrust right into a international extra technically complicated than the only he left in the back of. He discovers a global of human minds at once interfacing with pcs; genetically engineered dinosaur servants; and large area elevators outfitted round the Equator.
He additionally discovers an drawing close danger to humanity—lurking in the enigmatic monoliths. To struggle it, Poole needs to sign up for forces with David Bowman and HAL, now fused into one corporeal consciousness—and the single being with the facility to thwart the monoliths' mysterious creators.
A continuation of Arthur C. Clarke's groundbreaking Space Odyssey sequence, 3001: the ultimate Odyssey takes readers on a trip packed with mysticism, ask yourself, and suspense.
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Jessica spoke, shattering the moment. "Besides, Wellington, the Duke is really two men. One of them I love very much. He's charming, witty, considerate . . tender--everything a woman could desire. But the other man is . . cold, callous, demanding, selfish--as harsh and cruel as a winter wind. " Her face contorted. " In the silence that came between them, a breeze from a ventilator could be heard fingering the blinds. " She turned, sweeping the room with her gaze. " He nodded. " And he thought: if only there were some way not to do this thing that I must do.
But this room embodied a statement far more significant than the lack of waterseals on outer doors. She estimated that this pleasure room used water enough to support a thousand persons on Arrakis--possibly more. Jessica moved along the window, continuing to stare into the room. The move brought into view a metallic surface at table height beside the fountain and she glimpsed a white notepad and stylus there partly concealed by an overhanging fan leaf. She crossed to the table, noted Hawat's daysigns on it, studied a message written on the pad: "TO THE LADY JESSICA-May this place give you as much pleasure as it has given me.
The voice was Duke Leto's. She whirled, saw him striding from the arched passage to the dining hall. His black working uniform with red armorial hawk crest at the breast looked dusty and rumpled. "I thought you might have lost yourself in this hideous place," he said. "It is a cold house," she said. She looked at his tallness, at the dark skin that made her think of olive groves and golden sun on blue waters. There was woodsmoke in the gray of his eyes, but the face was predatory: thin, full of sharp angles and planes.
3001: The Final Odyssey (Space Odyssey, Book 4) by Arthur C. Clarke