“3001: The Final Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke. NY: Ballantine Books, (1997). First Edition. Jacket Design by David Stevenson

3001 follows the adventures of Frank Poole, the astronaut killed by the HAL-9000 computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. One thousand years later, Poole’s freeze-dried body is discovered in the Kuiper belt by a comet-collecting space tug named the Goliath, and revived. Poole is next taken home to explore and learn about the Earth in the year 3001. Some of its notable features include the BrainCap, a brain-computer interface technology; genetically-engineered dinosaur servants; a space drive; and four gigantic space elevators located evenly around the Equator. Human beings have also colonized the Jovian moons Ganymede and Callisto. TMA-1, the black monolith found on the Moon in 1999, has been brought to Earth in 2006 and installed in front of the United Nations Building in New York City.

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