Book reviews

"3001: the final odyssey" (Arthur C. Clarke, 1997)

This is when Arthur just gave up and went for total space opera. That someone can survive for one thousand (1000) years in space, frozen? Sure. Sure.

It's readable --if only with the purpose of getting some sort of sense of closure-- but it has so many unbelievable plot parts, like the starting premise, to the final solution (really? is it just down to implanting a computer virus?).

The description of heterosexual relationships in the book is pretty much risible, but what is actually concerning is the sort of validation of slavery (albeit temporary) as a valid punishment for crimes. What?!

A really weak end to the saga.