Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Not a sequel, not independent, not a good read
am 2. Januar 1998
If you are a Clarke fan, if you do not know much about computer viruses (virii?), if you like short-short chapters with not much material on them, and if you are willing to forget "2061: Odissey Three" ever existed, THEN you may like 3001.
The comments regarding computer viruses are ludicrous (locking them up in a vault so they cannot infect anything? burning a robot which handled such a virus in order to disinfect him?). Forgetting all what happened in 2061 --which has become a non-entity-- is not justifiable. The link between Bowman, Hal and Floyd in order to solve the problem of Lucifer's extinction looked interesting... but it's no more. Furthermore, there is something illogical going there. Much of the novel hinges on the problems of FTL (Faster Than Light) travel and information sent out to a place 450 light years away but the Monolith was a sort of star gate which allowed FTL travel, so why the delay?