2061: Odyssey Three (Space Odyssey, Book 3) by Arthur C. Clarke PDF

By Arthur C. Clarke

ISBN-10: 0795324855

ISBN-13: 9780795324857

One of the 35 e-book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the total Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

The 3rd publication in Clarke's liked Space Odyssey sequence, 2061: Odyssey Three returns to Heywood Floyd, survivor of 2 prior encounters with the mysterious monoliths and the alien intelligences in the back of them. Floyd is selected as one in all a handful of famous person visitors to witness the 1st manned landing at the floor of Halley's Comet at the privately-owned spaceship Universe.

But the landing isn't fated to move as deliberate. On Jupiter's moon Europa, which has passed through a change after occasions on the finish of 2010: Odyssey Two, scientists have noticed the surprising progress of a big, asymmetrical mountain decided to be one unmarried huge, immense diamond—a fragment of Jupiter's middle. The Universe's sister send, Galaxy, is hijacked and compelled to crash into Europa's ocean—and the Universe is diverted from its unique challenge to rescue the crew.

In this booklet, Heywood Floyd needs to once more continue to exist an come upon with...

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Or, for all he knew, it might be the horned moon that drew its wrath. Stamping with table-sized feet along the brink, it shook down stones and clods of earth. Ben's helmet saved him once from being stunned. The dragon projected fire out into the night. Ben saw the glow on the rocks around him, and he felt the backwash of the heat, as if a door had opened briefly to some tremendous oven. But either the creature could not bend over the cliff far enough to breathe at him directly, or it did not care to try.

And that led Ben back to his new private worry. He wanted to be able to argue himself out of that dreadful idea, but instead the more he thought of it the more real it became. And the less time was left to try to deal with it. They had been told nothing about the nature of the cargo, so well-wrapped, so compact and heavy, that they were transporting through the night. Other hands than theirs had wrapped it, and loaded it into the animals' panniers. From the way it weighed, and felt, it could hardly be anything but heavy stone or metal.

There would be dragon-scent about, the officer had said. Another flash of lightning now, fortunately not quite as close as the last one. For just an instant the rocky and forsaken wilderness surrounding the small train was plain to see, including the next few meters of the path ahead. Then darkness closed in deeper than ever, bringing with it harder rain. Its parts linked by the push and pull of human arms, the beast with three dozen feet advanced, making slow progress over the treacherous footing of rain-slicked rocks and yielding sand.

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