By Arthur C. Clarke
3001 : L'Odyssée finale (3001: the ultimate Odyssey) est un roman de science-fiction publié en 1997, le dernier de l. a. quadrilogie d'Arthur C. Clarke initiée par 2001 : l'Odyssée de l'espace.
Après a thousand années de dérive dans l'espace, le corps de Frank Poole est récupéré puis ramené à los angeles vie. Ce dernier peut désormais contempler l. a. planète Terre du haut de los angeles journey Afrique. Les humains ont construit quatre excursions : Afrique, Amérique, Asie et Océanie, hautes de trente-six mille kilomètres (toutes reliées par un anneau d’une centaine de milliers de kilomètres de lengthy) grâce au diamant de l'ancien noyau de Jupiter, éjecté lorsque celle-ci fut transformé en soleil. Poole, persuadé que David Bowman se trouve sur Europe, le satellite tv for pc interdit, va transgresser l'interdiction et se poser sur Europe.
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He asked, finally realising that the drumming he was hearing wasn’t in his head. It was coming from the valley, a haunting, relentless beat that was hypnotic and threatening at the same time. The percussive booms of scores of drums interleaved with brutal disharmony, plucking at Lemuel’s nerves and sending tremors of unease down his spine. Intrigued, he walked stiffly on tired legs to join the two women at the edge of the plateau. He put a hand on Camille’s shoulder and looked down into the valley.
Come on,” he said. “We should get going. ” IT TOOK THEM another thirty minutes to reach the plateau, by which time Lemuel swore never to climb the mountain again, no matter how spectacular the views or what the enticement. The sound of his drumming heartbeat seemed louder than ever, and Lemuel vowed to shed some weight before it killed him. The sky was a darker shade of yellow brown. The light would never really fade, so he wasn’t worried about negotiating the descent. “This is amazing,” said Kallista, looking back the way they had climbed.
Just don’t collapse on me,” said Camille. ” “You can always roll me back down,” replied Lemuel, attempting some levity. ” “I’m fine,” he insisted, with more conviction than he felt. ” Back at the deadstones it had seemed like a grand adventure for the three of them to undertake, but the numbness of the senses he felt was like having his ears stoppered and his eyes sewn shut. From below, the mountain had been a black wall of nothingness, but climbing deeper into the rocks, Lemuel felt as if that nothingness was swallowing him whole.
3001: L'odyssée finale (Cycle des Odyssées de l’espace, Livre 4) by Arthur C. Clarke