By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 booklet (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
The 3rd ebook in Clarke's loved Space Odyssey sequence, 2061: Odyssey Three returns to Heywood Floyd, survivor of 2 earlier encounters with the mysterious monoliths and the alien intelligences in the back of them. Floyd is selected as one in every of a handful of megastar 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 really fated to move as deliberate. On Jupiter's moon Europa, which has gone through a change after occasions on the finish of 2010: Odyssey Two, scientists have noticed the unexpected development of a big, asymmetrical mountain made up our minds to be one unmarried huge, immense diamond—a fragment of Jupiter's center. 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 e-book, Heywood Floyd needs to once more live to tell the tale an come across with...
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Special delivery. He opened it. Inside, a slip of paper. It said: POT-HEALER, I NEED YOU. AND I WILL PAY. No signature. No address except his, as destination. My god, he thought, this is something real and big. I know it. He carefully moved his chair around so that he faced the red warning light of the mail tube. And prepared to wait. Until it comes, he said to himself. Unless I physically starve to death first. I will not voluntarily die, now, he thought harshly. I want to stay alive. And wait.
Dialing his phone, he obtained a satellite relay to Japan; he raised Tokyo and gave the digits for the Tokyo translating computer. With the skill of long habit he obtained a direct line to the great, clanking, booming construct; he bypassed its host of attendants. “Oral transmission,” he informed it. The hulking GX9 computer clicked over to oral, rather than visual, reception. “The Corn Is Green,” Joe said. He turned on the recording unit of his phone. At once the computer answered, giving the Japanese equivalent.
I’m depressed. I can’t stand this much longer. Do you know what I mean? ” He waited. A faceless moment poured past in which neither of them spoke. “I’m ringing off,” Joe said, and began to hang up. “Wait,” Gauk said rapidly. ” He hung up, sat emptily staring. On his unfolded sheet of paper he had several more, but—It’s gone, he said to himself, bitterly. The energy, the capacity to fiddle away a lifetime without dignified work, and, in its place, the performance of the trivial, even the voluntarily trivial, as we have constructed here in The Game.
2061: Odyssey Three (Space Odyssey, Book 3) by Arthur C. Clarke