odyssey three

1987 *** 270 pages

2061 is the worst, and most unspectacular book in Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey series. Granted, 2001 and 2010 are both difficult acts to follow, but 2061 really feels as though it serves no purpose. Heywood Floyd has been granted unnatural long life, due to having spent most of it in space. He goes on a mission to Halley's comet, only to be redirected on a rescue mission to Europa, where a ship has become stranded. Only worth reading if you're a die hard Clarke fan.