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2061: Odyssey Three - Chapter 41, Memoirs of a Centenarian Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 41, Memoirs of a Centenarian Summary

After dinner at the Captain's Table, Dr. Floyd recounts his experiences with David Bowman, the man who dies in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Somehow, Bowman's consciousness survives his death and appears to Dr. Floyd as condensed dust particles, when Jupiter turned into Lucifer. The speculation is that Bowman's consciousness might still be alive, if that is the term to use, and that Dr. Floyd might be able to contact the consciousness by radio, as suggested by Yva. Dr. Floyd agrees to try.

Chapter 41, Memoirs of a Centenarian Analysis

All through the space odyssey books, the notion that human consciousness survives the death of the body is promoted. David Bowman becomes a star child of sorts, an ethereal being who can still visit people and communicate. He might have issued the message regarding Europa, and now Dr. Floyd might be able...

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