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2061: Odyssey Three - VIII. The Kingdom of Sulfur, Chapter 60, Midnight in the Plaza Summary & Analysis

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Summary

The monolith on Earth awakens for the second time in four million years. Lucifer burns out, and the space elevator has been built out of diamond mined from the orbiting core fragments. Something having to do with the promotion of intelligence is about to happen.

Analysis

This chapter introduces the final book of the odyssey series, 3001 The Final Odyssey. It also confirms predictions made in the main story regarding the space elevator and the lifespan of Lucifer. The author has received criticism that the odyssey series is disjunctive, but he explains this in the Author's Note.

"Just as 2010: Odyssey Two was not a direct sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, so this book is not a linear sequel to 2010. They must all be considered as variations on the same theme, involving many of the same characters and situations, but not...

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