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Arthur C. Clarke Writing Styles in 2061: Odyssey Three

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Points of view shift from character to character throughout the story. Two major points of view are from Dr. Floyd and Dr. van der Berg on Universe and Galaxy, respectively. The omniscient point of view is also often used during exposition, sometimes as an audience member observing the action, other times as a narrator in lecture mode.

The trinity presents a point of view that transcends the usual sense of the term. The trinity exists within time and space, yet nobody else can see the members unless they somehow allow it. An omniscient point of view easily solves this problem, or in the case of Chris Floyd, Dr. Floyd makes himself visible to him in an undefined manner, yet invisible to Dr. van der Berg. A required explanation comes forth, as Dr. van der Berg's point of view gives the impression that Chris has lost his...

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