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Re: Favourite sci-fi book
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2005, 11:36:46 pm »

Could you give us a spoiler, and tell us how those monoliths get explained?
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« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2005, 04:54:14 am »

It's been so long and the book was so unmemorable...I think they were produced by some ancient civilization that sent them out to seek out potential intelligent life in the galaxy and ensure that it makes the leap to intelligence.  Something like that.

That review is dead on btw.  It blows my mind that anyone would consider making a movie out of it.
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Re: Favourite sci-fi book
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2005, 05:11:08 am »

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Could you give us a spoiler, and tell us how those monoliths get explained?

I would have, but it's been years since I read the book, and I've loaned my copy to a friend of mine so I can't look it up. You could, however, hop over to the page on 3001 over at Amazon, there are 288 user reviews of it (!); a lot of them discuss the plot in some detail.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/0345315227/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/104-3918503-0957509?%5Fencoding=UTF8&customer-reviews.sort%5Fby=-SubmissionDate&n=507846


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It blows my mind that anyone would consider making a movie out of it.

As I mentioned above, nobody is making a movie out of Clarke's book. A movie is merely coming, which happens to have the tentative title 3001; otherwise it has no connection with the book *at all*.
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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2005, 09:18:43 am »

It sucks that humanity never meets the creators of those gene therapy hershey bars. The one mystery that drove the whole thing never becomes anything. Zzzz
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