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By Arthur C. Clarke

The 3rd ebook in Clarke's liked house Odyssey sequence, 2061: Odyssey 3 returns to Heywood Floyd, survivor of 2 prior encounters with the mysterious monoliths and the alien intelligences at the back of them. Floyd is selected as certainly one of a handful of big name site visitors to witness the 1st manned landing at the floor of Halley's Comet at the privately-owned spaceship Universe.

But the landing isn't fated to head as deliberate. On Jupiter's moon Europa, which has gone through a metamorphosis after occasions on the finish of 2010: Odyssey , scientists have noticed the unexpected development of a big, asymmetrical mountain decided to be one unmarried huge, immense diamond-a fragment of Jupiter's center. The Universe's sister send, Galaxy, is hijacked and compelled to crash into Europa's ocean-and the Universe is diverted from its unique challenge to rescue the staff.

In this ebook, Heywood Floyd needs to once more live to tell the tale an come across with HAL, David Bowman, and the mysterious monolith-building race with its personal hidden agenda-that will form the future of the human race.

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I miss my wife like hell. ” It was my turn to study my fingernails. I couldn’t find the right expression to let him know how good it was to talk to men who didn’t treat me like a servant (the doctors), a policewoman (most of the enlisted men), or a piece of ass. ” I asked. They insisted on taking me all the way back to the 83rd, of course, and kept me laughing all the way. I was hoping one or the other of them would mention something else about Tony, but they didn’t, though Jake reminded me of the party.

All I’d have needed just then was to have to spend my off-duty time, too, explaining what I’d done to Tran. Dating doctors, to me, was a good way to screw up both your social life and your work life. Besides, doctors were married. The Healer’s War 39 A nurse captain I’d met at Fitzsimons who had been to Nam twice and Okinawa once told me her prescription for handling one’s love life on overseas duty. “Keep it light, honey. Keep it light. What happens is you have these real killer romances and then the love of your life leaves country, promising to write, and all that shit, then he goes back to his ever-lovin’ wife or his real girlfriend, and forgets all about you.

It’ll just wash off again,” I said, but he was already squeezing my lotion onto his big pink ringless hands. I The Healer’s War 33 thought about making a lunge for it and asking Carole or Judy to do the honors instead, but they had found new friends and wandered off down the beach. “My name’s Mitch,” the man said as he smeared goo onto my back. ” “Kitty,” I said. I didn’t care how good it felt. Name, rank, and serial number were all he was entitled to. He chuckled as if he’d already made a dirty joke out of my name.

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