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Main summary and Author's messageHi everyone! Does anybody know the main summary  and...

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unitedexp | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM via web

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Main summary and Author's message

Hi everyone!

Does anybody know the main summary  and the author's message / theme of the book 2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur Clarke?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM (Answer #2)

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Stories like this give me the creeps! Basically it is about a man who decides to join his consciousness with a computer. You can think of the author's message as the themes of the story. The themes are similar to other science fiction. Our humanity is unique, there is a distinction between love and compassion, and just because you can do something does not mean you should. To me, these are the messages of this story. Science fiction is an exploration of humanity. Clarke wants us to put ourselves in the position of wondering what we would do, and what the future might hold. Here is another discussion of themes: http://www.enotes.com/2061-odyssey-qn/themes

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